Athens to Plovdiv by train

Travel from Athens (Greece) to Plovdiv (Bulgaria) by train (472km): schedule and information to the train connection. Compare fares and buy your ticket.

To travel by train from Athens in Greece to Plovdiv in Bulgaria, the main route is from Thessaloniki (Greece) to Sofia (Bulgaria).

Your travel route could be like that.

472 km

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[b]How to use the following information:[/b] we show you the best routes and where to buy tickets. On longer routes you may need more than one ticket. Book your tickets step by step as explained. If you have questions about the route from Athens to Plovdiv, please ask in our forum. Of course, sometimes there are as well other travel routes possible.

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connections : popular connections travelled by other users

Plovdiv - Athens / Athens - Burgas / Athens - Ruse / Thessaloniki - Sofia / Thessaloniki - Burgas / Thessaloniki - Plovdiv / Thessaloniki - Varna / Larissa - Sofia / Patras - Sofia

1 Athens (Greece) - Thessaloniki (Greece) - Plovdiv (Bulgaria)

The route consist of more than one step. You have to buy more than one train ticket.

1a Travelling from Athens (Greece) to Thessaloniki (Greece)

To travel by train from Athens to Thessaloniki, use one of the direct IC connections for day travel. There are usually five IC connections per day with a journey time of 5:30 h.
The ticket price for a one-way journey starts from about EUR 35 in second class.

There is one overnight train available with a journey time of about 7 h. Ticket prices start from EUR 20.

Buy your train tickets online via the given booking link bellow.

Buy your ticket from Athens to Thessaloniki here.

Buy the train ticket at a railway station. Note: in some countries you have to pay a service fee at the ticket counter. The ticket can be purchased at a station in the country of departure, also sometimes in other countries.

The following links could be interesting for you.

train types: Train types you are likely to travel with.
Inter City (IC)

night trains: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
T 600 Athens - Alexandroupoli / T 601 Alexandroupoli - Athens

train company:
OSE TRAINOSE

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Thessaloniki - Athens

1b Travelling from Thessaloniki (Greece) to Plovdiv (Bulgaria)

If you want to travel from Greece to Bulgaria by train, buy your train ticket locally at the train station in Thessaloniki. There are no online tickets available.

There are two rail connections between Greece and Bulgaria, however only the line from Thessaloniki to Sofia via the Strimon/Kulata border crossing is open at the moment.

Buy your ticket from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv here.

Buy the train ticket at a railway station. Note: in some countries you have to pay a service fee at the ticket counter. The ticket can be purchased at a station in the country of departure, also sometimes in other countries.

The following links could be interesting for you.

train types: Train types you are likely to travel with.
Tréno (T)

night trains: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
D 1460/460 Thessaloniki - Bucharest

train company:
BDZ Български държавни железници / OSE TRAINOSE

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Plovdiv - Thessaloniki / Athens - Sofia / Athens - Plovdiv / Thessaloniki - Sofia / Kalabaka - Sofia / Patras - Sofia

search for train times here: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
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