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There are 6 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.

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Fly  •  8 h 42 min

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

$105 - $605

Cheapest option

Bus Kamil Koc  •  17 h 15 min

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

$16 - $52

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  15 h 50 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

$20 - $51

Bus MetroTurizm  •  18 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Ankara to Selimpasa Tesis
  2. Take the bus from Selimpasa Tesis to Thessaloniki

$19 - $38

Train, bus via Alexandroupoli Port  •  18 h 49 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 Alexandroupoli Port to Thessaloniki

$41 - $66

Drive  •  11 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Ankara to Thessaloniki 651.2 miles

$150 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from Ankara to Thessaloniki is to bus which costs 110 ₺ - 220 ₺ and takes 18 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ankara to Thessaloniki is to fly which costs 550 ₺ - 3.500 ₺ and takes 8 h 42 min.

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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 15 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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The best way to get from Ankara to Thessaloniki without a car is to train and bus which takes 15 h 50 min and costs 110 ₺ - 290 ₺.

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It takes approximately 8 h 42 min to get from Ankara to Thessaloniki, including transfers.

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Ankara to Thessaloniki bus services, operated by Kamil Koc, depart from Ankara station.

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The best way to get from Ankara to Thessaloniki is to fly which takes 8 h 42 min and costs 550 ₺ - 3.500 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 90 ₺ - 300 ₺ and takes 17 h 15 min.

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There is no direct flight from Ankara Airport to Thessaloniki Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Ankara to Thessaloniki bus services, operated by Kamil Koc, arrive at Thessaloniki station.

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Map of how to get from Ankara to Thessaloniki.
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  • Distance: 528.2 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 42 min

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

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and two other airlines fly from Ankara to Thessaloniki every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ankara to Thessaloniki via Istanbul and Istanbul Otogar in around 17 h 15 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Ankara to Thessaloniki via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Ankara to Thessaloniki via Izmir, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Ankara to Thessaloniki via Antalya, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Ankara to Thessaloniki via Adana, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Ankara to Thessaloniki via Gaziantep, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Ankara to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
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
$5 - $7
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Alexandroupoli Port to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
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Second Class
$24 - $35
First Class
$30 - $40
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Ankara to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Ankara to Selimpasa Tesis
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Selimpasa Tesis to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Dedeagac
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
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 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $35
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Ankara to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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
$29 - $50
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Pamukkale
Phone
0 850 333 35 35
Email
info@pamukkale.com.tr
Website
pamukkale.com.tr
Bus from ASTI Ankara Bus Terminal to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Schedules at
pamukkale.com.tr

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More Questions & Answers

Thessaloniki is 1 h behind Ankara. It is currently 9:15 PM in Ankara and 8:15 PM in Thessaloniki.

Yes, the driving distance between Ankara to Thessaloniki is 1042 km. It takes approximately 11 h 9 min to drive from Ankara to Thessaloniki.

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Lufthansa, Aegean Airlines and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Ankara Airport to Thessaloniki Airport.

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There are 916+ hotels available in Thessaloniki. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ankara to Ankara Airport is to bus which takes 1 h 14 min and costs 11 ₺.

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