How to get from Thessaloniki airport to city centre
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 taxi is the fastest mode of transport from Athens airport as it only takes 35 minutes. However, the journey will cost you around 20€.
You can pre-book a taxi with English-speaking driver with Welcome Pickups.
Taxis can easily be found outside of the arrivals terminal at Thessaloniki airport and are available 24/7.
The 78 and 78N buses run 24/7, leaving every 30 – 60 minutes.
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 be expected to pay around 20€, depending on the time of day. The journey should take around 35 minutes in light traffic.
*prices will vary depending on the time of day
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).
Where do I get it from?
Taking a taxi from Thessaloniki airport 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 (78) and a nighttime bus (78N). Both buses run the same route and cost 2€ for a one-way ticket. The journey will take around 70 minutes in total.
There is an average waiting time of 40 minutes
How much is the bus from Thessaloniki airport to the city centre?
The 78 and 78N 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.
Where do I get it from?
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.
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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.