There are 8 ways to get from Zürich to Thessaloniki by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus, night train or car

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Fly from Zurich  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Thessaloniki (SKG) ZRH - SKG

$86 - $573

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Train to Basel, fly  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Thessaloniki (SKG) BSL - SKG

$150 - $358

Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Böblingen
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Thessaloniki (SKG) STR - SKG

$129 - $390

Train, bus and ferry  •  21 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le Fr
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Thessaloniki

$209 - $329

Bus and ferry  •  23 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Zurich to Bologna
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Thessaloniki

$195 - $284

Bus  •  28 h 53 min

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

$119 - $173

Train, night train  •  37 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Beograd En
  2. Take the night train from Beograd centar to Thessaloniki Hellas Express

$134 - $259

Drive  •  18 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Thessaloniki 1181 miles

$280 - $410

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Thessaloniki is to fly which costs SFr 80 - SFr 600 and takes 5 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Thessaloniki is to fly which costs SFr 80 - SFr 600 and takes 5 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Thessaloniki. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Thessaloniki via Autostazione and Bologna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 17 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Thessaloniki is 1368 km. The road distance is 1889.6 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Thessaloniki without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 21 h 44 min and costs SFr 200 - SFr 320.

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It takes approximately 5 h 28 min to get from Zürich to Thessaloniki, including transfers.

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Zürich to Thessaloniki bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Zurich station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Thessaloniki is to fly which takes 5 h 28 min and costs SFr 80 - SFr 600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 110 - SFr 170 and takes 28 h 53 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Thessaloniki Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 15 min.

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Zürich to Thessaloniki bus services, operated by Portokalidis Tours, arrive at Thessaloniki station.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Thessaloniki.
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  • Distance: 855.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 28 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Thessaloniki, Greece?

Swiss, Austrian Airlines and four other airlines fly from Zürich to Thessaloniki every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Thessaloniki via Skopje in around 28 h 53 min.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Zurich to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $1,700
Flights from Basel to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Stuttgart to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Stuttgart to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Thessaloniki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Basel to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Stuttgart to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Stuttgart to Thessaloniki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Zurich to Thessaloniki via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Stuttgart to Thessaloniki via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Basel to Thessaloniki via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $2,100
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Thessaloniki via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Train operators
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Böblingen
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Beograd
Ave. Duration
20 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $210
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
italotreno.it
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Night train from Beograd centar to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
14 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $55
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$21 - $35
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $55
Bus operators
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
15 h 26 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$150 - $230
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus and ferry from Zurich to Bologna
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Book at
eurolines.ch
Durmo Tours
Website
durmotours.com
Bus from Zürich to Skopje
Ave. Duration
24 h 23 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Simeonidis Tours

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Thessaloniki is 1 h ahead of Zürich. It is currently 7:27 PM in Zürich and 8:27 PM in Thessaloniki.

Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Thessaloniki is 1890 km. It takes approximately 18 h 42 min to drive from Zürich to Thessaloniki.

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Aegean Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Swiss and two other airlines offer flights from Zurich Airport to Thessaloniki Airport.

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There are 889+ hotels available in Thessaloniki. Prices start at $49 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to train which takes 10 min and costs SFr 3 - SFr 19.

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