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There are 3 ways to get from Thessaloniki to Rhodope Mountains by train, bus or car

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Train  •  7h 7m

  1. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Paranesti Θεσσαλονίκη - Αλεξανδρούπολη Λιμάνι

$31 - $62

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Drama
  2. Take the bus from Drama to Paranésti

$17 - $25

1 alternative option

Drive  •  5h 4m

  1. Drive from Thessaloniki to Rhodope Mountains 215.2 miles

$50 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Thessaloniki to Rhodope Mountains is to bus which costs 14€ - 22€ and takes 7h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Thessaloniki to Rhodope Mountains is to drive which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 5h 4m.

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The distance between Thessaloniki and Rhodope Mountains is 175 km. The road distance is 344.3 km.

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It takes approximately 7h 7m to get from Thessaloniki to Rhodope Mountains, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Rhodope Mountains is to train which takes 7h 7m and costs 27€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 14€ - 22€ and takes 7h 48m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Thessaloniki to Rhodope Mountains is 344 km. It takes approximately 5h 4m to drive from Thessaloniki to Rhodope Mountains.

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There are 336+ hotels available in Rhodope Mountains. Prices start at $27 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Thessaloniki to Rhodope Mountains.
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  • Distance: 109.1 miles
  • Duration: 7h 7m

What companies run services between Thessaloniki, Greece and Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria?

Greek Railways (OSE) operates a train from Thessaloniki to Rhodope Mountains twice daily. Tickets cost $14 - $40 and the journey takes 3h 44m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Thessaloniki to Rhodope Mountains via Drama and Paranésti in around 7h 48m.

Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Paranesti
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$14 - $18
1st Class Ticket
$19 - $25
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$27 - $32
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$34 - $38
Bus operators
KTEL Dramas
Phone
25210-32421
Email
kteldr@otenet.gr
Website
kteldramas.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Drama
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
kteldramas.gr
Bus from Drama to Paranésti
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
kteldramas.gr

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