There are 6 ways to get from Thessaloniki to Rethymno by plane, shuttle, train, ferry, 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  •  4 h 23 min

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

$122 - $352

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Bus and ferry  •  23 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Thessaloniki to Chania

$58 - $63

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Fly to Irakleion, Private transfer  •  4 h 21 min

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

$120 - $402

Train, Catamaran, ferry  •  15 h 17 min

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

$146 - $211

Bus, carferry  •  19 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Athens
  2. Take the carferry from Piraeus to Chania

$174 - $371

Ferry  •  23 h 5 min

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

$135 - $186

Questions & Answers

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

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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 23 h 5 min.

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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 15 h 17 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 23 min 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 1 h 15 min.

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

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

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There are 1441+ hotels available in Rethymno. Prices start at $53 USD per night.

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

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

Ellinair, Olympic Air and Ryanair fly from Thessaloniki to Rethymno 3 times a day.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Chania
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Thessaloniki to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Thessaloniki to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $240
Flights from Thessaloniki to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $240
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Chania
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Thessaloniki to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Chania
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $160
Flights from Thessaloniki to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
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
59 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$90 - $210
Schedules at
crete-taxi-service.com
Luxurious Taxi
$93
Minivan
$150
Minibus
$208
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
KTEL Chanion-Rethymnou S.A
Phone
2821 091288
Website
e-ktel.com
Bus and ferry from Thessaloniki to Chania
Ave. Duration
19 h
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 Piraeus to Santorini
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$75 - $100
Ferry from Santorini to Rethymno
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$65 - $90
Ferry from Thessaloniki to Paros
Ave. Duration
16 h 40 min
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
5 h 25 min
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
8 h 30 min
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
$35 - $45

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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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