Thessaloniki Airport (SKG)

Thessaloniki Airport (SKG)


Thessaloniki Airport Location

Thessaloniki Airport | SKG Airport, also know as Macedonia Airport, is located at the eastern side of Thessaloniki approx. 21km far from the city’s center at Thermi. The airport is very small comparing with the one in Athens (Eleftherios Venizelos airport). Thus, you will find your terminal asap.

Thessaloniki Airport | Makedonia Airport info:
Thessaloniki Airport Makedonia
P.O. BOX 22605
55103 Kalamaria

Telephone Center: +30 2310 – 985000
Fax:+30 2310 – 475555
Telex:418889LGTS GR

From Thessaloniki Airport to the City Center

When there isn’t traffic it takes about half an hour to reach from Thessaloniki’s city center to the Thessaloniki airport by car. During high traffic times, you should even estimate one hour.

Except from a car and taxi you can go to the airport by bus using the buses 78, 78A(makes less stops passing also from the train station and the city center and 78N(night service) that is serving the route from the central Bus Station to the Airport passing also through the central train station and the city center. Every half an hour there are buses traveling to and from the airport. Depending on the time of the day in some occasions there is one bus per hour for this route. You can find all the necessary info about the bus service from and to the airport of Thessaloniki by visiting the website of the Organization of Urban Transportation of Thessaloniki.

From Thessaloniki Airport to the Central Bus Station or the Train Station

If you arrive at Thessaloniki airport and you want to go to the Thessaloniki central bus station or the train station you can also catch the buses 78, 78A, 78N. The bus stop is very close to the arrivals and the bus passes every half an hour or maximum once an hour (depending on the time of the day). These buses make several stops at Thessaloniki city center, then at the central train station lastly at the central bus station which is located at the western side of the city.

From Thessaloniki Airport to Halkidiki Bus Station

A lot of the tourists who arrive at the airport of Thessaloniki want to go to Halkidiki. Halkidiki is a prefecture in Greece which is very popular for its blue flag beaches and I personally love to visit Sithonia part in Halkidiki. So, if you want to go from Thessaloniki Airport to Halkidiki Bus station using the public transport it is very simple to do it. You will need to change two buses. What you will need to do is take first one of the buses 78A, 78N or 79 which make a stop at IKEA and then from IKEA stop catch one of the buses 36, 36T, 36K, 36B, 36E, 36P, 36H, 36Z which pass from Halkidiki bus station. You may see additional information about the buses timetable in the website of the Organization of Urban Transportation of Thessaloniki. If in addition, you would also like to check the routes from Halkidiki Bus Station in Thessaloniki to Halkidiki you may check the Website of the Halkidiki Bus station in Thessaloniki.

Taxi Service

If you arrive at the airport of Thessaloniki and would like to hire a taxi to get to your destination it will be very easy. There is a taxi area just a few steps as you walk out from the arrivals terminal. There are always plenty of taxis to hire and it should not be an issue for you to find a taxi very fast. If on the order hand you would like to book a taxi in order to be sure about the fee and the number of people it can transfer (especially if you are a group of people) you might want to check the section about Thessaloniki taxis in our website. You will find there several of the most known taxi companies in Thessaloniki so that you contact them and arrange the details of your trip.

Airlines & Destinations

Thessaloniki’s airport is a popular destination and due to this some of the most known airline companies are serving routes from and to Thessaloniki airport. Below you may find a list with some of the airlines that provide services. It should be noted also that during the summer months the list of airlines increases as a lot of charter flights are added to the airport’s arrivals.

Thessaloniki Airport Airlines
A3 Agean Airlines
SU Aeroflot
AB Air Berlin
AC Air Canada
AF Air France
JU Air Serbia
AZI Astra Airlines
OS Austrian
BA British Airways
SN Brussels Airlines
MS Aigyptair
ELB Elinair
EY Etihad Airways
4U Germanwings
JAF Jetairfly
LH Lufthansa
OA Olympic Air
FR Ryanair
SK Sas
6W Saravia
SQ Singapore airlines
TP Tap portugal
RO Tarom
HV Transavia
TK Turkish airlines
U2 Easy jet
Thessaloniki Airport Flight Destinations
Inside Greece ATH Athens GR
CHQ Chania in Crete Island GR
JKH Chios Island GR
HER Heraklion in Crete Island GR
CFU Corfu / Kerkyra Island GR
RHO Rhodes Island GR
SMI Samos Island GR
Outside Greece Austria
VIE Vienna ATBelgium
BRU Brussels BE
CRL Brussels BECyprus
LCA Larnaca CY
PFO Paphos CYGermany
SXF Berlin DE
CGN Cologne DE
DUS Dusseldorf DE
FRA Frankfurt DE
FKB Karlsruhe / baden DE
MUC Munich DE
STR Stuttgart DEItaly
BGY Milan IT
CIA Rome ITNetherlands
AMS Amsterdam NLRomania
OTP Bucharest RORussia
MRV Mineralnye vody RU
DME Moscow RU
SVO Moscow RU

BEG Belgrade RS

GRO Girona SP,ES

IST Istanbul TR

United Kingdom (UK)
LGW London EN, GB
MAN Manchester EN, GB


If you would like to check the departures in Thessaloniki Airport click here.


If you would like to check the arrivals in Thessaloniki Airport click here.

Hotels near Thessaloniki Airport

There are many hotels near Thessaloniki airport. For most of them you will need to hire a taxi or a car to reach them as they are not in walking distance from the airport. I would suggest that you visit in order to check what is available during the period you will be visiting Thessaloniki, plus check prices and reviews for each hotel. This website is very popular in Greece you will find a variety of options to choose from.

Car Hire at the Airport

If you arrive at Thessaloniki airport and prefer to rent a car for your holidays this will also be easy to do. Just a few steps outside the arrivals terminal you will find companies (Avis,Hertz, Sixt) that rent cars.
Avis | Phone no:+30 2310-473858, 985227
Hertz | Phone no:+30 2310-473952, 985318
Sixt | Phone no:+30 2310-476508
If you would like to compare prices and book online I would suggest that you do it through hispacar as you will find dozens of options to choose from and extremely good prices for them!

Other Services and Shops at the Airport

Restaurants(1): It operates all year round from 06.00 a.m to 23.00 p.m | Phone no :+30 2310-473291, 471012
Βars(4): Phone no:+30 2310 – 985310, 985312, 985313, 985314
Patisserie: Phone no :+30 2310-985525
Duty free: Phone no:+30 2310-472761, 985307, 471587, 985333
SKY Bag lockers: Phone no: +302310 – 985289
FLY(luggage packing): Arrival building (first floor)
Police station: Phone no:+30 2310-473900, 985165
Airport Medical Center (24 hours operation): Phone no: +302310 – 985223
Hellenic Post: Phone no.:+302310-473185, 985179
Greek National Tourism Organization: Phone no:+30 2310-471170, 985215
Exchange: Phone no:+30 2310-478847, 985382
Automatic Teller Machine (ATM): of National Bank, Pireus Bank, Alpha Bank
Parking (East-West)
Car parking: positions 1470, Phone no: +30 2310-985341, 985342
28 parking positions for handicaps.

Flights to Thessaloniki Airport

If you are ready to search for a flight to Thessaloniki Airport, I would suggest that you do it through the skyscanner services. I personally have used it many times and I always manage to find very good prices.

Some Hints
– If you are in Thessaloniki and want to visit a Greek Island, check also the flight costs from Thessaloniki to Athens and then from Athens to the Island. I believe most of the times this route will be cheaper than getting a direct flight from Thessaloniki to the Greek Island.

– If you are in Thessaloniki and want to fly to Athens, the cheaper option most of the times is with Ryanair. This airline is listed in skyscanner.

– If you want to fly from London to Thessaloniki the cheapest options will be with Easy Jet and Ryanair.