Getting to Thessaloniki by Air
Thessaloniki’s international airport is 16 km outside the city and served by many major airlines. It is directly linked to Athens, Ioannina, Hania, Heraklion, Lemnos, Lesvos, Rhodes and Skiathos (in Summer season).
The airport is served by the 24-hour bus line 78 (or 78N during night) from OASTH. Line 78 starts from Macedonia Central Bus Station, stops at the Railway Station of Thessaloniki and arrives to the airport through the city center. Line 78A travels the same route with the difference, that it makes an additional stop at the A.S. IKEA bus station. At the Railway Station and A.S. IKEA bus stops, passengers can find many connections with many other major bus lines.
|Departure Countries with Direct Flights|
|Departure Country||Airlines||Web Site:||Departure Cities|
|Aegean Airlines||http://en.aegeanair.com/||Munich, Dusseldorf, Stuttgart, Frankfurt|
|Lufthansa||http://www.lufthansa.com||Munich, Dusseldorf, Stuttgart, Frankfurt|
|Airberlin||http://www.airberlin.com||Stuttgart, Dusseldorf, Nuremberg, Munich, Hanover, Hamburg|
There are daily flights from Athens airport by Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines (50 minutes). During summer both Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines have daily direct flights from Rhodes, Crete (Heraklion and Chania), Mykonos and [Santorini]], and Aegean Airlines has flights from Corfu. Astra Airlines has scheduled flights from Chios and during the months of July and August flies from Mykonos, Santorini, Rhodes, Kos, Crete (Chania and Heraklion), Karpathos, Kythira and Zakynthos.
Germany, Austria, Swiss
Berlin-Tegel, Berlin-Schönefeld, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Munich, Stuttgart, Zürich, Vienna, Basel
United Kingdom, Denmark, Sweden, Norway
London-Gatwick, London-Luton, London-Heathrow, Manchester , Bristol, Stockholm (from April), Oslo(Rygge) (from April)
France & BeNeLux, Italy
Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Brussels-Charleroi (from April), Rome-Fiumicino, Rome-Ciampino, Milan-Malpensa, Bergamo-Orio al Serio
Balkans & Eastern Europe
Belgrade, Tirana, Bucharest-Băneasa, Bucharest-Henri Coandă, Prague, Budapest, Brno, Ostrava, Moscow-Vnukovo, Moscow-Domodedovo, Minsk, Krasnodar, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Yerevan
Getting to Thessaloniki by Car
|Thessaloniki is connected with the following cities through E75, E90 and E79 highways:
Athens through Highway A1, E75 in about 5 hrs
Skopje (F.Y.R.O.M.) through Highway A1, E75 in about 3 hrs
Belgrade (Serbia) through Highway A1, E75 in about 7 hrs
Istanbul (Turkey) through Highway A1, E90 in about 8 hrs
Tirana (Albania) through Highway Α29 and Α2 in about 6 hrs
Sofia (Bulgaria) through Highway A1, E75 in about 4 hrs
Constanta (Romania) in about 8 hrs
Getting to Thessaloniki by Train
The main Thessaloniki’s train station provides connections to Athens and other destinations in Greece.
Information: State Rail ways office at No 18, Aristotelous St. tel: 2310-276382 and the new railway terminal, tel: 2310-517517, for railway passenger reservation and train schedule tel: 1110 and for customer service tel: 14511.
Getting to Thessaloniki by Coach
|KTEL is a long-distance bus network in Greece connecting Thessaloniki with all cities of the mainland. Macedonia central bus station (or simply KTEL station) is located 5km west of Thessaloniki city centre and it is easily accessible through OASTH bus lines. KTEL station has regular bus service to all the major cities in Greece. Please note that Chalkidiki’s KTEL Bus Terminal is located in the eastern part of the city.|
Getting to Thessaloniki by Sea
Thessaloniki’s port connects the city with the islands of Lemnos, Lesvos, Chios and Pireaus. Also in summer season connections with the island groups of Sporades, Dodecanese and Cyclades though they are usually the once-a-week variety.