Thessaloniki to Athens bus

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Thessaloniki - Athens Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Thessaloniki to Athens. Traveling by bus from Thessaloniki to Athens usually takes around 24 hours and 47 minutes, but the fastest Union Ivkoni bus can make the trip in 18 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance188 mi (303 km)
Shortest duration18h 30m
Cheapest price$95.55
Most frequent serviceUnion Ivkoni
Bus lines1

What bus companies travel from Thessaloniki to Athens?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Thessaloniki to Athens. Union Ivkoni is the one bus line that serves this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different scheduled times to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Union Ivkoni21d 0h 47m$117.05
  • Union Ivkoni was founded in Bulgaria in 1992 and quickly expanded its operations throughout Europe. Popular routes include both shorter travels within one country and long-haul international trips. Their reliable buses offer amenities to make your trip comfortable, including air conditioning, extra legroom, and power outlets. Union Ivkoni usually operates 2 trips per day on the route from Thessaloniki to Athens, and the trip usually takes 24 hours and 47 minutes to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 24 hours and 47 minutes to cover the 303 kilometers from Thessaloniki to Athens. However, the fastest bus only takes 18 hours and 30 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Travel trends tend to vary greatly for bus trips from Thessaloniki to Athens."

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 1:00am. To see the times for all buses from Thessaloniki to Athens, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Thessaloniki to Athens. However, neither bus offers direct service, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to transfer buses during the trip.

City Information

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Thessaloniki?

Main departure station: Bus Station KTEL

Thessaloniki has two bus stations with service to Athens.

All bus stations in Thessaloniki:

  • Bus Station KTEL

  • Monastiriou Bus Stop

Where does the bus arrive in Athens?

Main arrival station: Pl. Karaiskaki 2

All buses from Thessaloniki arrive at one main station in Athens.

Bus stations in Athens:

  • Pl. Karaiskaki 2

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