How to travel from Blagoevgrad to Athens

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Travel Information between Blagoevgrad and Athens

distanceDistance280 miles (451 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$49 - $82
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $49 (€45) • 9 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $82 (€76) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesArda Tur or Aegean Airlines

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 280 miles (451 km) from Blagoevgrad to Athens. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $49 (€45). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Arda Tur or Aegean Airlines among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Blagoevgrad to Athens.

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Travel from Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria to Athens, Greece is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Athens from Blagoevgrad restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Bulgaria.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Athens, Greece from Blagoevgrad?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Athens, Greece?

The government of Greece has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The above information was last verified on 8/3/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Blagoevgrad and Athens closer to your planned date of departure here.

The current restriction level for returning to Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria from Greece is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria from Athens, Greece?

Reentering Bulgaria is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Greece

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Blagoevgrad from Athens?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Bulgaria must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 7/28/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Blagoevgrad from Athens here.

There are 4 ways that you can travel from Blagoevgrad to Athens. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Athens from Blagoevgrad is by taking a bus with an average price of $49 (€45).

This is compared to other travel options to Athens:

A bus is $33 (€31) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Blagoevgrad to Athens costing on average $82 (€76).

Taking a bus is about $25 (€23) less than taking a train, which costs on average $73 (€68) for this trip.

The quickest way to travel between Blagoevgrad and Athens is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Athens by bus can take on average 9 h 50 min.

In comparison, getting to Athens by train can take on average 0 h 0 min.

The distance from Blagoevgrad to Athens is approximately 280 miles (451 km).

The average frequency per day from Blagoevgrad to Athens is:

  • 9 buses per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Blagoevgrad to Athens as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Blagoevgrad to Athens:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Blagoevgrad, Avtogara (Благоевград, Автогара) and arrive in Athens, Sidirodromon (Αθήνα, Σιδηροδρόμων).

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Blagoevgrad to Athens, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Arda Tur for buses to Athens. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Arda Tur Blagoevgrad to Athens tickets on Omio for $49 (€45).
  • Aegean Airlines can take you to Athens by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Aegean Airlines from Blagoevgrad to Athens for $82 (€76).
Looking to extend your trip from Blagoevgrad to Athens? Many Omio customers who go from Blagoevgrad to Athens usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Rome, Paris or Berlin. If you're looking to explore Rome, Paris or Berlin from Athens, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When planning your trip from Blagoevgrad to Athens, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $49 (€45) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing $82 (€76) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $73 (€68) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Blagoevgrad to Athens online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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