There are 8 ways to get from Rila to Athens Airport (ATH) by bus, plane, train or car

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

Bus to Thessaloniki, fly  •  6 h 23 min

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

$56 - $165

Cheapest option

Bus to Sofia, fly  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Rila to Sofia
  2. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Athens (ATH) SOF - ATH

$26 - $123

6 alternative options

Bus to Kavala, fly  •  8 h 45 min

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

$114 - $320

Bus, train via Thessaloniki  •  11 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Blagoevgrad to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens 601

$51 - $68

Bus, train  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Blagoevgrad to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens 601

$53 - $71

Bus KTEL Thessalonikis  •  12 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Blagoevgrad to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Athens

$64 - $70

Bus EAAA  •  16 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Blagoevgrad to Athens

$38 - $59

Drive  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Rila to Athens Airport (ATH) 453.6 miles

$100 - $160

What companies run services between Rila, Kyustendil, Bulgaria and Athens Airport (ATH), Greece?

You can take a bus from Rila to Athens Airport (ATH) via Blagoevgrad, Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Monastiriou, Athens, and Σταθ.Υπερασ.Λεωφ.Κηφισου in around 12 h 18 min.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Flights from Kavala to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Kavala to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Flights from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $150
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$19 - $130
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$29 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Rila to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
avtogari.info
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Kavala
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Athens
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 43
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Kavala
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $19
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$48
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Rila to Athens Airport (ATH)?

The distance between Rila and Athens Airport (ATH) is 471 km. The road distance is 726 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Rila to Athens Airport (ATH)?

The cheapest way to get from Rila to Athens Airport (ATH) is to bus and fly which costs $26 - $130 and takes 7 h 11 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Rila to Athens Airport (ATH)?

The quickest way to get from Rila to Athens Airport (ATH) is to bus and fly which takes 6 h 23 min and costs $55 - $170.

Is there a direct bus between Rila and Athens Airport (ATH)?

No, there is no direct bus from Rila to Athens Airport (ATH). However, there are services departing from Rila and arriving at Αερολιμενασ Αθηνων(Τερμα) via Blagoevgrad, Thessaloniki Monastiriou and Σταθ.Υπερασ.Λεωφ.Κηφισου. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 18 min.

How long does it take to get from Rila to Athens Airport (ATH)?

It takes approximately 6 h 23 min to get from Rila to Athens Airport (ATH), including transfers.