How to get from Thessaloniki Airport to Halkidiki
There are essentially 2 available ways to get from Thessaloniki Airport to Halkidiki, by taxi or bus. Booking a Thessaloniki airport taxi is by far the safest, most comfortable and quickest option. Transfer prices start from 38€ and can rise up to 120€ depending on your destination. Taking a bus is significantly cheaper since prices start from 7.70€ however there is no direct connection from Thessaloniki airport to Halkidiki, you will first have to take 2 different buses or a taxi to the bus station and then take a bus from there to your final destination.
From Thessaloniki Airport to Halkidiki by taxi
Prime Traveller offers taxi & transfer services from and to SKG Airport. An english-speaking professional driver will be expecting you at the airport ready to pick you up and safely transfer you to your destination in Halkidiki. Ride duration varies from 40 to 90 minutes depending on the destination. Transfer prices start from 38€.
Why book your transfer with Prime Traveller
- All our prices are prearranged and fixed. There are no hidden fees.
- Competitive prices. Through excellent organization and administration we manage to keep our costs down thus providing the best transportation prices to our customers.
- Flight monitoring. We always monitor your incoming flight. There is no extra cost in case of a delay.
- Meet & Greet. Our driver will be expecting you at the airport’s arrival hall holding a sign with your name on it. He will then assist you with your luggage and escort you to our vehicle where he will proceed with your transfer.
- In our vehicle you can use our mini bars and refresh yourself with our drinks, free of charge.
Directly outside the airport there is a taxi rank where you can pick up a taxi which will take you to Halkidiki. Be aware that taxis in Thessaloniki work based on a distance taximeter. Furthermore, because the taxis are local the price rises significantly for transfers outside of Thessaloniki region. You should also have in mind that from 00:00 to 06:00 there is an extra night fee that further rises the price.
Overall prebooking you Thessaloniki Airport Transfer can be 25 to 35% percent cheaper than taking a taxi from the taxi rank.
Why take a private transfer
If you wish to travel comfortably, fast and in private while not minding the cost than taking a taxi to Halkidiki is a no brainer.
*Please be aware that according to Greek law a taxi can carry no more than 4 passengers at a time
From Thessaloniki Airport to Halkidiki by bus
Taking a bus from Thessaloniki to Airport to Halkidiki is quite more complicated and time consuming. The ride to Halkidiki can be up to 2 hours and 30 minutes due to the many stops buses make. You should have in mind that buses are not available 24/7. The first buses are at 5.30 a.m. while the last one at 6.00 p.m. During summer period, it would be best to reserve your seat since most buses tend to be full. If that is not possible, it is best to be at least 1 hour ahead of departure time so you don’t run the risk of not finding a seat and having to wait for the next one.
Bus ticket cost 7.70€ to 16.80€ per person.
How to get to the Halkidiki bus station from Thessaloniki Airport
As we have already mentioned, you must first take a taxi or 2 different buses to get to the Halkidiki bus station (also known as KTEL). If you take a taxi the ride lasts about 15 minutes. To get to Halkidiki station by bus you need to take the X1 (previously named 78N) line from the airport and go the IKEA station. From there you must board on the line 36 that will take you to the station. The whole journey can last up to 1 hour, mainly due to the X1 line delays.
Why take a bus
Taking a bus is ideal for people who are tight on budget. Especially if you don’t mind the extra time needed or if you don’t carry lots of luggage with you. Otherwise, taking using a private transportation service is a far more preferable and enjoyable means of transportation.
The choice you have to make when choosing how to get from Thessaloniki Airport to Halkidiki is pretty straightforward. Buses are far more inconvenient but cheapest while private transfer services are a bit more expensive but far more reliable, fast and comfortable.
In Prime Traveller we would be more than happy to undertake your transfer from Thessaloniki to Halkidiki at the most affordable prices!