There are 9 ways to get from Athens to Xánthi by bus, train, car ferry, 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

Bus KTEL Kavalas  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Kavala
  2. Take the bus from Kavala to Xanthi

$65 - $96

Cheapest option

Train  •  11 h 48 min

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

$46 - $62

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Bus KTEL Rodopis  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Komotini
  2. Take the bus from Komotini to Xánthi

Bus KTEL Xanthis  •  11 h

  1. Take the bus from Athens KTEL Kifisou to Xánthi

Car ferry, bus  •  27 h 28 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Kavala Nissos Mykonos / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kavala to Xanthi

$86 - $286

Drive  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Xánthi 440.5 miles

$100 - $160

Fly to Kavala, bus  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Kavala (KVA) ATH - KVA
  2. Take the bus from Keramoti to Xanthi

$86 - $284

Fly to Alexandroupolis, bus  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Alexandroupolis (AXD) ATH - AXD
  2. Take the bus from Alexandroupoli to Xanthi

$75 - $178

Fly to Thessaloniki, bus  •  8 h 25 min

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

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Xánthi is to train which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 11 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Xánthi is to fly and bus which costs 70€ - 250€ and takes 4 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Athens KTEL Kifisou and arriving at Xánthi. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 11 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Athens to Xánthi. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Xanthi via Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 48 min.

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The distance between Athens and Xánthi is 365 km. The road distance is 704.8 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Xánthi without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 26 min and costs 55€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 26 min to get from Athens to Xánthi, including transfers.

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Athens to Xánthi bus services, operated by KTEL Kavalas, depart from Athens station.

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Athens to Xánthi train services, operated by Greek Railways (OSE), depart from Athens station.

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The best way to get from Athens to Xánthi is to bus which takes 8 h 26 min and costs 55€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 11 h 48 min.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Kavala Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Athens to Xánthi bus services, operated by KTEL Evrou, arrive at Xanthi station.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Xánthi.
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  • Distance: 228.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 26 min

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

You can take a bus from Athens to Xánthi via Kavala in around 8 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Athens to Xánthi via Thessaloniki in around 11 h 48 min.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Kavala
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Athens to Alexandroupolis
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
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
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
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
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 Xanthi
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$18 - $25
First Class
$23 - $35
Bus operators
KTEL Kavalas
Phone
(+30) 2510.222294
Email
info@ktelkavalas.gr
Website
ktelkavalas.gr
Bus from Athens to Kavala
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
ktelkavalas.gr
Bus from Kavala to Xanthi
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
ktelkavalas.gr
Bus from Keramoti to Xanthi
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
ktelkavalas.gr
KTEL Evrou
Phone
25510-26479
Website
ktelevrou.gr
Bus from Kavala to Xanthi
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
ktelevrou.gr
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Xanthi
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ktelevrou.gr
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
Bus from Komotini to Xanthi
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
ktelrodopis.gr
KTEL Xanthis
Phone
25410 27200
Email
info@ktelxanthis.gr
Website
ktelxanthis.gr
Bus from Komotini to Xánthi
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
ktelxanthis.gr
Bus from Athens KTEL Kifisou to Xánthi
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
ktelxanthis.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Xánthi
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
ktelxanthis.gr
Ferry operators
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

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