There are 5 ways to get from Ankara to Thessaloniki by plane, train, bus or car

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

Fly  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Ankara (ESB) to Thessaloniki (SKG) ESB - SKG

$105 - $605

Cheapest option

Bus  •  17 h

  1. Take the bus from Ankara to Istanbul
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Thessaloniki

$22 - $62

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  15 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Ankara to Gebze Yht
  2. Take the bus from Gebze to Istanbul Otogari
  3. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Thessaloniki

$24 - $63

Train, bus via Αλεξανδρούπολη Λιμάνι  •  18 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Ankara to Gebze Yht
  2. Take the bus from Gebze to Istanbul Otogari
  3. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Alexandroupoli
  4. Take the train from Αλεξανδρούπολη Λιμάνι to Θεσσαλονίκη

$44 - $71

Drive  •  11 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Ankara to Thessaloniki 651.2 miles

$150 - $230

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ankara to Thessaloniki is to train and bus which costs 210 ₺ - 340 ₺ and takes 18 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ankara to Thessaloniki is to fly which costs 500 ₺ - 2.900 ₺ and takes 8 h 2 min.

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The distance between Ankara and Thessaloniki is 845 km. The road distance is 1041.9 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 2 min to get from Ankara to Thessaloniki, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ankara to Thessaloniki. However, there are services departing from Ankara and arriving at Thessaloniki via Istanbul Otogar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h.

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

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and Aegean Airlines fly from Ankara to Thessaloniki hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ankara to Thessaloniki via Istanbul and Istanbul Otogar in around 17 h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Ankara to Thessaloniki via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Ankara to Thessaloniki via Antalya, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Ankara to Thessaloniki via Gaziantep, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Ankara to Thessaloniki via Edremit, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Ankara to Thessaloniki via Izmir, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Ankara to Thessaloniki via Gazipasa, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Ankara to Thessaloniki via Erzincan, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Ankara to Thessaloniki via Bodrum, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Ankara to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $2,700
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Ankara to Gebze
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Αλεξανδρούπολη Λιμάνι to Θεσσαλονίκη
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 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 Gebze to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Ankara to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Dedeagac
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $45
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Ankara to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr

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