Balkan train links to resume on May 10, with discounts
Trainose, the operating arm of the Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE), is to resume services linking northern Greece to the country’s Balkan neighbors after a three-year hiatus in a bid to profits from rising tourism.
A daily service linking Thessaloniki to Skopje, Belgrade and Sofia is to start operating from May 10.
The price of a single ticket to the Bulgarian capital is 17.80 euros but Trainose plans to offer discounts to attract customers. Discounts have already been set for tickets to Skopje, the capital of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and for the Serbian capital of Belgrade – 12.20 and 32 euros respectively – which will apply until the end of 2014.