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Thessaloniki Airport. Info, and direct links. Getting around by taxi bus

Thessaloniki Airport

Thessaloniki Airport Makedonia is an international airport located near the Greek town of Mikra, approximately 14 kilometers south of Thessaloniki. By passenger volume, it is one of the busiest airports in all of Greece, behind only Athens and Crete-Heraklion.

The airport consists of a single terminal which is spread over three floors. All arrivals are located on the ground floor. On the first floor there are the embarkations and departures. Here, you will find the main shopping, duty free, bars and services areas. On the second floor, however, you will find a bar and two restaurants with a panoramic area on the airport runway. Disabled people and people requiring assistance must contact the airline 48 hours before departure. The wifi line is free and available in virtually every area of the building.

Makedonia Thessaloniki Airport

Photo ©, Tilemahos Efthimiadis

Here is a list of the main companies and direct connections* with Thessaloniki Airport:

ALBANIA: Tirana.
AUSTRIA: Innsbruck, Vienna.
BELGIUM: Brussels, Charleroi.
CROATIA: Dubrovnik, Zagreb.
CYPRUS: Larnaca.
CZECH REP: Brno, Prague.
DENMARK: Copenhagen.
ENGLAND: Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds/Bradford, London–City, London–Gatwick, London–Heathrow, London–Luton, London–Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne.
FRANCE: Beauvais, Mulhouse, Paris–CDG, Paris–Orly.
GREECE: Athens, Chania, Chios, Corfu, Heraklion, Ikaria, Kalamata, Karpathos, Kefalonia, Kithira, Kos, Lemnos, Mykonos, Mytilene, Paros, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Skyros, Zakynthos.
GERMANY: Berlin, Cologne/Bonn, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hahn, Hamburg, Memmingen, Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Weeze.
HUNGARY: Budapest.
IRELAND: Dublin.
ISRAEL: Tel Aviv.
ITALY: Bergamo, Bologna, Milan–Linate, Milan–Malpensa, Naples, Rome–Ciampino, Rome–Fiumicino, Treviso.
LUXEMBOURG: Luxembourg.
MALTA: Malta.
MOLDOVA: Chișinău.
NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam, Eindhoven.
POLAND: Gdańsk, Katowice, Kraków, Poznań, Warsaw–Chopin, Warsaw–Modlin, Wrocław.
ROMANIA: Bucharest.
SCOTLAND: Edinburgh.
SERBIA: Belgrade, Kraljevo.
SLOVAKIA: Bratislava
SWEDEN: Stockholm–Arlanda.
SWITZERLAND: Basel, Geneva, Zürich.
TURKEY: Istanbul, İzmir.



At the exit of the Terminal, there is the bus station. The public service is offered by the Greek company KTEL which guarantees daily connections with Thessaloniki, the central railway section and Chalkidiki. The X1 line is in operation all day, with frequencies of 30 minutes. From the airport you can reach the center and the main points of interest of Thessaloniki. The complete route takes about 50 minutes. The arrival is near the central railway station. At night, the N1 line ensures connections. Line 45 runs from the Chalkidiki Bus Terminal; line 79 goes to IKEA. Tickets can be purchased on board or from automatic machines at a cost of €1.80.

Thessaloniki airport outer terminal

Photo ©, Tilemahos Efthimiadis


Outside Thessaloniki Airport, taxis are available 24 hours a day. The journey to Thessaloniki takes just under 30 minutes with prices ranging between €20 and €30. From midnight to 05:00 in the morning, a surcharge applies. Likewise, if you are carrying more than one piece of luggage per traveler.


At Thessaloniki airport you will find numerous rental agencies to rent your car. Often, local agencies offer the best prices. However, by booking a little in advance, you can book your car with the best companies at the best price.

*The list is subject to change. All links, updated, can be consulted on the official website. Before leaving, it is recommended to inquire about the provisions and rules on COVID-19 in Greece, and on the mandatory nature of the vaccine. Timetables and connections are subject to change.

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