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Greece to Istanbul by car.. "?"
Posted May 28th, 2011 - 2:54 pm by from Athens, Greece (Permalink)
hello everybody..

does anybody drive to Istanbul from Greece (Athens/Thessaloniki) for June..

please let me know, am intreasted to make this trip..
but flights are quit expensive and i think greek trains stop this routes
(probably because of the economical bullshit)

so i guess there're not many options..
i know by car will be too hard, but having company & share the expensses might help..

thanks in advance, greets for Greece!

Posted May 28th, 2011 - 3:01 pm by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
Hi Γιώργος,

I'm curently hosting Stradis (http://www.couchsurfing.org/profile.html?id=BEFP9RA)
and one of his friend Sotiris.

They came from Thessaloniki by bus. They paid EUR 60,00 for two way ticket for one person.


May be this will help.

Kind regards,

Posted May 28th, 2011 - 7:16 pm by from Athens, Greece (Permalink)
hey Suleyman..

thanks for the help, realy usefull!
well i am trying to avoid this, but seems to be the cheapest way.. i dont wanna pay 100 euros to airplain.
(i had to book it like one month befere)

greetings to your guests!

Posted May 28th, 2011 - 11:07 pm by from Luleburgaz, Turkey (Permalink)
hı george
most comfartable is car to reach here as from athens to istanbul you drive in autobahn however if you can t fınd patner it canbe borıng and expensive
yes there are many buses from thessalonıkı to istanbul operated by dıffrent turkısh companies but also there is a traın to pithion ( greek turk border )whıxh slidly cheap
also u can come to kastanies ( turk border near adrıanapolis) and walk to turkey and ın edirne u can get a local bus to istanbul whıch cost around 8-10 euros
ı was doıng like that when ı was student ı use local traın or bus to border and pass boder walkıng and take traın or bus from another country like that u can save some money more
enjoy your trip in turkey

Posted May 31st, 2011 - 8:14 pm by from Athens, Greece (Permalink)
you are a Supertramp Umit!

well i am not that sure for walking because am gonna carry at least 2 bags..

BUT! let me know more..
to reach Edirne, i need to start from Thessaloniki realy early morning.. right? is it safe? might get any problems in Borders? and also need to search for bus routs..

Posted June 7th, 2011 - 9:21 pm by from Nigde, Turkey (Permalink)
Just saw this post,

I'll chip in as well.

As far as I know, crossing the border on foot is no longer possible. I'm not sure why but it's been prohibited. (I have past the border on foot once)

However, if crossing the border on foor is what you really want to do, get yourself to the border and ask some truck driver for a favour. I'm sure someone will let you cross the border in their truck or car.

I know you said this is not what you are planning to do, but just in case you decide to take that route, this is something you should know.

I agree with the previous posts, bus is the cheapest option and probably much faster than the train.

Posted June 13th, 2011 - 6:41 pm by from Athens, Greece (Permalink)
hey Ural..

thanks for your comments & advices!
i will think about it. Faste way is always good way..
and of course i dont want to have troubles or paper work..