Delphi Transportation

  • Trans European Footpath E4 at Delphi
    Trans European Footpath E4 at Delphi
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    The bus station in Delphi.
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    Getting to Delphi

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written May 19, 2008

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    Delphi is situated 180 km from Athens.
    The Trans European Footpath E4 passes through the east end of Modern Delphi.
    You may get to Delphi by bus from Athens (3 hours, 6 times a day) for 10€, from Itea (30 minutes, 7 times a day) for 2€, from Patras (1 time a day) 9€.

    The best way – by excursion bus (like me).
    Tourist Office located at Od. Vasileon Pavlou and Frederkis. Open Mo-Fri 7.30-14.30.

    Getting to Delphi by tourist bus Trans European Footpath E4 at Delphi
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    Getting to Delphi from Athens

    by Jmill42 Updated Mar 5, 2004

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    Seeing as there are no trains to Delphi, the best way to get from Athens to the ruins is by bus. That is, unless you have a car, which I did not. Anyway, buses to Delphi leave from the not-too-easy-to-find Terminal B, at Liossion 260. You can use bus route 024 to get to the station, I used the metro-then-walk-five-miles-route. Take the bus...

    There are 6 buses to Delphi per day, and the one way trip will cost you 10 Euro. It is only about a 3 hour trip, but the bus stops for a snack and potty break anyway.

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    MERCEDES-BENZ TAXI SERVICE

    by LoriPori Written Jun 24, 2007

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    As Stephanie and Gerry were going for a day trip to Delphi, they asked Hans and I if we would like to come along. Delphi was on my list of places I really wanted to see, so I immediately said yes. So Tuesday morning, Hans and I took the local bus to Athens and met up with them at their Hotel. We were going to be driven to Delphi by Harry. He is an awesome guy who takes very good care of his customers and drives folks around in his immaculate, bright yellow Mercedes-Benz. He's a wonderful driver and funny too. We all had a great time in his Taxi. Thanks Harry for showing us around.

    Harry Hans Stephanie & Gerry
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  • Planning Delphi trip

    by crackhammer Updated May 1, 2008

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    I don't really think it makes sense to pay Euros 80 for a day trip to Delphi from Athens unless you are really lazy. Just get a bus from the bus station located by Laisson street, Athens. DON'T stop at 260, Laisson street which is an official address which is nothing but a hardware store. The bus station is located in the next alle. I was totally surprised to see such bus station. Its a quite a bit of distance so take a metro to go this bus station. (Get directions from the hotel reception) It will be advisable to get your tickets a day or two in advance. Take a bus at 7.30 so you are in Delphi by 10.30. (Ideal would be to reach Delphi on the last bus and start visiting these places early morning as soon as they open so you will avoid the heat totally) As soon as you get off from the bus station, get yourself a return booking on a bus departing at 15.30 or so (This won't be possible if you arrive by the last bus, the ticket office which is just a store, closes at about 17.00 hrs). There is extra bus on sundays at 21.30 hrs. Check this out at Athens bus station while buying the ticket if you plan to use it. 6 hours are more than enough for you to check out the museum and the archaeological site carefully. It may be a good idea to visit archaeological site first and then museum to avoid the mid day heat. Apart from these two places, there is not much to see in Delphi.
    A view of the valley from Delphi theatre is absolutely amazing. The stadium is not so appealing but museum is worth visiting.

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    Bus to the Oracle

    by johngayton Updated Dec 14, 2014

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    Travelling from the centre of Athens out to Delphi there are 6 daily departures from the bus station at Liossion ( a 10 minute walk North from Larissa Metro up Dheliyianni ) with a journey time of 3 hours and a one-way fare of 12.60 euro (Aug 2006). This is a pretty spectacular journey as you get out of Athens and up into the mountains and is broken for a break at the Erato Hotel about halfway where you can stretch your legs and grab a quick snack - read beer and cigarette in my case!

    For Bus Times see site below:

    Bus Station at Liossion Erato Hotel Break Delphi Bus Stop
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    Tiny cars for narrow roads!

    by morgane1692 Updated Feb 17, 2003

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    I saw this tiny vehicle parked along the overlook in modern Delphi. Very appropriate method of transportation, seeing how narrow the roads are up in these mountains. On the other hand, we got here on a tour bus as part of a daytrip from Athens and it was very, very nice to leave the driving to someone else, let me tell you!

    and they get even SMALLER than this!

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    Take The Train

    by johngayton Written Aug 21, 2006

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    Delphi is compact enough to walk around the main sites and the town itself but if you do feel like putting your feet up there is this little novelty road train which loops around. I didn't actually use it but I think it was free of charge when I was there though that may have been because it was May and so out-of-season.

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    Go by bus to Delphi.

    by cachaseiro Updated Sep 30, 2010

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    If you want to travel to Delphi by public transport then bus is the thing as there is no train service to Delphi.
    Delphi is linked to the major cities in Greece by bus and also to all the main towns in the are.
    The bus station is located pretty much in the center of town and you better go there and chack the times and prices as they can change very quickly.

    The bus station in Delphi.
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    HOW TO GET THERETo leave the...

    by SirRichard Written Sep 19, 2002

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    HOW TO GET THERE
    To leave the town go to the bus station, a little cafe at the very end of the main street. There is a little terrace (splendid views) where you can wait for the bus.
    There are many ways to get to Delphi. There are several local buses a day to and from Athens. The trip takes about three hours and will cost around $10. In the summer book early because space is scarce.

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    Cute Little Train

    by Sarah21683 Written Sep 8, 2004

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    There is a cute little trolley train that runs through Delphi. It is a nice break from walking up the hills. It doesn't go down every road, but it most likely runs somewhere near where you are staying. It's also a nice way to meet locals.

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    Getting to Delphi

    by matza Written Dec 25, 2002

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    Getting to Delphi
    There are many ways to get to Delphi. There are several local buses a day to and from Athens. The trip takes about three hours and will cost around $10. In the summer book early because space is scarce.

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    Public Bus from Athens to Delphi

    by mariha2912 Written Dec 14, 2014

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    Public bus system in Greece is called ÊÔÅË (KTEL). There are two main KTEL stations in Athens, one serving mostly Peloponnese and Ionian islands and some destinations on Northern Greece, and another one serving mostly Central and Northern Greece.

    The one you need is the second one, KTEL station B, located on 260 Liossion St. Actually this is the official adress but the station is not located exactly on Liossion Street but on a narrow street further back. The nearest metro/ISAP stop is the Kato Patisia one,a good 10 minutes walk away. Kato Patisia is on the Green Metro Line 1, the one starting from Piraeus and passing by popular tourist spots such as Monastiraki. Buses 701,704, 747 depart from Attikis Square and buses 024, A10 and B10 from Stathmos Larissis and drop you off on Liossion Street, 5 minutes walk away from Ktel Station. Please note that Bus 024 that used to connect Syndagma Square with Liossion Street -and is mentioned on many guidebooks- now runs a different route, there is no bus option directly from Syndagma.
    Squares Attikis and Larissis are rather ungly and out of the beatten track for an Athens visitor. Getting a taxi from city center to KTEL station maybe makes more sense and should cost no more than 10-12 euro or so (of course depending on traffic and exact peak up point- consult your hotel reception).

    In case you plan to go on Ktel Station directly from Athens airport, bus X93 is what you are looking for. Departs outside arrivals building, between Gates 3&4 and tickets are on sale from small kiosk on the spot. If kiosk is closed you have to buy tickets from bus driver, and always validate them in the orange (or gray) box inside the bus. If you don't, you may face a very large fine! Bus tickets on city center are available by kiosks, easily found on every other corner, while metro stations have manned booths and automated machines selling tickets. To use metro you must validate your ticket before embarking, on boxes standing on poles before you reach the platforms.

    Please note that in Greece, it's cash only when it comes on transport (and many other things for that matter!) . Do not rely strongly on credit cards, you can buy bus and metro tickets or pay taxi fares only on cash and it is advisable to have coins or small notes with you if possible.

    It is advisable to give KTEL station a call and check on timetables because sometimes KTEL is not updating web site on time. That said, timetable doesn't really change dramaticaly, most departure times are there for years. The one most likely to change from time to time is a late evening departure around 8PM which runs only around weekends or only on summer months.
    Here is the official website: http://www.ktel-fokidas.gr/index.php/en/delfi KTEL Fokidos is the one serving Delphi and its phone number is +30 210 831 7096 .

    Many people choose to get on a 7.30 bus to Delphi and then return to Athens on a 18.50 bus on the same evening, but this will certainly be a busy day! A single ticket costs 15.10 euros one way right now (December 2014). You can not prebook tickets through phone or internet, but you can buy return tickets on Athens station booth. In case you have to buy your return ticket in Delphi, you have to go on the bus station, located on the edge of modern town, the closer entrance to town coming from the ruins, where a large platanus (plane) tree stands. Actually it is a small tavern called ÅÍ ÄÅËÖÏÉÓ -IN DELPHI that serves as the bus station right now.

    It is advisable to buy your tickets at least half an hour in advance from Delphi station, especially during summer months and/or Fridays,Sundays,Mondays and on/around Greek Bank Days/Holidays. Keep your ticket on you at all times. There are often numerous inspections during the trip and again a large fine applies if you don't present a ticket.

    While there is no pick up option when traveling from Athens to Delphi, traveling the other way around the bus makes a stop by Kato Patisia ISAP/Metro. If you need to disembark there, you need to notify bus people while in Delphi, so that they store your laggages on the right hand site underneath compartment. This is crucial because the bus stops across Kato Patisia metro on a busy road and the left hand side compartment can not be opened into traffic.

    Nowdays KTEL buses are modern, comfortable and air-conditioned and tickets come with numbered seats to avoid confusion. The trip from Athens to Delphi lasts about 3 hours depending on traffic conditions. The bus makes some short stops to drop off/ collect people on a couple of towns on the way and there is a 10 minutes break on Hotel Erato outside Livadia town. There you can disembark and take your time to have a smoke, buy a snack, go to toilet. Just have in mind that Livadia is located rather nearer Delphi than Athens, and so this stop is done when 3/4 of the distance coming from Athens is covered or 1/4 of the distance coming from Delphi.

    Have a safe journey!

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    How to connect between Delphi and Meteora

    by mariha2912 Written Dec 14, 2014

    Delphi and Meteora are both very popular destinations and people often want to connect from one to the other. I need to point out that there is no direct link on public transport.
    That said, connections are easy in practice just time consuming and not frequent, only one or two per day.

    There are two options:

    Option One : Buses .
    Delphi>Amfissa>Lamia>Trikala>Kalambaka or v.v.

    There is one bus departure per day usually from Delphi to Thessaloniki, stopping of intermediate stops such as Lamia, Larissa etc. A bus swap in Amfissa is always required. http://www.ktel-fokidas.gr/index.php/en/delfi/delfi-lamia-delfi . You can be dropped off on one of those destinations, usually Lamia, then get an other bus to Trikala and finally a local bus to Kalambaka http://ktel-trikala.gr/?module=default&pages_id=28&lang=en Reverse procedure is followed from Meteora/Kalambaka to Delphi of course

    Option Two: Buses and Train (and maybe taxi) .
    Delphi>Levadia>(Palaeofarsala>)Kalambaka

    The bus heading from Delphi to Athens http://www.ktel-fokidas.gr/index.php/en/delfi/delfi-athina-delfi makes a stop to disembark passangers in Levadia city center. On the outskirts of Levadia there is a train station where one can take a passing train towards Kalambaka. The tricky parts here are two: a) The bus from Delphi passes nowhere near said train station, so you need to make your own way from Levadia center to said station (there used to be some local buses running between those two on irregular hours, most likely a taxi ride is required) and b) In most cases the train link is not direct. A train change on Paleofarsala is required and waiting time might be from a few minutes to several hours. The good news are that one can research train schedules online in advance here: http://www.trainose.gr/en
    Connecting from Meteora/Kalambaka area, the same procedure can be followed in reverse.

    Enjoy your trip!

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    Bus

    by lina112 Written May 17, 2005

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    I went by bus, it´s 2 hours and 30 minutes from Athens. A day trip to Delphi include return bus from Athens, entrance to the museum and lunch.

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