There are 6 ways to get from Thessaloniki to Ankara 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.

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Fly  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Ankara (ESB) SKG - ESB

$99 - $554

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Bus, train  •  15 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Istanbul Otogar
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul to Gebze
  3. Take the train from Gebze to Ankara Yht

$16 - $49

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Bus  •  16 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Istanbul Otogar
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul to Ankara

$16 - $53

Bus via Alexandroupoli  •  18 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Alexandroupoli
  2. Take the bus from Alexandroupoli to Bursa
  3. Take the bus from Bursa to Bozuyuk
  4. Take the bus from Bozuyuk to Ankara

$38 - $56

Train, bus  •  18 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Alexandroupoli Port
  2. Take the bus from Dedeagac to Istanbul Otogari
  3. Take the bus from Istanbul to Gebze
  4. Take the train from Gebze to Ankara Yht

$37 - $61

Drive  •  11 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Thessaloniki to Ankara 652 miles

$150 - $230

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No, there is no direct bus from Thessaloniki to Ankara. However, there are services departing from Thessaloniki and arriving at Ankara via Istanbul. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 15 min.

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The distance between Thessaloniki and Ankara is 845 km. The road distance is 1043.2 km.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Ankara without a car is to bus and train which takes 15 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 40 min to get from Thessaloniki to Ankara, including transfers.

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Thessaloniki to Ankara bus services, operated by Kamil Koc, depart from Thessaloniki station.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Ankara is to fly which takes 7 h 40 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 16 h 15 min.

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There is no direct flight from Thessaloniki Airport to Ankara Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Thessaloniki to Ankara bus services, operated by Kamil Koc, arrive at Ankara station.

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Ankara is 1 h ahead of Thessaloniki. It is currently 4:17 AM in Thessaloniki and 4:17 AM in Ankara.

Yes, the driving distance between Thessaloniki to Ankara is 1043 km. It takes approximately 11 h 15 min to drive from Thessaloniki to Ankara.

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  • Distance: 528.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 40 min

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

Turkish Airlines flies from Thessaloniki to Ankara every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Thessaloniki to Ankara via Istanbul Otogar and Istanbul in around 16 h 15 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Ankara via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Thessaloniki to Ankara via Istanbul Ataturk, Antalya
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Thessaloniki to Ankara via Istanbul Ataturk, Izmir
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Gebze to Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Alexandroupoli Port
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
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Second Class
$24 - $35
First Class
$30 - $40
Bus operators
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $40
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Ankara
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Bursa
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Bursa to Bozuyuk
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Bozuyuk to Ankara
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Ankara
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Dedeagac to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Pamukkale
Phone
0 850 333 35 35
Email
info@pamukkale.com.tr
Website
pamukkale.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
pamukkale.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to ASTI Ankara Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Schedules at
pamukkale.com.tr
KTEL Evrou
Phone
25510-26479
Website
ktelevrou.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
ktelevrou.gr

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Turkish Airlines offers flights from Thessaloniki Airport to Ankara Airport.

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There are 190+ hotels available in Ankara. Prices start at $27 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 .

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