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Athens to Thessaloniki by train

Journey duration 5 h 43 min
Connections per day 28
First departure 07:56
Last departure 18:22
Distance 188.9 mi

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Route Summary by train

Connections
31
Carriers
1
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TrainOSE
Duration: 5 h 36 min
Rouf - Thessaloniki
07:56 - 13:32
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TrainOSE
Duration: 4 h 36 min
Rouf - Thessaloniki
08:56 - 13:32
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TrainOSE
Duration: 4 h 10 min
Athens - Thessaloniki
09:22 - 13:32
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TrainOSE
Duration: 7 h 16 min
Rouf - Thessaloniki
09:29 - 16:45
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TrainOSE
Duration: 6 h 49 min
Rouf - Thessaloniki
09:56 - 16:45
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TrainOSE
Duration: 6 h 16 min
Rouf - Thessaloniki
10:29 - 16:45
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TrainOSE
Duration: 5 h 49 min
Rouf - Thessaloniki
10:56 - 16:45

How long is the journey from Athens to Thessaloniki by train?

The journey between Athens and Thessaloniki runs for about 188.9 mi and usually takes approximately 5 h 42 min. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 4 h 9 min. If you are trying to get from Athens to Thessaloniki as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

What time are the departures from Athens to Thessaloniki?

The first journey of the day departs from Athens at 07:56. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 18:22. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Athens and Thessaloniki. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side.

Which stations can I use on the Athens to Thessaloniki route?

In Athens, departure stations include Athens and Rouf. When you arrive in Thessaloniki, you may be able to disembark at stations such as Thessaloniki. Remember though that the exact stations served on each route can vary. Different providers may depart from and arrive at different stations. Furthermore, if you travel on an express service, the number of stations may be limited, and the exact stations served on a particular route may vary at different times of day or day of the week. Check in advance to ensure that you are departing from and arriving at a station that is convenient for your journey.

How many times a day do departures from Athens leave for Thessaloniki?

The exact number of journeys from Athens to Thessaloniki can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 30 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including TrainOSE. On particularly busy days, there can be up to 31 departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Athens to Thessaloniki. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Athens to Thessaloniki varies, but in general, you can expect to find 5 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 25 journeys with one change or more.