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There are 3 ways to get from Blagoevgrad to Thessaloniki by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  3 h 40 min

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

$8 - $13

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Train  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Blagoevgrad to Petrich 5611
  2. Take the train from Rodopolis to Thessaloniki Αλεξανδρούπολη Λιμάνι - Θεσσαλονίκη

$17 - $25

Drive  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Blagoevgrad to Thessaloniki 121.4 miles

$29 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Blagoevgrad to Thessaloniki is to bus which costs $8 - $13 and takes 3 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Blagoevgrad to Thessaloniki is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 2 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Blagoevgrad and arriving at Thessaloniki Railway Station station. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 40 min.

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The distance between Blagoevgrad and Thessaloniki is 153 km. The road distance is 194.3 km.

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The best way to get from Blagoevgrad to Thessaloniki without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 40 min and costs $8 - $13.

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The bus from Blagoevgrad to Thessaloniki Railway Station takes 3 h 40 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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

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The best way to get from Blagoevgrad to Thessaloniki is to bus which takes 3 h 40 min and costs $8 - $13. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $17 - $25 and takes 4 h 42 min.

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Blagoevgrad to Thessaloniki bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Thessaloniki Railway Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Blagoevgrad to Thessaloniki is 194 km. It takes approximately 2 h 25 min to drive from Blagoevgrad to Thessaloniki.

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  • Distance: 95.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 40 min

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

Union Ivkoni operates a bus from Blagoevgrad to Thessaloniki 3 times a day. Tickets cost $8 - $13 and the journey takes 3 h 40 min. Four other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Blagoevgrad to Thessaloniki via Petrich and Rodopolis in around 4 h 42 min.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
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
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Thessaloniki Railway Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10
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
$50 - $75
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
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
$16 - $18
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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