There are 6 ways to get from Thessaloniki to Rila Monastery Nature Park by bus, taxi, train, 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, taxi  •  5 h 45 min

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

$56 - $70

Cheapest option

Bus EAAA  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
  2. Take the bus from Blagoevgrad to Yakoruda

$26 - $36

4 alternative options

Train, bus, taxi  •  6 h 26 min

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

$60 - $77

Bus Ilias Travel  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
  2. Take the bus from Blagoevgrad to Yakoruda

$30 - $37

Bus via Simitli  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Simitli
  2. Take the bus from Simitli to Yakoruda

$26 - $35

Drive  •  4 h 20 min

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

$40 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Thessaloniki to Rila Monastery Nature Park is to bus which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 7 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Thessaloniki to Rila Monastery Nature Park is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 4 h 20 min.

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

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It takes approximately 5 h 45 min to get from Thessaloniki to Rila Monastery Nature Park, including transfers.

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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 12 min.

Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Ροδόπολις
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$6 - $8
First Class
$7 - $10
Bus operators
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Bus from Thessaloniki to Simitli
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
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
$16 - $18
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Union Ivkoni
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
Bus from Simitli to Yakoruda
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
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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