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There are 8 ways to get from Venice to Thessaloníki by plane, train, bus, ferry, car ferry 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

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

Train, bus via Budapest

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Wien Hbf
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
  3. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Thessaloniki

Train, Bus

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Ancona
  2. Take the Bus from Ancona to Thessaloniki

Line 16 ferry, car ferry, bus

  1. Take the line 16 ferry from Zattere Gesuati to Fusina
  2. Take the car ferry from Venice to Igoumenitsa
  3. Take the bus from Igoumenitsa to Thessaloniki

Drive

  1. Drive from Venice to Thessaloníki

Venice to Thessaloníki by train, tram and bus

1 Weekly Services
27h 52m Average Duration
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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Thessaloníki is to bus which costs €60 - €110 and takes 22h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Thessaloníki is to fly which costs €50 - €350 and takes 5h 7m.

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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 which takes 22h 9m and costs €60 - €110.

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It takes approximately 8h 3m 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 3m and costs €50 - €270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €60 - €110 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 3m

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

Air Serbia, Austrian Airlines and 16 other airlines fly from Venice to Thessaloníki every 2 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 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €600
Flights from Venice to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €490
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Venice to Thessaloniki via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€40 - €400
Flights from Bologna to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€29 - €380
Flights from Venice Treviso to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€25 - €550
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Venice to Thessaloniki via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €430
Flights from Bologna to Thessaloniki via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€90 - €500
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Venice to Thessaloniki via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€170 - €800
Flights from Venice to Thessaloniki via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€170 - €800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Thessaloniki via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€75 - €290
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Venice to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €600
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Venice to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €490
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Venice to Thessaloniki via Riga
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€320 - €800
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Venice to Thessaloniki via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€180 - €1000
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bologna to Thessaloniki via Budapest
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€35 - €270
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
Hourly
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 Ancona
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€28 - €90
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€28 - €40
Base Standard
€50 - €70
Base Premium
€60 - €90
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 10m
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 32m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€17 - €24
Smart Low Cost
€15 - €21
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 39m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
Railjet
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Railjet
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
oebb.at
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €140
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
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
Korona Travel
Phone
210.92.33.33
Email
info@koronatravel.gr
Website
koronatravel.gr
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
koronatravel.gr
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus from Ancona to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
26h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€120 - €180
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
KTEL Thesprotias
Phone
2665 0 22309
Email
info@ktel-thesprotias.gr
Website
ktel-thesprotias.gr
Bus from Igoumenitsa to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
KTEL Thesprotias
Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Venice to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
27h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€70 - €110
Website
Grimaldi Lines

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Thessaloníki is 1h ahead of Venice. It is currently 8:57 PM in Venice and 9:57 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 Serbia, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and seven other airlines offer flights from Venice Airport to Thessaloniki Airport.

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There are 100+ hotels available in Thessaloníki. Prices start at €100 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 €10.

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