There are 9 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 Αθήνα to Θεσσαλονίκη Αθήνα - Θεσσαλονίκη
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Thessaloniki to Sandanski

$34 - $47

Cheapest option

Bus EAAA  •  12 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Sandanski

$29 - $45

7 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Αθήνα to Θεσσαλονίκη Αθήνα - Θεσσαλονίκη
  2. Take the train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Νέο Πετρίτσι Θεσσαλονίκη - Αλεξανδρούπολη Λιμάνι

$40 - $55

Train, bus  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Αθήνα to Θεσσαλονίκη Αθήνα - Θεσσαλονίκη
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Sandanski

$33 - $47

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

$51 - $55

Bus Crazy Holidays  •  9 h 30 min

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

$105 - $149

Drive  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Sandanski 396.5 miles

$95 - $140

Fly to Thessaloniki, bus and ferry  •  7 h 17 min

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

$37 - $134

Fly to Sofia, bus  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Sofia (SOF) ATH - SOF
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Sandanski

$35 - $134

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Sandanski is to drive which costs 80€ - 130€ and takes 6 h 25 min.

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The distance between Athens and Sandanski is 401 km. The road distance is 634.4 km.

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

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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.

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There are 171+ hotels available in Sandanski. Prices start at $22 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Sandanski.
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  • Distance: 250.4 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 55 min

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

You can take a train from Athens to Sandanski via Θεσσαλονίκη and Νέο Πετρίτσι in around 8 h 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Sandanski via Thessaloniki in around 9 h 30 min.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.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, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
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, Saturday 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
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $150
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $150
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Αθήνα to Θεσσαλονίκη
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$30 - $50
Train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Νέο Πετρίτσι
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$8 - $10
First Class
$9 - $12
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
$7 - $11
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Bus from Athens to Sandanski
Ave. Duration
12 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $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
$45
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
$50 - $75
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sandanski
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Sandanski
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Sandanski
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Trans5
Website
trans5.bg
Bus from Sofia to Sandanski
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
trans5.bg

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