Transportation in Thessaloniki

Public transport in Thessaloniki is served by buses. The bus company operating in the city is the Thessaloniki Urban Transport Organization (OASTH) and is the only public means of transport in Thessaloniki at the moment.


Standard bus fares:

  • 1.00€ (purchased at a point of sale) or 1.10€ (when issued by ticket vending machines on the bus) – Valid for a single trip
  • 1.20€ (purchased at a point of sale) or 1.30€ (when issued by ticket vending machines on the bus) – Valid for up to two (2) trips made within seventy (70) minutes from the time of issue
  • 2.00€ Airport Ticket

Detailed information on ticket options, bus routes and timetables is available at: Travel cards of various durations are also available.


Taxis in Greece are economic. As a rough guide a taxi within the city will cost you approximately 5 Euros. Between 00:00 and 05:00 a double fare will be applicable.

Transfer from Thessaloniki Airport to the city centre

The website of Thessaloniki’s Macedonia Airport is:

A public bus service is available 24 hours a day from the airport to the city centre, bus number 78 or 78N. These bus services operate from the airport approximately every 30 minutes. Tickets cost €2.00 one way.

The taxi fare to the city center is approximately 15–20€ from 5:00 am to 00:00 pm, while from 00:00 pm to 5:00 am expect to be charged an extra 10 Euros for this particular route.