Travel between Athens and Thessaloniki


Your options to travel  between Athens and Thessaloniki are by plane, train, bus or car

By Plane – 50min

By far the most comfortable way to travel. Between the 2 cities operate Aegean Airlines Greece United Kingdom Germany Italy France Spain Russian Federation and Ryanair. The airplane ticket can be really cheap if you find a good offer. You can find some good offers very often. Prices start from 24€ (Thessaloniki to Athens) and 42€ (Athens to Thessaloniki) with Aegean Airlines and 20€ with Ryanair (Although some time you can find tickets at 9.99€ or 17.99€). You can buy your ticket at airtickets.comUnited Kingdom  which is number one website for buying airplane tickets the last 15 years in greece, and now is very popular worldwide.

By Train – 5hours 20min

Train is a very good option too. Prices in internet start from 9€ (19€ 29€), and the regular price is 45€,  but you can find offers. For example you can buy return tickets for night train only 34.10€. Students and people older that 60 have 25% discount. (

By Bus – 5hours 30min

The ticket costs 39€ one-way, or 59€ with return. There are discounts for students, or people older than 60 years old. (

By Car

The tolls cost 29,15€. The cost of the fuel depends on the car but an average amount could be about 50€. So total cost about 80€. There are some options that can help you share the cost with other travellers: 1.  2.


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