There are two available transfer options to go from Thessaloniki Airport to Halkidiki, by taxi or by bus. Booking a Thessaloniki Airport Taxi is the best option as you can enjoy a comfortable, safe and fast trip. On the other hand, if you decide to visit Halkidiki by bus you should know that the cost is way more affordable (ticket price starts from 7.70 euros for the intercity bus) but the whole transfer process may complicate you as there isn’t any direct connection from Thessaloniki airport to Halkidiki. You must use two public bus from the airport and then one intercity bus in order to arrive in the destination of your choice.
From Thessaloniki Airport to Halkidiki by taxi
We highly recommend taking a Thessaloniki Airport taxi and avoid all the trouble that comes with trying to use the public transportation system, especially during summertime. If you do plan to use a taxi then also consider prebooking it since SKG airport tends to get overcrowded during peak tourist season and finding a taxi gets more difficult plus there is a significantly bigger waiting time.
Greek Transfer Services
Our company specialises in transportation services from and to Thessaloniki Airport & Halkidiki. The duration of the ride varies from 30 to 90 minutes depending on your destination.
Why book your Thessaloniki Airport transfer with Greek Transfer Services
There are many reasons that make a booking with Greek Transfer Services the best option for you.
- Booking your transfer in an affordable fixed cost with Greek Transfer Services gives you the opportunity to pay less compared to taking a taxi from the taxi rank outside of the airport.
- We guarantee that your transfer will take place in a calculated amount of time without stress or delays.
- Greek Transfer Services provide you with high quality services making your transfer experience custom-made to your needs and preferences.
- Meet & greet. A certified, professional driver will wait for you in the airport hall entrance, holding a sign with your name on it. After the meet& greed you will be escorted to the vehicle where your transfer will take place.
Directly outside Thessaloniki Airport’s arrival hall is the taxi rank where you can pick one up.
There are certain things that you should know before you decide to use a regular taxi for your transfer. The final cost of the taxi ride is estimated by a taximeter based on the distance of your destination. Please note that taking a regular taxi from the airport costs double the cab fare as for all the regions outside Thessaloniki the cost is doubled. In case you want to use a taxi during the night, then from 00:00 till 06:00 there is an extra night fee that increases the price even more. Another important thing is that according to the Greek regulations a taxi can serve up to 4 passengers. So if you are a company of more than 4 people you either have to split in 2 or more taxis or consider using another transfer option.
Taking a bus
Taking a bus from Thessaloniki Airport to Halkidiki can be an especially time consuming process. As mentioned above, you need three different buses, two public and one intercity, in order to arrive in Halkidiki. When it comes to the public buses, you should take the X1 line first. The ride lasts about 15 minutes until the IKEA bus station then you should take the line 36 in order for you to arrive in the Halkidiki bus station (also known as Halkidiki KTEL), where you will get the intercity bus for the destination of your choice. The whole duration of the trip until the Halkidiki bus station can lasts up to 1 hour due to possible delays of the line X1.
Regarding the intercity bus, you should know that the trip duration for certain regions in Halkidiki can lasts up to 2 hours and 30 minutes depending on the distance. Please note that the bus is usually crowded, especially during summer so you have to book your ticket in advance. If you decide to risk it and go to the station without a booking, then you should arrive there at least 30-45 minutes before the trip in order to find available tickets. Finally, another thing that you should take under your consideration is that the bus shift starts in 5:30 am while the last one departs in 6:00 pm.
If you plan on taking the bus to Halkidiki you should always plan ahead and check the timetable and the available at Halkidiki’s KTEL Website since departure times vary depending on your destination!