Thessaloniki Transportation

Thessaloniki Transportation

You can explore Thessaloniki on foot. However if you don’t have much time and you can not bear the heat, then take the bus. One single trip costs 80 Cents. If you buy the 90 cents ticket, you can have a second ride provided it takes place within 1.5 hours from the time you took your first ride. If you want to ride as many buses as you please, then the day ticket is Euro 4 and it is all worth it.

You can buy the ticket at the bus stations, kiosks or inside the bus (there’s a machine).

By Air

Your main airport destination is Thessaloniki Airport (International Airport ‘Makedonia’), SKG, which is well connected with many European cities, Athens and many of the Greek islands too. Affordable flights can be booked from various European destinations, as Thessaloniki is expanding its routes with Easyjet and Ryanair as well as with Turkish Airlines. The airport is located 14km from the city centre. Car hire services, coach and taxi services are all available at the airport.

Transfer from Macedonia – Thessaloniki Airport
Bus No 78 operates between the airport and the bus (KTEL) station, and it stops at the train station as well. You will need to cross the whole city from south-east to north -west and depending on the time and the day the ride should take between 40mins to an hour. The buses leave every half hour. You can check the bus timetables at

Taxis & Car Rental

Taxis are plentiful in the city. All taxis in Thessaloniki are licensed by the authorities and are equipped with meters. Taxis can be flagged down anywhere, however there are also specific Taxi Spots (list not complete). If the yellow “Taxi” light on the roof of the car is on, the taxi is available for hire. The cost of the taxi is approximately 4-6 euro for short distances.

If you are interested in renting a car, all major car rental companies have branches at the airport. Cars can also be rented from the downtown branches in Thessaloniki.

By Bus / Coach

The bus service in Thessaloniki offers multiple destinations with frequent departures throughout the day. Buses link Thessaloniki to Athens and other main towns in Greece, including all holiday spots on the Chalkidiki Peninsula. More information can be found at the Thessaloniki Bus Station. From the national bus terminal (T.S KTEL), you can reach the city centre (5 km) either by taxi or by urban bus (routes 08, 12, 31 and 78).

Bus tickets from Athens to Thessaloniki cost about 42 euros single and 65 euros return. The trip lasts around 6 – 7 hours. Information on the national buses timetable can also be found in the website of KTEL Attikis.

Buses for the Halkidiki Peninsula leave from the Halkidiki bus terminal, on Thessaloniki’s eastern outskirts. Take bus 2 or 31 from either the train station or anywhere along Egnatia; the line terminates and you take bus 36 for the final 10 minutes. With traffic, it’s about one hour from the train station to the Halkidiki station.

There are daily buses between Istanbul and Thessaloniki, run by private bus companies. The journey takes approximately 12 hours and costs around 45 euros one way.  The bus schedule is subject to alterations. Please contact the bus companies for more accurate information.

By Train

Thessaloniki is connected by train to Athens and other Greek cities. The rail connection to Athens is several times a day. The journey takes approximately 5 hours. Timetables and more information can be found on the web-site of the National Railway.
Five regular trains daily serve Athens (6¾ hours) via Larisa (two hours), which has connections to Volos (4½ hours). The Athens intercity is much more expensive but not significantly faster (5½ hours).

Some 14 daily trains service Veria (1 hour) and Edessa (1½ hours); of these, five continue on to Amyndeo (for Kastoria bus connections) before terminating at Florina (2¾ hours), which has bus connections to the Prespa Lakes.

Thessaloniki–Thrace trains go five times daily to Orestiada (8½ hours), via Xanthi (4 hours), Komotini (4½ hours) and Alexandroupoli (6 hours).

By Boat

If you are interested in visiting Thessaloniki by boat, there are multiple connections from Italy. You can use ferry crossings between Ancona, Bari, Brindisi and Venice to Igoumenitsa. For more information please check: Greek Ferries

From Igoumenitsa there are two buses running every day to Thessaloniki, at 09.30 and 13.30.

Boats serve Chios three times weekly (€34.20, 19 hours) via Limnos (€22.10, eight hours, five times weekly) and Lesvos (€34.40, 14 hours, five times weekly). One boat weekly continues to Samos (€39.20, 20 hours). The Dodecanese are also served once weekly, to Kalymnos (€41.90, 21 hours), then Kos (€43.80, 22 hours) and Rhodes (€52.40, 26 hours). In summer, two boats weekly serve Iraklio, Crete (€45.60, 26 hours).

where to eat in thessaloniki

Wie komme ich vom Flughafen Makedonia-Thessaloniki in die Stadt?

Die Buslinie 78 pendelt zwischen dem Flughafen und dem Busbahnehof (K.T.E.L) hin und her und der Bus macht auch Station am Hauptbahnhof der Stadt. Sie werden die gesamte Stadt durchqueren müssen – vom süd-östlichen Ende zum nord-westlichen Ende, und die Fahrt wird je nach Stoßzeiten zwischen 40 Minuten und einer Stunde dauern.
Die Busse fahren alle halbe Stunde.
Sie können den Fahrplan unter finden.

getting from thessaloniki to

Salonica de Transporte

Salónica de Transporte Público
Usted puede explorar a pie de Salónica. Sin embargo, si usted no tiene mucho tiempo y no puedes soportar el calor, y luego tomar el autobús. Un viaje sencillo cuesta 80 centavos de dólar. Si usted compra el billete de 90 centavos de dólar, usted puede tener una segunda carrera, siempre y cuando se lleva a cabo a menos de 1,5 horas desde el momento en que tomó su primer paseo. Si quieres viajar como muchos autobuses a su gusto, entonces el billete de un día es de Euro 4 y es todo lo que vale la pena.

Usted puede comprar el billete en las estaciones de autobuses, kioscos o en el interior del autobús (hay una máquina).

Transferencia de Macedonia – Tesalónica Aeropuerto
Autobús n º 78 opera entre el aeropuerto y el autobús (KTEL) la estación, y se detiene en la estación de tren también. Tendrá que cruzar toda la ciudad desde el sur-este a noroeste y dependiendo de la hora y el día del viaje debe durar entre 40 minutos a una hora. Los autobuses salen cada media hora. Puedes consultar los horarios de los autobuses en