There are 6 ways to get from Athens to Samothráki by bus, car ferry, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus KTEL Rodopis, car ferry  •  12 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Komotini
  2. Take the bus from Komotini to Alexandroupoli
  3. Take the car ferry from Alexandroupolis to Samothraki

$117 - $188

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Bus KTEL Xanthis, car ferry  •  17 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens KTEL Kifisou to Xánthi
  2. Take the bus from Xánthi to Alexandroupoli
  3. Take the car ferry from Alexandroupolis to Samothraki

$22 - $86

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Train, car ferry  •  16 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Alexandroupoli Port
  3. Take the car ferry from Alexandroupolis to Samothraki

$74 - $162

Car ferry, bus  •  30 h 37 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Kavala
  2. Take the bus from Kavala to Alexandroupoli
  3. Take the car ferry from Alexandroupolis to Samothraki

$108 - $376

Drive, car ferry  •  19 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Laurio
  2. Take the car ferry from Laurio to Kavala
  3. Drive from Kavala to Alexandroupolis
  4. Take the car ferry from Alexandroupolis to Samothraki

$142 - $265

Fly, car ferry  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Alexandroupolis (AXD) ATH - AXD
  2. Take the car ferry from Alexandroupolis to Samothraki

$67 - $229

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Samothráki is to bus and car ferry which costs 18€ - 75€ and takes 17 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Samothráki is to fly and car ferry which costs 55€ - 200€ and takes 5 h 56 min.

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The distance between Athens and Samothráki is 318 km.

The best way to get from Athens to Samothráki without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 12 h 55 min and costs 95€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 12 h 55 min to get from Athens to Samothráki, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Alexandroupolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Olympic Air and Sky Express offer flights from Athens Airport to Alexandroupolis Airport.

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There are 49+ hotels available in Samothráki. Prices start at $41 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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Map of how to get from Athens to Samothráki.
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  • Distance: 198.8 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 55 min

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Samothráki, Greece?

There is no direct connection from Athens to Samothráki. However, you can take the bus to Komotini, take the bus to Alexandroupoli, take the walk to Alexandroupolis, take the car ferry to Samothraki, then take the taxi to Samothráki. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Athens to Samothráki via Thessaloniki, Alexandroupoli Port, Alexandroupolis, and Samothraki in around 16 h 10 min.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Alexandroupolis
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Athens to Alexandroupolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$28 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Train from Thessaloniki to Alexandroupoli Port
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$24 - $35
First Class
$30 - $45
Bus operators
KTEL Rodopis
Phone
25310 22912
Email
info@ktelrodopis.gr
Website
ktelrodopis.gr
Bus from Athens to Komotini
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
ktelrodopis.gr
KTEL Evrou
Phone
25510-26479
Website
ktelevrou.gr
Bus from Komotini to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
ktelevrou.gr
Bus from Kavala to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
ktelevrou.gr
KTEL Xanthis
Phone
25410 27200
Email
info@ktelxanthis.gr
Website
ktelxanthis.gr
Bus from Athens KTEL Kifisou to Xánthi
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
ktelxanthis.gr
Bus from Xánthi to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
ktelxanthis.gr
Ferry operators
Saos Ferries
Phone
+30 25510 38503
Email
info@saos.gr
Website
saos.gr
Car ferry from Alexandroupolis to Samothraki
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $75
Schedules at
saos.gr
Economy
$19
Car
$71
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Car ferry from Piraeus to Kavala
Ave. Duration
22 h 25 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $270
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$75 - $270
Business
$269
4 bed inside cabin
$101
Car ferry from Laurio to Kavala
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$100 - $140
Business
$139

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