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There are 4 ways to get from Katerini to Athens by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Katerini to Athens Θεσσαλονίκη - Αθήνα

$23 - $35

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Bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Katerini to Athens

$40

Drive  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Katerini to Athens 271 miles

$65 - $95

Train, fly  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Katerini to Thessaloniki
  2. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Athens (ATH) SKG - ATH

$36 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Katerini to Athens is to train which costs 20€ - 27€ and takes 4 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Katerini to Athens is to drive which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 4 h 22 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Katerini and arriving at Athens. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Katerini and arriving at Athens. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 37 min.

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The distance between Katerini and Athens is 275 km. The road distance is 433.6 km.

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The best way to get from Katerini to Athens without a car is to train which takes 4 h 37 min and costs 20€ - 27€.

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The train from Katerini to Athens takes 4 h 37 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Katerini to Athens bus services, operated by KTEL Imathias, depart from Katerini station.

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Katerini to Athens train services, operated by Greek Railways (OSE), depart from Katerini station.

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The best way to get from Katerini to Athens is to train which takes 4 h 37 min and costs 20€ - 27€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 34€ and takes 7 h.

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Map of how to get from Katerini to Athens.
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  • Distance: 172 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 37 min

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

Greek Railways (OSE) operates a train from Katerini to Athens 5 times a day. Tickets cost $23 - $35 and the journey takes 4 h 37 min. Alternatively, KTEL Imathias operates a bus from Katerini to Athens 4 times a day, and the journey takes 7 h. KTEL Pierias S.A. also services this route 3 times a day.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens via Chios
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Katerini to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
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Raileurope.com
Second Class
$23 - $35
First Class
$29 - $40
Train from Katerini to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$6 - $8
First Class
$7 - $9
Bus operators
KTEL Imathias
Phone
23310 22988
Email
ktelver@yahoo.gr
Website
ktel-imathias.gr
Bus from Katerini to Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
ktel-imathias.gr
KTEL Pierias S.A.
Phone
23510 46720
Website
ktelpierias.gr
Bus from Katerini to Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
ktelpierias.gr

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

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Katerini to Athens bus services, operated by KTEL Imathias, arrive at Athens station.

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Katerini to Athens train services, operated by Greek Railways (OSE), arrive at Athens station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Katerini to Athens is 434 km. It takes approximately 4 h 22 min to drive from Katerini to Athens.

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Ellinair, Sky Express , Ryanair and Olympic Air offer flights from Thessaloniki Airport to Athens Airport.

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