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

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Train  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki Αθήνα - Θεσσαλονίκη
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Vyronia Θεσσαλονίκη - Αλεξανδρούπολη Λιμάνι

$39 - $55

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Bus via Blagoevgrad  •  12 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Blagoevgrad
  2. Take the bus from Blagoevgrad to Petrich

$28 - $70

6 alternative options

Bus Arda Tur  •  11 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Sandanski

$33 - $35

Train, bus  •  11 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki Αθήνα - Θεσσαλονίκη
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Koulata Θεσσαλονίκη - Σόφια λεωφορείο

Drive  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Petrich 393.2 miles

$90 - $140

Fly to Thessaloniki, train, drive  •  7 h 10 min

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

$42 - $142

Fly to Kavala, train  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Kavala (KVA) ATH - KVA
  2. Take the train from Nikiforos to Vyronia

$173 - $399

Fly to Alexandroupolis, train  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Alexandroupolis (AXD) ATH - AXD
  2. Take the train from Alexandroupoli Port to Neo Petritsi

$91 - $198

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Petrich is to bus which costs 28€ - 31€ and takes 11 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Petrich is to drive which costs 80€ - 120€ and takes 6 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Petrich. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Petrich via Sandanski. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 20 min.

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The distance between Athens and Petrich is 383 km. The road distance is 629.1 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Petrich without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 20 min and costs 28€ - 31€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 47 min to get from Athens to Petrich, including transfers.

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Athens to Petrich bus services, operated by Arda Tur, depart from Athens station.

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The best way to get from Athens to Petrich is to train which takes 8 h 47 min and costs 30€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 28€ - 31€ and takes 11 h 20 min.

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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 Petrich bus services, operated by Arda Tur, arrive at Sandanski station.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Petrich.
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  • Distance: 239.2 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 47 min

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Petrich, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria?

You can take a train from Athens to Petrich via Thessaloniki and Vyronia in around 8 h 47 min. Alternatively, Arda Tur operates a bus from Athens to Petrich once daily. Tickets cost $31 and the journey takes 10 h.

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 Chios
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Athens to Kavala
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Athens to Alexandroupolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki via Chios
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Athens to Alexandroupolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Train from Thessaloniki to Vyronia
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$7 - $10
First Class
$9 - $12
Train from Nikiforos to Vyronia
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$8 - $10
First Class
$9 - $12
Train from Alexandroupoli Port to Neo Petritsi
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$18 - $24
First Class
$22 - $30
Bus operators
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Athens to Sandanski
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Koulata
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Athens to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $65
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Petrich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Petrich
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Patnicheski prevozi Blagoevgrad
Phone
073/88 40 09
Email
p.prevozi.blg@abv.bg
Website
pprevoziblg.com
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Petrich
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
pprevoziblg.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Petrich
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Petrich is 629 km. It takes approximately 6 h 24 min to drive from Athens to Petrich.

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

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There are 201+ hotels available in Petrich. 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 42 min and costs 9€.

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