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About Thessaloniki - Makedonia Airport

Makedonia Apt Airport is an airport located in the north of Greece. The airport is close to Thessaloniki, one of the big cities of the country. The airport, which is used for both civil and military flights, is also known as Thessaloniki Airport. Makedonia Apt Airport, which is the third largest airport in the country after Athens International Airport and Heraklion International Airport, initiated its operations in 1930. In 2016, more than 6 million passengers used the airport. From the airport, there are connecting flights to the surrounding cities.

Getting to the City Center from Thessaloniki - Makedonia Airport

Thessaloniki, which has the most crowded population after the capital Athens in Greece, bears the traces of hosting three great civilizations throughout the history. It is possible to come across the traces the Roman Era on a street and see the magnificent Byzantine churches on another street as well as you can come across the historical artifacts of the Ottoman period in the city.

The city, which has become one of the most important attraction centers of the world today with the historical heritage, attracts people with its nightlife as well. The airport of the city was named as Macedonia Airport since the city is known as "Macedonia of Greece". Located in the southern part of the city, this international airport is only 14 kilometers away from the city center. In addition, compared to other airports, Thessaloniki Airport is preferred by many passengers since affordable flight tickets are available for transportation to Europe from the airport. Thessaloniki offers very limited alternatives in terms of public transportation options. You can reach nearly 80 points in the city only by bus.

In addition to the regular bus services, a bus allocated to tourists offers one-hour free sightseeing. Apart from the bus option, another transportation option in the city is to take a taxi. Other than the buses that depart in front of the terminal buildings of the airport, you can go on your journey by taking a taxi or renting a car from the offices in the terminal building.

Taxi

You can prefer to take a taxi if you don’t want to lose time and enjoy a comfortable journey in Thessaloniki that has limited transportation options. You can reach the city center after a taxi journey that takes about half an hour. It is also possible to book a taxi in advance through the website of Yattaxi, which is the contracted taxi company that provides taxi services at the airport.

Bus

Macedonia (Thessaloniki) Airport provides 24-hour uninterrupted bus services every day for the passengers it hosts at the airport. The buses 78, 78A and 78N, which you can take to reach the city center, run at different departure times. The bus number 78A departs once a day at 5 a.m.

The bus number 78 departs every 45 minutes between 5 am and 10 pm. The bus number 78N provides transportation to the city center between 22:30 and 04:30 from the night until the morning. Your journey by these bus lines that allow you to get to the city center and the railway station directly takes about 45 minutes.

Rent a car

The car rental option, which is not preferred so frequently compared to other options for transportation from Macedonia (Thessaloniki) Airport to the city center, is provided inside the terminal buildings. The car rental companies providing this service are Sixt, Europcar, Hertz, Cardelmar and Figame.  

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2017
Getting to Thessaloniki - Makedonia Airport from the City Center

Taking a bus is the most preferred option to reach the airport; however, you can also benefit from the taxi option that is another alternative you can prefer. In addition, car rental option is also available if you want to explore the beauties of the city and enjoy the comfort of traveling in the city by car.

Taxi

Considering the bus services are available in Thessaloniki all day long, taking a taxi seems to be a luxurious option. However, you can make a comfortable and safe journey without having any problem by taking a taxi that allows you to reach the airport from the city center in about half an hour and catch your flight.

Bus

You can directly get to the airport by the bus lines 78, 78A and 78N that you can take from Macedonia Intercity Bus Station or from other bus stops in the city. You can buy tickets from the ticket vending machines on the buses and arrive at the airport in about one hour.

Rent a car

Renting a car is another option you can prefer to get to Macedonia (Thessaloniki) Airport. You can rent a car of any brand and model from all car rental companies providing this service in the city center.

Airport Information

There is a three-storey terminal building at the airport. The ground floor is only used for arrivals and divided into two sections as domestic and international arrivals. The first floor of the terminal building is for the departing (outgoing) passengers and there are also shopping stores, waiting halls, snack bars and kiosks on this floor. The second floor of the airport has two restaurants and many bars where you can meet your eating and drinking needs.  

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2017

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