The trains in Greece

 

Traveling by train to Meteora can be incredibly scenic. You can see cities, mountains, and rivers passing in front of your eyes. Traveling by train is just an all-around better, more relaxing experience than its air and car counterparts. While those are mainly about getting from point A to point B, trains are about the ride. Hopping by air from one city to another is hard to get under the skin of a destination.

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Crossing a country – or a continent – by train, is a journey through its landscapes and, as Hemingway said, it is the journey that matters. Trains are more energy-efficient per passenger mile than planes or cars, making them one of the most eco-friendly transportation options around (short of walking or riding your bike!). Carbon emissions from trains are less damaging to the environment than those of airplanes because train emissions are not released directly into the upper atmosphere. As a bonus, the relative energy-efficiency of trains means that the industry is less vulnerable to increases in fuel prices — making train fares more stable in an unstable economy.

 

Find train information by clicking on the interactive map below.

 

 

From Athens International Airport

Athens airport is well connected with almost all means of public transportation. You’ll find more detailed information about public transportation connecting Athens International Airport with central Athens by following this link!

 

 

Athens Suburban Railway Map

 

 

How to find express trains from Athens to Meteora?

 

Thanks to the Metro system and suburban train getting a train to Meteora is probably the easiest way to go. No matter where you are in Athens, there will be a metro station nearby and once you are there, getting to the train station is easy as pie.

So, for example, if you arrive at Athens International Airport by plane and want to get to the central train station in Athens you can follow these easy steps:

  1. Get into the Metro (Athens Airport Station – Blue line).
  2. Change line at Syntagma station and get to the Redline heading to Anthoupoli.
  3. Get off at Larissa Station, which is the central train station of Athens. Be aware that the metro station has the same name as the Athens central train station!
  4. The express trains from Athens to Meteora are the 884 departing from Athens at 07:20 arriving Kalambaka at 11:31, and the 885 train to return to Athens departing Kalambaka train station at 17:15 arriving Athens 21:25.

Athens Metro Map

Athens Metro Map

At the Train station, you can choose one of the trains below to reach Kalampaka, which is the main town under Meteora cliffs. 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 wrong station. It will be the last station on the line!

Please take into consideration that some trains to Meteora are not direct ones but with a connection at Paleofarsalos station. You should be aware of your train if its a direct one or not.

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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

 

How to travel from Thessaloniki to Meteora by train?

 

In order to get a train to Meteora, you have to get to the New Railway Station, or “Neos Sidirodromikos Stathmos” at Thessaloniki. Now, Thessaloniki does not yet have a Metro, so your options are getting a taxi or getting a public bus to the station. If you arrive at Thessaloniki by plane, then you can get into bus line 78 (or 78N at night) and hop off at the railway station. This is probably the easiest way to get to the train station from Thessaloniki’s “Macedonia” International Airport.

Other bus lines that stop at the railway station are: 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 14, 17, 19, 37, 38, 40, 51, 52, 54, 56, 64. Take care in getting the bus that goes to the station and not the other way around. You can see at each bus stop the lines it serves and you can find the nearest one that gets you to the station. Once at the train station, you can choose one of the trains to reach Kalambaka, which is the city below Meteora.

Please take into consideration that some train routes change to Paleofarsalos station. You should be aware of not missing changing trains at the right station.

 

 

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Train schedules from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki

TRAIN EMBARK DISEMBARK DEPARTURE ARRIVAL DURATION
883
590
Kalambaka
Paleofarsalos
Paleofarsalos
Thessloniki
09:28
10:37
10:25
12:43
3h 15m
Changes: 1
885
2596
Kalambaka
Paleofarsalos
Paleofarsalos
Thessaloniki
17:15
18:25
18:13
20:31
3h 16m
Changes:1
887
58
Kalambaka
Paleofarsalos
Paleofarsalos
Thessaloniki
19:40
20:51
20:37
22:45
3h 05m
Changes:1

Train schedules from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka

TRAIN EMBARK DISEMBARK DEPARTURE ARRIVAL DURATION
51
882
Thessaloniki
Paleofarsalos
Paleofarsalos
Kalampaka
06:27
08:18
08:07
09:14
2h 47m
Changes: 1
1595
884
Thessaloniki
Paleofarsalos
Paleofarsalos
Kalambaka
08:18
10:34
10:13
11:31
3h 13m
Changes:1
591
886
Thessaloniki
Paleofarsalos
Paleofarsalos
Kalambaka
16:12
18:20
18:08
19:16
3h 04m
Changes :1
59
888
Thessaloniki
Paleofarsalos
Paleofarsalos
Kalambaka
18:15
21:00
19:59
21:56
3h 41m
Changes :1
601
880
Thessaloniki
Paleofarsalos
Paleofarsalos
Kalambaka
23:50
03:10
02:04
04:06
4h 16m
Changes:1

 

Why booking through Visit Meteora?

 

Sometimes you want to go somewhere that’s a little tricky to get to on your own. Maybe there isn’t good public transport, or maybe renting a car doesn’t appeal to you. Sometimes having to drive can really take away from the sights you want to see. It’s worth booking a tour when having someone else handle the transportation arrangements so you can sit back and truly enjoy the experience.

 

Here are some good reasons as to why you should consider booking a train tour with us:

 

By booking a train tour through Visit Meteora you are free to travel at your own pace with no tour leaders or set schedules.

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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

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Train schedules from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki

TRAIN EMBARK DISEMBARK DEPARTURE ARRIVAL DURATION
883
590
Kalambaka
Paleofarsalos
Paleofarsalos
Thessloniki
09:28
10:37
10:25
12:43
3h 15m
Changes: 1
885
2596
Kalambaka
Paleofarsalos
Paleofarsalos
Thessaloniki
17:15
18:25
18:13
20:31
3h 16m
Changes:1
887
58
Kalambaka
Paleofarsalos
Paleofarsalos
Thessaloniki
19:40
20:51
20:37
22:45
3h 05m
Changes:1

Train schedules from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka

TRAIN EMBARK DISEMBARK DEPARTURE ARRIVAL DURATION
51
882
Thessaloniki
Paleofarsalos
Paleofarsalos
Kalampaka
06:27
08:18
08:07
09:14
2h 47m
Changes: 1
1595
884
Thessaloniki
Paleofarsalos
Paleofarsalos
Kalambaka
08:18
10:34
10:13
11:31
3h 13m
Changes:1
591
886
Thessaloniki
Paleofarsalos
Paleofarsalos
Kalambaka
16:12
18:20
18:08
19:16
3h 04m
Changes :1
59
888
Thessaloniki
Paleofarsalos
Paleofarsalos
Kalambaka
18:15
21:00
19:59
21:56
3h 41m
Changes :1
601
880
Thessaloniki
Paleofarsalos
Paleofarsalos
Kalambaka
23:50
03:10
02:04
04:06
4h 16m
Changes:1

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Train schedules from Kalambaka to Volos

TRAIN EMBARK DISEMBARK DEPARTURE ARRIVAL DURATION
883
590
1576
Kalambaka
Paleofarsalos
Larissa
Paleofarsalos
Larissa
Volos
09:28
10:37
12:45
10:25
11:08
13:33
6h 33m
Changes:2
885
2596
2574
Kalambaka
Paleofarsalos
Larissa
Paleofarsalos
Larissa
Volos
17:15
18:25
20:45
18:13
18:56
21:33
4h 18m
Changes:2
887
58
B576
Kalambaka
Paleofarsalos
Larissa
Paleofarsalos
Larissa
Volos
19:40
20:51
21:35
20:37
21:21
22:35
2h 55m
Changes:2

Train schedules from Volos to Kalambaka

TRAIN EMBARK DISEMBARK DEPARTURE ARRIVAL DURATION
1571
51
882
Volos
Larissa
Paleofarsalos
Larissa
Kalambaka
Kalambaka
06:50
07:48
08:18
07:38
08:07
09:14
2h 24m
Changes:2
1573
1595
884
Volos
Larissa
Paleofarsalos
Larissa
Paleofarsalos
Kalambaka
08:37
09:54
10:34
09:25
10:13
11:31
2h 54m
Changes:2
1579
57
886
Volos
Larissa
Paleofarsalos
Larissa
Paleofarsalos
Kalambaka
15:40
16:40
18:20
16:28
16:59
19:16
3h 36m
Changes:2
B575
59
888
Volos
Larissa
Paleofarsalos
Larissa
Paleofarsalos
Kalambaka
18:25
19:40
21:00
19:25
19:59
21:56
3h 31m
Changes:2
2577
601
880
Volos
Larissa
Paleofarsalos
Larissa
Paleofarsalos
Kalambaka
23:40
01:40
03:10
00:28
02:04
04:06
4h 26m
Changes:2

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