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There are 7 ways to get from Venice to Thessaloníki by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Venice

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Thessaloniki (SKG)

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Train to Bologna, fly

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Thessaloniki (SKG)

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Fly from Venice Treviso

  1. Fly from Venice Treviso (TSF) to Thessaloniki (SKG)

Bus via Skopje

  1. Take the bus from Mestre to Skopje
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Thessaloniki

Train, Bus

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Bari Centrale
  2. Take the Bus from Bari to Kičevo
  3. Take the train from Kichevo to Skopje
  4. Take the train from Skopje to Thessaloniki

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Venice to Bologna
  2. Take the Bus from Bologna to Thessaloniki

Drive

  1. Drive from Venice to Thessaloníki

Venice to Thessaloníki by train and bus

The journey time between Venice and Thessaloníki is around 2 days 2h and covers a distance of around 1606 km. This includes an average layover time of around 29h 16m. The fastest journey normally takes 2 days 2h. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, Durmo Tours and Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD, the Venice to Thessaloníki service departs from Venezia S. Lucia and arrives in Thessaloniki. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
21h 24m
Layover time:
29h 16m
Total time:
2 days 2h

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2 days 2h
Journey distance:
1606 km
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
€94
Carbon emissions:
116 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:53
Last service departs at:
06:53

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Venice to Thessaloníki train and bus schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Venice to Thessaloníki is to bus via Skopje which costs €60 - €100 and takes 22h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Thessaloníki is to fly which costs €50 - €170 and takes 5h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Venice to Thessaloníki. However, there are services departing from Venezia and arriving at Thessaloniki via Mestre and Skopje. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 9m.

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The distance between Venice and Thessaloníki is 1012 km. The road distance is 1391 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Thessaloníki without a car is to bus via Skopje which takes 22h 9m and costs €60 - €100.

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It takes approximately 8h 7m to get from Venice to Thessaloníki, including transfers.

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Venice to Thessaloníki bus services, operated by Durmo Tours, depart from Mestre station.

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The best way to get from Venice to Thessaloníki is to fly which takes 8h 7m and costs €50 - €190. Alternatively, you can bus via Skopje, which costs €60 - €100 and takes 22h 9m.

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There is no direct flight from Venice Airport to Thessaloniki Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 40m and has one stopover.

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Venice to Thessaloníki bus services, operated by Simeonidis Tours, arrive at Thessaloniki station.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Thessaloníki.
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  • Distance: 1011.6 km
  • Duration: 8h 7m

What companies run services between Venice, Italy and Thessaloníki, Greece?

Swiss, Volotea and 14 other airlines fly from Venice to Thessaloníki every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Venice to Thessaloníki via Cappuccina Sernaglia, Mestre, and Skopje in around 22h 9m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Thessaloniki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€250 - €700
Flights from Venice to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €330
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Venice to Thessaloniki via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €180
Flights from Venice Treviso to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€23 - €160
Flights from Bologna to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€21 - €140
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Thessaloniki via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€270 - €800
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Venice to Thessaloniki via Zakinthos
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€170 - €200
Flights from Venice to Thessaloniki via Heraklion
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€170 - €200
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Venice to Thessaloniki via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€270 - €700
Flights from Venice to Thessaloniki via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€270 - €700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Venice to Thessaloniki via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €1500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Thessaloniki via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€85 - €320
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Venice to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€150 - €330
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Venice to Thessaloniki via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€160 - €550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Venice to Thessaloniki via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€100 - €440
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€15 - €21
Base Standard
€30 - €45
Base Premium
€35 - €55
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €160
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€55 - €75
Base Standard
€95 - €130
Base Premium
€110 - €160
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €22
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€20 - €22
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€17 - €24
Smart Low Cost
€15 - €21
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Email
mztransportad@mztransportad.com.mk
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Kichevo to Skopje
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €23
Website
Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD
Train from Skopje to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €50
Website
Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD
Bus operators
Durmo Tours
Phone
+389 42 217 370
Email
durmotours@yahoo.com
Website
durmotours.com.mk
Bus from Mestre to Skopje
Ave. Duration
15h 59m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€40 - €70
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Bus from Bari to Kičevo
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€17 - €27
Schedules at
durmotours.eu
Simeonidis Tours
Phone
+30-2310540970
Email
info@simeonidistours.gr
Website
simeonidistours.gr
Bus from Skopje to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€20 - €29
Schedules at
simeonidistours.gr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus from Bologna to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
29h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€140 - €210
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr

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Thessaloníki is 1h ahead of Venice. It is currently 12:08 PM in Venice and 1:08 PM in Thessaloníki.

Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Thessaloníki is 1391 km. It takes approximately 13h 15m to drive from Venice to Thessaloníki.

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Air Dolomiti, Olympic Air, KLM and 10 other airlines offer flights from Venice Airport to Thessaloniki Airport.

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There are 119+ hotels available in Thessaloníki. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to line 5 bus which takes 20 min and costs €8.

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