The journey from Athens to Kalambaka by train is 163.8 mi and takes 4 h 21 min. There are 1 connections per day, with the first departure at 7:59am and the last at 3:59pm. It is possible to travel from Athens to Kalambaka by train for as little as $24.02 or as much as $24.02. The best price for this journey is $24.02.
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The distance between Athens and Kalambaka is around 164 mi. Your journey time can vary depending on the exact route. On average, it will take approximately 5 h 53 min.The fastest route between Athens and Kalambaka takes 3 h 41 min.
If you're traveling between Athens and Kalambaka by train, there are two possible departure stations.
The Hellenic Railways Organization, or OSE, operates the train line from Athens to Kalambaka. There are 5 connecting the two cities, of which one is direct. Heading north from Athens, you'll see great swathes of Central Greece and Thessaly as you travel into mountainous Kalambaka. The route is among the most pleasurable ways to visit Greece and its vast and pretty hinterland.
Kalambaka is home to one of Greece's biggest attractions, Meteora, one of the most impressive monasteries in the world, classified as a UNESCO heritage site. Perched atop a massive rock near the town of Kalambaka, it offers breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. The monastery was founded in the 14th century by monks seeking a place of solitude and contemplation. Today, it is a popular tourist destination, and its spectacular setting is well worth the trip.
There are two types of trains from Athens to Kalambaka. If you opt for the direct connection, you will travel on the Intercity. Still, if you switch trains in Palaeofarsalos, you move from the Intercity line to the local train from Palaeofarsalos to Kalambaka.
Intercity trains offer comfortable 1st and 2nd class seating, air-conditioned climate control, and the option of an onboard restaurant. Cyclists can take advantage of convenient bike transport on some routes between Athens to Thessaloniki. At the same time, those requiring special assistance will be able to avail of facilities designed specifically for them on their journey.
If you plan to travel to Kalambaka from Athens by train, let us help you plan it. We check thousands of destinations across rail, bus, and flight to help you find the best price. Check out our handy price calendar below, where you can see the best prices across all modes of transport between Kalambaka and Athens.
If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Athens to Kalambaka, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.
Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Athens to Kalambaka.
Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.
If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.
Virail Pro Tip ✌: Booking 10 days in advance save 10% on average
Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $24 to $27 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 8% on your trip!
The cheapest Athens - Kalambaka train tickets can be found for as low as $16 if you’re lucky, or $25 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $37.
When travelling to Kalambaka by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!
Find out more about the carriers on this route.
Hellenic Train Company, also known as TrainOSE, is the national railway company of Greece. Established in 2005 as a subsidiary of the Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE), the company is in charge of running passenger trains all around the nation. TrainOSE operates a network of over 2,500 km of railway lines, connecting major cities and towns in Greece. The company offers a range of services, including high-speed trains, intercity trains, regional trains, and suburban trains.
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