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

Recommended option

Fly  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Thessaloniki (SKG) IST - SKG

$79 - $214

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Thessaloniki

$13 - $46

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  13 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Alexandroupoli
  2. Take the train from Αλεξανδρούπολη Λιμάνι to Θεσσαλονίκη Αλεξανδρούπολη Λιμάνι - Θεσσαλονίκη

$33 - $54

Drive  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Thessaloniki 369.5 miles

$85 - $130

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Thessaloniki is to bus which costs 60 ₺ - 230 ₺ and takes 10 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Thessaloniki is to fly which costs 380 ₺ - 1.100 ₺ and takes 4 h 57 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and Thessaloniki is 508 km. The road distance is 591.1 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to get from Istanbul to Thessaloniki, including transfers.

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

Turkish Airlines and Olympic Air fly from Istanbul to Thessaloniki 4 times a day. Alternatively, Kamil Koc operates a bus from Istanbul to Thessaloniki 3 times a day. Tickets cost $12 - $45 and the journey takes 9 h 30 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Αλεξανδρούπολη Λιμάνι to Θεσσαλονίκη
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$24 - $35
First Class
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $45
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
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
$30 - $50
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Dedeagac
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr

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