There are 5 ways to get from Bansko to Greece 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, train  •  10 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Blagoevgrad to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens 601

$39 - $56

Cheapest option

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

$36 - $133

3 alternative options

Bus, car ferry  •  34 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Bansko to Kavala
  2. Take the car ferry from Kavala to Piraeus Conventional ferry

$88 - $347

Drive  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Bansko to Athens 448.6 miles

$100 - $160

Bus to Thessaloniki, fly  •  7 h 41 min

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

$68 - $177

What companies run services between Bansko, Bulgaria and Greece?

There is no direct connection from Bansko to Athens. However, you can take the bus to Blagoevgrad, take the bus to Thessaloniki, take the walk to Thessaloniki, then take the train to Athens. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Bansko to Athens via Kavala, Kavala, Piraeus, and 2Ασ Μεραρχιασ in around 34 h 5 min.

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
52 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
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$19 - $130
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 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
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
EAAA
Website
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
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 - $10
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
28 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$75 - $330
Business
$326
2 bed outside cabin
$128
4 bed outside cabin
$106

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Bansko to Greece?

The distance between Bansko and Greece is 341 km. The road distance is 718 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Bansko to Greece?

The cheapest way to get from Bansko to Greece is to bus and train which costs $35 - $60 and takes 10 h 49 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Bansko to Greece?

The quickest way to get from Bansko to Greece is to bus and fly which takes 7 h 41 min and costs $65 - $180.

How long does it take to get from Bansko to Greece?

It takes approximately 10 h 49 min to get from Bansko to Greece, including transfers.