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There are 5 ways to get from Edessa to Bansko by train, car or bus

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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Train, drive  •  6h 6m

  1. Take the train from Edessa to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Strymonas
  3. Drive from Strymonas to Bansko

$33 - $69

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Edessa to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki KTEL to Blagoevgrad

$20 - $26

3 alternative options

Bus via Thessaloniki  •  7h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Edessa to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad

$62 - $89

Bus via Drama  •  8h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Edessa to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Drama
  3. Take the bus from Drama to Bansko

Drive  •  3h 42m

  1. Drive from Edessa to Bansko 185.3 miles

$40 - $65

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edessa to Bansko is to bus which costs 17€ - 23€ and takes 7h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Edessa to Bansko is to drive which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 3h 42m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edessa to Bansko. However, there are services departing from Edessa and arriving at Bansko via Thessaloniki and Blagoevgrad. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 37m.

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The distance between Edessa and Bansko is 166 km. The road distance is 296.4 km.

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The best way to get from Edessa to Bansko without a car is to bus via Thessaloniki which takes 7h 37m and costs 50€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 6h 6m to get from Edessa to Bansko, including transfers.

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Edessa to Bansko bus services, operated by KTEL Pellas, depart from Edessa station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Edessa to Bansko is 296 km. It takes approximately 3h 42m to drive from Edessa to Bansko.

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There are 597+ hotels available in Bansko. Prices start at $26 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Edessa to Bansko.
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  • Distance: 104.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 6m

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

You can take a bus from Edessa to Bansko via Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, and Blagoevgrad in around 7h 37m.

Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Edessa to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $20
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $10
1st Class Ticket
$9 - $11
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$14 - $17
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$18 - $20
Train from Thessaloniki to Strymonas
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$8 - $22
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$8 - $11
1st Class Ticket
$9 - $13
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$15 - $18
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$19 - $22
Bus operators
KTEL Pellas
Phone
23810 22800
Email
info@ktelpellas.gr
Website
ktelpellas.gr
Bus from Edessa to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
ktelpellas.gr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Thessaloniki KTEL to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
KTEL Dramas
Phone
25210-32421
Email
kteldr@otenet.gr
Website
kteldramas.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Drama
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
kteldramas.gr
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Drama to Bansko
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com

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