In general transportation inside Thessaloniki city and its suburbs is well organised and there are buses to serve the travellers.
Bus Public TransportTaxisOn footBicycleKaravakia - Small boats
Tickets cost 1,00€ (0,50€ reduced admission for students or elders). You can get your tickets at the O.A.S.TH.’s ticket booths, at the 1200 selling shops or by the vending machines inside the buses. Free service is offered to people with special needs.
All necessary information concerning timetables, bus tracking in real time, route duration, best routes etc, is available on the official page of O.A.S.TH..
The taxis in Thessaloniki have a dark-blue and white colour and are easily found in every corner of the city. They are reliable and they run all day and night long.
Cost of indicative routes
Macedonia Airport – historic center and vice versa: 18 Euros approximately.
Macedonia Intercity Station – historic center and vice versa: 7 Euros approximately.
Train Station – historic center and vice versa: 5 Euros approximately.
1h city tour: 20 Euros approximately.
City center – areas of archaeological or other interest such as Vergina, Amfipoli, Chalkidiki etc: 1.30 Euros per km + 11 Euros standby per hour.
Walking is probably the easiest way to get around. Thessaloniki can easily explored on foot, since it is possible to traverse the main locations in the city center within around half an hour, end-to-end.
City touring becomes even more enjoyable through a network of bicycle lanes bearing the special marking! Thessaloniki offers a bicycle network of approximately 12 km, mainly in the seafront. The vast majority of the points of interest are easily accessible by bike.
Karavakia (Greek for ‘small boats’) is the general name for the three different boats that take you from Thessaloniki to the pleasant beaches. They are also referred to as ‘Thessaloniki Waterbus’. The boats themselves are called Agios Giorgos, Konstantis and Olympia. For all three boats, you can choose from two pick-up points: the port and the White Tower. The Agios Giorgos and the Konstantis take you to Neoi Epivates and then Perea. The Olympia gets you to Perea via Agia Triada. The departure times are indicated at the boarding points themselves. But you can also find a handy overview of the departure times on their website.
Per ride: 3,50€
Reduced price: 2,50€