Greece by Train

Trains - Tickets - Tours

A Travel Guide For Train Travel In Greece.

Here you will find information for Greece about trains, routes, tours, connections, where to buy train tickets, and more.

Useful Information

Population: 10.74 million

Currency: Euro

Language: Greek

Capital: Athens

Country Code: +30

Time Zone: Eastern European Time

Train Companies

The trains in Greece are operated by Train OSE.

Greece rail map

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Train Tickets

Buy your train tickets for Greece online on the Greek Railways Trainose official homepage.

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Rail Passes

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TrAIN tYPES

The major rail network in Greece is composed of the following trains:

Proastiakos (P) link suburbs to main cities

  • 2nd Class only
  • No reservations required, nor possible
  • Trains are equipped with air-conditioning and bicycle transport

InterCity (IC) connect the large cities of Thessaloniki, Dikea, Athens, and Alexandroupoli together

  • 1st and 2nd Class offered
  • Reservations required, but are free of charge
  • The train is equipped with air conditioning, a restaurant car, and bicycle transport (only from Thessaloniki to Athens)

Tréno (T) connects Athens to Alexandroupoli via Thessaloniki

  • 2nd Classes offered
  • Reservations not required
  • Trains are equipped with air conditioning and bike transport. On some services a bistro carriage is available

 

International (INT) links Greece to Northern Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Serbia

  • 1st and 2nd Classes offered
  • Reservations required, but are free of charge
  • Labeled as: INT 360/361
  • Trains are equipped with bicycle transport.

Tréno (T)

Route: Athens – Larisa – Thessaloniki – Alexandroupoli

  • 1st and 2nd Class seats offered
  • Labeled as: T600, T601

Hellas Express Train

Routes: Thessaloniki, Greece– Skopje, North Macedonia – Belgrade, Serbia

  • Reservations required:
    • Seat 3 €
    • 6-bed couchette car 6 €
    • 4-bed couchette car 9 €
  • Sleeping Carriage
    • 1, 2, and 3-bed compartments available
    • Toilets are located at the end of every coach carriage
    • Bedding is provided
  • Couchette Carriage
    • 4 and 6-bed couchette compartments available
    • Toilets are located at the end of every coach carriage
    • Bedding is provided
  • Seating Carriage
    • 2nd Class seating only
    • Toilets are located at the end of every coach carriage

Night Train 460/461

Route: Thessaloniki, Greece – Sofia, Bulgaria – Bucharest, Romania

  • Operating in the summer
  • Couchette Carriage
    • 4 and 6-bed couchettes available
    • Toilets are located at the end of every coach carriage
    • Bedding is provided
  • Seating Carriage
    • 2nd Class seating only
    • Toilets are located at the end of every coach carriage
  • Labeled as: D 1460/460, D 461/1461

Pelion Railway

Odontotos

Rack railway from Diakopto to Kalavryta

Routes

Frequently Travelled Routes In Grecce

National

From > To
Duration (h)
ChangesTransport
Athens to Pireas0:17DirectTrain
Athens to Chalkida/Chalcis1:18DirectTrain
Athens to Corinth1:03DirectTrain
Athens to Thessaloniki4:23DirectTrain
Thessaloniki to Alexandroupoli4:00DirectBus

International

From > To
Duration (h)
ChangesTransport
Thessaloniki to Skopje, North Macedonia4:03DirectTrain
Thessaloniki to Sofia, Bulgaria6:28DirectTrain
Thessaloniki to Istanbul, Turkey9:00DirectBus
Thessaloniki to Bucharest, Romania17:152Train
Piraeus to Bodrum, Turkey11:451Ferry
Patras to Ancona, Italy22:00DirectFerry
Patras to Bari, Italy15:30DirectFerry

 

Greece travel routes

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Greece: Island Hopping

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Ancient History in Italy, Albania, & Greece

Main Train Stations

  • Athens
  • Corinth
  • Thessaloniki
  • Alexandroupolis
  • Pireas
  • Chalkida

Good to know

Best Time To Travel To Greece

We recommend traveling anytime from April to mid-June, and September to October because of the wonderful weather you will experience and to avoid the large crowds. If visiting during winter, choose your destinations and islands carefully as many workers return to Athens from notable hotspots during the low season. Many hotels and restaurants may be closed.

  • High Season: July to August
  • Low Season: Late November to March

 

Accommodation In Greece

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Hostelworld

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Guidebooks For Greece

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Travel Insurance

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