66 airlines companies fly to 117 destinations worldwide in 41 connected countries
14 low cost airline companies
Thessaloniki is easily reached by direct international flight connections to about 141 direct destinations, including major cities around the world and has 27 daily flights to Athens.
ΙΝTERNATIONAL FLIGHT (DIRECT AND TRANSIT FLIGHTS)
This destinations should be pictured in a map Worldwide Destinations 41 countries & 117 international destinations:
Armenia: Eriwan-Zvartnots International
Austria: Graz, Innsbruck-Kranebitten, Salzburg, Vienna
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Mostar-International
Bulgaria: Burgas, Sofia, Varna
Czech Republic: Bruenn, Prague
Germany: Baden, Berlin, Braunschweig/Wolfsburg, Bremen, Cologne, Dortmund, Duesseldorf, Frankfurt, Friedrichshafen, Hamburg-Fuhlsbuettel, Hannover, Leipzig, Munich, Nuernberg, Stuttgart, Weeze Dusseldorf/Niederrhein, Zurich
Spain: Barcelona, Gerona, Ibiza, Madrid
France: Basel-Muelhausen EuroAirport S, Bastia-Poretta, Lyon, Nantes, Paris, Paris Charles de Gaulle
United Kingdom: East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester
Georgia: Kutaisi, Tbilisi
Hungary: Budapest, Genf-International
Israel: Tel Aviv,
Italy: Bari, Bologna, Brindisi-Casale, Cagliari-Elmas, Catania, Milan, Milan-Malpensa, Pisa, Rome, Verona
Kazakhstan: Almaty-International, Astana-International
Poland: Gdansk, Katowice, Krakau, Poznan, Warsaw, Wroclaw
Portugal: Lissabon-Humberto Delgado
Romania: Bucharest, Bukarest-Baneasa Aurel Vlaicu, Cluj
Russia: Ekaterinburg-Koltsovo, Kazan, Krasnodar, Mineralnye Vody, Moscow, Νovgorod, Novosibirsk, Perm, Rostov, Samara, Sankt Petersburg, Tyumen, Ufa, Volgograd, Voronezh
Sweden: Goeteborg, Stockholm, Stockholm NYO
Slovakia: Bratislava, Kosice
Ukraine: Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkov-International, Kiew-Zhuliany International, Lviv, Odessa, Omsk
Domestic direct destinations (24) : Athens, Chania, Chios, Corfu, Heraklion, Ikaria, Ioannina, Kalamata, Kastoria, Kavala, Kos, Kythira, Limnos, Milos, Mykonos, Mytilene, Paros, Patras-Araxos, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Skyros, Syros, Thessaloniki
Direct - Non-Stop International Flights to Thessaloniki (117)
Eriwan-Zvartnots International, Graz, Innsbruck-Kranebitten, Salzburg, Vienna, Mostar-International, Bruessel, Burgas, Sofia, Varna, Minsk, Basel-Muelhausen EuroAirport S, Genf-International, Zurich, Larnaca, Paphos, Bruenn, Prague, Baden, Berlin, Braunschweig/Wolfsburg, Bremen, Cologne, Dortmund, Duesseldorf, Frankfurt, Friedrichshafen, Hamburg-Fuhlsbuettel, Hannover, Leipzig, Munich, Nuernberg, Stuttgart, Weeze Dusseldorf/Niederrhein, Copenhagen, Tallinn, Barcelona, Gerona, Ibiza, Madrid, Bastia-Poretta, Lyon, Nantes, Paris, Paris Charles de Gaulle, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Kutaisi, Tbilisi, Dubrovnik, Budapest, Tel Aviv, Bari, Bologna, Brindisi-Casale, Cagliari-Elmas, Catania, Milan, Milan-Malpensa, Pisa, Rome, Verona, Almaty-International, Astana-International, Beirut, Riga, Chisinau, Podgorica, Skopje, Malta, Amsterdam, Kristiansand, Gdansk, Katowice, Krakau, Poznan, Warsaw, Wroclaw, Lissabon-Humberto Delgado, Bucharest, Bukarest-Baneasa Aurel Vlaicu, Cluj, Belgrade, Ekaterinburg-Koltsovo, Kazan, Krasnodar, Mineralnye Vody, Moscow, Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Perm, Rostov, Samara, Sankt Petersburg, Tyumen, Ufa, Volgograd, Voronezh, Goeteborg, Stockholm, Stockholm NYO, Ljubljana, Bratislava, Kosice, Istanbul, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkov-International, Kiev, Kiev-Zhuliany International, Lviv, Odessa
Everything is on your doorstep. You can explore the city from east to west in about 30 minutes. The city itself puts you at ease, connecting you to all the places you want to explore via a modern airport, a central railway station, buses and taxis, taking you –within minutes– to the location of your choice.
Moreover, the modern Egnatia Motorway extends for more than 670km and connects Northwest with Northeast Greece.
Thessaloniki International Airport
Thessaloniki Airport “Makedonia” is the second biggest airport in Greece, located 14 km of the city center and serves over 3.5 million passengers per year. According to an Airports Council International Europe report, passenger traffic at Thessaloniki International Airport increased by 40 percent in early 2015 as carriers expanded service from numerous European cities.Year by year the airport enriches its network with new carriers and destinations.
The website of Thessaloniki's Macedonia Airport is: www.skg-airport.gr
A public bus service is available 24 hours a day from the airport to the city centre, bus number 78 or 78N. These bus services operate from the airport approximately every 30 minutes.Tickets cost €1.00 one-way.
For an up to date time table please visit the official website of OASTH (Thessaloniki's publc bus transportation) – http://www.oasth.gr
Port of Thessaloniki
- The International Port of Thessaloniki is one of the largest, busiest and most popular ports in South-Eastern Europe
- Greek and international Cruise ships regularly visit the port of Thessaloniki
- Commercial Activity and Sea-transportation in the Balkan area, relies on the International Port of Thessaloniki to a great extend
Thessaloniki has a convenient bus system, connecting all areas to the city centre, while plenty of taxis are available for those needing to get somewhere faster.
Thessaloniki Bus Lines are operated by the Organisation of Urban Transportation of Thessaloniki – ‘OASTH’. A fleet of 536 buses and 2.400 employees of OASTH service an average of 150.000.000 passengers per year via 68 bus lines, among which also a sightseeing tour line. OASTH buses are state of art, air-conditioned, feature an anti-pollution system and are equipped with facilities for people with special needs.
Standard adult tickets: 1,00€and 1,10€ when issued by ticket machines on the buses - Valid for up to (4) trips made within seventy (70) minutes from the time of issue. Travel cards of various durations are also available.
- Taxi service in Thessaloniki is plentiful and economic.
- Taxi companies operate 24-hour call centers, ready to receive your order or make an advance booking for you.
- Most taxis currently use satellite navigator systems that facilitate a fast and easy transfer to any destination in the city.
- Luxury – VIP taxis are also available
- As a rough guide a taxi within the city will cost approximately 5 Euros, a taxi to the airport will cost between 20 –30 Euros.
- A double fare is applicable between midnight and 05:00 am.
PASSPORT AND VISA POLICY
Greece is a Member-State of the European Union and has ratified the Schengen Agreement. Citizens traveling inside the E.U. just need to display their police I.D. Card without the need of a passport. However, a passport is necessary for a number of other transactions, such as currency exchange, purchases, etc.
Visas are not required by citizens of Member-States of the Schengen Agreement. Greece follows the provisions of the Schengen Agreement, which abolished controls on common internal lands, at air and sea borders and allows Member-State citizens to travel around without a visa for a short stay period of up to three (3) months. However, airlines and other carriers require a valid passport and/or police I.D. Card or other form of official identification means.
Citizens of the majority of the countries that are not Member-States of the Schengen Agreement require a visa to enter Greece and the E.U. Visitors from these countries can obtain further information from the Hellenic Embassies or Consulates in their countries, or even from their travel agencies.
Visas are not required by holders of valid passports from the following non-E.U. countries if they want to visit Greece and remain in the country for up to 3 months (90 days) within a chronological period of 6 months:
Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, CostaRica, Croatia, ElSalvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, NewZealand, Vatican, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, SaintMarino, Singapore, SouthKorea, USA, Uruguay, Venezuela
Note: During their stay in Greece, visitors with a visa must also have suitable insurance coverage for emergency medical or other needs.