London to Greece by bus
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From London to Greece by coach
Once a week is possible to travel from London to Greece with Agats' coaches. There is one indirect coach service operated by Agat (Polish operator), which connects London, Maidstone, Portsmouth, Guilford and Southampton with Athens and several other Greek cities. In Greece the Agat's coaches stop in Athens, Lamia, Larissa, Katerini, Thessaloniki. However, they necessitate transferring from one coach to another in Katowice (Poland) as well as buying two separate tickets for each leg of the journey. The departure is from London's Victoria Green Line Station, but the coach also serves Maidstone, Portsmouth, Guilford and Southampton. The journey to Greece can be conventionally divided into two stages. The first stage is the journey from London to Katowice, the second stage is the journey from Katowice to the Greek destinations. The coaches cross France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia and Macedonia. When arriving in Katowice, changeovers to another Agats services take plave.
The journey from London to Greece by coach is long and takes between 54 and 62 hours. From London to Thessaloniki it is about 54 hours and from London to Athens it is 62 hours. There is only one route per week (see infobus.eu websites for more details). The coach is not the cheapest way to travel to Greece, but if you don't like to fly you can consider this as an option.
Whilst offering excellent fares some of these coach companies featured offering a very high quality service - you can expect reclining seats, extra hold luggage, free wifi, sometimes they offer you free tea or coffee and you also have power sockets at each seat.
Discover Greece: bus from London
If you planing to visit Greece, is worth to visit the old Olympic Stadium and Athens. It's not something wonderfully beautiful but it is quite interesting. You must also see the Acropolis. Remains of buildings are interesting, so why not visit this place, especially as it is an unusual sight. You can go to the beach. Greece is almost completely surrounded by water, so beaches stretch almost from all sides of the border.
And if we talk about water, why not go to any fish restaurant? Fish is a Greek specialty. If someone wishes to visit an island, the most interesting is Crete. If someone likes the beautiful landscapes, it is worth visiting the Sunio. Sunset is dazzling. Useful guides: Lonely Planet Publications
Useful links to coach timetables & fares
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Trains & airlines from the London to Greece
If our information is insufficient for you to convince you to travel by coach, or simply you don’t like this transportation arrangement then we encourage you to take advantage of rail or flight services. If you want to travel from the UK to Greece or vice versa by train we suggest you to visit the Voyages-sncf website, while good flights between Britain and Greece are recommend on the Budget Air’s website
Rail services in Europe are fast, frequent and convenient. Tickets can be bought in advance easily via a train reservation service available at Voyages-sncf.com
Regular European air link services can be checked and booked at www.budgetair.co.uk. Flights connections are available to various destinations in Europe and worldwide.
To Greece by coach, see current international timetable & fares
|Departing||Coach times valid to 31/03/2018||Returning|
|AT - 01
||▼||Agat's service number||▲||AT - 01|
|Mondays||▼||Days of operation from London
|▼||▼||Agats' coach stops
|4:30||Dep.➀||SOUTHAMPTON, Bus bay West Park Road, next to the car park||Arr.➃||17:05|
|5:10||Dep.➀||PORTSMOUTH, The Hard Interchange||Arr.➃||16:15|
|6:00||Dep.➀||GUILDFORD, Egerton Road, opp Tesco's||Arr.➃||15:15|
|8:00||Dep.➀||LONDON, Victoria Green Line Coach Stn||Arr.➃||13:45|
|9:30||Dep.➀||MAINSTONE, Maidstone East Railway Station (Stop 0)
|TRAIN||▼||CHANNEL CROSSING BY||▲
||Arr.➁||KATOWICE, Bus Station, Dw. PKS ul. Piotra Skargi, Interchange only
Transit via France, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany
Change at Katowice onto a Agat's coach to Greece. Remember that you'll arrive to Katowice at Tuesday from London and Saturday from Athens
|G-01||▼||Agat's service number||▲||AT - 01|
|Tuesdays||▼||Days of operation from Katowice
|15:30||Dep.➁||KATOWICE, Bus Station, Dw. PKS ul. Piotra Skargi, Interchange only||Arr.➂||© 8:45|
|Transit via Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia and Macedonia|
|15:45||Arr.➂||THESSALONIKI, In front of the new bus station KTEL, next to Pertola Stn.
|16:45||Arr.➂||KATERINI, Olympus Plaza Food Parks (on the national road)||Dep.➁||6:30|
|18:00||Arr.➂||LARISSA, BP Station, national road No. 1, opp. the Alfa Bank
|-||-||LAMIA, next to the restaurant PASIAKOS (motorway's 215 km) when travelling to PL and UK
|20:00||Arr.➂||LAMIA, next to the restaurant MAKEDONIA (motorway's 215 km) when travelling from PL and UK||Dep.➁||-|
|23:00||Arr.➂||ATHENS, Sidirodromon 5, next to Peloponnisou Athina Station, OSE||Dep.➀||23:59|
|▼||▼||Days of operation from Athens||▲||Thursdays|
|▼||▼||Agat's service number||▲||G-01|
M = Monday, T= Tuesday, W = Wednesday, Th = Thursday, Fr = Friday, Sa = Saturday, Su = Sunday
© = You’ll need to change coach in Katowice
➀ = Day 1
➁ = Day 2
➂ = Day 3
➃ = Day 4
Unfortunately, at the moment it’s not possible to buy tickets for the entire journey. You have to purchase tickets separately through the infobus.eu booking tool for each leg of the journey. It is highly recommended to book tickets online in advance. One-way prices from London to Greece can be as cheap as £120 for special deals or around £200 for full fare. Tickets are generally around £150 – £170 if booking a few weeks in advance and not travelling during a busy holiday period. Children, students and seniors may receive discounts on the full fares but the special savings fares are often cheaper. Before you go with this coach, make sure that you have all necessary travel documents (passport and visa). Note that schedules and prices are subject to change and EuropeBus can’t guarantee accuracy of this information. Tickets must be purchased separately on the route from the UK to Katowice and from Katowice to Greece. Simply fill out all fields in the journey planner and follow the instructions to buy a ticket. Discounted tickets are also available for youths, children and seniors. If you book early and your travel dates and times are flexible, you may get ticket with a discount. Early booking is highly recommended. I don’t recommend the Open return tickets for the journey to Greece.
Agat outside London supports only a few other cities and towns in the UK and London is exclusively one stop on the operator's route. Tickets are available online too. If your city or town is not operated by the carrier you can always travel to London with National Express or Megabus, tickets are available through www.nationalexpress.com or www.megabus.com
Transport from Britain to Greece is carried out with traditional Agats' vehicles. All coaches have on-board toilet and washroom facilities, reclining seats and air-conditioning as standard. Sometimes the coach that picks you up from your departure point has only the final destination displayed on the front windscreen. This is because the majority of Agats' routes include multiple stops and it would be impractical to display every stop on the front windscreen. Also, you may have booked a journey which requires a change of coach. In both examples, please ask the driver to confirm that his/her coach is going to the destination stated on your ticket. Agat put the safety and comfort of passengers first, so the vehicles are equipped with a large number of safeguards. The operators are using modern vehicles with large panoramic windows and increased legroom. Agats' coach services depart from Victoria Green Line Coach Station in London which is located close to Victoria Underground and bus stations.
The carrier provides service to any person who has purchased a ticket. Number of tickets for the designated route is limited to the number of seats. Having a valid ticket guarantees you use of the service (seat on the coach), however it does not reserve any particular place.
Single and return tickets (with the indicated date and time) are for a specific journey, you cannot miss the departure, because you will lose the ticket.
Best to buy tickets well in advance. Agat has many discounts for those who decide to purchase tickets in advance. Constant, although a slight discount is provided for youth, elderly and disabled people. Up to 50% discount is provided for children. Unless you get a good promotional fare, return fares are much cheaper than two single fares each way.
- Before leaving home for your Agat service, check you have packed all documents and items needed for your journey, especially your ticket, passport (sometimes it is enough to travel with ID card) and if your journey requires a special visa to enter or transit.
- Arrive at the Victoria Green Line Coach Station in London at least 30 mins before the departure time, as check-in proceedings are quite lengthy.
- Your luggage should be marked tags bearing name, address and telephone. Please weigh your luggage at home.
- Never accept other persons luggage for transport! Should you notice any luggage left unattended, never touch it! Report the fact to the station’s service staff immediately. Never leave your luggage unattended!
- When approaching the check-in desk, have your passport and ticket ready. This will streamline the procedure.
- Border control & customs: When going through security check, place all metal items such as keys, watches, belts with large buckles, mobile phones, walkmans, small change etc in the boxes, and place them on the conveyor belt of the X-ray machine together with your hand luggage & suitcases. It is advisable to place your overcoats in the boxes. This will streamline and facilitate security control.
- If needed, remember to take your doctor’s certificates.
Check-in at London Victoria Green Line Coach Station
Check in starts 30 minutes before the departure time to enable all customers to board and to ensure a prompt departure. You should have your passports and other travel documents ready for inspection at check-in. A boarding card for each customer and luggage labels will be issued. Check in time at other UK departure points is 15 minutes before departure. Agat's check-in takes place directly on the coach.
Check-in in Poland and Greece
You must check-in no later than 15 minutes before the departure time stated on your ticket. Check-in takes place directly on the coach. Services returning to London arrive in Victoria Coach Green Line Station.
This route involves a sea crossing which, depending on which service you are on, will either by Eurotunnel or by ferry (check timetables for specific information). On arrival at the ferry port or Eurotunnel terminal customers will be required to disembark from the coach and pass through both UK and destination country Border Control offices and show their Passports. Normally customers are not required to be accompanied by their luggage, however occasionally Border Control officials do require customers to take their own luggage with them.
|Channel ferry crossing ▶▶▶||Watch video||Channel tunnel crossing ▶▶▶||Watch video|
Refreshment stops are taken periodically throughout the journey providing the opportunity for refreshment and shipping services used by Agat provide a range of shops, restaurants and other facilities.
Carriage of luggage
All passenger are entitled to transport two pieces of standard sized luggage (suitcase, travel bag, backpack) of total weight not exceeding 30 kg and total dimensions of each of the luggage not exceeding 90 x 75 x 25 cm (width + height + depth). In addition to the standard luggage, one piece of hand luggage weighing up to 5kg is allowed. Agat charges additional fee for every peace of excess luggage. Additional luggage can be transported only with the crew’s consent. Fees for additional luggage should be paid in a coach.
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