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The journey from Athens to Thessaloniki by train is 188.8 mi and takes 7 h 7 min. There are 5 connections per day, with the first departure at 7:59am and the last at 6:59pm. It is possible to travel from Athens to Thessaloniki by train for as little as $39.72 or as much as $44.13. The best price for this journey is $39.72.

Best Price $39.72
Journey Duration 7 h 7 min
Connection per Day 5
Lowest Price $39.72
Highest Price $44.13
First Departure 7:59am
Last Departure 6:59pm
Distance 188.8 mi
Departure Athens
Arrival Thessaloniki
Carriers Hellenic

Athens to Thessaloniki Train Times

    Oct 01
    $44.13
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    Oct 02
    $44.13
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    Oct 03
    $44.13
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    Oct 04
    $44.13
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    Oct 05
    $44.13
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    $44.13
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    Oct 07
    $44.13
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    Oct 08
    $44.13
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    Oct 09
    $44.13
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    $44.13
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    $44.13
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    $44.13
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    $44.13
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    $44.13
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    Oct 15
    $41.88
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Departure date
Sunday,Oct 01 2023
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Athens to Thessaloniki by train

The train from Athens to Thessaloniki lasts on average 4 h 39 min. There are around 6 trains that depart a day between Athens and Thessaloniki. The first one leaves at 07:33, and the last one 17:59. The comfortable InterCity Trains leave Thessaloniki every couple of hours, so you are guaranteed to get there quickly and comfortably. The average price is $40.82.

OSETrains (Hellenic trains) operate the line between Athens and Thessaloniki; some trains are Greek Intercity trains. But recently, OSE has been elevating the train journey experience with their new InterCity Express line! The ETR (Elettro Treno Rapido) high-speed trains provide a faster and even more comfortable way to travel through beautiful Greece.

ICE trains offer two classes of travel, A and B. Class A is a luxurious choice, with plenty of comfortable seats, climate control, and electric sockets. Class B rides are still pleasant and perfect for more budget-conscious travelers.

Here are some of the services you can find on ICE trains.

  1. VIP Lounge - Travelers in the A class will be served complimentary refreshments of their choice - from a selection that includes soft drinks, coffee, and water to snacks.
  2. HT Card, a card offering a discount of 15 percent, and the HT Business Card will secure you a place in the VIP lounge.
  3. Restaurant/ Bar - You will have access to the services in the restaurant's facility and at your seat.
  4. A specially trained team ready to help people with disabilities.
  5. Power plugs under each seat
  6. Small pets are free of charge, provided they are in a cage with maximum dimensions of 50x40x70.

Several discounts are available: different family discounts and student and veteran discounts. So double-check if you are eligible; there is a big chance you are!

You will start your journey at New Thessaloniki Station. The main railway Terminal in the city. Travelers from New Thessaloniki Railway Station can now venture to various destinations in and outside Greece, courtesy of TrainOSE's extensive network - including Athens, Alexandroupoli, Larissa, and Florina.

Your final destination will be Athens Central Station, also known as Larissa, situated in the central neighborhood of Kolonos. But be careful when booking a ticket to write Athens, as there are several other stations with the name Larisa.

While in Thessaloniki, there is a lot to explore. Located in northern Greece, visitors visit the grand UNESCO World Heritage Site of Aristotelous Square, relax on the Thermaikos Gulf beaches and appreciate the delicious local cuisine. Admirers of modern architecture will also be satisfied with the iconic Helexpo Maroussi building that features its glass elevator! You can spend days shopping or exploring the city's unique landmarks, such as the White Tower or St. Demetrios Church, and remain constantly impressed by Thessaloniki's remarkable beauty. Whether you're an adventure-seeker eager to explore or to seek a place to relax, this enchanting city is sure not to disappoint.

So if you're planning to travel from Athens to Thessaloniki by train, let us help you plan it. We check thousands of destinations across, 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.

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Oct 01
Sunday
24°
$44.13
$127.27
Oct 02
Monday
23°
$44.13
$90.32
Oct 03
Tuesday
22°
$44.13
$84.16
Oct 04
Wednesday
21°
$44.13
$84.16
Oct 05
Thursday
22°
$44.13
$84.16
Oct 06
Friday
22°
$44.13
$90.32
Oct 07
Saturday
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$44.13
$79.03
Cheap tickets from Athens to Thessaloniki
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Athens to Thessaloniki.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Athens to Thessaloniki, 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.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

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 Thessaloniki.

Always check special offers

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.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

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.

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Virail Pro Tip ✌: Booking 10 days in advance save 10% on average

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $40 to $44 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 10% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Athens to Thessaloniki

The cheapest Athens - Thessaloniki 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.

Find the best day to travel to Thessaloniki by train

When travelling to Thessaloniki 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!

Carriers on this route

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.

Services on board Hellenic from Athens to Thessaloniki
Compare services on board when travelling from Athens to Thessaloniki by train.
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Athens to Thessaloniki CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
2.4kg
Bus
16.0kg
Flight
640.5kg
Car
61.8kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Athens to Thessaloniki by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Athens and Thessaloniki are 2.4kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Athens and Thessaloniki? By taking the train between Athens and Thessaloniki you will save 638.1kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 13.6kg compared to a bus and 59.4kg compared to a car.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Athens to Thessaloniki?
A train ticket from Athens to Thessaloniki is $43.47. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $39.72.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Athens to Thessaloniki?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Athens to Thessaloniki is $39.72. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Athens and Thessaloniki by train?
Athens to Thessaloniki is 188.8 mi.
How long does the train between Athens and Thessaloniki take?
Athens to Thessaloniki is on average 7 h 7 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 7 h 7 min.
Which companies operate from Athens to Thessaloniki?
The train journey from Athens to Thessaloniki is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Hellenic.
How many train connections per day go from Athens to Thessaloniki?
Athens to Thessaloniki has 5 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Athens to Thessaloniki leave?
The earliest train from Athens to Thessaloniki departs at 7:59am. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Athens to Thessaloniki depart?
The latest train from Athens to Thessaloniki departs at 6:59pm. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Athens to Thessaloniki in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $39.72 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
From which stations can I leave from Athens to Thessaloniki?
There are 1 station(s) that you can depart from Athens to go to Thessaloniki. You can go from Athens and you can arrive at Thessaloniki.
How many direct connections depart from Athens to Thessaloniki?
There are on average 5 direct connection(s) from Athens to go to Thessaloniki.
What's the fastest journey time between Athens to Thessaloniki by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Athens and Thessaloniki is 7 h 7 min.
Is there a direct train from Athens to Thessaloniki?
Yes, there is a direct train between Athens and Thessaloniki.
What are the CO2 emissions for Athens to Thessaloniki by train?
The train journey from Athens to Thessaloniki creates 2.4kg of CO2 emissions.

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