There are 6 ways to get from Thessaly to Athens by train, bus, car or plane

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

Train  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Larissa to Athens 601

$20 - $27

Cheapest option

Bus KTEL Imathias  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Larissa to Thívai
  2. Take the bus from Thívai to Athens

$14 - $20

4 alternative options

Bus KTEL Larisas  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from Larissa to Athens

Drive  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Larissa to Athens 220.9 miles

$50 - $80

Drive to Ioannina, fly  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Kalampáka to Ioannina
  2. Fly from Ioannina (IOA) to Athens (ATH) IOA - ATH

$68 - $255

Train to Thessaloniki, fly  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Larissa to Thessaloniki
  2. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Athens (ATH) SKG - ATH

$69 - $175

What companies run services between Thessaly, Greece and Athens, Greece?

Greek Railways (OSE) operates a train from Larissa to Athens every 4 hours. Tickets cost $20 - $27 and the journey takes 3 h 50 min. Alternatively, KTEL Larisas operates a bus from Larissa to Athens every 4 hours, and the journey takes 4 h.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Ioannina to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Larissa to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $27
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$20 - $27
First Class
$25 - $35
Train from Larissa to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$11 - $14
First Class
$13 - $17
Bus operators
KTEL Larisas
Phone
2410 567.600
Website
ktellarisas.gr
Bus from Larissa to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
ktellarisas.gr
KTEL Imathias
Phone
23310 22988
Email
ktelver@yahoo.gr
Website
ktel-imathias.gr
Bus from Larissa to Thívai
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
ktel-imathias.gr
KTEL Thivas
Phone
22620 27513/26419
Email
info@ktelthivas.gr
Website
ktelthivas.gr
Bus from Thívai to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
ktelthivas.gr

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Thessaly to Athens?

The distance between Thessaly and Athens is 218 km. The road distance is 354 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Thessaly to Athens?

The cheapest way to get from Thessaly to Athens is to bus which costs 11€ - 17€ and takes 7 h 10 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Thessaly to Athens?

The quickest way to get from Thessaly to Athens is to drive which takes 3 h 33 min and costs 40€ - 65€.

Is there a direct train between Thessaly and Athens?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Larissa and arriving at Athens. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 3 h 50 min.

Is there a direct bus between Thessaly and Athens?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Larissa and arriving at Athens. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h.

How long does it take to get from Thessaly to Athens?

The train from Larissa to Athens takes 3 h 50 min including transfers and departs every four hours.