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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.

Lowest Price$39.72
Journey Duration4 hr 53 min
Connection per Day4
Lowest Price$39.72
Highest Price$44.13
First Departure7:04 AM
Last Departure5:10 PM
Distance189.01 mi
DepartureThessaloniki
ArrivalAthens
CarriersHellenic

Thessaloniki to Athens Train Times

Departure date
Thursday, Feb 29, 2024

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:

  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 can get service 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.

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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Cheap train tickets from Thessaloniki to Athens
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Thessaloniki to Athens.

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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Thessaloniki to Athens CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
21.29kg
Bus
22.81kg
Flight
60.84kg
Car
48.67kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Thessaloniki to Athens by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Thessaloniki and Athens are 21.29kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Thessaloniki and Athens? By taking the train between Thessaloniki and Athens you will save 39.55kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.52kg compared to a bus and 27.38kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Thessaloniki to Athens?
A train ticket from Thessaloniki to Athens is $42.91. 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 Thessaloniki to Athens?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Thessaloniki to Athens 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 Thessaloniki and Athens by train?
Thessaloniki to Athens is 189.01 mi.
How long does the train between Thessaloniki and Athens take?
Thessaloniki to Athens is on average 4 hr 53 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 hr 53 min.
How many train connections per day go from Thessaloniki to Athens?
Thessaloniki to Athens has 4 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Thessaloniki to Athens leave?
The earliest train from Thessaloniki to Athens departs at 7:04 AM. 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 Thessaloniki to Athens depart?
The latest train from Thessaloniki to Athens departs at 5:10 PM. 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 Thessaloniki to Athens 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 Thessaloniki to Athens?
There are 4 station(s) that you can depart from Thessaloniki to go to Athens. You can go from Thessaloniki Airport Makedonia, Thessalonique, Thessaloniki Monastiriou and Thessaloniki Central Bus Station Makedonia and you can arrive at Athens, Athens Akominatou str. and Bus stop Athens.
How many direct connections depart from Thessaloniki to Athens?
There are on average 4 direct connection(s) from Thessaloniki to go to Athens.
What's the fastest journey time between Thessaloniki to Athens by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Thessaloniki and Athens is 4 hr 53 min.
Is there a direct train from Thessaloniki to Athens?
Yes, there is a direct train between Thessaloniki and Athens.
What are the CO2 emissions for Thessaloniki to Athens by train?
The train journey from Thessaloniki to Athens creates 21.29kg of CO2 emissions.

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