There are 8 ways to get from Zürich to Thessaloniki by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus 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 from Zurich  •  4 h 41 min

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

$113 - $609

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  30 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Skopje
  2. Take the train from Skopje to Veles
  3. Take the train from Veles to Thessaloniki AVE

$112 - $186

6 alternative options

Train to Basel, fly  •  5 h 51 min

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

$176 - $393

Train, bus and ferry  •  21 h 35 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 - $330

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

$193 - $282

Bus  •  33 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Thessaloniki

$145 - $185

Train  •  35 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf Rj
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti D / ...
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Beograd
  4. Take the train from Beograd to Thessaloniki AVE

$221 - $381

Drive  •  18 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Thessaloniki 1181 miles

$280 - $410

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

Swiss, Austrian Airlines and five other airlines fly from Zürich to Thessaloniki every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Thessaloniki via Sofia and Sofia - Central Bus Station in around 33 h 39 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
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
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
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
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
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Zurich to Thessaloniki via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Thessaloniki via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,800
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
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.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
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
italotreno.it
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Skopje to Veles
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $12
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Train from Veles to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $35
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
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 - $50
Book at
eurolines.ch
Durmo Tours
Website
durmotours.com
Bus from Zürich to Skopje
Ave. Duration
24 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Zurich to Sofia
Ave. Duration
28 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Zürich and Thessaloniki is 1368 km. The road distance is 1890 km.

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Thessaloniki is to bus which costs SFr 140 - SFr 190 and takes 33 h 39 min.

The quickest way to get from Zürich to Thessaloniki is to fly which takes 4 h 41 min and costs SFr 110 - SFr 650.

No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Thessaloniki. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Thessaloniki via Wien Hbf, Budapest-Keleti and Beograd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 41 min.

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.

It takes approximately 4 h 41 min to get from Zürich to Thessaloniki, including transfers.