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

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

Bus KTEL Ioanninon  •  5 h 38 min

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

Cheapest option

Bus Crazy Holidays  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Gjirokastër

$55 - $80

2 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Thessaloniki to Gjirokastër 219.8 miles

$50 - $80

Fly, bus  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Ioannina (IOA) SKG - IOA
  2. Take the bus from Ioannina to Gjirokastër

What companies run services between Thessaloniki, Greece and Gjirokastër, Albania?

You can take a bus from Thessaloniki to Gjirokastër via Ioannina in around 5 h 38 min.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Ioannina via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Thessaloniki to Ioannina via Chios, Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$65 - $400
TUS Airways Ltd
Website
tusairways.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Ioannina via Larnaca
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,500
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
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 4 2239 203
Email
rezervime@albtrans.net
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Ioannina to Gjirokastër
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
albtrans.net
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Gjirokastër
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Thessaloniki and Gjirokastër is 245 km. The road distance is 352 km.

The cheapest way to get from Thessaloniki to Gjirokastër is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 4 h 14 min.

The quickest way to get from Thessaloniki to Gjirokastër is to drive which takes 4 h 14 min and costs 45€ - 70€.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Thessaloniki and arriving at Gjirokastër. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 45 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 38 min to get from Thessaloniki to Gjirokastër, including transfers.