There are 4 ways to get from Athens to Mount Athos by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki Αθήνα - Θεσσαλονίκη

$28 - $40

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Fly  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Thessaloniki (SKG) ATH - SKG

$27 - $120

2 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Thessaloniki Monastiriou

$46

Drive  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Thessaloniki 312.6 miles

$75 - $110

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

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Mount Athos is to fly which costs 23€ - 110€ and takes 3 h 14 min.

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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.

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

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The distance between Athens and Mount Athos is 248 km. The road distance is 500.2 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Mount Athos without a car is to train which takes 5 h 23 min and costs 23€ - 35€.

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The train from Athens to Thessaloniki takes 5 h 23 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Athens to Mount Athos bus services, operated by KTEL Thessalonikis, depart from Athens station.

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

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The best way to get from Athens to Mount Athos is to train which takes 5 h 23 min and costs 23€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 39€ and takes 5 h 45 min, you could also fly, which costs 23€ - 110€ and takes 3 h 14 min.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Mount Athos.
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  • Distance: 155 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 23 min

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

Greek Railways (OSE) operates a train from Athens to Thessaloniki 5 times a day. Tickets cost $28 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 23 min. Alternatively, KTEL Thessalonikis operates a bus from Athens to Thessaloniki every 3 hours. Tickets cost $46 and the journey takes 5 h 45 min.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
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Raileurope.com
Second Class
$28 - $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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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Thessaloniki Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Athens to Mount Athos bus services, operated by KTEL Thessalonikis, arrive at Thessaloniki Monastiriou station.

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Athens to Mount Athos train services, operated by Greek Railways (OSE), arrive at Thessaloniki station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Mount Athos is 500 km. It takes approximately 4 h 59 min to drive from Athens to Mount Athos.

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

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

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