Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
The train from Thessaloniki to Athens lasts on average 4 h 42 min. There are around 4 trains that depart daily between Thessaloniki and Athens.The first one leaves at 10:08, and the last one 18:15. The comfortable InterCity Trains leave Thessaloniki every couple of hours, so you are guaranteed to get there quickly and comfortably. The average price is $ 43.90.
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.
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