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There are 4 ways to get from Bansko to Thessaloniki by bus, car or train

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Recommended option

Bus Crazy Holidays  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Blagoevgrad to Thessaloniki

$52 - $78

Cheapest option

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Blagoevgrad to Thessaloniki station Σόφια - Θεσσαλονίκη λεωφορείο

$10 - $15

2 alternative options

Drive, train  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Bansko to Rodopolis
  2. Take the train from Rodopolis to Thessaloniki Αλεξανδρούπολη Λιμάνι - Θεσσαλονίκη

$28 - $40

Drive  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Bansko to Thessaloniki 136.7 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bansko to Thessaloniki is to bus which costs $10 - $16 and takes 5 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bansko to Thessaloniki is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 2 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bansko to Thessaloniki. However, there are services departing from Bansko and arriving at Thessaloniki via Blagoevgrad. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 22 min.

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The distance between Bansko and Thessaloniki is 141 km. The road distance is 218.8 km.

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The best way to get from Bansko to Thessaloniki without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 22 min and costs $50 - $80.

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It takes approximately 5 h 22 min to get from Bansko to Thessaloniki, including transfers.

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Bansko to Thessaloniki bus services, operated by Crazy Holidays, depart from Blagoevgrad station.

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Bansko to Thessaloniki bus services, operated by Crazy Holidays, arrive at Thessaloniki station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bansko to Thessaloniki is 219 km. It takes approximately 2 h 49 min to drive from Bansko to Thessaloniki.

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There are 896+ hotels available in Thessaloniki. Prices start at $47 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bansko to Thessaloniki.
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  • Distance: 88 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 22 min

What companies run services between Bansko, Bulgaria and Thessaloniki, Greece?

Crazy Holidays operates a bus from Bansko to Thessaloniki once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min.

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
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$6 - $8
First Class
$7 - $10
Bus operators
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
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Thessaloniki station
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
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
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com

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