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

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

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Bus, train  •  15h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Alexandroupoli
  2. Take the bus from Alexandroupoli to Keşan
  3. Take the bus from Keşan to Aliaga
  4. Take the train from Aliağa to Alsancak

$30 - $54

Cheapest option

Bus  •  16h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Keşan
  2. Take the bus from Keşan to Menemen

$19 - $43

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Bus, train via Thessaloniki Simeonidis Tours Office  •  16h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki Simeonidis Tours Office to Alexandroupoli
  2. Take the bus from Alexandroupoli to Keşan
  3. Take the bus from Keşan to Aliaga
  4. Take the train from Aliağa to Alsancak

$40 - $70

Bus, car ferry, train  •  18h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Kavala
  2. Take the car ferry from Kavala to Mytilene
  3. Take the car ferry from Mitilini to Ayvalık
  4. Take the bus from Ayvalik to Aliaga
  5. Take the train from Aliağa to Alsancak

$98 - $155

Train, bus  •  21h 58m

  1. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Alexandroupoli Port
  2. Take the bus from Alexandroupoli to Keşan
  3. Take the bus from Kesan to Lapseki
  4. Take the bus from Lapseki to Bandırma
  5. Take the train from Bandırma to Basmane

$43 - $91

Drive  •  12h 23m

  1. Drive from Thessaloniki to İzmir 665.5 miles

$160 - $240

Fly to Izmir  •  6h 8m

  1. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Izmir (ADB) SKG - ADB

$113 - $323

Fly to Chios, car ferry, shuttle  •  7h 40m

  1. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Chios (JKH) SKG - JKH
  2. Take the car ferry from Chios to Çeşme
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Cesme to Izmir Airport

$91 - $368

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Thessaloniki to İzmir is to bus which costs 16€ - 40€ and takes 16h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Thessaloniki to İzmir is to fly which costs 95€ - 290€ and takes 6h 8m.

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The distance between Thessaloniki and İzmir is 438 km. The road distance is 1064.8 km.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to İzmir without a car is to bus and train which takes 15h 48m and costs 25€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 15h 48m to get from Thessaloniki to İzmir, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to İzmir is to bus which takes 16h 41m and costs 16€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 95€ - 290€ and takes 6h 8m.

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There is no direct flight from Thessaloniki Airport to Izmir Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 55m and has one stopover.

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İzmir is 1h ahead of Thessaloniki. It is currently 2:18 PM in Thessaloniki and 3:18 PM in İzmir.

Yes, the driving distance between Thessaloniki to İzmir is 1065 km. It takes approximately 12h 23m to drive from Thessaloniki to İzmir.

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Olympic Air, Ryanair, Aegean Airlines and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Thessaloniki Airport to Izmir Airport.

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Map of how to get from Thessaloniki to İzmir.
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  • Distance: 273.6 miles
  • Duration: 15h 48m

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

You can take a bus from Thessaloniki to İzmir via Keşan, Menemen, Menemen, Mavişehir, and Bayrak 2 in around 16h 41m. Alternatively, Turkish Airlines, Olympic Air and two other airlines fly from Thessaloniki to İzmir 4 times a day.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Izmir via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Thessaloniki to Izmir via Istanbul Ataturk, Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Thessaloniki to Izmir via Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Izmir via Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Flights from Thessaloniki to Izmir via Istanbul Ataturk, Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Thessaloniki to Chios
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Chios
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Astra Airlines
Website
astra-airlines.gr
Flights from Thessaloniki to Chios
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Thessaloniki to Chios
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Train operators
Izban
Website
izban.com.tr
Train from Aliağa to Alsancak
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
izban.com.tr
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Alexandroupoli Port
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $60
Website
trainose.gr
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2nd Class Ticket
$22 - $28
1st Class Ticket
$30 - $40
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$40 - $50
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$53 - $58
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Bandırma to Basmane
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
KTEL Evrou
Phone
25510-26479
Website
ktelevrou.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
ktelevrou.gr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Keşan
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Keşan
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Ayvalık to Aliağa
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Lapseki to Bandırma
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Dedeagac to Kesan
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Keşan to Aliaga
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $22
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Keşan to Menemen
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $24
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Ayvalik to Aliaga
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Kesan to Lapseki
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Simeonidis Tours
Phone
+30-2310540970
Email
info@simeonidistours.gr
Website
simeonidistours.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki Simeonidis Tours Office to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
simeonidistours.gr
KTEL Kavalas
Phone
(+30) 2510.222294
Email
info@ktelkavalas.gr
Website
ktelkavalas.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Kavala
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
ktelkavalas.gr
Havas
Phone
444 0 487
Email
info@havas.net
Website
havas.com.tr
Shuttle from Cesme to Izmir Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
havas.com.tr
Ferry operators
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Car ferry from Kavala to Mytilene
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$65 - $100
Business
$98
4 bed inside cabin
$89
Jale Tour
Phone
+90266 331 31 70
Email
info@jaletur.com
Website
jaletour.com
Car ferry from Mitilini to Ayvalık
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Schedules at
jaletour.com
EgeBerlik
Website
egebirlik.eu
Car ferry from Chios to Çeşme
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
egebirlik.eu
Erturk
Website
erturk.com.tr
Car ferry from Chíos to Çesme Port
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Schedules at
erturk.com.tr
Turyol
Website
turyolonline.com
Car ferry from Chios to Çeşme
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
turyolonline.com

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