There are 4 ways to get from Thessaloniki to Rila Monastery Nature Park by bus, taxi, 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

Bus, taxi  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
  2. Take a taxi from Blagoevgrad to Rila Monastery Nature Park

$60 - $71

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki station to Blagoevgrad Θεσσαλονίκη - Σόφια λεωφορείο
  2. Take the bus from Blagoevgrad to Yakoruda

$22 - $32

2 alternative options

Train, bus, taxi  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Rodopolis
  2. Take the bus from Petrich to Simitli
  3. Take a taxi from Simitli to Rila Monastery Nature Park

$55 - $77

Drive  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Thessaloniki to Rila Monastery Nature Park 169.8 miles

$40 - $60

Questions & Answers

The distance between Thessaloniki and Rila Monastery Nature Park is 177 km. The road distance is 271.6 km.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Rila Monastery Nature Park without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 6 h 3 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 3 min to get from Thessaloniki to Rila Monastery Nature Park, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Thessaloniki to Rila Monastery Nature Park is 272 km. It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to drive from Thessaloniki to Rila Monastery Nature Park.

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There are 188+ hotels available in Rila Monastery Nature Park. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Thessaloniki to Rila Monastery Nature Park.
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  • Distance: 110.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 3 min

What companies run services between Thessaloniki, Greece and Rila Monastery Nature Park, Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Thessaloniki to Rila Monastery Nature Park via Blagoevgrad and Yakoruda in around 7 h 22 min.

Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Rodopolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$6 - $8
First Class
$7 - $10
Bus operators
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $17
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $17
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Petrich to Simitli
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Thessaloniki station to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Yakoruda
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Patnicheski prevozi Blagoevgrad
Phone
073/88 40 09
Email
p.prevozi.blg@abv.bg
Website
pprevoziblg.com
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Yakoruda
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
pprevoziblg.com
Other operators
Taxi from Blagoevgrad to Rila Monastery Nature Park
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Estimated price
$45 - $55
BG Taxi
Phone
+359 73/832 121
Website
bgtaxi.eu

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