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

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Fly  •  1h 52m

  1. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Athens (ATH) SKG - ATH

41€ - 84€

4 alternative options

Train  •  4h 26m

  1. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens Ic / ...

57€ - 73€

Bus  •  6h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Athens Karaiskaki sq

78€ - 85€

Bus via Athens  •  7h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Athens

Drive  •  5h 18m

  1. Drive from Thessaloniki Airport (SKG) to Athens 517.5 km

65€ - 100€

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The cheapest way to get from Thessaloniki Airport (SKG) to Athens is to fly which costs 40€ - 85€ and takes 1h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Thessaloniki Airport (SKG) to Athens is to fly which costs 40€ - 85€ and takes 1h 52m.

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The distance between Thessaloniki Airport (SKG) and Athens is 290 km. The road distance is 517.5 km.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki Airport (SKG) to Athens without a car is to train which takes 4h 26m and costs 55€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 1h 52m to get from Thessaloniki Airport (SKG) to Athens, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki Airport (SKG) to Athens is to fly which takes 1h 52m and costs 40€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 55€ - 75€ and takes 4h 26m, you could also bus, which costs 75€ - 85€ and takes 6h 17m.

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The quickest flight from Thessaloniki Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Thessaloniki Airport (SKG) to Athens is 518 km. It takes approximately 5h 18m to drive from Thessaloniki Airport (SKG) to Athens.

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Ellinair and Olympic Air offer flights from Thessaloniki Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 4654+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Thessaloniki Airport (SKG) to Athens.
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  • Distance: 290.1 km
  • Duration: 1h 52m

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

Olympic Air and Ellinair fly from Thessaloniki Airport (SKG) to Athens every 2 hours. Alternatively, Greek Railways (OSE) operates a train from Thessaloniki to Athens 4 times a day. Tickets cost 19€ - 28€ and the journey takes 4h 9m.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 110€
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 120€
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Athens Karaiskaki sq
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
39€
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
Korona Travel
Phone
210.92.33.33
Email
info@koronatravel.gr
Website
koronatravel.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
koronatravel.gr

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