There are 8 ways to get from İzmir to Thessaloniki by train, bus, car ferry, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  15 h 2 min

$65 - $103

Cheapest option

Bus  •  16 h 57 min

$22 - $46

6 alternative options

Train, bus via Alexandroupoli  •  15 h 39 min

$31 - $56

Train, bus, car ferry  •  21 h 9 min

$103 - $182

Train, bus via Bandırma  •  22 h 1 min

  1. 601

$50 - $73

Drive  •  12 h 19 min

  1. 663.3 miles

$160 - $230

Fly from Izmir  •  7 h 15 min

  1. ADB - SKG

$114 - $324

Bus, car ferry to Chios, fly  •  7 h 39 min

  1. JKH - SKG

$92 - $371

What companies run services between İzmir, Turkey and Thessaloniki, Greece?

You can take a bus from İzmir to Thessaloniki via Bayrak 2, Mavişehir, Menemen, Menemen, and Keşan in around 16 h 57 min. Alternatively, Turkish Airlines, Aegean Airlines and two other airlines fly from İzmir to Thessaloniki every 3 hours.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Izmir to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Flights from Izmir to Thessaloniki via Athens, Chios
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Izmir to Thessaloniki via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Chios to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Chios to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Izmir to Thessaloniki via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Izmir to Thessaloniki via Ankara, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Chios to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Chios to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Chios to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Astra Airlines
Website
astra-airlines.gr
Flights from Chios to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $220
Train operators
Izban
Website
izban.com.tr
Train from Alsancak to Aliağa
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
izban.com.tr
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Basmane to Bandırma
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Alexandroupoli to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$24 - $35
First Class
$30 - $45
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Aliaga to Keşan
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $22
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Kesan to Dedeagac
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Menemen to Keşan
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Aliaga to Ayvalik
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Lapseki to Kesan
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Kesan to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Keşan to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Keşan to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Aliağa to Ayvalık
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Bandırma to Lapseki
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
KTEL Evrou
Phone
25510-26479
Website
ktelevrou.gr
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
ktelevrou.gr
KTEL Kavalas
Phone
(+30) 2510.222294
Email
info@ktelkavalas.gr
Website
ktelkavalas.gr
Bus from Kavala to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
ktelkavalas.gr
Havas
Phone
444 0 487
Email
info@havas.net
Website
havas.com.tr
Bus from Izmir Airport to Cesme
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Schedules at
havas.com.tr
Ferry operators
Jale Tour
Phone
+90266 331 31 70
Email
info@jaletur.com
Website
jaletour.com
Car ferry from Ayvalık to Mitilini
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
jaletour.com
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Car ferry from Mytilene to Kavala
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$65 - $110
Business
$102
2 bed outside cabin
$112
4 bed outside cabin
$93
EgeBerlik
Website
egebirlik.eu
Car ferry from Çeşme to Chios
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
egebirlik.eu
Erturk
Website
erturk.com.tr
Car ferry from Çesme Port to Chíos
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Schedules at
erturk.com.tr
Turyol
Website
turyolonline.com
Car ferry from Çeşme to Chios
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
turyolonline.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between İzmir and Thessaloniki is 438 km. The road distance is 1061 km.

The cheapest way to get from İzmir to Thessaloniki is to bus which costs 100 ₺ - 220 ₺ and takes 16 h 57 min.

The quickest way to get from İzmir to Thessaloniki is to fly which takes 7 h 15 min and costs 500 ₺ - 1.600 ₺.

It takes approximately 15 h 2 min to get from İzmir to Thessaloniki, including transfers.