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

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Bus KTEL Ioanninon  •  5 h 34 min

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

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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 16 min

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

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The cheapest way to get from Thessaloniki to Gjirokastër is to drive which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 4 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Thessaloniki to Gjirokastër is to drive which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 4 h 14 min.

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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.

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The distance between Thessaloniki and Gjirokastër is 245 km. The road distance is 351.7 km.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Gjirokastër without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 34 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 34 min to get from Thessaloniki to Gjirokastër, including transfers.

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

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

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Thessaloniki to Gjirokastër bus services, operated by Albtrans sh.p.k, arrive at Gjirokastër station.

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Gjirokastër is 1 h behind Thessaloniki. It is currently 3:48 AM in Thessaloniki and 2:48 AM in Gjirokastër.

Map of how to get from Thessaloniki to Gjirokastër.
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  • Distance: 153 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 34 min

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 34 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
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Thessaloniki to Ioannina via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
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 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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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Yes, the driving distance between Thessaloniki to Gjirokastër is 352 km. It takes approximately 4 h 14 min to drive from Thessaloniki to Gjirokastër.

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Sky Express , Cobaltair, TUS Airways Ltd and two other airlines offer flights from Thessaloniki Airport to Ioannina Airport.

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There are 163+ hotels available in Gjirokastër. Prices start at $23 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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