Transfer Thessaloniki - Halkidiki: taxi, bus - what to choose?
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How to get from Thessaloniki airport to Halkidiki

How to get from Thessaloniki airport to Halkidiki

How to get from Thessaloniki to Halkidiki? There are few ways. You can hire a car, use taxi service or buy tickets for the bus. The distance between Thessaloniki and Halkidiki you can overpass in average 1,2 hour, if you go by car. Unfortunately, there is no railway connection between those two cities. We will check all possible ways below.


  1. Bus
  2. Taxi
  3. Hiring a car
  4. Personal transfer

Trip by bus

The best way of transfer Thessaloniki to Halkidiki is a trip by bus. There will be few stops, there are electrician informants in the bus, which will show you particular stop and the next stop too. The information is shown in Greek and English. To get to bus station, you can use local transport, which goes frequently during the whole day and night.

To get to Halkidiki you will need bus 79A, they go every 20 minute. You can get by bus or cab to the central bus station from Thessaloniki airport. Trip by Thessaloniki to the bus station costs 80 cent, but you should know that there are big lines.

It’s impossible to pass the bus station, it’s very big and trip by the city will take you about 20 minute, there is indicator with stops in Greek and English.

bus from Thessaloniki to Halkidiki

You can buy tickets for any bus in the bus or at newsstand near the bus stop. It costs about 7-8 euro. In the bus ticket will cost expensive in 10 cent. It costs 80 cent to get from airport to the bus station and you can do it by local bus.

Taxi from Thessaloniki to Halkidiki

You can get from Thessaloniki airport by taxi. It won’t take much time, in average about 1.2 hour, but maybe even longer. Taxi drivers offer child’s safety seat rarely. But there are those, who can take your child for standard pay in special place. It’s very strict in Greece. Some drivers don’t ask for extra pay for child’s safety seat.

You can get in taxi at the special taxi rank, where special cars stop. If there are no cars, which happens rarely, you can use radio-taxi (just call the phone – you can talk in English).

Advantages of trip by taxi:

  • You can hire it in any time;
  • You shouldn’t pay for stops, if you are late;
  • You can get in the taxi near the exit of the airport, the driver will help you to get your luggage in.

It’s easy to recognize taxi-car – they are painted in blue colour, the top of it is covered by silver paint.

taxi from Thessaloniki to Halkidiki

There are also disadvantages:

  • there could not be taxi on the rank (usually time, when plane arrives, it’s very hard time for taxi drivers, but you can book a car, you should just call the phone, which is noted in the airport);
  • there can be not enough child’s safety seats or just no seats at all;
  • drivers can also ask you for extra money for other extra services.

Hired taxi costs in average 35-40 euro. You can find a car, which takes you for 30 euro, which will be even better, than prior hired car.

Hiring a car

There is another way of transfer in Greece: hiring a car. It differs, because the client doesn’t book his car before his trip, but he does it long before. It is free, but to do it, you should pay prepayment. There are many companies, which works with clients through the site, where you should put your money.

Hiring a car differs from pre-booking in following advantages:

  • you can ask for free child’s safety seat (in any case, you can choose the company, which offer you the best choice);
  • you shouldn’t worry, because the driver and car will be yours in fixed time.

Hiring a car costs 35 euro for the whole trip (in some cases, you should pay extra 10-15 euro for child’s safety seat). They can also ask for extra payment, if you should get your luggage not from the airport, but from another place.

Personal transfer

You can also use such kind of service as personal transfer. In this case you shouldn’t wait for a car and bargain with the driver. When you book transfer beforehand, the driver and his car will wait for you with the tablet in mentioned time and place.

This kind of service will cost little more expensive, than taxi, but in this case you will be absolutely sure, that you will be in the place of your destination quickly and with comfort. And you can choose your transfer in widget below:

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Alex Thaiski
I am traveling around the world for 7 years. I know all the routes, tours, taxis and transfers in Europe and Asia. Ask me - I will answer.