To get from Thessaloniki airport to the city centre you have two transfer options, taxi or bus. The public bus is the cheapest option as tickets only cost 2€, but total journey time is 70 minutes, which includes an average waiting time of 40 minutes. Taking a Thessaloniki airport taxi is the fastest mode of transport from Thessaloniki airport as it only takes 35 minutes. However, the journey will cost you around 20€.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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Getting from Thessaloniki Airport to City
Comparison of the options
How to get from Thessaloniki airport to the city centre by taxi
Taxis are readily available from Thessaloniki airport to the city centre, and are the most convenient transfer option. Taxis from Thessaloniki airport aren’t charged at a flat rate, so expect to pay around 20€, depending on the time of day. The journey should take around 35 minutes in light traffic.
Taxi fare form Thessaloniki airport to the city centre
Taxis from Thessaloniki are charged by a taximeter based on distance. The approximate cost of the journey from Thessaloniki airport to the city centre is 20€ in the day (05:00-24:00) and 25€ at night (00:01-04:59).
Taxis at Macedonia airport
*prices will vary depending on the time of day
Taxis are available 24/7 from Thessaloniki airport
Where do I get it from?
You can easily spot the long line of taxis as soon as you exit the arrivals terminal. Taxis at Thessaloniki are blue with a white roof.
Taking a Thessaloniki airport taxi is fast and easy. You simply walk out of your arrivals gate, wait a few minutes in the queue, and then hop into your taxi.
As the distance from Thessaloniki airport to the city centre is fairly small, the fare will be low. Therefore, a taxi can work out very cheap if you split the cost amongst your group.
How to get from Thessaloniki airport to the city centre by bus
Taking a bus from Thessaloniki to the city centre is fairly straight forward as they run 24/7. There is a daytime bus (01X) and a nighttime bus (01N). Both buses run the same route and cost 2€ for a one-way ticket. The journey will take around 70 minutes in total.
How much is the bus from Thessaloniki airport to the city centre?
The 01X and 01N buses cost 2€ for an adult one-way ticket and 1€ for children aged 7-18 and anyone over the age of 65. Children under the age of 6 years travel for free.
Airport bus line 78 (NB: now 01X/01N)
There is an average waiting time of 40 minutes
Buses run 24/7 from Thessaloniki airport to the city centre
Where do I get it from?
As Thessaloniki airport is very small, the public buses can easily be found just outside of the arrivals gate. You simply need to cross the road when you get to the taxi stand, then walk around 100m.
Taking a bus transfer from Thessaloniki airport to the city centre is fairy convenient as they run 24/7. However, you do have to wait between 30 and 60 minutes for your bus to leave, and the journey takes twice as long as that of a taxi.
Although taking the public bus is the cheapest option, it is definitely not the fastest. If you simply want to get to your accommodation as quickly as possible and relax, I would suggest taking a taxi.
Welcome Pickups transfer
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 the Thessaloniki airport to city centre?
Thessaloniki airport is 17 km away from the city centre, so you can reach it in 30 minutes by taxi or car, and 70 minutes by public bus.
How much does taxi cost from Thessaloniki airport to city centre?
Taxis from Thessaloniki airport aren’t charged at a flat rate. The are charged by a taximeter based on distance. You can expect to pay around 20€ in the day and 25€ at night.
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