Access to Volos from Athens and Thessaloniki is accomplished through the Athens-Thessaloniki National Highway by selecting either the exit of Mikrothives (km 290) or Velestino (km 310).
The distance from the center of Athens is 324 km and the journey by car takes about 3 hours and 30 minutes while by bus the journey takes about 4 hours and 15 minutes.
The distance from Thessaloniki is 210 km and the journey by car takes about 2 hours and 10 minutes while by bus the journey takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Volos is linked by rail to Athens and Thessaloniki with a change in Larissa station with Intercity type trains and the journey lasts 5 hours and 3.5 hours respectively.
Railway – Schedule and Tickets: https://tickets.trainose.gr/dromologia/
Volos Intercity Bus Station: http://ktelvolou.gr/en/routes/list/