Railroad Link between Sofia, Thessaloniki Restored

Railroad Link between Sofia, Thessaloniki Restored

A train connecting Bulgaria's capital Sofia and Greece's port city of Thessaloniki will continue operating from Saturday, May 10.

Two second-class wagons, one from Bulgaria and one from Greece, will travel daily between the two cities, according to a press release of the Bulgarian State Railways (BDZ) cited by Dnevnik.bg.

The seven-hour trip will also offer a connection to Greek capital Athens. Trains will set off from Sofia at 03:30 PM and will be in Thessaloniki in 10:22 PM.

Those from Thessaloniki will depart at 06:55 AM to arrive at Bulgaria's capital at 01:45 PM.

A common single ticket will cost EUR 17.43 (BGN 34.86).

Twelve "discount" tickets will be available in each train for passengers who decide on a special two-way offer agreed between railway operators in Bulgaria and Greece.

Reduced-price tickets (return included) are worth EUR 25 each.