There are 3 ways to get from Thessaloniki to Bitola by train, night 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

Train  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Mesonision Θεσσαλονίκη - Φλώρινα

$17 - $23

Cheapest option

Night train, train  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the night train from Thessaloniki to Veles Hellas Express
  2. Take the train from Veles to Bitola 541 / ...

$15 - $45

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Thessaloniki to Bitola 137.1 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Thessaloniki to Bitola is to train which costs 14€ - 20€ and takes 2 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Thessaloniki to Bitola is to drive which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Thessaloniki to Bitola. However, there are services departing from Thessaloniki and arriving at Bitola via Veles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 48 min.

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The distance between Thessaloniki and Bitola is 141 km. The road distance is 219.3 km.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Bitola without a car is to night train and train which takes 6 h 48 min and costs 12€ - 40€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 57 min to get from Thessaloniki to Bitola, including transfers.

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Thessaloniki to Bitola train services, operated by Serbian Railways, depart from Thessaloniki station.

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Bitola is 1 h behind Thessaloniki. It is currently 9:47 AM in Thessaloniki and 8:47 AM in Bitola.

Map of how to get from Thessaloniki to Bitola.
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  • Distance: 88.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 57 min

What companies run services between Thessaloniki, Greece and Bitola, Macedonia?

Greek Railways (OSE) operates a train from Thessaloniki to Bitola 3 times a day. Tickets cost $11 - $15 and the journey takes 2 h 26 min.

Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Train from Thessaloniki to Mesonision
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Book at
Second Class
$11 - $15
First Class
$14 - $19
Serbian Railways
Night train from Thessaloniki to Veles
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $16
Schedules at
2nd Class Ticket
$6 - $9
1st Class Ticket
$10 - $16
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Train from Veles to Bitola
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $30

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