Trains in Greece
Your Interrail Pass gives you access to trains and ferries across Greece and its islands. Be prepared for stunning views along the way! Greece is currently not connected by rail from other countries because of operational issues. It is, however, possible to take a ferry from Italy to Greece. Also check out the Greek Island pass for more possibilities.
Train types in Greece
The Greek railway company Hellenic Train operates services between some of the country's main cities, including Athens and Thessaloniki. Find train times on the Hellenic Train website.
- Route Map
- Domestic Trains
- International night trains
Domestic trains in Greece
Interrail Pass holders can travel on all Hellenic trains. Interrailers only have to pay the InterCity (IC) train supplements and any additional fees. Check out our timetable or the Hellenic train website for more information.
- Athens – Larissa – Thessaloniki
- Larissa – Thessaloniki
- Larissa – Volos
- Athens – Kalambaka
- Reservations required (but free of charge).
- Suburban railway
- Connects major urban centres to the suburbs.
- Available in Athens, Thessaloniki and Patras.
- Reservations not required.
Bicycles are allowed as check-in luggage on certain trains. Please check at the train stations if any fees apply.
Currently, there is no international train traffic from Thessaloniki to North Macedonia, Bulgaria or Turkey. At the moment, it is not known yet when services will start running again.
- Domestic routes
- Scenic routes
- Ferry Routes
|Route||InterCity travel times|
|Athens to Thessaloniki||4h 40m|
|Athens to Larissa||3h|
|Larissa to Thessaloniki||1h 35m|
|Athens to Patras (Partially by bus)||2h 55m|
|Athens to Kalambaka||4h 21m|
Scenic train routes in Greece
The Pelion train
A steam train travels from Ano Lehonia to Milies, up the spectacular Mount Pelion.
The journey lasts 1.5 hours, including a 15-minute break.
The Rack Railway
A rack railroad from Diakofto to Kalavryta takes you through the gorgeous Vouraikos Gorge.
The journey lasts approximately 1 hour.
International ferry routes from Greece to Italy
Interrail Pass holders with a Pass valid in both Greece and Italy get FREE and discounted ferry travel to Italy on the following routes:
Patras/Igoumenitsa to Ancona/Bari/Venice
Corfu - Ancona/Bari/Venice (summer only)
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Tips and tricks for Greece
Spelling of names in Greece
The spelling of Greek towns might differ from what you're used to. Here is the local spelling of popular places in Greece:
Athina = Athens
Iráklio = Heraklion
Kérkyra = Corfu
Pátra = Patras
Pireás = Piraeus
Go the Last Mile
Found yourself at the end of the line but not at your destination? When public transportation ends, it's time to take matters into your own hands: rent a car for the last kilometers!
Interrailers get up to a 15% discount on all Avis retail prices.
You can find more information in the Terms & Conditions.
Greece Travel by train through the Greek mainland. Find out where to go and what to see! Also keep up to date with important Greek rail updates.
Greek islands itineraries Travelling with Interrail doesn't mean you have to stick to the train tracks - explore the Greek Islands by ferry!
Island hopping in Greece What could be better than island hopping through Greece? Use your Interrail Greek Islands Pass to explore mountains, beaches and ancient ruins, just for starters.
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