There are 5 ways to get from Karditsa to Athens by train, bus, 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

Train  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Palaiofarsalos to Athens 885 / ...

$21 - $26

4 alternative options

Bus KTEL Karditsas  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Karditsa to Athens

Bus KTEL Fthiotidos  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Karditsa to Lamia
  2. Take the bus from Lamia to Athens

$39 - $43

Drive  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Karditsa to Athens 188.1 miles

$45 - $70

Bus, fly  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Karditsa to Ioannina
  2. Fly from Ioannina (IOA) to Athens (ATH) IOA - ATH

$63 - $246

What companies run services between Karditsa, Greece and Athens, Greece?

Greek Railways (OSE) operates a train from Karditsa to Athens every 4 hours. Tickets cost $17 - $22 and the journey takes 3 h 31 min. Alternatively, KTEL Karditsas operates a bus from Karditsa to Athens every 4 hours, and the journey takes 5 h.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Ioannina to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Palaiofarsalos to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$17 - $22
First Class
$21 - $28
Bus operators
KTEL Karditsas
Phone
24410 21411
Email
info@ktel-karditsas.gr
Website
ktel-karditsas.gr
Bus from Karditsa to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
ktel-karditsas.gr
Bus from Karditsa to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
ktel-karditsas.gr
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Karditsa to Lamia
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Lamia to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $27
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Karditsa and Athens is 219 km. The road distance is 301 km.

The cheapest way to get from Karditsa to Athens is to train which costs 17€ - 22€ and takes 4 h 50 min.

The quickest way to get from Karditsa to Athens is to drive which takes 3 h 32 min and costs 35€ - 60€.

No, there is no direct train from Karditsa to Athens. However, there are services departing from Karditsa and arriving at Athens via Palaiofarsalos. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 50 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Karditsa and arriving at Athens. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h.

It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to get from Karditsa to Athens, including transfers.