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There are 6 ways to get from Piraeus to Thessaloniki by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki Αθήνα - Θεσσαλονίκη

$29 - $42

5 alternative options

Bus KTEL Thessalonikis  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Thessaloniki Monastiriou

$47

Bus KTEL Attikis  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Peiraias to Thessaloniki

$40 - $60

Bus KTEL Evias  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens KTEL Liosion to Chalcis
  2. Take the bus from Chalcis to Thessaloniki

$51 - $63

Drive  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Piraeus to Thessaloniki 316.8 miles

$75 - $110

Train, fly  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Piraeus to Athens International Airport
  2. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Thessaloniki (SKG) ATH - SKG

$43 - $144

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Piraeus to Thessaloniki is to train which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 6 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Piraeus to Thessaloniki is to train and fly which costs 35€ - 130€ and takes 4 h 1 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Peiraias and arriving at Thessaloniki. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Piraeus to Thessaloniki. However, there are services departing from Piraeus and arriving at Thessaloniki via Athens. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 40 min.

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The distance between Piraeus and Thessaloniki is 306 km. The road distance is 506.8 km.

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The best way to get from Piraeus to Thessaloniki without a car is to train which takes 6 h 40 min and costs 25€ - 40€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 40 min to get from Piraeus to Thessaloniki, including transfers.

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Piraeus to Thessaloniki bus services, operated by KTEL Thessalonikis, depart from Athens station.

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Piraeus to Thessaloniki train services, operated by Greek Railways (OSE), depart from Athens station.

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The best way to get from Piraeus to Thessaloniki is to train which takes 6 h 40 min and costs 25€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 41€ and takes 7 h 26 min.

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Map of how to get from Piraeus to Thessaloniki.
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  • Distance: 191.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 40 min

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

Greek Railways (OSE) operates a train from Piraeus to Thessaloniki 5 times a day. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 23 min. Alternatively, KTEL Thessalonikis operates a bus from Piraeus to Thessaloniki every 3 hours. Tickets cost $45 and the journey takes 5 h 45 min.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki via Chios
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki via Chios
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
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Raileurope.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Train from Piraeus to Athens International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$23 - $35
Bus operators
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Athens to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Pireaus to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
KTEL Attikis
Phone
210 88 08 000
Email
info@ktelattikis.gr
Website
ktelattikis.gr
Bus from Peiraias to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
ktelattikis.gr
KTEL Evias
Phone
+30 2221 0 20400
Email
info@ktelevias.gr
Website
ktelevias.gr
Bus from Athens KTEL Liosion to Chalcis
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
ktelevias.gr
Bus from Chalcis to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Schedules at
ktelevias.gr

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Thessaloniki Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Piraeus to Thessaloniki bus services, operated by KTEL Thessalonikis, arrive at Thessaloniki Monastiriou station.

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Piraeus to Thessaloniki train services, operated by Greek Railways (OSE), arrive at Thessaloniki station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Piraeus to Thessaloniki is 507 km. It takes approximately 5 h 6 min to drive from Piraeus to Thessaloniki.

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Ellinair, Sky Express , Ryanair and Olympic Air offer flights from Athens Airport to Thessaloniki Airport.

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There are 956+ hotels available in Thessaloniki. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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