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Athens to Thessaloniki

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1 suggested route to go from Athens to Thessaloniki by flight, ferry, train

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How to travel from Athens to Thessaloniki ?

Trip Athens Thessaloniki

Modes of transportplane, ferry, train
Distance187 mi
Direct lineYes

You're planning a trip from Athens to Thessaloniki and like many travellers you are looking for the best and the cheapest mode of transport to travel between Athens Thessaloniki? Usually, this is not an easy task and you'll have to browse multiple sites to compare all deals.

Fortunately, Vivanoda is a multimodal travel planner that aggregates prices for ferries, flights and trains in a single search. You just have to specify the departure date to Thessaloniki then let Vivanoda search for you. Sorting options and filters are at your disposal to refine your search.

You'll mainly use the trains, flights and ferries of TrainOSE, Olympic Air, Hellenic Seaways, Aegean Airlines or Ryanair to reach Thessaloniki.

If you've already chosen the mode of transport you'd like to travel with, go directly to the dedicated section:

Train Athens to Thessaloniki

Is Athens connected to Thessaloniki with a direct train?

Yes, it is possible to go from Athens to Thessaloniki by train without making any changes. Be careful, as this may depend on the date of your trip to Thessaloniki and there may be fewer direct trains from Athens on certain days. To check prices and availabilities, launch now a search for a Athens-Thessaloniki train ticket on Vivanoda.

Intercity train Athens Thessaloniki

The intercity trains served the main cities of the route between Athens and Thessaloniki with a reduced duration in comparison to regional trains.

Athens Thessaloniki railways companies

There is only one rail company for this journey: TrainOSE.
TrainOSE Athens Thessaloniki

Departure train stations in Athens

  • Athens / Αθήνα

Railway stations in Thessaloniki

  • Thessaloniki / Θεσσαλονίκη

Athens to Thessaloniki ferries

Taking the ferry to Thessaloniki is an original and very enjoyable way of travelling. Indeed, the fleet of Hellenic Seaways brings comfort and sense of freedom to the traveller, in a way you can't find with the other modes of transport (train, plane, bus). Launching a search on Vivanoda will help you find a cheap Athens Thessaloniki ferry crossing.

Why take the Athens Thessaloniki ferry?

  • Driving a car is really tiring and requires vigilance, but a crossing is just restful and quiet. It is certain that you will start your vacation at Thessaloniki already rested.
  • You don't need to worry about how many luggage you have. When you board at Athens on a Hellenic Seaways ferry, you have the freedom to take as much luggage as you want, as long as it is contained in your vehicle.
  • If you have children, you will not find other modes of transportation as enjoyable as the ferry to go from Athens to Thessaloniki with your family.

Which are the ferry companies sailing between Athens and Thessaloniki?

On Vivanoda, you'll find all the best prices of Hellenic Seaways which is the only ferry companies operating the Athens Thessaloniki line.

Hellenic Seaways Athens Thessaloniki

Athens ferry terminals

Present yourself at the ferry terminal of Athens respecting the deadline set by the company Hellenic Seaways. After this time, your reservation is no longer secured. Go to the Hellenic Seaways counter at the Athens ferry terminal to check in with your passport or identity card and the number of your reservation. If you are driving, registration will be done directly from your vehicle.
  • Athens Piraeus E6

Thessaloniki ferry terminals

  • Thessaloniki

Cheap flights from Athens to Thessaloniki

To help you find cheaper flights to fly to Thessaloniki, we wanted to give you a few pieces of advice:

  • It is highly recommended to book your Athens Thessaloniki flight several weeks (or even months) in advance. Most of the time, this is the number one yield management rule: cheapest price are available long time before departure (this targets leisure customers who are used to booking early).
  • Be flexible with your dates of travel to Thessaloniki. Fares are different whether the flight is scheduled early in the morning or late in the evening. It is thus recommended to have an important degree of flexibility.

Which airlines fly from Athens to Thessaloniki ?

Ryanair, Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air are the 3 airlines to serve the air route Athens Thessaloniki in direct flight.
Ryanair Athens ThessalonikiAegean Airlines Athens ThessalonikiOlympic Air Athens Thessaloniki

Departure airport in Athens

  • ATH Eleftherios Venizelos International

Arrival airport in Thessaloniki

  • SKG Makedonia

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