"how to go there" Sofades Transportation Tip by mindcrime

Sofades Transportation: 2 reviews and 8 photos

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  • waiting for the train - Sofadhes
      waiting for the train
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  • timetable at the train station - Sofadhes
      timetable at the train station
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  • modern sign of things to come... - Sofadhes
      modern sign of things to come...
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By car
Sofades located 15km east of Karditsa on the national highway Karditsa-Athens, It is 286km away from Athens and 215km from Thessaloniki

By train
Sofades station is on the line Kalampaka-Paleofarsala, so if you go to Paleofarsala (one stop away) you are connected with the rest of train line (Athens, Thessaloniki and all the stations in between).
We usually take the only direct train from Athens so we don?t have to wait for the connection but there is only one in the morning from Athens at 8.27am and one in the evening from Sofades (at 18.15). One way ticket costs about 15euros but if you book online some days in advance you can get it for 9 euros.

Buing a ticket at Sofades must be a secret though because the man who is responsible for the station and the tickets come at the station every evening just 30? before the train departure for Athens :) We saw the timetable written by hand on the wall (pic 3) but the most funny sign was the one that gives you directions about tickets, Info and WC (pic 4)? No need for a sign anyway because the station is just a small building with 2 rooms :)

By bus
There are a lot of buses connecting Sofades with numerous near by towns and cities and of course Athens. From Athens you have to catch the train to Karditsa (there are 6-8 buses depending on the day)

Mode: TO
Type: Train

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 12, 2012
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