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 from Athens International Airport to Important Transportation Hubs in Athens

Below, we give few options on how to travel from Athens International Airport (Eleftherios Venizelos) to different locations and transportation hubs of Athens:

Central Athens: Take the Metro line 3 (Blue line) direct to Syntagma, or the Suburban Train (1 train every hour, first train departs 06:09 am, last 22:50 pm) or catch the public bus line X95.

Larissa (or Larissis) Athens Train Station: Take the Metro Line 3 (Blue line) to Syntagma Station and there change to Line 2 (Red line) to Larissa Station. You may also take the Suburban Train (same as above) from the airport, it goes straight to Larissa train station.

Piraeus Port: Metro Line 3 (Blue line) to Monastiraki Station and there change to Line 1 (Green line) to Piraeus port, the Suburban Train (1 train per hour first train depart 06:09 am, last 22:50 pm) or take the Bus Line X96.

Liosion Bus Terminal (KTEL): Liosion Bus Terminal is the bus station you need to be in order to take a (KTEL) bus to travel north of Athens. If that’s the case then take the Bus Line X93.

Important notice: From 2017 and on, Athens public transport ticketing system transitioned from the traditional paper ticket to a modern paperless ticket with the usage of smart cards (similar to London’s Oyster cards). If you are planning to travel to in Athens during 2018 9, then you should definitely check the Athens Transport Tickets and Cards, for the latest updates on how to buy and use this new form of the electronic ticket on all major Athens public transportation means.

Taxis from Athens International Airport to central Athens should cost around 38.00€ Euros (05:00 am till 23:59 pm) and 54.00€ Euros (00:00 am till 04:59 am). The taxi price quotes above are indicative and may vary depending your destination or traffic.

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.

So, for example, if you arrive at Athens International Airport and want to get to the central train station of Athens 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.

Athens Suburban Railway MapAt 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!

Athens Metro Map

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!

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Train schedules from Athens (Larissa Station) to Kalambaka

TRAIN EMBARK DISEMBARK DEPARTURE ARRIVAL DURATION
884 Athens Kalambaka 07:20 11:31 4h 11m Direct
56
886
Athens
Paleofarsalos
Paleofarsalos
Kalambaka
15:22
18:20
17:51
19:16
3h 54m
Changes:1
58
888
Athens
Paleofarsalos
Paleofarsalos
Kalambaka
18:22
21:00
20:51
21:56
3h 34m
Changes:1
600
880
Athens
Paleofarsalos
Paleofarsalos
Kalambaka
23:50
03:10
02:55
04:06
4h 16m
Changes:1

Train schedules from Kalambaka to Athens (Larissa Station)

TRAIN EMBARK DISEMBARK DEPARTURE ARRIVAL DURATION
881
51
Kalambaka
Paleofarsalos
Paleofarsalos
Athens
07:00
08:07
07:57
10:24
3h 24m
Changes: 1
883
53
Kalambaka
Paleofarsalos
Paleofarsalos
Athens
09:28
10:59
10:25
13:24
3h 56m
Changes:1
885 Kalambaka Athens 17:15 21:25 4h 10m
Direct

Bus schedules from Athens to Meteora

departure from ATHENS arrival
Mon
Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun to TRIKALA to KALAMPAKA
07.00 07.00 07.00 07.00 07.00 07.00 07.00 12.00 13.00
10.30 10.30 10.30 10.30 10.30 10.30 10.30 15.00 16.00
13.30 13.30 13.30 13.30 13.30 13.30 13.30 18.00 19.00
15.30 15.30 15.30 15.30 15.30 15.30 15.30 20.00 21.00
17.00
21.30 22.15
18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 22.30 23.30
19.00 23.30
21.00 21.00 21.00 21.00 21.00 21.00 21.00 01.30

Bus schedules from Meteora to Athens

departure from KALAMPAKA departure from TRIKALA to ATHENS
arrival to ATHENS
05.45 07.00 11.30
09.00 10.00 14.30
12.00 13.00 17.30
14.00 15.30 20.00
17.15 18.30 23.00
23.30 01.00 (except Sunday) 05.00

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