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

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Train  •  5 h 20 min

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

$27 - $40

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Bus  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Athens

$40 - $75

Drive  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Thessaloniki to Athens 312.5 miles

$75 - $110

Fly  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Athens (ATH) SKG - ATH

$29 - $122

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Thessaloniki and arriving at Athens. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Thessaloniki and arriving at Athens. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 20 min.

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The distance between Thessaloniki and Athens is 304 km. The road distance is 499.9 km.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Athens without a car is to train which takes 5 h 20 min and costs .

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The train from Thessaloniki to Athens takes 5 h 20 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Thessaloniki to Athens bus services, operated by KTEL Thessalonikis, depart from Thessaloniki station.

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

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Athens is to train which takes 5 h 20 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 30 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 3 h 34 min.

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The quickest flight from Thessaloniki Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Thessaloniki to Athens bus services, operated by KTEL Thessalonikis, arrive at Athens station.

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Map of how to get from Thessaloniki to Athens.
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  • Distance: 189.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 20 min

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

Greek Railways (OSE) operates a train from Thessaloniki to Athens 5 times a day. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 20 min. Alternatively, KTEL Thessalonikis operates a bus from Thessaloniki to Athens every 3 hours. Tickets cost $45 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens via Mykonos
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday and Thursday
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 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
$30 - $50
Bus operators
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
KTEL Attikis
Phone
210 88 08 000
Email
info@ktelattikis.gr
Website
ktelattikis.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Athens - KTEL Kifisou
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
ktelattikis.gr
KTEL Serron
Phone
23210-22822
Email
ktelserres@gmail.com
Website
ktelserron.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Athens KTEL Kifisou
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
ktelserron.gr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Thessaloniki to Athens is 500 km. It takes approximately 4 h 59 min to drive from Thessaloniki to Athens.

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

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There are 3797+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Thessaloniki Airport is to shuttle which takes 42 min and costs .

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