Transportation to and from Thessaloniki Airport


What is the distance from Thessaloniki Airport to the centre of Thessaloniki?

You can get quickly to the centre of Thessaloniki (Aristotelous Square) via the A24 motorway; by car it takes about 25 minutes to cover the distance of 17 kilometres / 10.6 miles.

From SKG Airport to Thessaloniki City centre by Car
17 km
25 min

Public transport

Bus to Thessaloniki

The OASTH buses 1X and 1N run between Thessaloniki Airport and Macedonia Intercity Bus Station (KTEL) in the western part of Thessaloniki. During the day you can travel two or three times per hour by bus 1X. In the late evening, during the night and in the early morning you can take bus 1N. On the way can get off in Kalamaria and Thessaloniki, in the city centre (Platia Aristotelous) and at the main railway station of Thessaloniki (Neos Sidirodromikos Stathmos). The journey time from the airport to the centre of Thessaloniki is 40 to 50 minutes, travelling to the New Railway Station takes 5 minutes longer.

Bus tickets
A ticket can be purchased from the ticket machine on the bus, but keep in mind the ticket machine does not return spare change. A single journey ticket costs € 2.00, students and seniors from the age of 65 years pay € 1.00 and accompanied children up to 6 years travel for free. Bus number 79 runs between the airport and the IKEA, bus number 45 runs between Macedonia Intercity Bus Station and Halkidiki Bus Station Thessaloniki. Both bus stations are served by KTEL, the intercity bus provider of Greece. Please consult website and timetables buses 1X and 1N and public transport Thessaloniki Airport for more information.

Car sharing

There is no car sharing service available at the airport. If you are planning to rent a car in Thessaloniki, take a look at our car rental tips and see the full list of all car rental companies at Thessaloniki Airport!


Thessaloniki: Sunset Bike Tour with Local Snacks and Beer

€ 57

Grab a helmet, hop on a bike, and get to know charismatic Thessaloniki on two wheels. Explore magnificent monuments, discover the city’s coolest cafes and hang-out spots, glide along the picturesque waterfront, and learn about Thessaloniki’s history

From Thessaloniki: Private Day Trip to Meteora

€ 240

Discover one of the most beautiful places in Greece, the imposing rocks of Meteora, on a private small group tour from Thessaloniki. Marvel at spectacular landscapes, explore unique monasteries, and enjoy a lunch made with fresh local farm ingredients.

Meteora and Kalambaka Day Trip from Thessaloniki

€ 390

Meteora is a mountain range formed by enormous sandstone rocks that rise above the small town of Kalambaka near the first hills of Pindos and Hasias.


Welcome Walk & Admission to the Archaeological Museum

€ 39

Take a short welcome walk in Thessaloniki with a local host and get helpful tips about the city. Skip the lines at the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.

Thessaloniki Small Group Food and Culture Tour

€ 65

Enjoy a tour of Thessaloniki to experience everyday life and taste local delicacies. Learn about traditions that shaped local culture and cuisine.

Thessaloniki: Walking Tour

€ 29

See some of the famous monuments and buildings of Thessaloniki on a guided walking tour. Admire the stunning architecture of the White Tower then continue on to the Arch of Galerius, and OTE Tower. Stop for a coffee with a view in the tower's cafe.

Tours and transport

Thessaloniki Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

€ 10

Discover Thessaloniki on a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Hop off at sites that interest you. Learn about the city from your audio guide.

Thessaloniki Bay: 3-Hour Sailing Cruise

€ 45

Indulge yourself with a unique 3 hours cruise on a sailing yacht. Take the opportunity to see the wonderful city of Thessaloniki along the beautiful coastline.

Thessaloniki Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour

€ 99

Visit Thessaloniki's best wineries and taste the famous Xinomavro, Malagouzia, and other Greek indigenous varieties while talking with winemakers.


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