There are 8 ways to get from Thessaloniki to Turkey 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 to Istanbul  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Istanbul (IST) SKG - IST

$78 - $213

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Istanbul Otogar

$13 - $43

6 alternative options

Fly to Izmir  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Izmir (ADB) SKG - ADB

$113 - $323

Fly to Antalya  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Antalya (AYT) SKG - AYT

$146 - $758

Fly to Ankara  •  7 h 40 min

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

$100 - $555

Train, bus  •  13 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Αλεξανδρούπολη Λιμάνι Θεσσαλονίκη - Αλεξανδρούπολη Λιμάνι
  2. Take the bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul Otogar

$33 - $50

Train  •  16 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Αλεξανδρούπολη Λιμάνι
  2. Take the train from Αλεξανδρούπολη Λιμάνι to Δίκαια
  3. Take the train from Kapikule to Halkali

$55 - $76

Drive  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Thessaloniki to Istanbul 368.8 miles

$85 - $130

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Thessaloniki to Turkey is to bus which costs 11€ - 40€ and takes 9 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Thessaloniki to Turkey is to fly which costs 65€ - 190€ and takes 4 h 37 min.

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The distance between Thessaloniki and Turkey is 1046 km. The road distance is 590.1 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 37 min to get from Thessaloniki to Turkey, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Thessaloniki, Greece and Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines fly from Thessaloniki to Istanbul 5 times a day. Alternatively, Kamil Koc operates a bus from Thessaloniki to Istanbul 3 times a day. Tickets cost $12 - $45 and the journey takes 9 h 30 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Thessaloniki to Izmir via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Thessaloniki to Izmir via Istanbul, Ankara
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Thessaloniki to Izmir via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Flights from Thessaloniki to Antalya via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Thessaloniki to Antalya via Istanbul, Ankara
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
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, Trabzon
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Thessaloniki to Ankara via Istanbul, Izmir
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Thessaloniki to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Flights from Thessaloniki to Izmir via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Flights from Thessaloniki to Izmir via Irakleion, Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Izmir via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $2,400
Flights from Thessaloniki to Antalya via Munich
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $3,400
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Thessaloniki to Antalya via Prague
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Antalya via Brussels
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,800
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Antalya via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Αλεξανδρούπολη Λιμάνι
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$24 - $35
First Class
$30 - $45
Train from Αλεξανδρούπολη Λιμάνι to Δίκαια
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$10 - $14
First Class
$12 - $16
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Kapikule to Halkali
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
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
$12 - $45
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
kamilkoc.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
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
$30 - $50
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Dedeagac to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr

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