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There are 7 ways to get from Geneva to Thessaloniki by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus or car

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Fly  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Thessaloniki (SKG) GVA - SKG

$103 - $281

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Train, bus and ferry  •  21 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Thessaloniki

$260 - $404

Train, bus and ferry via Piazza Ugo Bassi  •  22 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Ancona Fb / ...
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Ancona to Thessaloniki

$257 - $404

Bus, bus and ferry  •  27 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Bologna, Bologna N504 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Thessaloniki

$192 - $289

Train, bus  •  37 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Renens VD 150
  2. Take the bus from Lausanne to Skopje
  3. Take the bus from Skopje to Thessaloniki

$151 - $239

Bus  •  38 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Skopje
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Thessaloniki

$113 - $185

Drive  •  19 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Thessaloniki 1231.3 miles

$290 - $430

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Thessaloniki is to fly which costs SFr 100 - SFr 280 and takes 5 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Thessaloniki is to fly which costs SFr 100 - SFr 280 and takes 5 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Thessaloniki. However, there are services departing from Geneva and arriving at Thessaloniki via Autostazione and Bologna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 32 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Thessaloniki is 1486 km. The road distance is 1970.1 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Thessaloniki without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 21 h 58 min and costs SFr 250 - SFr 410.

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It takes approximately 5 h 40 min to get from Geneva to Thessaloniki, including transfers.

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Geneva to Thessaloniki bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Geneva station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Thessaloniki is to fly which takes 5 h 40 min and costs SFr 100 - SFr 280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 110 - SFr 190 and takes 38 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Thessaloniki Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 20 min.

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Geneva to Thessaloniki bus services, operated by Portokalidis Tours, arrive at Thessaloniki station.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Thessaloniki.
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  • Distance: 928.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 40 min

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Thessaloniki, Greece?

Swiss, Aegean Airlines and three other airlines fly from Geneva to Thessaloniki 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Thessaloniki via Skopje in around 38 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Geneva to Thessaloniki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Geneva to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Renens VD
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Geneve to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Ancona
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
15 h 26 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
12 h 48 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Durmo Tours
Website
durmotours.com
Bus from Lausanne to Skopje
Ave. Duration
30 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Schedules at
ms.mk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Geneva to Skopje
Ave. Duration
33 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Thessaloniki is 1 h ahead of Geneva. It is currently 1:22 PM in Geneva and 2:22 PM in Thessaloniki.

Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Thessaloniki is 1970 km. It takes approximately 19 h 27 min to drive from Geneva to Thessaloniki.

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Eurowings, Swiss, Olympic Air and two other airlines offer flights from Geneva Airport to Thessaloniki Airport.

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There are 980+ hotels available in Thessaloniki. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to line 1 train which takes 7 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18.

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