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There are 5 ways to get from Istanbul to Thessaloniki Airport (SKG) by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  1h 48m

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

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Bus via Thessaloniki  •  12h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Thessaloniki

3 alternative options

Bus  •  10h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Esenler Otogari to Thessaloniki Monastiriou Bus Stop Arda - Tur

Bus #2  •  13h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Thessaloniki Macedonia KTEL Bus Station

Drive  •  6h 49m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Thessaloniki Airport (SKG) 610 km

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Thessaloniki Airport (SKG) is to bus via Thessaloniki which costs 550 ₺ - 900 ₺ and takes 12h 44m.

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The fastest way to get from Istanbul to Thessaloniki Airport (SKG) is to fly which takes 1h 48m and costs 4.300 ₺ - 15.000 ₺.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Thessaloniki Airport (SKG). However, there are services departing from Istanbul Esenler Otogari and arriving at Thessaloniki Airport via Thessaloniki Zografou. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 46m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Thessaloniki Airport (SKG) is 506 km. The road distance is 610 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Thessaloniki Airport (SKG) without a car is to bus which takes 10h 46m and costs 1.100 ₺ - 1.600 ₺.

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It takes approximately 1h 48m to get from Istanbul to Thessaloniki Airport (SKG), including transfers.

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Istanbul to Thessaloniki Airport (SKG) bus services, operated by Arda Tur, depart from Istanbul Esenler Otogari station.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Thessaloniki Airport (SKG) is to fly which takes 1h 48m and costs 4.300 ₺ - 15.000 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 1.100 ₺ - 1.600 ₺ and takes 10h 46m.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Thessaloniki Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Istanbul to Thessaloniki Airport (SKG) bus services, operated by Arda Tur, arrive at Thessaloniki Monastiriou Bus Stop station.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Thessaloniki Airport (SKG).
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  • Distance: 505.8 km
  • Duration: 1h 48m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Thessaloniki Airport (SKG), Greece?

Turkish Airlines and Aegean Airlines fly from Istanbul Esenler Otogar to Thessaloniki Airport (SKG) every 4 hours. Alternatively, Arda Tur operates a bus from Istanbul Esenler Otogari to Thessaloniki Monastiriou Bus Stop 4 times a week. Tickets cost €30 - €45 and the journey takes 9h 45m.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €380
Flights from Istanbul to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €400
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €380
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Thessaloniki Airport (SKG) is 1h behind Istanbul. It is currently 12:02 AM in Istanbul and 11:02 PM in Thessaloniki Airport (SKG).

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Thessaloniki Airport (SKG) is 610 km. It takes approximately 6h 49m to drive from Istanbul to Thessaloniki Airport (SKG).

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Turkish Airlines and Aegean Airlines offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Thessaloniki Airport.

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There are 2875+ hotels available in Thessaloniki Airport (SKG). Prices start at €39 per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport is to taxi which takes 28 min and costs 950 ₺ - 1.200 ₺.

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