There are 4 ways to get from Ioannina to Thessaloniki by bus, train, 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.

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Bus  •  3 h

  1. Take the bus from Ioannina to Thessaloniki

$29 - $35

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Ioannina to Skydra
  2. Take the train from Σκύδρα to Θεσσαλονίκη Φλώρινα - Θεσσαλονίκη / ...

$6 - $9

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Ioannina to Thessaloniki 166 miles

$40 - $60

Fly  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Ioannina (IOA) to Thessaloniki (SKG) IOA - SKG

$188 - $721

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The cheapest way to get from Ioannina to Thessaloniki is to bus and train which costs 6€ - 8€ and takes 5 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ioannina to Thessaloniki is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 2 h 48 min.

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The distance between Ioannina and Thessaloniki is 208 km. The road distance is 265.6 km.

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The bus from Ioannina to Thessaloniki takes 3 h including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ioannina and arriving at Thessaloniki. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 3 h.

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The nearest airport to Thessaloniki is Thessaloniki (SKG) Airport which is 13.8 km away. Other nearby airports include Kavala (KVA) (145.8 km), Skiathos (JSI) (170.2 km), Skopje (SKP) (182.1 km) and Limnos (LXS) (211.7 km).

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Map of how to get from Ioannina to Thessaloniki.
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  • Distance: 129.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h

What companies run services between Ioannina, Greece and Thessaloniki, Greece?

KTEL Ioanninon operates a bus from Ioannina to Thessaloniki every 4 hours. Tickets cost $29 - $35 and the journey takes 3 h. Alternatively, Olympic Air and Sky Express fly from Ioannina to Thessaloniki 4 times a day.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Ioannina to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Ioannina to Thessaloniki via Athens, Paros
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Ioannina to Thessaloniki via Athens, Rhodes
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Flights from Ioannina to Thessaloniki via Athens, Larnaca
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $750
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Σκύδρα to Θεσσαλονίκη
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$6 - $9
First Class
$7 - $10
Bus operators
KTEL Ioanninon
Phone
26510 25014
Website
ktelioannina.gr
Bus from Ioannina to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Schedules at
ktelioannina.gr
KTEL Pellas
Phone
23810 22800
Email
info@ktelpellas.gr
Website
ktelpellas.gr
Bus from Ioannina to Skydra
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
ktelpellas.gr

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