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

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Bus, train  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Sandanski to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens Θεσσαλονίκη - Αθήνα

$92 - $127

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h

  1. Take the bus from Sandanski to Athens

$31

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Train  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Neo Petritsi to Thessaloniki Αλεξανδρούπολη Λιμάνι - Θεσσαλονίκη
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens Θεσσαλονίκη - Αθήνα

$41 - $59

Bus KTEL Thessalonikis  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Sandanski to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Athens Karaiskaki sq

$52

Drive  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Sandanski to Athens 396 miles

$95 - $140

Bus to Thessaloniki, fly  •  6 h 44 min

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

$85 - $197

Bus, bus to Kavala, fly  •  8 h 42 min

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

$119 - $330

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The cheapest way to get from Sandanski to Athens is to bus which costs $31 and takes 10 h.

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The quickest way to get from Sandanski to Athens is to drive which costs $95 - $140 and takes 6 h 24 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sandanski and arriving at Athens. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h.

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The distance between Sandanski and Athens is 401 km. The road distance is 633.7 km.

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The best way to get from Sandanski to Athens without a car is to bus and train which takes 8 h 55 min and costs $90 - $130.

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It takes approximately 8 h 55 min to get from Sandanski to Athens, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Sandanski to Athens is to train which takes 8 h 50 min and costs $40 - $60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $53 and takes 9 h 35 min.

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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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Sandanski to Athens bus services, operated by KTEL Thessalonikis, arrive at Athens Karaiskaki sq station.

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Map of how to get from Sandanski to Athens.
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  • Distance: 250.4 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 55 min

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

You can take a train from Sandanski to Athens via Neo Petritsi and Thessaloniki in around 8 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sandanski to Athens via Thessaloniki in around 9 h 35 min.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
55 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
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 Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
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Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Train from Neo Petritsi to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$8 - $10
First Class
$9 - $12
Bus operators
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Sandanski to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Sandanski to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Bus from Sandanski to Athens
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Bus from Sandanski to Serres
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Athens Karaiskaki sq
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
KTEL Kavalas
Phone
(+30) 2510.222294
Email
info@ktelkavalas.gr
Website
ktelkavalas.gr
Bus from Serres to Kavala
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
ktelkavalas.gr

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Yes, the driving distance between Sandanski to Athens is 634 km. It takes approximately 6 h 24 min to drive from Sandanski 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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