Trains in Greece
The railway network in Greece is approximately 2,500 km long. Passenger and freight trains are managed by TrainOSE S.A., the Greek railway company. The routes are served by high-quality Intercity-type trains and regular trains. Trains in Greece are clean, well-maintained, reliable, and fast. Travelling by train in Greece means to partake in majestic sceneries, through mountains, tunnels, over bridges and offers the passengers remarkable beauty, unavailable by any other means of transportation. Other than regular routes, there are also special routes through Greece’s splendid interior. These routes are:
All three routes are extremely scenic. These lines usually are operational during the summer and on the national holidays, so if you are interested in taking them, check the schedules and book in advance. Moreover, the route from Drama to Xanthi is one of the most beautiful in Europe.
Suburban Railway (Proastiakos)
The Suburban Railway connects major urban centers to the suburbs, through frequent services. The Sururban Railway routes are:
- Athens International Airport – Koropi - Ano Liosia
- Athens International Airport - Koropi - Athens – Piraeus.
- Piraeus - Athens - Kiato.
- Piraeus - Athens - Athens International Airport.
- Athens – Chalkida – Athens.
For train schedules, please visit the OSE official webpage. Tickets can be purchased from ticket counters at the railway stations, online through the TRAINOSE website or through the mobile ticketing application. Please note, ticketing is possible until 10 minutes prior itinerary’s departure.