Getting to Olympia by public transport is common for backpackers as it is very cheap but we do recommend you avoid this means of transport if you have children, lots of luggage, or lose your temper easily. Usually your ticket will get you all the way to Pyrgos. You then need to get off the bus and purchase a ticket for the remainder of the trip (20km) which also means you will have to wait for approximately 20 minutes to an hour. To travel by bus then you need to get to Kifissou street 100 (else called “Stathmos Kifissou”) were the bus terminals are. There you can catch a ride to anywhere in mainland Greece. You need to ask for a ticket to Pyrgos. The bus travels the route via Patras. The phone number of the Kifissos station is 210-5134110 / 210-5124910.