There are 8 ways to get from Blagoevgrad to Athens by bus, train, 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 via Thessaloniki  •  8 h 57 min

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

$35 - $52

Cheapest option

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Blagoevgrad to Athens

$26 - $45

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  9 h 30 min

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

$38 - $55

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 - $121

Drive  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Blagoevgrad to Athens 433.3 miles

$100 - $150

Bus to Thessaloniki, fly  •  6 h 27 min

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

$38 - $135

Bus to Kavala, fly  •  8 h 12 min

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

$117 - $327

Train to Sofia, fly  •  8 h 30 min

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

$33 - $127

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

You can take a bus from Blagoevgrad to Athens via Thessaloniki and Thessaloniki in around 10 h 23 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
1 h
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
1 h
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 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
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 - $12
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Athens
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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 Blagoevgrad to Athens
Ave. Duration
11 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Kavala
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
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 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $18
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Athens
Ave. Duration
10 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$57 - $61
Schedules at
iliastravel.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
$55 - $75
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 43
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Blagoevgrad and Athens is 452 km. The road distance is 693 km.

The cheapest way to get from Blagoevgrad to Athens is to bus which costs $26 - $45 and takes 10 h 25 min.

The quickest way to get from Blagoevgrad to Athens is to bus and fly which takes 6 h 27 min and costs $35 - $140.

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 25 min.

It takes approximately 8 h 57 min to get from Blagoevgrad to Athens, including transfers.