Transportation from Thessaloniki Airport to Halkidiki

Transfer Options from Thessaloniki Airport to Halkidiki

Halkidiki is one of the most famous summer resorts in continental Greece. Hundreds of tourists land every year at Makedonia Airport with Halkidiki as their final destination. Halkidiki is divided into three peninsulas, so the time and the cost of the transfer vary depending on your journey’s end. In any case, airport taxis and buses are your only travel options. However, keep in mind that by choosing a private airport transfer or renting a car, you’ll secure a much more comfortable transfer and add independence to your trip.

Thessaloniki Airport to Halkidiki by Taxi

Thessaloniki airport taxis are queuing up outside the airport terminal 24/7, providing fast and convenient rides to every destination inside and outside the area of Thessaloniki. The total time of the journey and the final fee depends on the exact location of your drop-off. In general terms, an airport taxi ride to the first peninsula of Halkidiki usually takes 70 minutes and costs 90€/90$, a journey to the second peninsula lasts 90 minutes and is charged approximately 120€/120$ while to the third, lasts 110 minutes and is priced at 130€/130$. During the nighttime (00:00 am – 05:00 am), the final fares are about 30% higher.

Thessaloniki AirportKallithea (1st peninsula)90€/90$54 min
Thessaloniki AirportPefkohori (1st peninsula)110€/110$75 min
Thessaloniki AirportN. Marmaras (2nd peninsula)120€/120$90 min
Thessaloniki AirportVourvourou (2nd peninsula)120€/120$90 min
Thessaloniki AirportOuranoupoli (3rd peninsula)130€/130$110 min

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Thessaloniki Airport to Halkidiki by Bus

There are no direct buses from Makedonia Airport to Halkidiki. Therefore, if you intend to travel to Halkidiki by bus, you have to take the Βus Line 79A or 79B from the airport bus stop, located just outside the Arrivals, and head to Halkidiki Coach Terminal (KTEL). From Halkidiki KTEL Station, you will find available itineraries to each and every destination of Halkidiki. The cost of the Βus 79 ticket is 0.90€/0.90$ and the travel time to KTEL Station is about 14 minutes. Subsequently, the intercity KTEL bus fare and the transfer duration are subject to the final destination. It is advisable to book your tickets online in advance and not wait to purchase them at the station ticket counters as KTEL buses tend to be filled up quickly.


Thessaloniki AirportKallithea (1st peninsula)8.80€/8.80$80 min
Thessaloniki AirportPefkohori (1st peninsula)11.80€/11.80$110 min
Thessaloniki AirportN. Marmaras (2nd peninsula)13€/13$140 min
Thessaloniki AirportVourvourou (2nd peninsula)12.20€/12.20$145 min
Thessaloniki AirportOuranoupoli (3rd peninsula)12.40€/12.40$130 min

Car Rental from Thessaloniki Airport to Halkidiki

If your priority while traveling is independence, a car rental would be the perfect choice for your transfer from Thessaloniki Airport to Halkidiki. All the major car rental companies are present at SKG Airport, so it’s up to you to pick the best deal and hire the vehicle you desire. The journey by car from the airport to Halkidiki takes around 70 minutes if your destination lies in the first peninsula, 90 minutes if you are heading to the second peninsula, and 110 minutes if your journey’s end is in the third.

Private Airport Transfers from Thessaloniki Airport to Halkidiki

If time is essential to you and you don’t want to waste it waiting in line for a taxi, then pre-booking a private airport transfer would be the perfect way to reach Halkidiki after landing at Thessaloniki Airport. Multiple private transfer companies operate at Makedonia Airport, so you won’t face difficulties in finding the best value-for-money option for your journey to Halkidiki.


Which airport do you fly into for Halkidiki?

If your final destination is Halkidiki, then you have to book a flight to Thessaloniki International Airport. SKG Airport is the closest terminal, only 30 minutes away from the nearest Halkidiki seaside resort and 120 minutes from the farthest.

How far is Halkidiki from the airport?

The travel time by car or taxi from Thessaloniki Airport to the first peninsula of Halkidiki is 70 minutes, to the second 90 minutes, and to the third 110 minutes. However, there are also some seaside resorts only 30 minutes away from Makedonia Airport.