There are 7 ways to get from Athens to Sandanski by train, bus and ferry, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Train, bus and ferry  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki Ic 58 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Thessaloniki to Sandanski

$37 - $51

Cheapest option

Bus EAAA  •  12 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Sandanski

$30 - $45

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki Ic 58 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Sandanski

$35 - $51

Bus, bus and ferry  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Thessaloniki to Sandanski

$56 - $60

Bus Crazy Holidays  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Sandanski

$114 - $160

Drive  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Sandanski 396.5 miles

$95 - $140

Fly, bus and ferry  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Thessaloniki (SKG) ATH - SKG
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Thessaloniki to Sandanski

$65 - $172

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Sandanski, Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Athens to Sandanski via Thessaloniki in around 9 h 30 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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$29 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Bus operators
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus and ferry from Thessaloniki to Sandanski
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Bus from Athens to Sandanski
Ave. Duration
12 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sandanski
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
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
$48
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sandanski
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Athens to Sandanski?

The distance between Athens and Sandanski is 401 km. The road distance is 634 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Athens to Sandanski?

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Sandanski is to bus which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 12 h 55 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Athens to Sandanski?

The quickest way to get from Athens to Sandanski is to drive which takes 6 h 25 min and costs 75€ - 120€.

Is there a direct bus between Athens and Sandanski?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Athens and arriving at Sandanski. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 h 55 min.

How long does it take to get from Athens to Sandanski?

It takes approximately 8 h 55 min to get from Athens to Sandanski, including transfers.