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The port of Patras serves a number of routes to Italy and the Ionian islands making it popular with interrail travellers. For the ferry form Ancona to Partra you will e.g. pay for a single person about 40? winter/60? summer. See also http://www.greekferries.gr/.
In 2004 a new road bridge connecting the small village of Rio to Antirio crossing the gulf of Corinthe.
A narrow gauge train line runs through Patras southwards to Olympia and Kalamata and westwards to Athens and the port of Pireas. the Slow Train to Athens costs about 5 ? and it takes you there in 4,5 hours.
Near to the port and main station lies the intercity bus station (KTEL).
The city bus service in Patra can be slow and unpredictable, lacking definative timetables. Information can be found from the small booth in front of port, near the Intercity bus terminal. Buses start from this location.
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