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There are 7 ways to get from Thessaloniki to Rethymno by plane, shuttle, ferry, train, bus, car ferry or bus and ferry

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 to Chania  •  4h 23m

  1. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Chania (CHQ) SKG - CHQ

$122 - $352

Cheapest option

Fly to Heraklion, Private transfer  •  4h 26m

  1. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Heraklion (HER) SKG - HER
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Irakleion Airport to Rethymno

$120 - $402

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Fly to Santorini, ferry  •  5h 52m

  1. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Santorini (JTR) SKG - JTR
  2. Take the ferry from Santorini to Rethymno

$120 - $360

Train, Catamaran, ferry  •  15h 8m

  1. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens
  2. Take the Catamaran from Piraeus to Santorini
  3. Take the ferry from Santorini to Rethymno

$143 - $245

Bus, car ferry  •  18h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Pireaus
  2. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Chania
  3. Take the bus from Chania to Rethymno

Bus and ferry, bus  •  20h 48m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Thessaloniki to Chania
  2. Take the bus from Chania to Rethymno

Ferry  •  23h 5m

  1. Take the ferry from Thessaloniki to Paros Aqua Blue
  2. Take the ferry from Paros to Rethymno Champion Jet 2

$134 - $186

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Thessaloniki to Rethymno is to ferry which costs 110€ - 170€ and takes 23h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Thessaloniki to Rethymno is to fly which costs 100€ - 310€ and takes 4h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Thessaloniki to Rethymno. However, there are services departing from Thessaloniki and arriving at Rethymno via Chania. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 48m.

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No, there is no direct ferry from Thessaloniki to Rethymno. However, there are services departing from Thessaloniki and arriving at Rethymno via Paros. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 5m.

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The distance between Thessaloniki and Rethymno is 602 km.

The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Rethymno without a car is to train and Catamaran and ferry which takes 15h 8m and costs 120€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 4h 23m to get from Thessaloniki to Rethymno, including transfers.

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Thessaloniki to Rethymno bus services, operated by KTEL Chanion-Rethymnou S.A, depart from Thessaloniki station.

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The quickest flight from Thessaloniki Airport to Chania Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Thessaloniki to Rethymno bus services, operated by KTEL Chanion-Rethymnou S.A, arrive at Rethymno station.

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Map of how to get from Thessaloniki to Rethymno.
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  • Distance: 376.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 23m

What companies run services between Thessaloniki, Greece and Rethymno, Greece?

Olympic Air, Ellinair and Ryanair fly from Thessaloniki to Rethymno twice daily.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Chania
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Thessaloniki to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Thessaloniki to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $240
Flights from Thessaloniki to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $240
Flights from Thessaloniki to Santorini
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Thessaloniki to Santorini via Athens
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Chania
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Thessaloniki to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from Thessaloniki to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from Thessaloniki to Santorini
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Chania
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $160
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $70
Website
trainose.gr
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2nd Class Ticket
$24 - $35
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $45
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$45 - $55
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$60 - $70
Bus operators
B&S Transfers
Phone
+30 697 32 04 923
Email
info@crete-taxi-service.com
Website
crete-taxi-service.com
Shuttle from Irakleion Airport to Rethymno
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$90 - $210
Schedules at
crete-taxi-service.com
Luxurious Taxi
$92
Minivan
$150
Minibus
$208
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Pireaus
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
KTEL Chanion-Rethymnou S.A
Phone
2821 091288
Email
info@e-ktel.gr
Website
e-ktel.com
Bus from Chania to Rethymno
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
e-ktel.com
Bus and ferry from Thessaloniki to Chania
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
e-ktel.com
Ferry operators
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Ferry from Santorini to Rethymno
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$65 - $90
Ferry from Piraeus to Santorini
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$75 - $100
Ferry from Thessaloniki to Paros
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$70 - $110
1st Class
$85 - $120
Ferry from Paros to Rethymno
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$60 - $85
1st Class
$70 - $100
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Piraeus to Chania
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $110
Schedules at
bluestarferries.com
CABIN A2 outside
$75 - $110
CABIN A3 outside
$65 - $80
CABIN A4 outside
$65 - $80
Economy
$38 - $44

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Ellinair, Ryanair and Olympic Air offer flights from Thessaloniki Airport to Chania Airport.

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There are 1483+ hotels available in Rethymno. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Thessaloniki Airport is to shuttle which takes 42m and costs 2€.

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