Sofia to Thessaloniki by train

Travel from Sofia (Bulgaria) to Thessaloniki (Greece) by train (232km): schedule and information to the train connection. Compare fares and buy your ticket.

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

Your travel route could be like that.

232 km

[b]Your train tickets and reservations at the best price/fares.[/b] Scroll down, read the details and make use of the booking links.

[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 Sofia to Thessaloniki, 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

Thessaloniki - Sofia / Sofia - Alexandroupoli / Sofia - Patras / Sofia - Corfu / Burgas - Athens / Burgas - Thessaloniki / Plovdiv - Athens / Plovdiv - Thessaloniki / Varna - Athens

1 Sofia (Bulgaria) - Thessaloniki (Greece)

1a Travelling from Sofia (Bulgaria) to Thessaloniki (Greece)

If you want to travel from Bulgaria to Greece by train, buy your train ticket locally at a train station in Bulgaria. You will find international ticket counters at the train stations of larger cities (Sofia, Plovdiv, Burgas, Varna). At many stations, international tickets are sold at specific ticket offices, called RILA agencies, which are separate from the domestic ticket offices. There are no online tickets available.

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

Buy your ticket from Sofia 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.
International Vlak (международни влак) (IV)

night trains: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
D 461/1461 Bucharest - Thessaloniki

train company:
BDZ Български държавни железници / OSE TRAINOSE

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

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

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