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Nia
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Posted 2 weeks ago

I wanna travel first time from Athens to Amsterdam and i don't usually travel alone so i want to know how many trains will i have to switch and if it's an easy trip.

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nltrainer
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replied 2 weeks ago

NO, its not even possible all by train. As there are for now NO trains over the border (International) in the old former Yugoslavija countries.
IF you want not to fly: ferry to Italy, then trains is option. Best site to inform you: seat61.com, it describes all overland routes to UK-so just hook on at conveneint point.
IF taken it as you say, the very least is: train to some halfway point, bus to Patras, ferry, train in IT to Milano, change, train to Basel or Z├╝rich, then direct train to Ams.

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MisterSteve
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replied 2 weeks ago

this is very odd, the second question in a few hours about travel from Athens to Amsterdam with no idea. The other was wrongly posted in the Scandinavia forum with the added complexity of wanting to take a rabbit as well! Which was the second odd question about taking a rabbit on a complicated journey. I'm beginning to think that some questions may not be genuine.

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Peter.Freisberg
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replied 1 week ago

Hi.
It is not that difficult.
A comfortable way is:

Athens to Patras by train and bus. Buy your ticket at OSE - ticket is about 17 EUR:
https://rail.shop/ose
Information: https://rail.cc/train/athens-to-patras

In Patras you change to the ferry. A good option is for example to travel to Venice.
How to get to the harbour and back to the station, read here:
https://rail.cc/train/patras-to-venice
The journey time is about 32 hours, tickets start from 90 EUR. But I recommend to book a private cabin - which is of course more expensive.
Find the booking links via rail.cc above.

Venice to Amsterdam.
Different routes are available.
For example from Venice via Munich, Frankfurt to Amsterdam.
Or from Venice to Milan and on to Zurich/Basel.
From there by day train or nightjet night train to Amsterdam:
https://rail.cc/night-train/zurich-amsterdam-oebb-nightjet-nj403/640
Ticket prices and options are available for a first impression on https://rail.shop/trainline

Another route could be:
Athens - Thessaloniki - Sofia - Bucharest - Vienna - Amsterdam

If you need further help, please let me know.

Cheers, Peter :)