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How to get to Thessaloniki and the city centre

Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece and is located in the north of the country.  One can travel to Thessaloniki by plane, train and car. The city is connected by many major airlines to almost all main European cities. Thessaloniki International Airport “Makedonia” is located approximately 15 km south of the city centre. There are three ways to reach the city centre from the airport:

  • By BUS: The airport is served by line 78. Bus departs every 30 minutes. The bus stop is just outside the arrival terminal. Bus tickets cost 2€ and can be bought inside the bus. Trip duration to city centre (Aristotelous square): approx. 50 min. Detail schedule is available at


  • By TAXI: Taxi fare from airport to the city centre (Aristotelous Square) costs approximately 18-20 €, depending on traffic conditions (taxi-fare after midnight is higher). Taxis can be found just outside arrival terminal.
  • By CAR: There are several car rental companies operating at the airport terminal. Information available at

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  • School of Spatial Planning and Development, Faculty of Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, University Campus, 54124 Thessaloniki Greece
  • Dimitra Konstantinidou +30 2310 995470