There are 3 ways to get from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad by bus, bus and ferry 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 EAAA  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad

$9 - $16

2 alternative options

Bus Ilias Travel  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad

$16 - $17

Drive  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad 122.5 miles

$29 - $45

What companies run services between Thessaloniki, Greece and Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria?

EAAA operates a bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad twice daily. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 3 h 20 min. Four other operators also service this route.

Bus operators
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
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 Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
ardatur.bg

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Thessaloniki and Blagoevgrad is 153 km. The road distance is 196 km.

The cheapest way to get from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad is to bus which costs 7€ - 13€ and takes 3 h 20 min.

The quickest way to get from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad is to drive which takes 2 h 27 min and costs 24€ - 35€.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Thessaloniki and arriving at Blagoevgrad. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 20 min.

The bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad takes 3 h 20 min including transfers and departs every four hours.