There are 5 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  5 h 14 min

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

$130 - $591

Cheapest option

Bus  •  16 h 28 min

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

$27 - $70

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  15 h 37 min

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

$28 - $71

Train, bus  •  18 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Alexandroupoli 600
  2. Take the bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul Otogar
  3. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
  4. Take the train from Gebze to Ankara

$49 - $75

Drive  •  11 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Thessaloniki to Ankara 652 miles

$150 - $230

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 28 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Ankara via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Thessaloniki to Ankara via Istanbul, Antalya
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Thessaloniki to Ankara via Istanbul, Izmir
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from Gebze to Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$25 - $35
First Class
$30 - $45
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $50
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Ankara
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
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
$35 - $50
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Ankara
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Dedeagac to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Thessaloniki and Ankara is 845 km. The road distance is 1043 km.

The cheapest way to get from Thessaloniki to Ankara is to train and bus which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 18 h 40 min.

The quickest way to get from Thessaloniki to Ankara is to fly which takes 5 h 14 min and costs 100€ - 490€.

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 28 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 14 min to get from Thessaloniki to Ankara, including transfers.