43 airlines fly to 81 destinations worldwide in 31 countries
35 domestic destinations
Thessaloniki is easily reached by direct international flight connections to about 81international destinations, including major cities around the world and has 17 daily flights to Athens.
ΙΝTERNATIONAL FLIGHT (DIRECT AND TRANSIT FLIGHTS)
This destinations should be pictured in a map Worldwide Destinations 31 countries & 81 destinations
Austria: Vienne, Innsbruck
Belarus: Gomel, Minsk
Belgium: Brussels, Charleroi
Cyprus: Paphos, Larnaca
Czech republic: Prague, Turany, Ostrava
Germany: Bremen, Baden-Baden, Stuttgart, Berlin, Schonefeld, Dusseldorf, Weeze, Frankfurt, Hahn, Munich, Hannover, Bonn - Cologne, Nuremberg, Hamburg,
Israel: Tel Aviv
Italy: Milan, Pisa, Rome, Ciampino, Verona
Norway: Oslo Rygge
Poland: Warsaw modlin, Gdansk, Katowice, Poznan, Wroclaw
Romania: Bucharest Henri, Coanda
Russia: Astrakhan, Samara, Rostov, St.petersburg, Moscow, Sheremetyevo, MineralnyeVody, Voronezh, Krasnodar, Ufa, Novosibirsk, Nizhniynovgorod, Kaliningrad, Yekaterinburg, Moscow Domodedovo, Kazan, Volgograd, Saratov, Perm
Switzerland: Basel - Mulhouse – Freiburg, Zurich, Geneva
Turkey: Istanbul, Izmir
Ukraine: Dnepropetrovsk, lviv, Kharkov, Odessa, Kiev
U.K. : London, Newcastle, Manchester, Bristol, East midlands
DOMESTIC FLIGHTS (direct and transit)
35 domestic destinations:
Athens, Heraklion, Kalamata, Corfu, Kos, Limnos, Mykonos, Mytilene, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Skyros, Chios, Chania, Alexandroupoli, Syros, Skiathos, Sitia, Zakynthos, Araxos, Argostoli, Astypalaia, Icaria, Ioannina, Kalymnos, Karpathos, Kastellorizo, Cythera, Leros, Milos, Naxos, Kasos, Paros, Preveza, Sitia
Direct - Non-Stop International Flights to Thessaloniki (66)
Central Europe: Basel– Mulhouse - Freiburg, Zurich, Berlin-Schönefeld, Bonn-Cologne, Düsseldorf Weeze, Hannover, Frankfurt Hanh, Nuremberg, Munich, Stuttgart, Bremen, Hambourg, Baden- Baden, Vienna, Innsbruck, Paris – Orlysud, Paris Beauvais, Brussels-Charleroi, Rome-Fiumicino, Rome-Ciampino, , Milan – Linate, Milan-Bergamo, Pisa, Girona Barcelona, Amsterdam Schiphol
United Kingdom: London-Gatwick, LondonStanted,, Manchester, Bristol, East Midlands
Scandinavia: Stockholm Skansta, Stockholm Arlanda, Oslo, Copenhagen
Balkans & Eastern Europe: Belgrade, Bucharest-Henri Coandă, Budapest, Istanbul, Izmir, Kazan, Moscow-Domodedovo, Moscow- sheremetyevo, Prague, Riga, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Perm, Volgograd, Kaliningrad, MineralnyeVody, Nizhniy Novgorod, Ufa, Voronezh, Rostov, Samara, Astrakhan, Warshaw, Modlin, Tsibili, Kiev, Kharkov, Odessa, Lviv, Dnepropetrovsk
Cyprus: Larnaca, Paphos
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.