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.

Recommended option

Bus  •  3 h

$30 - $40

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  5 h 4 min

$7 - $9

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 48 min

  1. 166 miles

$40 - $60

Fly  •  4 h 24 min

  1. IOA - SKG

$216 - $759

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

KTEL Ioanninon operates a bus from Ioannina to Thessaloniki every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $40 and the journey takes 3 h. Alternatively, Olympic Air flies from Ioannina to Thessaloniki 4 times a day.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Ioannina to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Flights from Ioannina to Thessaloniki via Athens, Paros
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Ioannina to Thessaloniki via Athens, Rhodes
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Flights from Ioannina to Thessaloniki via Athens, Larnaca
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $750
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Skydra to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$7 - $9
First Class
$8 - $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
$30 - $40
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Ioannina and Thessaloniki is 208 km. The road distance is 266 km.

The cheapest way to get from Ioannina to Thessaloniki is to bus and train which costs 6€ - 8€ and takes 5 h 4 min.

The quickest way to get from Ioannina to Thessaloniki is to drive which takes 2 h 48 min and costs 30€ - 50€.

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

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