The only reasonable way someone can get from Meteora to Delphi is by bus. Yes, we know, there is also a train that can get you up to a point but really, it is not worth it!
Now that we've cleared this out let's move on to your different options. There are two ways one can get to Delphi and it all goes down on the day of your travel.
First Option: Direct bus!
The easiest and, by far, the fastest way to do this is by taking the bus from Trikala to Patras, which makes a stop at Amfissa, just ten minutes aways from Delphi. It is a direct bus but it only operates on the following dates:
Keep in mind that these routes start from Trikala and you have to take a bus from Kalampaka at least 45 minutes earlier to be on them. To catch this bus, you can take the 14:00 bus from Kalampaka on Thursdays and Fridays and the 14:15 bus on Sundays.
As you can see, you are quite limited on the days you can take it, which brings us to the second (and more common) option.
Second Option: Change buses
This option requires you to change buses at Lamia, which is on the way from Meteora to Athens. You can get to Lamia by getting on the bus from Trikala to Athens, which stops there. You can see all bus lines from Trikala to Athens on the table below:
The drive to Lamia will take approximately 2 hours. From there you can take one of the following routes to Delphi.
Again, you will need to take the bus from Kalampaka to Trikala first, which takes about 45 minutes.
All the above takes a long time of waiting, upping the travel time to 7-8 hours!
Third Option: Let us handle everything!
If you prefer not to bother yourself with trip logistics, then you can join our 3 Days Tour from Athens to Meteora and Delphi and let us worry about everything! We will book you all the tickets needed, the hotel in Meteora and two activities here. We will even brief you on how exactly you will get from Meteora to Delphi on the third day, making your trip as hassle free as it gets!
Summing it up
Smiply put, your options are:
If it is a Thursday, Friday or Sunday the best option would be to take the 14:00 or 14:15 bus from Kalampaka to Trikala and then take the 15:00 bus from Trikala to Patras, stopping at Amfissa.
On any other day, the only reasonable route to take is the 12:45 one from Lamia to Delphi, unless you don't mind arriving there after 10:00 PM. To do this you should:
- Take the 8:00 AM bus from Kalampaka to Trikala.
- Take the 9:00 AM bus from Trikala to Athens, stopping at Lamia.
- Take the 12:45 bus from Lamia to Delphi.
As you can see, the difference in durationis great, so plan accordingly!