I am planning a one-month trip from Venice to Sofia from mid-March to mid-April.
All the way from Italia to Greece is pretty easy to plan, but the Balkans’ part is way more difficult.
I am especially struggling to find train tickets:
- From Athens to Florina > Even on the website of the Greek trains company Trainose, I don’t find any tickets, even when I look for travels from Athen to Larissa - Larissa to Florina. I tried as well with a step in Thesaloniki... For all these options, the website said there is no ticket at all... Does that mean that there is no train anymore in Greece ? Or is it just impossible anymore to book on Trainose ? And where to book a ticket, then ?
- From Florina to Bitola > As far as I understood, there is no train line crossing the border between Greece and North Macedonia... How to cross the border, then ? Are there any buses or cheap cabs ? Is it safe to cross the border here as a women alone without traveling by train ?
- From Kochani to Sofia > Same here, it seems that there is no train line between North Macedonia and Bulgaria... Does anyone knows how to travel between these two destinations, then ?
Thanks for your feedbacks, and advices. I would be very grateful to have some tips to make my travel plan possible or to find a good alternative trip, if needed
Enjoy your current or upcoming journey !