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

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Bus KTEL Ioanninon  •  3 h

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Ioannina

$29 - $35

Cheapest option

Bus KTEL Kozanis  •  4 h 45 min

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

$9 - $14

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Thessaloniki to Ioannina 163.9 miles

$35 - $60

Fly  •  4 h 58 min

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

$186 - $720

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The cheapest way to get from Thessaloniki to Ioannina is to bus which costs 8€ - 12€ and takes 4 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Thessaloniki to Ioannina is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2 h 47 min.

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

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The distance between Thessaloniki and Ioannina is 208 km. The road distance is 262.2 km.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Ioannina without a car is to bus which takes 3 h and costs 25€ - 30€.

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

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

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Ioannina is to bus which takes 3 h and costs 25€ - 30€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 160€ - 650€ and takes 4 h 58 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Thessaloniki to Ioannina.
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  • Distance: 129.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h

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

KTEL Ioanninon operates a bus from Thessaloniki to Ioannina every 4 hours. Tickets cost $29 - $35 and the journey takes 3 h. Alternatively, Olympic Air, Ryanair and Sky Express fly from Thessaloniki to Ioannina every 4 hours.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Ioannina via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Thessaloniki to Ioannina via Mytilini, Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Thessaloniki to Ioannina via Heraklion, Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Thessaloniki to Ioannina via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Bus operators
KTEL Ioanninon
Phone
26510 25014
Website
ktelioannina.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Ioannina
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 Thessaloniki to Kozani
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
ktelbus.com
Bus from Kozani to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
ktelbus.com
KTEL Aitoloakarnanias
Phone
26410-54444
Website
ktel-aitolnias.gr
Bus from Kozani to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
ktel-aitolnias.gr

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Yes, the driving distance between Thessaloniki to Ioannina is 262 km. It takes approximately 2 h 47 min to drive from Thessaloniki to Ioannina.

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

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There are 151+ hotels available in Ioannina. Prices start at $48 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Thessaloniki Airport is to shuttle which takes 42 min and costs 2€.

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