There are 7 ways to get from Kardzhali to Athens by car, plane, bus or train

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Drive to Kavala, fly  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Kardzhali to Kavala
  2. Fly from Kavala (KVA) to Athens (ATH) KVA - ATH

$84 - $284

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Train, bus  •  16 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Kardzhali to Plovdiv 40164
  2. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Athens

$40 - $86

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Bus, drive, bus to Alexandroupolis, fly  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Kardzhali to Kirkovo
  2. Drive from Kirkovo to Komotini
  3. Take the bus from Komotini to Alexandroupoli
  4. Fly from Alexandroupolis (AXD) to Athens (ATH) AXD - ATH

$80 - $186

Bus Municipality of Stara Zagora  •  13 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Kardzhali to Stara Zagora
  2. Take the bus from Stara Zagora to Athens

$45 - $77

Drive, train  •  14 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Kardzhali to Xanthi
  2. Take the train from Neochorion to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$63 - $89

Bus  •  20 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Haskovo to Athens

$56 - $58

Drive  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Kardzhali to Athens 513.4 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Kardzhali to Athens is to bus which costs $56 - $58 and takes 20 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kardzhali to Athens is to drive and fly which costs $80 - $290 and takes 3 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kardzhali to Athens. However, there are services departing from Kardzhali and arriving at Athens via Stara Zagora. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 30 min.

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The distance between Kardzhali and Athens is 432 km. The road distance is 821.4 km.

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The best way to get from Kardzhali to Athens without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 30 min and costs $45 - $80.

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It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to get from Kardzhali to Athens, including transfers.

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Kardzhali to Athens bus services, operated by Arda Tur, depart from Kardzhali station.

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The quickest flight from Kavala Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Kardzhali to Athens bus services, operated by Municipality of Stara Zagora, arrive at Athens station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kardzhali to Athens is 821 km. It takes approximately 8 h 27 min to drive from Kardzhali to Athens.

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Olympic Air offers flights from Kavala Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 3826+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at $53 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kardzhali to Athens.
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  • Distance: 269.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 56 min

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

You can take a bus from Kardzhali to Athens via Stara Zagora in around 13 h 30 min.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Kavala to Athens
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Alexandroupolis to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Alexandroupolis to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Neochorion to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$16 - $22
First Class
$20 - $27
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$28 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Kardzhali to Kirkovo
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
avtogari.info
KTEL Evrou
Phone
25510-26479
Website
ktelevrou.gr
Bus from Komotini to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
ktelevrou.gr
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Kardzhali to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Bus from Haskovo to Athens
Ave. Duration
18 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$54
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Kardzhali to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Municipality of Stara Zagora
Website
starazagora.bg
Bus from Stara Zagora to Athens
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
starazagora.bg
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Athens
Ave. Duration
12 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
valeross.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Athens
Ave. Duration
16 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$74 - $79
Schedules at
iliastravel.com

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