Thessaloniki is easily accessible by air and road. Once there, the public transportation system provides a safe, dependable and efficient way to move around the city. The public transportation network consists of buses. Thessaloniki is also connected with other parts of the mainland through a network of roads and railways.
🛫 Visitors arriving by air will arrive to Thessaloniki Airport “Makedonia”, which is the second biggest airport in Greece and is located just 16 km from Thessaloniki center (IATA code: SKG).
- Thessaloniki is easily reached by direct international flight connections to about 117 direct destinations, including major cities around the world
- 58 airlines fly to 141 destinations in 41 countries
- The airport operates with frequent connections to most Greek cities and islands, serving over 2,5 million passengers per year.
- 22 daily flights to Athens.
International Flights (Direct, Transit or Seasonal Flights):
Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom.
Domestic direct destinations: Athens, Chania, Chios, Corfu, Heraklion, Kalamata, Kos, Limnos, Mykonos, Mytilene, Paros, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Skyros.
Tel.: 2310 985000
A public bus service is available 24 hours a day from the airport to the city center, bus number 78 or 78N. These bus services operate from the airport approximately every 30 minutes. Tickets cost €1.00 one-way.
For an up to date time table please visit the official website of OASTH (Thessaloniki’s public bus transportation) – http://www.oasth.gr
🚄 The New Railway Station is the central passenger terminal of Thessaloniki, is located on Monastiriou street and it has seven docks. It is used by TRAINOSE as a starting point or a transfer point to other trains that cover the entire length of the rail network in Northern Greece.
TRAINOSE operates, in cooperation with the Railways Undertakings of neighboring countries, international train services between Thessaloniki – Sofia, Thessaloniki – Skopje – Beograd and Thessaloniki – Sofia – Bucharest.
For further information about discounts and offers, please, visit: http://www.trainose.gr/
Tel.: 2310 599421
🚍 Bus Transportation
Macedonia Intercity Coach Station “KTEL” constitutes a reference point for long-distance transports of Thessaloniki. Performs 800 daily routes, serving national and international routes and coastal lines. Macedonia Intercity Coach Station “KTEL” is located 5km west of Thessaloniki city center. It is easily accessible from the city center as well as from the new west hub of the city via which it is directly connected with Thessaloniki’s ring road.
Albania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, North Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia, Turkey.
For further information, please, visit: https://ktelmacedonia.gr/en/home/
Tel.: 2310 595400
🚌 Public Transportation
Thessaloniki has a convenient bus system, connecting all areas to the city center, while plenty of taxis are available for those needing to get somewhere faster. Thessaloniki Bus Lines are operated by the Organisation of Urban Transportation of Thessaloniki – ‘OASTH’.
Standard adult tickets: 1,00€. Up to four-way tickets valid for up to (4) trips made within seventy (70) minutes from the time of issue. Travel cards of various durations are also available.
Tel.: 2310 981100
Taxi service in Thessaloniki is plentiful and economic. Taxi companies operate 24-hour call centers, ready to receive your order or make an advance booking for you. Most taxis currently use satellite navigator systems that facilitate a fast and easy transfer to any destination in the city. Luxury – VIP taxis are also available. As a rough guide a taxi within the city will cost approximately 5 Euros, a taxi to the airport will cost between 20 –30 Euros. A double fare is applicable between midnight and 05:00 am.
🚦 Its strategic location on Egnatia Highway -connecting East to the West- neighboring four countries, makes the city easily accessible to travelers from almost every corner of the world.
Emergency Phone: 1077
Citizens of EU
EU Citizens do not need a visa to travel to Greece. In most cases a personal ID card will suffice to enter the country.
Greece is a member of the European Union and for most nationalities no visa is required.
Citizens of some countries need an entry visa for Greece.
If you need a visa, make sure to apply for one well in advance. To check current visa requirements or find the nearest Greek Embassy or Consulate see the information provided by the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs.