Train Thessaloniki - Athens prices from $39.72
Thessaloniki to Athens by train
The journey from Thessaloniki to Athens by train is 189.01 mi and takes 4 hr 53 min. There are 4 connections per day, with the first departure at 7:04 AM and the last at 5:10 PM. It is possible to travel from Thessaloniki to Athens by train for as little as $39.72 or as much as $44.13. The best price for this journey is $39.72.
|4 hr 53 min
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Thessaloniki to Athens Train Times
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
The train from Thessaloniki to Athens lasts on average 4 hr 53 min. There are around 4 trains that depart daily between Thessaloniki and Athens.The first one leaves at , and the last one . The comfortable InterCity Trains leave Thessaloniki every couple of hours, so you are guaranteed to get there quickly and comfortably. The average price is $42.91.
OSETrains (Hellenic trains) operates the line between Thessaloniki and Athens; 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 is some of the services OSEtrains is offering:
- 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.
- HT Card, a card offering a discount of 15 percent, and the HT Business Card will secure you a place in the VIP lounge.
- Restaurant/ Bar - You can get service in the restaurant's facility and at your seat.
- A specially trained team ready to help people with disabilities.
- Power plugs under each seat
- 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.
The central train station in Athens is busy, full of travelers coming and going. But it's also worth taking a moment to explore the area around the station. Just a few blocks away is the National Archaeological Museum, one of Greece's largest and most important museums. The museum houses an incredible collection of artifacts from the country's long history, including statues, pottery, and jewelry. And if you're looking for something to eat, there are plenty of great restaurants and cafes nearby. So whether you're just passing through or staying in Athens for a while, check out the central train station and all it has to offer.
So if you're planning to travel from Thessaloniki to 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 Thessaloniki and Athens. We'll soon be adding ferries as well, enabling you to travel to destinations Crete Island.
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Book in advance and save
If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Thessaloniki to Athens, 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 Thessaloniki to Athens.
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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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 $40.14 to $44.13 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 9% on your trip!
Best time to book cheap train tickets from Thessaloniki to Athens
The cheapest Thessaloniki - Athens train tickets can be found for as low as $15.90 if you’re lucky, or $25.08 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $37.48.
Find the best day to travel to Athens by train
When travelling to Athens 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!
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