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There are 5 ways to get from Thessaloniki to Karditsa by train, night train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Palaeofarsalos Θεσσαλονίκη - Αθήνα / ...

$16 - $20

Cheapest option

Train, night train  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Larissa Θεσσαλονίκη - Λάρισα / ...
  2. Take the night train from Larissa to Karditsa Παλαιοφάρσαλος - Καλαμπάκα

$15 - $20

3 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Karditsa

Bus KTEL Larisas  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Larissa
  2. Take the bus from Larissa to Karditsa

Drive  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Thessaloniki to Karditsa 130 miles

$30 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Thessaloniki to Karditsa is to train which costs 13€ - 18€ and takes 2 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Thessaloniki to Karditsa is to drive which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 33 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Thessaloniki and arriving at Karditsa. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Thessaloniki to Karditsa. However, there are services departing from Thessaloniki and arriving at Karditsa via Palaeofarsalos. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 57 min.

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The distance between Thessaloniki and Karditsa is 166 km. The road distance is 208 km.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Karditsa without a car is to train which takes 2 h 57 min and costs 13€ - 18€.

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

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Thessaloniki to Karditsa bus services, operated by KTEL Karditsas, depart from Thessaloniki station.

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

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Karditsa is to train which takes 2 h 57 min and costs 13€ - 18€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 45 min.

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  • Distance: 103.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 57 min

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

Greek Railways (OSE) operates a train from Thessaloniki to Karditsa every 4 hours. Tickets cost $12 - $16 and the journey takes 1 h 39 min. Alternatively, KTEL Karditsas operates a bus from Thessaloniki to Karditsa 3 times a day, and the journey takes 3 h 45 min.

Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Palaeofarsalos
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$12 - $16
First Class
$15 - $20
Train from Thessaloniki to Larissa
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$10 - $13
First Class
$12 - $16
Night train from Larissa to Karditsa
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$5 - $7
First Class
$6 - $8
Bus operators
KTEL Karditsas
Phone
24410 21411
Email
info@ktel-karditsas.gr
Website
ktel-karditsas.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Karditsa
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
ktel-karditsas.gr
Bus from Larissa to Karditsa
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
ktel-karditsas.gr
KTEL Larisas
Phone
2410 567.600
Website
ktellarisas.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Larissa
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
ktellarisas.gr

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Thessaloniki to Karditsa bus services, operated by KTEL Karditsas, arrive at Karditsa station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Thessaloniki to Karditsa is 208 km. It takes approximately 2 h 33 min to drive from Thessaloniki to Karditsa.

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There are 70+ hotels available in Karditsa. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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