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How to get to Delphi, Greece | Location, directions & transportation options

Where is Delphi located?

Address: Delphi 330 54, Delfi 330 54, Greece

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The Delphi archaeological site is located on the slope of Mount Parnassus in the Phocis region of Central Greece, about 180 km from Athens. The site is situated on the southern slopes and offers glorious views of the mountain range while the modern town of Delphi, about 1 km away, provides panoramas of the Corinthian Gulf.

How to get to Delphi by bus

Best for: Budget travel

Service: KTEL

Departure point: Liosion Station (Terminal B), Athens

Travel time: 3 hrs

Frequency: Typically 4-5 buses run per day between Athens and Delphi

  • Direct bus services are available from Athens to the Delphi location, offering an economical and convenient travel option directly to the archaeological site. 
  • Make sure you pre-book your bus tickets 3 to 4 days before the day of your visit. The service tends to be quite busy, especially in the summer peak season.

How to get to Delphi by car

Best for: Convenient travel, scenic route

Travel time: Approximately 2 hrs 30 mins.

  • If you want to travel to Delphi on your own schedule, you can drive your own vehicle, rent a car, or hire a taxi to take you.
  • Take the E75 highway from Athens and follow the route northeast and then northwest up to Kastro. Take the exit and follow the Epar.Od. Livadias-Kastrou and EO48 routes to reach Delphi.

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Visit Delphi on a day tour with round-trip transfers

Best for: Convenient travel, scenic route

Departure point: 4 central pick-up points in Athens or at your hotel (depending on the ticket option you choose)

Travel time: 2 hrs 30 mins each way.

  • A guided day tour with round-trip transfers is by far the most convenient and hassle-free way to get to Delphi from Athens. 
  • Enjoy pick-up and drop-off, and travel in comfort in an AC bus.

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Delphi Archaeological Site & Museum Tickets with Audio Guide
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From Athens: Guided Tour of Delphi Site & Museum Day Trip with Entry Tickets & VR Headsets
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From Athens: Full-day Guided Tour of Delphi Site & Museum with Optional Lunch
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Frequently asked questions about how to get to the Delphi location

Where is Delphi located in Greece?

The Delphi archaeological site and museum are located on Mount Parnassus, near the Gulf of Corinth, in Central Greece. They are about 185 km from Athens.

How do I get to Delphi?

You can reach the Delphi location by the public intercity KTEL buses, rent a car, or opt for guided day tours with round-trip transfers. KTEL buses depart 4 to 5 times a day from Liosion Station (Terminal B). If you decide to go by car, you can take the E75 motorway, followed by the EO48 to get to Delphi.

How long does it take to reach Delphi?

The KTEL buses take about 3 hours to cover the distance from Athens to Delphi. If you decide to drive down, it is approximately a two-and-a-half-hour journey.

What is the fastest way to get to Delphi from Athens?

The quickest way to reach Delphi from Athens is to either rent or hire a car or book Delphi tickets, which include direct, round-trip transfers.

What is the cheapest way to get to Delphi from Athens?

The most affordable and budget-friendly way to reach Delphi is by the KTEL intercity buses, which will cost you around €15 one way. If you opt for guided day trips, transfers to and from Athens are included in your ticket price.

Is parking available at the Delphi archaeological site?

There is no parking at the main Delphi archaeological site or the museum. You can park your car on the main street in Delphi town or at the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia parking lot. Both locations are free but parking spaces might be limited.