Petrea Railway Station Greece

Petrea Railway Station Greece

The Petrea Railway station is where the local train line meets with the main rail lines into the city from Athens and Halkida. The station has easy level access from the street to all 13 platforms. Platforms 1-5 are outside the main arched trainshed, while 6-13 are in the centre inside the shed and numbered left to right as you face the trains – see the station plan above. There are no ticket gates or barriers, so trains can easily pull into the platforms and passengers walk straight on to their train.

From here trains run to the affluent seaside resort of Kato Achaia and the western summer hotspots of Patras, Rododa, Platanias, Loutraki and Likospedo. From May onwards extra trains are operated to meet demand as people head to these popular destinations. These additional services are in addition to the regular Proastiakos service.

While the train system is not as extensive as many other European countries, it does allow visitors to explore parts of Greece that would be difficult or impossible by road. Besides the standard suburban services, there are also some thematically focused trains that offer an exciting alternative to conventional travel, such as a steam train ride on Pelion or the cog train from Diakofto to Kalavryta.

There is a very good bus shuttle service between the port and the train station. The shuttle runs every 15-20 minutes between Terminal A and Terminal B. The bus is free and it will save you a lot of time that you might otherwise have spent walking between the two terminals, which are located a fair distance apart.

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