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Getting from Thessaloniki Airport to Katerini

When travelling from Thessaloniki airport to Katerini you have three transport options; the bus, a taxi or the train. The cheapest option is to take the public bus. A one-way costs €9 and takes around 2 hours 20 minutes. Another cheaper transfer option is to take the train. A one-way ticket on the train costs €9, however, you will first need to take a bus or a taxi to the train station, that is at in the centre of Thessaloniki. Lastly, the most practical and comfortable option is to take a Thessaloniki airport taxi, which can be quite expensive. A taxi trip to Katerini costs approximately €100 and takes around 1 hour and 10 minutes. 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 €100 70min 24/7
Welcome Pickups €108 65min 24/7 Book
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Train €18 70min 05:00–23:55
Bus €17.80 120min 05:15–21:30

How to get from Thessaloniki airport to Katerini by taxi

Taking a Thessaloniki airport taxi to Katerini is by far the most direct and convenient option. The journey will cost around €100 and will take approximately 1 hour 10 minutes in light traffic. Taxis can be found just outside of Thessaloniki airport's arrival gate, and are available 24/7.

Taxi fare from Thessaloniki airport to Katerini

Taxis at Thessaloniki airport do not charge their price on a set rate fee. Instead, they calculate their prices using a taximeter, so based on the distance travelled. The approximate cost of the journey from Thessaloniki airport to Katerini is around €100 during the day, however, prices can go up by 30% at night.

Convenience

Taking a taxi from Thessaloniki airport is your only direct transfer option. You can find a taxi at the arrivals terminal, safely store your luggage in the back and be driven directly to your accommodation, what could be easier?

Editor’s Note

If you are not in the mood to tackle the Greek public transport system, or if you just want to relax after a long flight, then taking a taxi is definitely recommended.

Useful Tips

Most taxis in Thessaloniki do not accept credit cards, make sure you have enough cash with you beforehand.
Please be aware that night time rates (from 00:01 to 04:59) are approximately 30% higher.
As the distance to Katerini is around 100 Km, it is advisable to agree on a fixed price with your taxi driver before you start your trip.

How to get from Thessaloniki airport to Katerini by train

There are no direct trains from Thessaloniki airport to Katerini. You will firstly have to get a taxi or a public bus (either the 01X or the 01N) to reach the train station in Thessaloniki city centre. From there, you can take a direct train to Katerini. Tickets cost €9, and the train journey takes 1 hour 10 minutes to get to Katerini.

Train fare from Thessaloniki airport to Katerini

A one-way ticket from Thessaloniki train station to Katerini costs €9 for adults and €6.75 for students under the age of 26. A one-way ticket on the public bus from Thessaloniki airport to the Thessaloniki train station costs €2, and taking a taxi from Thessaloniki airport to the Thessaloniki train station costs around €25.

Cost

€9

Trip Duration

1 H 10 Min.

There is an average waiting time of 40 minutes for the train.

Convenience
Value
Safety

Trains are available from 05:13 to 23:55 at the Thessaloniki train station.

Where do I get it from?

Unfortunately the train from Thessaloniki to Katerini does not depart directly from the airport. You will have to take a taxi or the public bus (line 01X: AIRPORT - INTERCITY BUS TERMINAL - VIA CITY CENTRE) to Thessaloniki train station, and from there, take the train to Katerini.

Convenience

Although taking a train from Thessaloniki airport to Katerini is a great scenic option, it isn't the most convenient. You will firstly have to get to Thessaloniki city centre, and from there, take a train to Katerini. This extra trip makes the journey long and more expensive.

Editor’s Note

If you have time to spare and wish to see some truly beautiful scenic views on your way to Katerini, then taking the train is a great option, as no other transfer option offers the same experience.

Useful Tips

You can preorder your train tickets on-line, if you do, discounted prices are offered from time to time.
When travelling from Thessaloniki to Katerini by train, the end destination is a city called Larisa.
A 25% discount is offered for young people and students under the age of 26.
Children under the age of 4 years travel for free.

How to get from Thessaloniki airport to Katerini by bus

There is no direct bus line from Thessaloniki airport to Katerini. You will first need to get a bus transfer into the city centre, and from there, change bus lines to get to Katerini. The total cost of the bus trip costs €8.90 and it takes around 2 hours.

How much is the bus from Thessaloniki to Katerini?

A one-way bus ticket from Thessaloniki airport to the city centre costs €2, from there you will need to take a bus from the city centre to Katerini which costs €6.90, bringing up the total price to €8.90. Children under the age of 6 years always travel for free.

Cost

€8.90

Trip Duration

2 H

There is an average waiting time of 30 minutes for the bus.

Convenience
Value
Safety

Buses to Katerini are available from 05:15 to 21:30.

Where do I get it from?

You can find the bus terminal just outside of the arrivals gate at Thessaloniki airport.

Convenience

If you are taking the bus from Thessaloniki airport to Katerini, the journey can be quite long, as you will need to wait for 2 different buses and take a connecting bus from the city centre, making this travel option inconvenient.

Editor’s Note

If you are travelling on a tight budget, then this option is for you, as it is the cheapest one.

Useful Tips

It takes 45 minutes to an hour to reach Katerini from the Central Bus Station in Thessaloniki.
If you are travelling during the summer or on a weekend, it is best to reserve a bus seat in advance, over the phone, as buses full up very quickly.
If you decide to travel to Katerini by bus, you should keep in mind the bus waiting times.

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.

Best drivers

Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

Flight monitoring

Drivers are always on time

Quality support

24/7 email & phone support

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Prices

DAYTIME
€108
NIGHTTIME
€118
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

Sedan Car

4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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Frequently asked questions

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

Thessaloniki is 101 Km away from Katerini, so whatever option you chose, your trip duration will be rather long. The fastest option is to take a taxi, with a trip duration of around 1 hour 10 minutes to reach Katerini centre.

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

Taxis at Thessaloniki calculate their fares using a taximeter, so based on the distance travelled. Meaning that the final price will depend on your exact location in the city. However, the approximate price to Katerini is €100.

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