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Thessaloniki Airport Transfers and Taxis

Stellar service for your Thessaloniki airport taxi


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

Book your Thessaloniki Transfer

Unbeatable prices for your Thessaloniki airport transfer

Is there anything better than getting off a long and wearying flight, having someone help you with your luggage and then sinking into the comfortable seat of your private vehicle? We didn’t think so! That’s why we suggest skipping all of the stressful public transportation and take a Thessaloniki airport taxi to your hotel instead. 

As soon as your plane touches down, your friendly, English-speaking driver will be waiting for you just outside o the arrivals gate, holding a sign with your name on it. He will then proceed to help you carry your luggage to your pre-chosen vehicle. To make sure you’re worry-free during your Thessaloniki transfer, we provide your driver with live updates on your plane’s arrival time. So even if you’re delayed, he will always be there when you are.

While you make your way to the city centre of Thessaloniki, your driver will answer any questions you may have and share with you some of the best places to eat in the city and the top activities to do. Let Welcome Pickups take care of the stressful stuff, so all you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy your Thessaloniki airport transfer. 


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

How much does a taxi cost?

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)
20 €
25 €
25 Min
80 €
104 €
1H 05 Min
110 €
143 €
1H 10 Min
30 €
35 €
35 Min

A Welcome Thessaloniki transfer to suit your needs

Nothing is more exciting than beginning to explore a new city with your loved ones. That’s why at Welcome Pickups, we have different vehicles to cater to every group size. If you’re travelling with up to 4 people, you will all enjoy a Thessaloniki airport transfer in one of our  stylish sedans. However, if your group is a little larger (up to 8 people), you’ll all fit comfortably inside one of our spacious minivans. 

What our customers say about Welcome

"Anabelia, our tour guide was wonderful. She guided us through history and food and made great suggestions and enabled us to understand Greek culture and the food. I would highly recommend this tour.”

Directions for your Thessaloniki airport transfer

Thessaloniki’s Makedonia SKG airport is the only one offering international flights to the city and district of Thessaloniki. The distance from Makedonia airport to the city centre is 16km and the total journey should not take more than 25 minutes in a Thessaloniki airport taxi. To head to the city, your driver will take the airport highway and turn right onto the Thessalonikis Neo Moudanion highway, following this into the city. As you arrive in the city, the highway becomes Konstantinou Karamanli. Your driver will then leave this road and enter Egnatia Street, which is the central avenue of Thessaloniki, taking you directly to Aristotelous Square and towards your selected hotel. 

Why a Thessaloniki airport taxi is for you

Although taking a Thessaloniki airport taxi may be the most expensive transfer option, it’s also the most convenient, time-saving and hassle-free choice. You won’t need to battle your way through busy bus or train stations, waste precious moments of your vacation waiting in lines or putting your personal belongings at risk. Instead, you can walk off the plane, collect your luggage and hop into a private car that will whisk you off to your hotel in minutes. 

Once you’re in the city centre of Thessaloniki, getting a taxi couldn’t be easier. You can choose to hail a taxi from the street by looking for the official blue taxis with a white roof and sticking out your arm or waving at the driver or walk to a taxi rank. If you choose to take a Thessaloniki taxi from a rank, you can easily find them around the city at tourist attractions, at the major transport hubs, such as the airport, the Train Station, the Macedonia Intercity Station and the Port, and along the main streets; Mitropoleos Street, Aristotle Square, Pavlou Mela Street, Tsimiski Street and Egnatia Street.

How much is a Thessaloniki airport transfer?

Average Thessaloniki taxi price in city – 8€

Thessaloniki taxi drivers all follow a highly regulated charging system that is in effect across the entire central ring of the city. You won’t be able to find a set-rate fee for any journey in Thessaloniki using a local taxi, as they charge each trip using a taximeter based on distance travelled.

Under normal traffic conditions, your Thessaloniki airport transfer shouldn’t cost more than 20 during the day (05:00 to 24:00) and 25€ at night (24:00 to 05:00). Having said that, please keep in mind that additional costs may apply for things such as excess luggage, number of people, travelling during holidays and transporting pets. 

While in Thessaloniki, you can expect to pay a base fare of 1.30€ and then an additional 0.74€ for every km during the day and 1.30€ per km at night. There is a minimum spend of 3.47€ for every Thessaloniki taxi ride, so even if your distance travelled is under this price, your driver will automatically charge you at least this for your fare. 

Additional costs for each piece of large luggage (0.43€) surcharges for beginning your journey at the airport (3.47€) and surcharges for beginning your journey at the port, bus station and train station (1.18€) may also apply. 

The benefits of booking a Welcome Airport Taxi

What makes Welcome Pickups superior to their competitors are the extensive, all-inclusive travel packages that we provide. Welcome Pickups offer a wide range of benefits from the moment you land in Thessaloniki Airport for your Thessaloniki transfer. For example, you can purchase your skip-the-line tickets in advance for the most well-known attractions of Thessaloniki, such as the stunning White Tower, the fascinating archaeological museum. On the day of your Pickup, your tickets will be handed to you by your driver, so you don’t have to waste one second queuing in the long ticket lines. At Welcome, we also offer both private and shared experiences in Thessaloniki at unbeatable prices. We hand-pick exclusive, local 5-star providers so that you can have peace of mind that any experience you choose to book with us will create memories that last a lifetime.

Thessaloniki Taxi Tips

  1. It’s rare for Thessaloniki taxi drivers to carry change for bills larger than 20€, so it’s important to carry small change with you when taking a taxi.
  2. So there are no communication errors, we suggest writing down your hotel’s address so your driver can easily locate it.
  3. You won’t be provided a baby seat for your Thessaloniki transfer, but you can fit your own for free.
  4. Taxis in Thessaloniki don’t usually have the POS system needed to accept credit card payments, so be sure to keep cash on you.
  5. If you feel like your driver is taking the wrong or a longer route, be sure to check your location and destination on GoogleMaps.
  6. It is expected for you to tip your Thessaloniki taxi driver at least 10%.
  7. Be sure to ask your driver for a receipt at the end of the journey. You will need this is there were any problems during your ride or if you leave any belongings in the vehicle.
  8. Make sure your driver resets the taximeter to 1.30€ before you begin your journey.
  9. There’s a surcharge for taking a Thessaloniki airport taxi of 3.47€.

Frequently asked questions

How much are taxis in Thessaloniki?

Taxis in Thessaloniki charge using a taximeter based on distance, they don't offer flat rate fees. The base fare for any journey within the city is 1.30€ and there’s a price per km of 0.74€ during the day and 1.30€ at night (24:00 to 05:00). The minimum fare for any Thessaloniki transfer is 3.47€.

How do I get from Thessaloniki airport to Thessaloniki?

Taking a Thessaloniki airport taxi for your transfer to the city centre is by far the most convenient and time-saving option. The total journey shouldn't take more than 25 minutes and will cost around 20€ during the day and 25€ at night (24:00 to 05:00) based on a taximeter.

Is a Thessaloniki taxi safe?

Taking an official blue and white Thessaloniki taxi is safe. All drivers must adhere to a regulated set of rules and fares, put in place by the council. All drivers are legally required to display their taximeter, photo ID and unique taxi number at all times. If you have any problems during your ride, be sure to ask for your receipt and then report it to the transport authorities.

Where do I meet my driver?

Once you’ve passed through baggage claim, you’ll see your driver waiting for you just outside of the arrivals gate, holding a sign with your name on it. To make sure you can’t miss him, one day before you’re due to fly, you will receive an email containing your driver’s photo, phone number and name.

What do I do if my flight is delayed?

If your flight is delayed or even getting in early, we’ve got you covered! All of our drivers receive live updates on your plane’s arrival time, so even if there are changes to the schedule, your driver will be there waiting when you land.

How do I get a Thessaloniki taxi?

Hopping into a Thessaloniki taxi couldn't be easier. You can choose to flag down one of the blue and white taxis from the street or walk to an official taxi rank. Taxi ranks are located at all the major transport hubs (Train Station, the Macedonia Intercity Station and the Port), the main streets (Mitropoleos Street, Aristotle Square, Pavlou Mela Street, Tsimiski Street and Egnatia Street) and at all the top tourist spots.