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Trains in Greece

Your Interrail Pass gives you access to trains and ferries across Greece and its islands. Be prepared for stunning views along the way!

Map with main train connections in Greece

Train types in Greece

The Greek railway company TRAINOSE operates services between some of the country's main cities including Athens and Thessaloniki. Find train times on the TRAINOSE website.

Domestic trains in Greece

Interrail Pass Holders can travel on all TRAINOSE trains. Interrailers only have to pay the InterCity (IC) train supplements and any additional fees.


  • High quality and speed across Athens, Thessaloniki, Alexandroupolis and Dikea.

  • Reservations required (but free of charge).

Suburban railway

  • Connects major urban centres to the suburbs.

  • Available in Athens, Thessaloniki and Patras.

  • Reservations not required.


Bicycles are allowed as check-in luggage on certain trains. Please check at the train stations in any fees apply.

Scenic train routes in Greece

The Pelion train

  • A steam train travels from Ano Lehonia to Milies, up the spectacular Mount Pelion.

  • The journey lasts 1.5 hours, including a 15-minute break.


The Rack Railway

  • A rack railroad from Diakofto to Kalavryta takes you through the gorgeous Vouraikos Gorge.

  • The journey lasts approximately 1 hour.

Reservations for trains in Greece

Which trains in Greece require reservations?

  • InterCity

See reservation fees for trains in Greece


How can I make reservations for trains in Greece?

  • In person: At ticket desks in Greek train stations.

Read more about reservations

Domestic connections in Greece

Route InterCity travel times
Athens to Larissa 4:02
Athens to Thessaloniki 5:23
Larissa to Thessaloniki 1:21

International train connections to and from Greece

Route Which train? Travel time Reservations
Thessaloniki to Belgrade (Serbia) Hellas Express night train 14:12 (overnight)
You can find travel times on the Serbian Railways (ZS) website.
Thessaloniki to Skopje (FYR Macedonia) Hellas Express night train 4:24
You can find travel times on the Serbian Railways (ZS) website.
Thessaloniki to Sofia (Bulgaria) INT 360 6:50 Required

International ferry routes from Greece to Italy

Interrail Pass Holders with a Pass valid in both Greece and Italy get FREE and discounted ferry travel to Italy on the following routes:

Grimaldi Lines

  • Igoumenitsa/Patras – Brindisi

Minoan Lines

  • Patras/Igoumenitsa to Ancona/Ravenna/Trieste

Superfast Ferries

  • Patras/Igoumenitsa to Ancona/Bari/Venice

  • Corfu - Bari (summer only)

Greece rail passes

Image of a young couple wearing sunglasses and enjoying the views from aboard a ferry leaving a dusty port city in Greece

We offer several options for you to see Greece by trains and ferries.


Interrail Pass options for Greece

Interrail Greek Islands Pass

  • Explore the Greek Islands by ferry.

  • Travel between Italy and Greece by ferry.

  • Prices from € 155


View Greek Island Passes


Interrail Greece Pass

  • Travel in Greece by train.

  • Discounts for youths, seniors and families.

  • Prices from € 80


View Greece Passes


Interrail Global Pass

  • Have the freedom to travel in Greece and up to 32 other Interrail countries by rail.

  • Youth, senior and family discounts available.

  • Prices from € 185


View Global Passes

Train stations in Greece

Athens Metro Station in Greece

Greek main train stations

  • Athens

  • Thessaloniki

  • Patras

  • Larissa


The main train stations in Greece have a number of features:

  • Passenger information services

  • Free WiFi access for 30 minutes

  • Lockers

    • Athens: 06:00 to 00:00

    • Thessaloniki: 24 hours

    • Patras: 05:30 to 21:30

Pass benefits for Greece

Image of two young backpackers holding hands as the wait beside the ferry

FREE and discounted boat travel between Greece and Italy

  • Grimaldi Lines

  • Minoan Lines

  • Superfast ferries


Discounted ferry travel between the Greek Islands

  • Blue Star Ferries

  • Minoan Lines

  • Superfast Ferries


See all Pass benefits for Greece

Spelling of cities in Greece


The spelling of Greek towns might differ to what you're used to. Here is the local spelling of popular places in Greece:

  • Athina = Athens

  • Iráklio = Heraklion

  • Kérkyra = Corfu

  • Pátra = Patras

  • Pireás = Piraeus

Go the last mile


Found yourself at the end of the line, but not at your destination? When public transportation ends, it's time to take matters into your own hands: rent a car for the last kilometers!


Interrailers get up to a 15% discount on all Avis retail prices. 


You can find more information in the Terms & Conditions

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