Athens is the capital of Greece and from it, you have plenty of options to reach Meteora. Choose between train, bus or car in order to get from Athens to Meteora and discover this amazing place!
Getting a train from Athens to Meteora
Thanks to the Metro system getting a train to Meteora is most probably the easiest way to go. No matter where you are, there will be a metro station nearby and once you are in there, getting to the train station is easy as pie.
If you arrive at Athens by plane and want to get to the train station you can follow these easy steps:
- Get into the Metro (Athens Airport Station – Blue line). The ticket for the metro from the airport costs 8 Euro.
- Change line at Syntagma station and get to the red line heading to Anthoupoli
- Get off at Larissa Station, which is the central train station of Greece.
At the Train station, you can board the train to Kalampaka, which is the city below Meteora. Kalampaka is a terminal station, meaning that if you get on a direct train you won’t have to worry about getting off at the right station. It will be the last one!
Take a look at our train trips from Athens to Meteora here!
Please take into consideration that some train routes change to Paleofarsalos station. You should be aware if your train is a direct one or not.
Getting a bus from Athens to Meteora
Getting a bus to Meteora is a bit more tricky than getting a train. The bus station is located near Kato Patissia (green line) station. There are a few ways to reach it.
- From any metro line, change at Monastiraki station and get into Green line heading to Kifissia.
- Get off at Kato Patisssia station and either walk about 1km to the bus station or get a taxi to get you there. The taxi should cost 3.20 Euro plus any extra charges for arriving at a bus station but it won’t go over 5 Euro.
- If you are going to get a taxi then you should tell the driver to get you to Liossion Station and not Athens bus station.
- At the bus station, you should get a bus to Trikala, which is the big city near Kalampaka and Meteora. Once you get to Trikala you can catch a bus to Kalampaka.
Driving from Athens to Meteora
Driving to Meteora from Athens is easy with some exceptions. Most probably the hardest part of the trip is getting out of Athens, especially during rush hour. Once you are out of the city, you will enter the highway E75. Continue on this road until you reach Lamia city, where you should take the exit to Lamia/Karditsa/Trikala. There comes the second hard part of the road, which is getting uphill and downhill Domokos mountain range. It takes about one hour to get on and off but there are plenty of turns, so drive carefully. After you get off Domokos, follow the road signs to Karditsa, then to Trikala and lastly to Kalampaka.
It is highly recommended that you have a GPS on board so there is no way of getting lost.
If you have a smartphone and have google maps enabled, then you can use our interactive map of Meteora to get directions from your place to your hotel here easily.
That’s it! Welcome to Meteora! We would be glad to have you come by our offices and get to meet you in person!