How to get from Thessaloniki airport to Halkidiki
There are two transfer options from Thessaloniki airport to Halkidiki, bus or taxi. Taking a Thessaloniki airport taxi is the quickest option, and it can drop you on whichever peninsula you wish. Prices start from around 90€ and go up to 140€ depending on your final destination. The cheaper option is to take the public bus, however there is no direct line from Thessaloniki airport to Halkidiki, you will have to take a taxi to the bus station, then a bus to your final destination. Bus ticket prices start at 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.
Comparison of the options
| OPTION|| PRICE|| DURATION|| AVAILABILITY|
| Taxi || €90|| 65min|| 24/7|
| Welcome Pickups || €70|| 60min|| 24/7|
| 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 by far the fastest option. The journey will take around 65 minutes, and will cost from around 90 to 140€, depending on your final destination in Halkidiki.
Taxi fare from Thessaloniki airport to Halkidiki
Taxis at Thessaloniki aren't charged at a flat rate, instead they are charged using a taximeter based on distance. The final price will depend on where your final destination is in Halkidiki, but the following prices are a guideline. Thessaloniki Airport to Pefkohori will be around 90€, to Neos Marmaras 105€, and to Ouragoulopi will be 140€.
You should also note that taxi fares can go up by 30% during nighttime hours.
Taxis at Macedonia airport
*Prices will vary depending on the time of day and final destination
Taxis are available 24/7 from Thessaloniki airport
Where do I get it from?
As Thessaloniki airport is so small, you can easily see the taxi rank as soon as you exit the arrivals area.
Taking a taxi from Thessaloniki airport to Halkidiki is expensive, but by far the most convenient option. The driver will pick you up from the airport and drop you at your exact destination in Halkidiki, no matter which peninsula it may be on.
If you are able to take a taxi from Thessaloniki, then this is by far the best choice. Taking a bus is extremely time consuming and is still expensive in the end. To save a little money and still have the convenience of a taxi, you can try pre-booking a car.
Most taxis in Thessalonki, even the ones at the airport, have no way of accepting credit cards. Make sure you have Euros on hand.
Please be aware that the nighttime prices are approximately 30% higher.
If you haven't pre-ordered a transfer, you should agree on a price with the driver upon starting the ride.
According to Greek law a taxi can carry a maximum of four travelers at a time, including children.
How to get from Thessaloniki airport to Halkidiki by bus
Taking a bus from Thessaloniki airport to Halkidiki is very complicated and time consuming as there is no direct bus. You must first take a taxi or public bus transfer from Thessaloniki airport to the The Halkidiki bus station (KTEL), which is located 9km north from Thessaloniki. From there you can choose your bus line depending on your final destination in Halkidiki. Tickets from the bus station to Halkidiki range from 7.80€ to 16.80€.
How much is the bus from Thessaloniki airport to Halkidiki?
The price of a bus ticket will depend on your final destination in Halkidiki. From the bus station to Pefkohori it will cost 13€, to New Potidea will cost 7.80€, to Neos Marmaras will cost 14.30€, to Porto Koufo is 16.80€ and to Ouranoupoli is 13.70€.
Airport bus line 79 & KTEL buses at Halkidiki station
Journey time will vary depending on your final destination in Halkidiki
The bus to Pefkohori is available from 6:45 to 19:00, the bus to New Potidea can be caught between 6:45 and 21:00, the bus heading to Neos Marmaras is available from 9:30 to 17:45, buses to Porto Koufo run from 9:30 to 17:45, and the bus to Ouranoupoli is available from 5:30 to 17:45.
Where do I get it from?
The Halkidiki bus station (KTEL) is located in a different area to the rest of the bus stations in Thessaloniki airport. You will need to take a taxi or public bus to travel the 9km to the Halkidiki bus station.
There is a bus that covers the route between the airport, IKEA Station and KTEL Halkidiki. You will need to ensure that you take the bus the right way, otherwise the journey will take you back to IKEA Station. Ideally, you’ll need to take the 79A bus from the airport stop (ensure that you check the bus schedule below to ensure that you take the right bus as the times are changeable). The journey should take around 15 – 20 minutes to reach the Halkidiki KTEL Station.
Taking a bus from Thessaloniki airport to Halkidiki is extremely inconvenient and slow. Plus, as you need to take a taxi to get to the Halkidiki bus station, it can also be quite expensive. There is no direct bus line from the airport to Halkidiki, and you will need to change bus lines depending on where your final destination is.
If there is any way to avoid taking a bus to Halkidiki it is recommended not to do it. Taking a taxi is almost the same price in the end, and is much quicker and more comfortable.
The prices above are per person and are subject to change. It's advisable to check the timeschedule and price table before you start your trip
You may need to reserve a seat at Halkidiki bus station, it gets easily full during summer months and weekends
If you miss the 79A bus, you can always take the 79B but the journey will be longer as it goes the opposite direction.
If you take a taxi to the bus station, be sure that your driver resets his meter before you leave Thessaloniki airport
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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