Traveling to Thessaloniki
Flights from all major European cities to Thessaloniki last 2 to 4 hours. Flights to Thessaloniki are available by many airlines from various parts of Europe. The international airport of Thessaloniki, named Makedonia airport, is approximately 15 km east of the city. There are direct flights to Thessaloniki from London, Milan, Munich, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Dusseldorf, Amsterdam, Zurich, Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Belgrade and Bucharest.
You can travel to Thessaloniki from anywhere in the world via Athens. The distance from Athens is about 500 kilometres and there are several flights a day (air time from Athens to Thessaloniki is about an hour).
From Macedonia International Airport of Thessaloniki bus Line 78, route Airport - KTEL Station, goes directly to the city centre. It takes 60 minutes and costs 0.50 . A taxi to the city centre takes 30 minutes and costs 10-15 depending on traffic.
NB: bus and taxi fares are subject to change.
Thessaloniki has regular city bus services. Tickets can be purchased from the Thessaloniki Urban Transport Organization (OASTH) desks 07.00 – 21.00, or from automatic vending machines on board buses.
Thessaloniki has a main railway station to the west of the city. You can take a bus or a taxi from the station to reach the city centre, your hotel or the HELEXPO complex (taxi fare is approx. 4 , from the train station to the HELEXPO complex).
Thessaloniki is the terminal for international flights from Moscow, Sofia, Vienna and Istanbul.
Information about train departures is available at the following number:
1110 Domestic departures from Athens - Domestic departures from Thessaloniki
From ATHENS: E75 motorway to Thessaloniki
From IGOUMENITSA (if coming from Italy): take E90 (Ioannina – Grevena – Veroia – Kleidi) and switch to E75 for Thessaloniki
From FYROM: E75 to Thessaloniki
From BULGARIA: E79 to Thessaloniki
From TURKEY: E90 (Alexandroupolis – Kavala) to Thessaloniki
How to get to Helexpo
The Helexpo complex is in the city centre and within walking distance from most hotels.
Airport to city centre: line 78
Railway station to city centre: lines 2, 3, 8, 10, 11, 14, 17 & 37