How to reach Thessaloniki


Arriving by air

The International Airport “Macedonia” (Thessaloniki Airport) ( is the second biggest airport in Greece and constitutes the main airport in the north Greece. It is located 17 km far from the city center (Aristotelous square). It can be easily reached by public transportation or taxi. Some of the airlines that fly to and from Thessaloniki are the Aegean Airlines, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, KLM, Austrian Airlines, TAROM as well as the low cost Ryanair and Easyjet.

How to get from Thessaloniki Airport to the city center

  •  By public transport (Bus)

The OASTH buses 78 and 78N run between Thessaloniki Airport and Macedonia Intercity Bus Station (KTEL) in the western part of Thessaloniki. During the day you can travel two times per hour by bus 78; in the late evening and during the night you can take bus 78N. Along the route you can get off in the city center (Aristotelous square). The journey time from the airport to the centre of Thessaloniki is approximately 30 to 40 minutes. A ticket can be purchased from the ticket machine on the bus, but keep in mind that the ticket machine does not return change. A single journey ticket costs 2.00 €, students and seniors from the age of 65 years pay 1.00 € and accompanied children under the age of 6 travel for free. For more information on routes please visit: website and timetable buses 78 and 78N

  • By taxi

There is a taxi rank outside the Arrivals hall. Taxi drivers transport you to Thessaloniki for around 20-30 €, a taxi ride takes about 30 minutes. Most drivers speak English.


Arriving by train

Railway services link Thessaloniki to the main Greek cities. For more information please visit:

How to reach the KEDEA

The KEDEA (Conference Venue) is located in the University Campus and it can be easily reached from the city center. Bus lines all along Egnatia street (bus numbers 17, 37, 24) stop exactly in front of the Conference Venue (bus stop “Fititiki Leshi”). For more information please visit: