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.
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 two public bus transfers 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€.
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.
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€.
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.
Choosing a bus transfer from Thessaloniki airport to the Halkidiki bus station is fairly tricky, as there is no direct bus line. You will need to take the 78 or 78N bus to the Emporiko Kedro IKEA in Thessaloniki city centre, and then change to bus line 36 and head to Halkidiki bus station.
You need to take the bus 78 or 78N from the airport (check the bus schedule here). Then get off to Emporiko Kedro IKEA and change to bus line 36 and get off to the end destination that is Halkidiki Bus station. Bus line 36 takes around 15 minutes to reach Halkidiki bus 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 anyway to avoid taking a bus to Halkidiki I would recommend 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 take a taxi to the bus station, be sure that your driver resets his meter before you leave Thessaloniki airport