With its slow, patchy rail network, most travellers agree that the bus is the way to get around the country. However buses aren’t up to the same standard as elsewhere in Europe.
Most buses are operated by either KTEL or OSE (the Greek rail operator). KTEL serves the majority of routes with buses operating throughout the country. Most major international routes are operated by OSE.
Most towns and cities have a centrally located bus station with a bar and left-luggage facilities. Buses from Athens depart from three different bus stations.
Terminal A, located at Kifissou 100, has buses to the Peloponnese, western Greece and the Ionian Islands. Local bus 051 runs from the bus station terminating near Omonia Square.
Terminal B, to the north of Omonia Square, has buses to central and northern Greece. Local bus 024 connects this bus station with the National Gardens.
International buses, operated by OSE, leave from outside Larisis train station.