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

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Bus Municipality of Stara Zagora  •  13 h 51 min

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

$45 - $78

Cheapest option

Bus EAAA  •  19 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Kardzhali to Haskovo
  2. Take the bus from Haskovo to Athens

$42 - $63

5 alternative options

Drive, train  •  14 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Kardzhali to Xanthi
  2. Take the train from Νεοχώριο to Θεσσαλονίκη
  3. Take the train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Αθήνα

$62 - $88

Bus, car ferry  •  29 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Zlatograd to Kavala
  2. Take the car ferry from Kavala to Piraeus Nissos Mykonos / ...

$89 - $288

Drive  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Kardzhali to Athens 513.4 miles

$120 - $180

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 - $185

Bus to Kavala, fly  •  7 h 15 min

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

$92 - $290

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kardzhali to Athens is to bus which costs $40 - $65 and takes 19 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kardzhali to Athens is to bus and drive and fly which costs $80 - $190 and takes 6 h 13 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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It takes approximately 13 h 51 min to get from Kardzhali to Athens, including transfers.

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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 51 min.

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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 51 min.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Alexandroupolis to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Flights from Kavala to Athens
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
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 Νεοχώριο to Θεσσαλονίκη
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$16 - $21
First Class
$20 - $27
Train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Αθήνα
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Municipality of Stara Zagora
Website
starazagora.bg
Bus from Kardzhali to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
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
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Kardzhali to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Kardzhali to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Bus from Kardzhali to Haskovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Bus from Kardzhali to Kirkovo
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Kardzhali to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
Haskovo Info
Website
haskovo.info
Bus from Kardzhali to Haskovo
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
haskovo.info
Pleven Bus Station
Phone
+359 (0) 64 888 666
Website
avtogara.pleven.bg
Bus from Kardzhali to Haskovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
avtogara.pleven.bg
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Haskovo to Athens
Ave. Duration
16 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Bus from Zlatograd to Kavala
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Bus from Zlatograd to Chrysoupoli
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
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
Ferry operators
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Car ferry from Kavala to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
21 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $270
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$75 - $270
Business
$267
4 bed inside cabin
$100

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