Larissa is in the center of Greece and is the capital of the region Thessaly. It counts about 150.000 people, and it is among the 5 biggest cities of Greece.

Due to its placement, Larissa is considered an important node in the country’s transport network. So, it is relatively easily and quickly accessible from other cities. Unfortunately, there is not an airport in Larissa. So you need to travel to the city by train or coach/bus from the airport you have arrived to the country.

FROM ABROAD TO GREECE

There are 2 major airports and one small seasonal airport that you can use to travel to Greece in order to visit Larissa.

Athens Airport (El. Venizelos Airport)

Distance from Larissa: 355 km

Thessaloniki Airport (Macedonia Airport)

Distance from Larissa:  150 km

Nea Anchialos, Volos Airport (Nea Anchialos Airport)[1]

Distance from Larissa:  60 km.

[1] Small airport, limited flight destinations, a good alternative that connects Greece with some big European cities.

FROM ATHENS TO LARISSA

BY TRAIN

The train trip takes about 4 hours, but small delays might happen. The trains from Athens to Larissa start from Athens train station (map here ).

There are 6 trains running every day, first at 7:18am, last at 11.55pm. You can book online for better prices.(Exemplary list of itineraries for 5/12/2017. Please, use the link to search the dates you are interested in)

Train routes & timetables

 BY BUS

The bus ride takes 4 hours. The buses start at the Liossion Bus station (map here )

There are 7 bus trips available every day. The first bus is at 7.30am, and the last one at 10pm. You can find the bus timetable here (updated Dec. 2017)

Bus routes & timetables (only in greek)

FROM THESSALONIKI TO LARISSA

BY TRAIN

The train trip takes 1 hour and 30 minutes, but there might be small delays. The trains from Thessaloniki to Larissa start from Thessaloniki train station (map here ).

You can get there from the airport with the local bus No78  at night.

There are 16 trains running every day, first at 5:13am, last at 11.00pm. You can book online for better prices.

(Exemplary list of itineraries for 6/12/2017. Please, use the link to search the dates you are interested in)

Train routes & timetables

BY BUS

The bus ride takes 2 hours. The buses start at Macedonia Bus station (map here).

You can get there from the airport with the local bus No78  at night.

There are 9 bus trips available to Larissa every day. The first bus is at 7.30am (on weekends at 9.30am), and the last one at 10pm.

Bus routes & timetables (only in greek)

FROM NEA AGCHIALOS TO LARISSA

BY BUS

The bus ride takes 1 hour.  The buses start at Volos Bus station (map here)

You can get there from the airport using the airpor’ts buses (link here). The itineraries change depending on the flights.

TRAVEL WITHIN LARISSA

Larissa is a city you will find easy to walk around. Most of the suggested hotels are in the center, so you will enjoy the most of the city sites on foot. The Conference Venue though is about 6km from the city centre, so you will need transportation means to commute. Larissa does not have an underground system, but the bus service is really modern and frequent, while new applications for mobiles and pc make it easy to use.

LOCAL BUSES

The local buses operator within Larisa is Larissa Urban KTEL. You can find their website here

Bus No4 makes the journey from the city centre to the Conference Venue (University of Thessaly, Medical School). It will take you about 15-20 minutes to get to the venue from the city centre.

You can see the itineraries to the venue here.

For a single journey anywhere within the city centre (A zone) ticket costs 1,20€ and is available on 50 different spots in the city. You can buy it directly from the bus driver also, but in that case the price is 1,50€.

TAXIS

Taxis are light grey

You can catch a taxi on the street, or ask the reception of your hotel to call one for you. It will take you about 10 -15 minutes to get to the venue from the city centre (Cost 8 to 10€, depending on the point of the city that will boarded).

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