Long Distance Trains, Athens

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    Suburban Train to the Airport

    by witness_wannabe Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Probably the second best option to reach the Airport (after an Airport Express Bus), provided you are lingering around the Larisis train station. The Metro looks like a "quicker" option, but it is not cheaper and you will be prone to switching trains. Not a big deal if you have no luggage. Fare: 6 euros one-way and 10 euros round-trip. No additional charge for the luggage. Trains depart every half-an-hour.

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    overnight train from Athens to Thessaloniki

    by Gaston1378 Written Jun 22, 2008

    If you want to book in advance by phone, you can try following number.
    ((Unfortunately, official Greek railway website doesn't provide the online booking service, but you can try to book online via RailEurope http://www.raileurope.com/us/index.htm))
    If you are in Greece, please call "1110".
    If you are not in Greece, please call
    +30 2103624402
    +30 2103624403
    +30 2103624404
    +30 2103624405
    +30 2103624406
    I tried to make a booking via phone, but I failed.

    I told them I was in Netherlands, but they asked me to call 1110 again and again.>
    The price I paid is EUR55.6 for two people in a 4 beds compartment.
    How to reach this office:
    Take metro to Larissa metro station then enter railway station.
    Pass the hall and reach platform 1 then turn left.
    The office for advance booking is at corner.

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    Athens-Peloponissos by train

    by Elena_blue Written Aug 9, 2006

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    For transportation from Athens to Peloponissos
    Try www.ose.gr for trains. Click EN on the right top corner for english language.

    In general the most expensive single ticket from Athens to somewhere in Peloponisos with train is 7,60 Euros.

    I prefer busses for myself because they are faster and more punctual on time but for you it is easier, when in Athens, to reach the railway station by metro system. The bus station at the moment is away from the city center with not a good transportation to/from there.

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    Larissa Station

    by Jmill42 Written Mar 15, 2004

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    For my journey north to Olympus, I had to catch a train from the Larissa Station. This actually turned out to be much easier than I had anticipated.

    Larissa, the metro stop, is on metro line 2.
    The exit puts you very near to the train station (only a very short walk). An interesting memory I had while taking a coffe at the attached restaurant at Larissa, was the graffitte located across the road on or near a basketball court. It SO much reminded me of Chicago. See if it reminds you of somewhere else!

    Larissa Station, from internet

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    Trains network

    by shiran_d Written Jun 14, 2003

    It was very easy and cheap to travel in and around Greece.

    I very much enjoyed my trip by train, met many people and managed to learn so much about the greek traditions,

    Trains are slow. Give enough time for your trips when planning it.

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    If you go by train, you'll be...

    by Esther75 Written Sep 12, 2002

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    If you go by train, you'll be surprised about the trainstation of Athens. It's soo small! Athens has got two stations: one for travelling to the north of Greece and one to the south. This pictures shows the one to the south. Well it's even smaller than the station in my hometown!

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    by lashr1999 Written Oct 15, 2005

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    The trains and buses in Athens are a pretty clean and cheap way to get around to some of the main sites in Athens.

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