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sarateixeira
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Posted 1 week ago

Hi everyone!
Is possible to use our Interrail Global Pass to travel between Bari - Patras and Patras to Athenes for free?
If is not free, how can I use the discount of interrail?
Which ferry company is the best for the cheapest price?
Thanks a lot!

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nltrainer
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replied 1 week ago

NO.
Even though ANEK/Superfast says its freeĀ“ with a pass, they mean anOTHER pass-the GReek islands pass/6 trips.
There are nearly 10-12 different ferries/companies that can bring you IT-GR (from various ports: Ancona/Bari/Brindisi/Otranto/even Venezia) and a quick google will show also near a dozen of ferrybooking-sites that can compare. Be aware that some ferries now only do people with cars. Nearly all give discounts to ju+senior or passholders-just read 2 or 3 lines further on their site.
Its usually not very wise to only go for the cheapest-this will always bring other assorted nasty things or a much higher price for the bus to the dock or whatever. Prices are also seasonal. Plus there is now on most also a fuel-surcharge due to high cost of diesel.
For just a normal foot/deck pax there is no need to be anxious and book monthes ahead-it brings you nothing.

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sarateixeira
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replied 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your help!!

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sarateixeira
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replied 3 days ago

Do you think is better to buy the Greek islands pass if I want to go to 2/3 greek islands? Is cheapeast? Thanks!

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Peter.Freisberg
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replied 2 days ago

Hi.
If you want to do island hopping, book the ferries directly.

For the ferry Bari to Patras read here. Also how to get to the ferry port:
https://rail.cc/train/bari-to-patras

The journey time is 16 hours and tickets start from 50 EUR.

Patras to Athens:
buy a train ticket directly at OSE:
https://www.trainose.gr/en/

It is a mix of bus and train with change in Kiato.
The journey time is 3 hours. Tickets are available for 17 EUR.

To check ferry connections and find out prices and companies, use:
https://rail.shop/directferries

Peter :)