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Recommended option

Fly  •  3 h 13 min

  1. ATH - SKG

$27 - $120

3 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Ic 58 / ...

$27 - $40

Bus  •  5 h 45 min

$46

Drive  •  4 h 59 min

  1. 312.6 miles

$75 - $110

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Mount Athos, Greece?

Olympic Air, Ellinair and Ryanair fly from Athens to Kalamaria hourly. Alternatively, Greek Railways (OSE) operates a train from Athens to Thessaloniki every 4 hours. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 23 min.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki via Paros
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Bus operators
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Athens to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Athens and Mount Athos is 248 km. The road distance is 500 km.

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Mount Athos is to train which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 5 h 23 min.

The quickest way to get from Athens to Mount Athos is to fly which takes 3 h 13 min and costs 23€ - 110€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Athens and arriving at Thessaloniki. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 5 h 23 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Athens and arriving at Thessaloniki Monastiriou. Services depart every three hours. The journey takes approximately 5 h 45 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 13 min to get from Athens to Mount Athos, including transfers.