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There are 4 ways to get from Thessaloníki to Kardzhali by bus or car

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Recommended option

Bus, drive  •  4h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Komotini
  2. Drive from Komotini to Kardzhali

$42 - $48

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Haskovo Central Bus Station Thessaloniki - Haskovo

$35 - $42

2 alternative options

Bus via Komotini  •  5h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Komotini

$38 - $43

Drive  •  3h 38m

  1. Drive from Thessaloníki to Kardzhali 323.7 km

$45 - $75

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some border closures are in place for Bulgaria due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Most travel to this country is restricted.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Bulgaria

Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in Bulgaria from May 25.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Bulgaria

Limited international flights leaving Greece began to resume from July 1.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Bulgaria

Last updated: July 8 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Thessaloníki to Kardzhali is to bus which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 10h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Thessaloníki to Kardzhali is to drive which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 3h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Thessaloníki to Kardzhali. However, there are services departing from Thessaloniki Monastiriou and arriving at Kardzhali via Haskovo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 30m.

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The distance between Thessaloníki and Kardzhali is 233 km. The road distance is 323.7 km.

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The best way to get from Thessaloníki to Kardzhali without a car is to bus which takes 10h 30m and costs 30€ - 40€.

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It takes approximately 4h 23m to get from Thessaloníki to Kardzhali, including transfers.

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Thessaloníki to Kardzhali bus services, operated by Arda Tur, depart from Thessaloniki Monastiriou station.

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Thessaloníki to Kardzhali bus services, operated by Arda Tur, arrive at Haskovo Central Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Thessaloníki to Kardzhali is 324 km. It takes approximately 3h 38m to drive from Thessaloníki to Kardzhali.

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There are 64+ hotels available in Kardzhali. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Thessaloníki to Kardzhali.
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  • Distance: 232.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 23m

What companies run services between Thessaloníki, Greece and Kardzhali, Bulgaria?

KTEL Rodopis operates a bus from Thessaloniki to Komotini every 4 hours. Tickets cost $32 and the journey takes 3h 15m.

Bus operators
KTEL Rodopis
Phone
25310 22912
Email
info@ktelrodopis.gr
Website
ktelrodopis.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Komotini
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
KTEL Rodopis

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