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Getting from Thessaloniki Airport to Halkidiki

There are two transfer options when travelling from Thessaloniki airport to sunny Halkidiki; you can either take the bus or a taxi. Taking a Thessaloniki airport taxi is the most comfortable and quickest option, with prices ranging from €90 to €140, depending on your final destination within the city. The cheaper option is to take the public bus, however there is no direct bus route from Thessaloniki airport to Halkidiki, so in order to make your way to your accommodation, you will firstly need to take a taxi to the bus station and then the bus to Halkidiki, for the price of €7.70. Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Thessaloniki at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €90 60min 24/7
Welcome Pickups €70 60min 24/7 Book
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Bus €15.6 110min 06:45–19:00

How to get from Thessaloniki airport to Halkidiki by taxi

Taking a Thessaloniki airport taxi to Halkidiki is the easiest and fastest option to get to Halkidiki. The trip only takes around 1 hour, and the price ranges from €90 to €140, depending on your final destination in Halkidiki.

Taxi fare from Thessaloniki airport to Halkidiki

Taxis at Thessaloniki airport do not charged at a flat rate fee, instead they charge using a taximeter; meaning that the final price will depend on where your end destination is in Halkidiki. A trip from Thessaloniki Airport to Pefkohori will cost around €90, to Neos Marmaras €105, and to Ouragoulopi €140.

It is important to note that taxi fares can go up by 30% at night.

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00–24:00)
Night time
(00:00–05:00)
Duration
katarini
€110
€143
1h 10min
city centre
€20
€35
35min
Cost

~€90

Trip Duration

1 hour

*Prices vary depending on the time of day and your final destination.

Convenience
Value
Safety

Taxis are available 24/7 from Thessaloniki airport

Where do I get it from?

As Thessaloniki airport is small, you can easily find the taxi rank when you exit the arrivals hall.

Convenience

Taking a taxi from Thessaloniki airport to Halkidiki is expensive, but by far the most convenient option. Your taxi driver will pick you up from the airport and drop you at your exact location within Halkidiki.

Editor’s Note

If you are not travelling on a budget, then your best option would be to take a taxi from Thessaloniki airport. If you wish to travel on a fixed price, you can always book a taxi in advance.

Useful Tips

Most taxis in Thessaloniki do not accept credit cards; it is important to carry cash in euros on you at all times.
It is important to know that night time rates go up 30%.
If you haven't ordered a transfer in advance, it is always best to agree on a price with your taxi driver before leaving the airport.
Regular taxis in Greece can only fit up to four travellers at a time, including children.

How to get from Thessaloniki airport to Halkidiki by bus

Taking a bus from Thessaloniki airport to Halkidiki is quite complicated and time consuming as there is no direct bus option from the airport. You will firstly need to take a taxi or a public bus transfer from Thessaloniki airport to the The Halkidiki bus station (KTEL), which is located 9 Km north of Thessaloniki. From there you can choose your bus line depending on your final destination within Halkidiki. Regular one-way bus ticket from Thessalonik bus station to Halkidiki range from €7.80 to €16.80.

How much is a bus ticket from Thessaloniki airport to Halkidiki?

The price of a bus ticket depends on your final destination in Halkidiki. If you are travelling from Thessaloniki bus station to Pefkohori, a one-way ticket costs €13, to New Potidea it will cost €7.80, to Neos Marmaras €14.30, to Porto Koufo €16.80 and to Ouranoupoli a one-way will cost €13.70.

Cost

~€7.80

Trip Duration

~1 H 50 Min.

Travel time varies depending on your final destination within Halkidiki.

Convenience
Value
Safety

The bus to Pefkohori is available from 06:45 to 19:00, the bus to New Potidea between 06:45 and 21:00, the bus to Neos Marmaras is available from 09:30 to 17:45, buses to Porto Koufo run from 09:30 to 17:45, and the bus to Ouranoupoli is available from 05:30 to 17:45.

Where do I get it from?

Unfortunately there are no buses heading to Halkidiki from Thessaloniki airport. You will firstly need to make your way to Thessaloniki bus station (KTEL) in the city centre. To do so, you can either take a taxi or a public bus in order to travel the 9 Km to the bus station.

There is a bus route that links the airport, IKEA Station and KTEL Halkidiki. Make sure that you are travelling in the right direction, as you could be heading back to the IKEA Station if not. You will need to take the 79A bus from the airport (please see the bus schedule on the link below, as the bus schedule is changeable). This first trip to Halkidiki KTEL station takes between 15 to 20 minutes.

Convenience

Taking a bus from Thessaloniki airport to Halkidiki is the least convenient option and the travel time can be long. Moreover, you will firstly need to take a taxi to the Halkidiki bus station, which can be quite expensive, especially if you are travelling on a budget. Unfortunately, there is no direct bus line from the airport to Halkidiki, and you might need to change bus depending on your final destination.

Editor’s Note

As taking a bus to Halkidiki is quite complicated, with a price that adds up as you have to take a first taxi to the bus station, it is recommended to avoid this travel option.

Useful Tips

The prices mentioned are per person and are subject to change. It's advisable to check the bus times and price table before starting your trip.
You may need to reserve your seat on the bus at the Halkidiki bus station, as buses full up fast during summer months and weekends.
If you miss the 79A bus, you can always take the 79B, however the journey will take longer.
If you take a taxi to the bus station, be sure that your driver resets the taximeter before leaving Thessaloniki airport.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Thessaloniki. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to get from Thessaloniki airport to Halkidiki?

A car or taxi ride from Thessaloniki airport to Halkidiki takes around 1 hour, in normal traffic conditions.

How much does a taxi cost from Thessaloniki airport to Halkidiki?

Taxis at Thessaloniki airport do not charge on a flat rate fee, they calculate their prices using a taximeter; meaning that the final price will depend on the exact distance to your destination. However, the price will range between €90 and €140.

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