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

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Fly to Varna, bus  •  9h 28m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Varna (VAR) ATH - VAR
  2. Take the bus from Varna to Silistra

$128 - $321

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Train, bus  •  25h 24m

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
  3. Take the train from Blagoevgrad to Sofia
  4. Take the train from Sofia to Silistra

$58 - $102

4 alternative options

Fly to Bucharest Otopeni, train  •  10h 55m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) ATH - OTP
  2. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Ciulnita
  3. Take the train from Ciulnita to Calarasi Sud

$60 - $187

Bus Tourist Service Holding AD  •  20h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Ruse
  2. Take the bus from Ruse Central Bus Station to Silistra Moskva Street Sofia - Ruse- Silistra

$86 - $88

Bus Ilias Travel  •  27h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Varna
  2. Take the bus from Varna to Silistra

Drive  •  13h 49m

  1. Drive from Athens to Silistra 766.6 miles

$180 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Silistra is to train and bus which costs 50€ - 90€ and takes 25h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Silistra is to fly and bus which costs 110€ - 280€ and takes 9h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Silistra. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Silistra Moskva Street via Ruse Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 5m.

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The distance between Athens and Silistra is 744 km. The road distance is 1226.5 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Silistra without a car is to bus which takes 20h 5m and costs 75€ - 77€.

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It takes approximately 9h 28m to get from Athens to Silistra, including transfers.

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Athens to Silistra bus services, operated by Tourist Service Holding AD, depart from Athens station.

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There is no direct flight from Athens Airport to Varna Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 25m and has one stopover.

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Athens to Silistra bus services, operated by Global Biomet, arrive at Silistra Moskva Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Silistra is 1227 km. It takes approximately 13h 49m to drive from Athens to Silistra.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Silistra.
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  • Distance: 465.2 miles
  • Duration: 9h 28m

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

You can take a bus from Athens to Silistra via Ruse Central Bus Station in around 20h 5m.

Airlines
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Athens to Varna via Sofia
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $470
Flights from Athens to Bucharest Otopeni via Sofia
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Athens to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Varna via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Athens to Varna via Istanbul Ataturk, Constanta
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Varna via Rome, Sofia
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Athens to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Ciulnita
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Ciulnita to Calarasi Sud
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $70
Website
trainose.gr
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2nd Class Ticket
$24 - $35
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $45
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$45 - $55
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$60 - $70
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Blagoevgrad to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Train from Sofia to Silistra
Ave. Duration
10h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $16
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Varna to Silistra
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Varna to Silistra
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Tourist Service Holding AD
Phone
02 981 13 33
Email
outgoing@tourist-service.com
Website
tourist-service.com
Bus from Athens to Ruse
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$79
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Global Biomet
Phone
:+3599884551
Email
office@biomet.bg
Website
biomet.bg
Bus from Ruse Central Bus Station to Silistra Moskva Street
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
Global Biomet
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $16
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Athens to Varna
Ave. Duration
23h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$105 - $115
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Municipality of Silistra Transportation
Website
silistra.bg
Bus from Varna to Silistra
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
silistra.bg

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Wizz Air, Ryanair, Aegean Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Varna Airport.

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There are 25+ hotels available in Silistra. 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 42m and costs 9€.

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