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Train or bus to Volos? Help...

by GMaria Online Now Jul 30, 2007 at 6:17 PM

Hi,
I'm a bit confused as to how to get to Volos, as I've never been to Greece before. I'm taking a ferry from Italy into Patras... my questions are:

1. Do I have to get to Athens first in order to get to Volos? I was planning on taking the train from Athens to Volos.

2. In the alternative, is there a bus from Patras to Volos?

3. Is there a direct train route from Athens to Volos? How long should I calculate for the ride?

THANK YOU SO MUCH for any information. Gracias!!

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  • Re: Train or bus to Volos? Help...

    by dimilag Online Now Jul 31, 2007 at 12:08 AM

    Hi,

    It is better to go to Athens first and then take the train to Volos. Take the train from Patra to Athens (via Pyrgos)and then change for the train to Larisa and then to Volos. For more information visit the National Railway Organisation site www.ose.gr.

    Timetable Patra - Pyrgos
    Train No Departure Time Arrival Time
    308 03:01 04:57
    1350 06:17 08:14
    20 09:30 11:08
    1352 12:00 14:01
    22 14:33 16:08
    302 15:58 17:58
    1356 17:06 19:03
    24 18:34 20:13

    Timetable Pyrgos - Athens
    Train No Departure Time Arrival Time
    309 01:06 06:58
    21 08:55 13:58
    23 12:57 17:58
    305 15:04 20:58
    25 17:59 22:58

    Timetable Athens - Larisa
    Train No Departure Time Arrival Time
    70 06:50 10:30
    50 07:54 11:00
    500 09:21 13:30
    52 10:51 14:28
    54 13:21 17:00
    502 14:53 19:18
    40 15:53 19:41
    602 16:51 21:26
    56 19:29 22:35
    74 20:39 00:20
    504 22:55 03:47
    604 23:51 04:50

    Timetable Larisa-Volos
    Train No Departure Time Arrival Time
    1570 04:55 05:48
    1572 05:55 06:54
    1574 07:06 08:02
    1576 08:02 08:58
    1578 09:30 10:26
    1580 11:06 12:02
    1582 12:07 13:03
    1584 13:40 14:36
    1586 14:43 15:39
    1588 16:21 17:17
    2570 17:05 18:01
    2572 18:41 19:37
    40 19:41 20:25
    2574 20:25 21:18
    2576 21:40 22:36
    2578 22:32 23:25
    595 22:47 23:40

    Another option you have is to go to Athens by train and then take the bus to Volos. www.ktelvolou.gr.

    Everyday the bus departs at 06.30 08.00 09.30 11.00 12.00 13:30 15:00 16.00 17.00 18.00 20.00 22.00.

    On Saturdays 06.30 08.00 09.30 11.00 12.00 13:30 15:00 16.00 17.00 18.00 20.00 22.00.

    On Sundays 08.00 09.30 11.00 12.00 13.30 15.00 16.00 17.00 18.00 20.00 22.00.

    Regarding the time of the trip it depends of what kind of transport mean you are going to choose.Have a nice trip.

    Dimitris

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  • Re: Train or bus to Volos? Help...

    by GMaria Online Now Jul 31, 2007 at 10:03 AM

    Dimitri - Thank you so much for the information. I printed your response and will carry the timetables with me. I think I will stick to the train, if possible. Thanks again, that was very, very nice of you.

    G.Maria

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