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There are 8 ways to get from Athens to Macedonia by plane, train, car or bus

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Fly to Thessaloniki, train, drive  •  7h 36m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Thessaloniki (SKG) ATH - SKG
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Mesonision
  3. Drive from Mesonision to Bitola

$45 - $160

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Train  •  10h 1m

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki Αθήνα - Θεσσαλονίκη / ...
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Skopje 334

$40 - $120

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Fly to Ioannina, bus  •  7h 49m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Ioannina (IOA) ATH - IOA
  2. Take the bus from Ioannina to Florina

$85 - $276

Fly to Kozani, bus  •  5h 47m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Kozani (KZI) ATH - KZI
  2. Take the bus from Kozani to Florina

Fly to Skopje, train  •  6h 19m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Skopje (SKP) ATH - SKP
  2. Take the train from Skopje to Dračevo

$106 - $563

Bus via Gevgelija  •  14h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Gevgelija
  2. Take the bus from Gevgelija to Skopje

$42 - $46

Bus  •  14h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Skopje Airport

$92

Drive  •  7h 3m

  1. Drive from Athens to Skopje 434.2 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Macedonia is to bus via Gevgelija which costs 36€ - 41€ and takes 14h.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Macedonia is to fly and train which costs 90€ - 490€ and takes 6h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Macedonia. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Skopje via Gevgelija. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h.

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No, there is no direct train from Athens to Macedonia. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Skopje via Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 1m.

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The distance between Athens and Macedonia is 439 km. The road distance is 694.6 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Macedonia without a car is to train which takes 10h 1m and costs 30€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 7h 36m to get from Athens to Macedonia, including transfers.

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Athens to Macedonia bus services, operated by Siamos Tours, depart from Athens station.

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Athens to Macedonia train services, operated by Greek Railways (OSE), depart from Athens station.

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The best way to get from Athens to Macedonia is to train which takes 10h 1m and costs 30€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus via Gevgelija, which costs 36€ - 41€ and takes 14h.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Macedonia.
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  • Distance: 274.4 miles
  • Duration: 7h 36m

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Macedonia?

You can take a train from Athens to Skopje via Thessaloniki in around 10h 1m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Skopje via Gevgelija in around 14h.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Athens to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Athens to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Athens to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
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Website
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Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Athens to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Astra Airlines
Website
astra-airlines.gr
Flights from Athens to Kozani
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $190
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Mesonision
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $29
Website
trainose.gr
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2nd Class Ticket
$10 - $14
1st Class Ticket
$14 - $18
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$21 - $24
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$26 - $29
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $70
Website
trainose.gr
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2nd Class Ticket
$24 - $35
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $45
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$45 - $55
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$60 - $70
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Skopje to Dračevo
Ave. Duration
12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
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Train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $55
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Bus operators
KTEL Ioanninon
Phone
26510 25014
Website
ktelioannina.gr
Bus from Ioannina to Florina
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Schedules at
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KTEL Kozanis
Phone
2461035811
Email
ktelkoz@otenet.gr
Website
ktelbus.com
Bus from Kozani to Florina
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
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Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Athens to Gevgelija
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$33 - $39
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
Rule Turs
Phone
02/ 3163 – 346
Email
ruleturs@sas.com.mk
Website
sas.com.mk
Bus from Gevgelija to Skopje
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8
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Email
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Website
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Bus from Athens to Skopje Airport
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$92
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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Thessaloniki Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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Athens to Macedonia bus services, operated by Rule Turs, arrive at Skopje station.

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Macedonia is 1h behind Athens. It is currently 4:00 AM in Athens and 3:00 AM in Macedonia.

Athens to Macedonia train services, operated by Macedonian Railways (MZ), arrive at Skopje station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Macedonia is 695 km. It takes approximately 7h 3m to drive from Athens to Macedonia.

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Ellinair and Olympic Air offer flights from Athens Airport to Thessaloniki Airport.

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There are 12+ hotels available in Macedonia. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Athens to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42m and costs 9€.

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