There are 7 ways to get from Bansko to Greece by car, train, bus, car ferry 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

Drive, train  •  9 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Bansko to Ροδόπολις
  2. Take the train from Ροδόπολις to Θεσσαλονίκη
  3. Take the train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Αθήνα

$55 - $81

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Blagoevgrad to Athens

$27 - $73

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Bus, train  •  11 h 32 min

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

$39 - $58

Bus, car ferry  •  27 h 40 min

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

$87 - $286

Drive  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Bansko to Athens 448.6 miles

$100 - $160

Bus to Thessaloniki, fly  •  9 h 5 min

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

$42 - $141

Bus to Sofia, fly  •  8 h 46 min

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

$35 - $132

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The cheapest way to get from Bansko to Greece is to bus and train which costs $35 - $60 and takes 11 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bansko to Greece is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 7 h 42 min.

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The distance between Bansko and Greece is 341 km. The road distance is 717.7 km.

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It takes approximately 9 h 52 min to get from Bansko to Greece, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bansko to Greece. However, there are services departing from Bansko and arriving at Athens via Blagoevgrad. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 7 min.

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What companies run services between Bansko, Bulgaria and Greece?

Union Ivkoni operates a bus from Bansko to Athens twice daily. Tickets cost $25 - $70 and the journey takes 10 h 15 min. Ilias Travel also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Flights from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $150
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $130
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Ροδόπολις to Θεσσαλονίκη
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$6 - $9
First Class
$8 - $10
Train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Αθήνα
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Bus operators
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Bus from Bansko to Kavala
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $18
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Athens
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $59
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Athens
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $70
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 43
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Bansko to Kavala
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Bansko to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Municipality of Bansko
Website
bansko.net
Bus from Bansko to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
bansko.net
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Bansko to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Ferry operators
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Car ferry from Kavala to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
21 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $270
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$75 - $270
Business
$267
4 bed inside cabin
$100

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