There are 8 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.

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Drive, train  •  9 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Bansko to Rodopolis
  2. Take the train from Rodopolis to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$55 - $80

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Bus Union Ivkoni  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Blagoevgrad to Athens

$27 - $70

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Bus, train  •  11 h 59 min

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

$44 - $59

Bus Arda Tur  •  13 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Blagoevgrad to Athens

$39 - $41

Bus, car ferry  •  27 h 35 min

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

$76 - $264

Drive  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Bansko to Athens 448.6 miles

$100 - $160

Bus, bus to Thessaloniki, fly  •  9 h 39 min

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

$83 - $203

Bus to Sofia, fly  •  9 h 10 min

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

$35 - $132

Questions & Answers

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 15 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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The best way to get from Bansko to Greece without a car is to bus and train which takes 11 h 59 min and costs .

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

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Bansko to Greece bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Blagoevgrad station.

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The quickest flight from Thessaloniki Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Bansko to Greece bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Athens station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bansko to Greece is 718 km. It takes approximately 7 h 42 min to drive from Bansko to Greece.

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Ellinair, Ryanair and Olympic Air offer flights from Thessaloniki Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 57+ hotels available in Greece. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bansko to Greece.
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  • Distance: 212.9 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 52 min

What companies run services between Bansko, Bulgaria and Greece?

Union Ivkoni operates a bus from Bansko to Athens twice daily. Tickets cost $24 - $65 and the journey takes 10 h 15 min.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens via Mykonos
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens via Mykonos
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday and Thursday
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
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
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 Rodopolis to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
trainose.gr
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Second Class
$6 - $8
First Class
$7 - $10
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
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
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
$15 - $16
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
$24 - $65
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Athens
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
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
Municipality of Bansko
Website
bansko.net
Bus from Bansko to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
bansko.net
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Bansko to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Patnicheski prevozi Blagoevgrad
Phone
073/88 40 09
Email
p.prevozi.blg@abv.bg
Website
pprevoziblg.com
Bus from Bansko to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
pprevoziblg.com
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Bansko to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
avtogari.info
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
$70 - $270
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$70 - $270
Business
$263
4 bed inside cabin
$98

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