There are 9 ways to get from Blagoevgrad to Athens by bus, train, bus and ferry, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  9 h 58 min

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

$43 - $56

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Bus Union Ivkoni  •  10 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Blagoevgrad to Athens

$25 - $70

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Bus KTEL Thessalonikis  •  10 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Blagoevgrad to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Athens Karaiskaki sq

$102 - $122

Train  •  11 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Blagoevgrad to Petrich
  2. Take the train from Rodopolis to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$45 - $66

Bus Ilias Travel  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Blagoevgrad to Athens

$55 - $95

Drive  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Blagoevgrad to Athens 433.3 miles

$100 - $150

Bus to Thessaloniki, fly  •  7 h 31 min

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

$45 - $139

Bus to Kavala, fly  •  7 h 52 min

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

$109 - $308

Bus to Sofia, fly  •  7 h 49 min

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

$34 - $131

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The cheapest way to get from Blagoevgrad to Athens is to bus which costs $25 - $70 and takes 10 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Blagoevgrad to Athens is to drive which costs $100 - $150 and takes 7 h 19 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Blagoevgrad and arriving at Athens. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 15 min.

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The distance between Blagoevgrad and Athens is 452 km. The road distance is 693.2 km.

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The best way to get from Blagoevgrad to Athens without a car is to bus and train which takes 9 h 58 min and costs $40 - $60.

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It takes approximately 9 h 58 min to get from Blagoevgrad to Athens, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Blagoevgrad to Athens is to bus which takes 10 h 15 min and costs $25 - $70. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $45 - $70 and takes 11 h 2 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Blagoevgrad to Athens.
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  • Distance: 282.5 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 58 min

What companies run services between Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria and Athens, Greece?

Union Ivkoni operates a bus from Blagoevgrad to Athens twice daily. Tickets cost $25 - $70 and the journey takes 10 h 15 min. Arda Tur also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Blagoevgrad to Athens via Petrich, Rodopolis, and Thessaloniki in around 11 h 2 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 Kavala to Athens
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
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
Flights from Kavala to Athens
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
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
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 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
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Raileurope.com
Second Class
$28 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Train from Rodopolis to Thessaloniki
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
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
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 - $17
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus and ferry from Blagoevgrad to Athens
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
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
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
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
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Athens Karaiskaki sq
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Kavala
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Blagoevgrad to Athens is 693 km. It takes approximately 7 h 19 min to drive from Blagoevgrad to Athens.

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

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