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There are 4 ways to get from Ioannina to Thessaloniki by bus, car or plane

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Bus KTEL Ioanninon  •  3 h

  1. Take the bus from Ioannina to Thessaloniki

$29 - $35

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Bus KTEL Kozanis  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Ioannina to Kozani
  2. Take the bus from Kozani to Thessaloniki

$8 - $13

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Ioannina to Thessaloniki 166 miles

$40 - $60

Fly  •  4 h 20 min

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

$189 - $721

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The cheapest way to get from Ioannina to Thessaloniki is to bus which costs 7€ - 11€ and takes 4 h 33 min.

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

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

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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 best way to get from Ioannina to Thessaloniki without a car is to bus which takes 3 h and costs 25€ - 31€.

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

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Ioannina to Thessaloniki bus services, operated by KTEL Ioanninon, depart from Ioannina station.

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The best way to get from Ioannina to Thessaloniki is to bus which takes 3 h and costs 25€ - 31€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 160€ - 650€ and takes 4 h 20 min.

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There is no direct flight from Ioannina Airport to Thessaloniki Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Ioannina to Thessaloniki bus services, operated by KTEL Ioanninon, arrive at Thessaloniki station.

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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, Sky Express and three other airlines fly from Ioannina to Thessaloniki every 4 hours.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Ioannina to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Ioannina to Thessaloniki via Athens, Mykonos
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Ioannina to Thessaloniki via Larnaca
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,700
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 Kozanis
Phone
2461035811
Email
ktelkoz@otenet.gr
Website
ktelbus.com
Bus from Ioannina to Kozani
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
ktelbus.com
Bus from Kozani to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
ktelbus.com
KTEL Aitoloakarnanias
Phone
26410-54444
Website
ktelaitol.gr
Bus from Kozani to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
ktelaitol.gr

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Yes, the driving distance between Ioannina to Thessaloniki is 266 km. It takes approximately 2 h 48 min to drive from Ioannina to Thessaloniki.

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Sky Express , TUS Airways Ltd, Blue Air and Olympic Air offer flights from Ioannina 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 Ioannina to Ioannina Airport is to taxi which takes 7 min and costs 13€ - 16€.

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