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How to get to Halkidiki

How to get to Halkidiki

How to get to Halkidiki

a. By car:


You are able to drive to Halkidiki through the existing road network. The beauty of Halkidiki is extraordinary and having your own car is the best way for you to explore every edge. In this way you could reach places that are not covered by any public transportation by locals or tours.
Though you can also travel on the internal part of Halkidiki by bus of KTEL Halkidikis with very often regular routes between most of the areas. Below we provide you some of the most common distance routes you should be aware of if you choose to travel to Halkidiki by car.

- Poligyros: 61 km from Thessaloniki
- Ouranoupoli: 65 km from Poligyros
- Polichrono: 61 km from Poligyros
- Vourvourou: 53 km from Poligyros

b. By bus:


An easy way to travel in the inner part of or to Halkidiki without any concern about not using car is by bus of KTEL Halkidiki which has very frequent services every day.

Also we have to mention that there are regular routes to Halkidiki from Thessaloniki and Athens as well.

We provide you the telephone numbers of the offices of KTEL Halkidikis.

- KTEL Halkidikis Station Office in Poligiros (Halkidiki): +30 23710 22309
- KTEL Halkidikis Station Office in Thessaloniki: +30 2310 316555 & +30 2310 316565
- KTEL Halkidikis Station Office in Athens: +30 210 5134588

c. By plane:


Halkidiki doesn’t have its own airport. Though the International Makedonia Airport is nearest airport located only 16 km away from the centre of Thessaloniki and serves visitors who want to travel by plane.

For any information you will possibly need you can call the number below:

International "Makedonia" Airport of Thessaloniki Information Office: +30 2310 230240

d. By train:

THESSALONIKI- SOFIA- THESSALONIKI

 

Timetable

TRAIN 360/ 361

(LocalTime)

Train Arrival Departure Station Arrival Departure Train
600/360 6:55 Thessaloniki 22:22
8:56 9:50 Strimon 19:25 20:20
10:05 Promachon gr. 19:10
10:10 10:50 Kulata gr. 18:25 19:05
10:31 10:32 Gen.Todorov * 18:41 18:42
10:41 10:43 Sandanski 18:31 18:32
11:36 11:38 Blagoevgrad 17:37 17:38
12:06 12:07 Dupnica 17:09 17:10
12:46 12:47 Radomir 16:29 16:30
13:01 13:02 Pernik 16:09 16:10
13:27 13:28 Gorna Banja *
13:38 13:39 Zah.fabrika * 15:35 15:36
13:45 Sofia 15:00 361/601

* Stops only for domestic passengers

Sale of international tickets in stations: SofiaBlagoevgrad and Sandanski

Please note that until further notice, the line section Strimon to Kulata and Kulata to Strimon will be operated by bus.

 

Fares

Route

Indicative prices in Euros (€)

One way

Return

Thessaloniki – Sofia 16.80 33.60
Thessaloniki – Blagoevgrad 11.60 23.20
Thessaloniki – Sandanski 8.80 17.60

The international one way tickets are valid for 15 days and the return tickets are valid for 1 month.

Reserving a seat is mandatory. There is a seat reservation fee per passenger, added to the ticket’s price, as follows:

  • One way tickets: 1.00 €
  • Return tickets and City Star: 0.50 € each way
  • Eurail, Interail, Balkan Flexipass tickets etc: 1.00 € each way
  • Special Offer tickets (25 €): no extra fees (0€)

Children aged 4-12 and children aged below 4, for whom a separate seat is requested, are charged half the going adult rate. Children aged below 4 travel free of charge.

Groups consisting of 6 people or more are entitled to a 20% discount (2 children aged 4-12 are considered 1 adult).

Small groups of passengers, consisting of at least 1 adult and 1 child and no more than 5 adults and 1 child (2 children are considered 1 adult) are being charged the special CityStar price, agreed between the two countries. CityStar entails, as well, special prices, addressed to students, ISIC (International Student Identity Card) holders.This bilateral offer  is valid on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays every week.

Typical CityStar prices on the route Thessaloniki- Sofia- Thessaloniki:

  • 2 people pay 38.40 Euros in total
  • 4 people pay 64 Euros in total
  • 2 students pay 19.10 Euros in total
  • 4 students pay 48.50 Euros in total

A special price of 25 Euros for return tickets is also available on the route Thessaloniki- Sofia, provided the ticket was purchased at least 15 days prior to travel. The offer is available for a limited number of seats.

International tickets Eurail, Interail, BalkanFlexipass, etc may be used and are charged the seat reservation fee.

 

 

THESSALONIKI- SKOPJE- BELGRADE- SKOPJE- THESSALONIKI

Timetable (from 01.06.2017 until 09.12.2017)

TRAIN 335/334 “HELLAS”

 

(Local Time)

Train Arrival Departure Station Arrival Departure Train
335 18.35 Beograd 07.46
18.55 18.56 Rakovica 07.25 07.26
19.44 19.45 Mladenovac 06.35 06.36
20.04 20.05 Palanka 06.15 06.16
20.14 20.14 Velika Plana 06.04 06.05
20.29 20.39 Lapovo 05.35 05.45
21.08 21.09 Jagodina 05.13 05.14
21.17 21.18 Cuprija 05.04 05.05
21.24 21.25 Paraćin 04.57 04.58
21.53 21.54 Stalać 04.37 04.38
23.02 23.17 Niš 03.19 03.29
00.01 00.02 Leskovac 02.34 02.35
01.16 01.16 Vladicin Han 01.20 01.20
01.48 01.49 Vranje 00.52 00.53
02.25 03.01 Preševo 23.43 00.16
03.14 03.40 Tabanovci 22.59 23.29
03.49 03.50 Kumanovo 22.49 22.50
04.20 04.45 Skopje 21.54 22.19
05.25 05.26 Veles 21.12 21.13
05.46 05.46 Gradsko 20.51 20.51
06.05 06.06 Negotino Vardar 20.32 20.33
06.20 06.21 Demir Kapija 20.18 20.18
06.37 06.37 Miravci 20.02 20.02
06.51 07.23 Gevgelija (HEC)* 19.16 19.48
08.28 09.00 Idomeni (HEOr)* 19.37 20.11
10.05 Thessaloniki 18.30 334

*time change

Please note that until further notice, the line section Thessaloniki to Gevgelija and Gevgelija to Thessaloniki will be operated by bus, and the accompanied cars service will not be offered

 

Fares

Route Indicative ticket prices in Euros (€)
One way Return Wagon Lit Transportation (Extra price)
Thessaloniki – Beograd 33.8 54,1 8
Thessaloniki –  Nis 22.2 35.5 8
Thessaloniki – Skopje 12.2 19.5
Thessaloniki – Veles 10 16

The international one way tickets are valid for 15 days and the return tickets for 1 month.

Children aged 4-12 and children aged below 4, for whom a separate seat is requested, are charged half the going adult rate. Children aged below 4 travel free of charge.

In Serbian Railways routes (SV), children aged below 6 travel free of charge

Groups consisting of 6 people or more are entitled to a 20% discount (2 children aged 4-12 are considered 1 adult).

There is no seat reservation fee levied on International tickets Eurail, Interrail, BalkanFlexipass.

 

 

THESSALONIKI- SOFIA- BUCHAREST- SOFIA- THESSALONIKI

 

Timetable (from 02.06.2017, SUMMER 2017)

TRAIN 1460-460/461-1461

 

(LocalTime)

Train Arrival Departure Station Arrival Departure Train
23:10 Thessaloniki 6:31
0:41 0:56 Strimon 4:43 4:58
Promachon gr.
1:17 2:10 Kulata gr. 3:10 4:23
2:20 2:21 Gen.Todorov
2:32 2:34 Sandanski 2:50 2:51
3:29 3:31 Blagoevgrad 01:55 01:56
3:59 4:00 Dupnica 1:27 1:28
4:41 4:42 Radomir 0:47 0:48
4:57 4:59 Pernik 0:28 0:29
5:26 5:35 Goma Banya
5:43 5:44 Zah.fabrika 23:55 23:56
5:50 Sofia 23:50 1461
460 9:00 Sofia 22:25
10:28 10:29 Mezdra 20:53 20:55
11:02 11:03 Cerven Bryag 20:17 20:18
11:47 11:48 Pleven 19:38 19:39
12:16 12:17 Levski 19.10 19:11
12:55 13:10 Gorna Oriahovitca 18:28 18:33
15:05 16:10 Ruse 15:35 16:30
16:35 16:58 Giurgiu Nord 14:45 15:10
18:05 18:06 Videle 13:38 13:39
18:58 Bucuresti 12:45 461

*Train 1460/460 Thessaloniki – Sofia– Bucharest: service operates only every Sunday (Departure from Thessaloniki every Sunday, 04.06, 11.06, 18.06, 25.06, 02.07, 09.07, 16.07, 23.07, 30.07, 06.08, 13.08, 20.08, 27.08, 03.09, 10.09, 17.09, 24.09 & 01.10.2017).

*Train 461/1461 Bucharest– Sofia – Thessaloniki: service operates only every Friday (Departure from Bucharest every Friday, 02.06, 09.06, 16.06, 23.06, 30.06, 07.07, 14.07, 21.07, 28.07, 04.08, 11.08, 18.08, 25.08, 01.09, 08.09, 15.09, 22.09 & 29.09. 2017).

 

Fares

Route Indicative ticket prices in Euros (€)
One way Return
Thessaloniki – Sofia 16.80 33.60
Thessaloniki – Bucharest 39.80 79.60

 

Route Supplements prices in Euros (€) (extra)
Wagon couchettes Wagon Lit
Bc Ac Tourist Double Single
Thessaloniki – Sofia 9,40 14,00
Thessaloniki – Bucharest 13,40 20,00 22,00 33,00 77,00

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