The airport of Thessaloniki receives is located 16km east of the city center, in the region of Thermi. It receives domestic flights from Athens many times per day, while it also receives flights from other Greek airports all year round, such as Heraklion Crete, Chios, Rhodes and more. The flight time from Athens to Thessaloniki is 1 hour. The airport of Thessaloniki operates charters, international flights and low-cost flights as well.
Travel to Thessaloniki
Travel to Thessaloniki, Greece: Travel information about the nearest airport and flights but also useful numbers, pdf guide.
The port of Thessaloniki used to serve ferries to islands of North Eastern Aegean and the Sporades, but these ferries have now stopped. They do not operate anymore.
Thessaloniki is located 500 km north of Athens. The modern National Highway Athens-Thessaloniki and the Egnatia Odos that crosses all northern Greece makes it easy to drive to Thessaloniki. It takes about 5 hours to drive from Athens to Thessaloniki and three hours from Igoumenitsa to Thessaloniki.
There are frequent daily buses from Athens to Thessaloniki. They depart from Kifissos KTEL Station in Athens and arrive in Macedonia KTEL Station in Thessaloniki. There are also buses to Thessaloniki from almost all large towns in Greece. Buses to the close resorts of Halkidiki depart from Halkidiki Bus Station, close to the airport of Thessaloniki.
There are frequent trains from Athens to Thessaloniki. These trains depart from Larissis Train Station in Athens and they can be regular or express. There are also trains from Thessaloniki to Alexandroupolis and few towns in western Macedonia, such as Platy Imathias and Florina. There are also trains to Thessaloniki from many Balkan countries. You can look for schedules and book train tickets, through the online system of the Greek Train Organization, TrainOse.
Useful numbers in Thessaloniki: police station, hospital, taxis, bus services, museums, and more