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There are 5 ways to get from Thessaloniki to Samokov by bus, 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  •  6h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Dupnitsa

$19 - $22

Cheapest option

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  6h 43m

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

$11 - $17

3 alternative options

Bus via Thessaloniki  •  6h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Dupnitsa

$19 - $22

Bus Greek Railways (OSE)  •  8h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia Θεσσαλονίκη - Σόφια λεωφορείο
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Samokov

$27 - $39

Drive  •  3h 28m

  1. Drive from Thessaloniki to Samokov 169.2 miles

$40 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Thessaloniki to Samokov is to bus which costs 9€ - 15€ and takes 6h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Thessaloniki to Samokov is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 3h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Thessaloniki to Samokov. However, there are services departing from Thessaloniki and arriving at Samokov via Dupnitsa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 12m.

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The distance between Thessaloniki and Samokov is 195 km. The road distance is 270.7 km.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Samokov without a car is to bus which takes 6h 12m and costs 16€ - 20€.

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It takes approximately 6h 12m to get from Thessaloniki to Samokov, including transfers.

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Thessaloniki to Samokov bus services, operated by Ilias Travel, depart from Thessaloniki station.

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Thessaloniki to Samokov bus services, operated by Ilias Travel, arrive at Dupnitsa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Thessaloniki to Samokov is 271 km. It takes approximately 3h 28m to drive from Thessaloniki to Samokov.

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There are 300+ hotels available in Samokov. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Thessaloniki to Samokov.
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  • Distance: 122.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 12m

What companies run services between Thessaloniki, Greece and Samokov, Bulgaria?

Ilias Travel operates a bus from Thessaloniki to Samokov once daily. Tickets cost $18 - $19 and the journey takes 4h 13m.

Bus operators
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Dupnitsa
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $19
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Thessaloniki station to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Samokov Bus
Website
samokov-info.com
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Samokov
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
samokov-info.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Samokov
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
avtogari.info

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