There are 6 ways to get from Meteora 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 56 min

  1. Take the train from Kalampáka to Athens 885

$34 - $43

5 alternative options

Bus KTEL Trikala  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Trikala to Athens

$36

Bus KTEL Larisas  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Kalabaka to Lárisa
  2. Take the bus from Larissa to Athens

Drive  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Meteora to Athens 223.9 miles

$50 - $80

Drive to Ioannina, fly  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Meteora to Ioannina
  2. Fly from Ioannina (IOA) to Athens (ATH) IOA - ATH

$67 - $254

Bus to Thessaloniki, fly  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Meteora to Thessaloniki - Monastiriou str
  2. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Athens (ATH) SKG - ATH

$53 - $146

What companies run services between Meteora, Thessaly, Greece and Athens, Greece?

Greek Railways (OSE) operates a train from Meteora to Athens once daily. Tickets cost $21 - $28 and the journey takes 4 h 50 min. Alternatively, KTEL Trikala operates a bus from Meteora to Athens every 4 hours. Tickets cost $36 and the journey takes 5 h 15 min.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Ioannina to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
50 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
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Kalampáka to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$21 - $28
First Class
$26 - $35
Bus operators
KTEL Trikala
Phone
(+30) 24310 73130
Email
info@ktel-trikala.gr
Website
ktel-trikala.gr
Bus from Trikala to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
ktel-trikala.gr
KTEL Prevezas
Phone
26820 22213
Email
info@ktelprevezas.gr
Website
ktelprevezas.gr
Bus from Kalabaka to Lárisa
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
ktelprevezas.gr
KTEL Larisas
Phone
2410 567.600
Website
ktellarisas.gr
Bus from Larissa to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
ktellarisas.gr
Ammon Express
Phone
+30 2310 500225
Email
info@ammonexpress.gr
Website
ammonexpress.gr
Bus from Meteora to Thessaloniki - Monastiriou str
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
ammonexpress.gr

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Meteora and Athens is 265 km. The road distance is 358 km.

The cheapest way to get from Meteora to Athens is to bus which costs 31€ and takes 7 h 51 min.

The quickest way to get from Meteora to Athens is to drive and fly which takes 3 h 38 min and costs 55€ - 220€.

No, there is no direct bus from Meteora to Athens. However, there are services departing from Kalampáka and arriving at Athens via Trikala. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 51 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 56 min to get from Meteora to Athens, including transfers.