HOW TO GET TO THESSALONIKI
With a strategic position in Greece and Europe, Thessaloniki is easily accessible by all means of transport. Features International Airport (Macedonia International Airport by IATA code SKG), Railway station, Harbour, Intercity Bus station and is connected by road with the rest of Greece and abroad through national and international highways. By plane, train, bus, car or cruise ship, see how you can get to Thessaloniki and choose the best for you.
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Thessaloniki International Airport “Macedonia”
Thessaloniki is easily reached by direct international flight connections to about 81 international destinations, including major cities around the world.
Thessaloniki Airport “Macedonia” is the second biggest airport in Greece, located 14 km of the city center and serves over 3.5 million passengers per year.
The website of Thessaloniki’s Macedonia Airport is: www.thessalonikiairport.com
A public bus service is available 24 hours a day from the airport to the city centre, 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) – www.oasth.gr
At the airport you will find currency exchange, automatic teller machines (ATM), catering, duty free shops (Duty Free), other shops, parking, car rental companies etc The Tourist Information Office operates Monday - Friday from 8:30 to 20:00 (except holidays)
International Flight Connections
Ιnternational Flights (Direct & Transit flights)
Armenia: Yerevan / Austria: Vienne, Innsbruck / Belarus: Gomel, Minsk
Belgium: Brussels, Charleroi / Canada: Toronto / Cyprus: Paphos, Larnaca
Czech republic: Prague, Turany, Ostrava / Denmark: Copenhagen / France: Paris
Georgia: Tbilisi / Germany: Bremen, Baden-Baden, Stuttgart, Berlin, Schonefeld, Dusseldorf, Weeze, Frankfurt, Hahn, Munich, Hannover, Bonn - Cologne, Nuremberg, Hamburg / Hungary: Budapest / Israel: Tel Aviv
Italy: Milan, Pisa, Rome, Ciampino, Verona / Kazakhstan: Almaty
Latvia: Riga / Malta: Valetta / Netherlands: Amsterdam / Norway: Oslo Rygge
Poland: Warsaw modlin, Gdansk, Katowice, Poznan, Wroclaw / Romania: Bucharest Henri, Coanda / Russia: Astrakhan, Samara, Rostov, St.petersburg, Moscow, Sheremetyevo, MineralnyeVody, Voronezh, Krasnodar, Ufa, Novosibirsk, Nizhniynovgorod, Kaliningrad, Yekaterinburg, Moscow Domodedovo, Kazan, Volgograd, Saratov, Perm / Serbia: Belgrade / Slovakia: Bratislava / Slovenia: Ljubljana / Spain: Barcelona / Sweden: Stockholm
Switzerland: Basel - Mulhouse – Freiburg, Zurich, Geneva / Turkey: Istanbul, Izmir
Ukraine: Dnepropetrovsk, lviv, Kharkov, Odessa, Kiev / U.K. : London, Newcastle, Manchester, Bristol, East midlands
Direct - Non-Stop International Flights to Thessaloniki
Central Europe: Basel– Mulhouse - Freiburg, Zurich, Berlin-Schönefeld, Bonn-Cologne, Düsseldorf Weeze, Hannover, Frankfurt Hanh, Nuremberg, Munich, Stuttgart, Bremen, Hambourg, Baden- Baden, Vienna, Innsbruck, Paris – Orlysud, Paris Beauvais, Brussels-Charleroi, Rome-Fiumicino, Rome-Ciampino, , Milan – Linate, Milan-Bergamo, Pisa, Girona Barcelona, Amsterdam Schiphol
United Kingdom: London-Gatwick, LondonStanted,, Manchester, Bristol, East Midlands
Scandinavia: Stockholm Skansta, Stockholm Arlanda, Oslo, Copenhagen
Balkans & Eastern Europe: Belgrade, Bucharest-Henri Coandă, Budapest, Istanbul, Izmir, Kazan, Moscow-Domodedovo, Moscow- sheremetyevo, Prague, Riga, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Perm, Volgograd, Kaliningrad, MineralnyeVody, Nizhniy Novgorod, Ufa, Voronezh, Rostov, Samara, Astrakhan, Warshaw, Modlin, Tsibili, Kiev, Kharkov, Odessa, Lviv, Dnepropetrovsk
Cyprus: Larnaca, Paphos
Domestic Flights (direct and transit)
35 domestic destinations:
Athens, Heraklion, Kalamata, Corfu, Kos, Limnos, Mykonos, Mytilene, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Skyros, Chios, Chania, Alexandroupoli, Syros, Skiathos, Sitia, Zakynthos, Araxos, Argostoli, Astypalaia, Icaria, Ioannina, Kalymnos, Karpathos, Kastellorizo, Cythera, Leros, Milos, Naxos, Kasos, Paros, Preveza, Sitia
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The New Railway Station is the central passenger terminal of Thessaloniki and is located on Monastiriou Street. It has seven docks and in the interior commercial stores are operating. 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. From Railway Station of Thessaloniki starts the suburban line Thessaloniki-Edessa-Florina and passes the suburban line Thessaloniki - Larissa (while serving ten intermediate stations) and the long distance line Athens - Thessaloniki - Alexandroupolis - Dikea whereas also performed international routes with destination Sofia, Skopje and Belgrade.
Ticket purchases can be made through the website of TRAINOSE (http://www.trainose.gr/en/) or at contact & sale points:
1. Passenger Station of Thessaloniki
Opening hours: 24 hours
Tel: 2310-599 421
2. Travel and Tourism Office of TRAINOSE
18 Aristotelous Street, Thessaloniki
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 08:00-15:30
The Intercity Bus Station KTEL ’Macedonia’ constitutes a reference point for long-distance road transport of Thessaloniki. Performs 800 daily routes serving 41 Bus Stations, 5 international routes (Germany, Bulgaria, Albania, Czech Republic, Slovakia) and 10 coastal lines. The facilities include cafés, restaurants, indoor and outdoor parking, luggage storage, free Wi-Fi and is easily accessible via 12 lines of urban transport and by taxi.
Address: 244 Giannitson Street
Separate bus station operates to transport the passengers to the tourist resorts of the region of Halkidiki. The KTEL Halkidiki bus station is located in the 9th km of the National Road Thessaloniki - N. Moudania. Stations are working in Nea Kallikratia, Nea Moudania, Kassandreia and Arnea. At the KTEL HALKIDIKI there is also parcel place where are sent and received parcels to and from Halkidiki. The facilities are accessible to people with disabilities. The route network of local bus daily connecting KTEL HALKIDIKI with the city of Thessaloniki while is accessed via taxi.
The Egnatia Odos is the Greek part of the trans- European axle E90.
Via Egnatia Odos, Thessaloniki approaches westwards the harbor of Igoumenitsa, from where there are regular ferry connections with Italy to the east to Kipous of Evros at the Greek-Turkish border. Moreover, the vertical axes of Egnatia Odos ensure connecting Thessaloniki with the Balkan countries and Europe. The National Road Patra -Athens -Thessaloniki - Evzoni, connects the city of Thessaloniki with the capital of Greece and constitutes part of the European motorway E75.
Parking: in the city are many municipal and private car parks. The cost for the first time ranges from 2.5 to 4 euros and are reduced for each subsequent hour.
Ship - Cruise
The port of Thessaloniki for over 2300 years, is the most important port of Macedonia and one the most important ports of southeastern Europe. The advantageous geographical position and excellent road and rail connections, contributing to the largest transshipment port in Greece. Located in the city center and distance of one kilometer from the New Railway Station and 16 km from the International Airport MACEDONIA of Thessaloniki.
The passenger terminal "Macedonia", housed in a neoclassical building on the ground floor entrance of the harbor, offers modern rooms that meet all modern requirements. Cafés, restaurants, venues, cinema and three museums, has become part of everyday life of the city and favorite entertainment spot for locals and visitors.