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Getting to the Congress Venue

Τελευταία τροποποίηση 05/07/2006 14:43

Travelling to Thessaloniki:

By Plane

Travel time to Thessaloniki from all major cities of Europe is between 2 – 4 hours. Thessaloniki is served by many airlines from various parts of Europe. The national carrier of Greece, Olympic Airlines has branches almost in all of the European countries as well as in many other countries outside Europe.

The International airport of Thessaloniki, named MAKEDONIA airport, is approximately 15 km east from city centre. 

Some flights directly to Thessaloniki

  • London: Olympic Airlines – daily except Thursday
  • Milan: Alitalia - daily
  • Munich: Olympic Airlines – daily, Aegean Cronus Airways – daily
  • Frankfurt: Olympic Airlines – daily, Hapag Lloyd - Monday & Thursday, LTU – Thursday, Aegean Cronus - Monday, Wednesday & Friday
  • Stuttgart: Olympic Airlines – daily, Aegean Cronus – daily except Sunday, LTU – Thursday, Hapag Lloyd - Monday & Thursday
  • Düsseldorf: Olympic Airlines – daily, Aegean Cronus – daily, LTU – Thursday, Hapag Lloyd – Thursday
  • Amsterdam: Transavia – daily
  • Zurich: Crossair – daily
  • Prague: CSA - Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
  • Budapest: Malev – daily except Wednesday
  • Vienna: Austrian Airlines – daily
  • Belgrade: JAT - Wednesday
  • Bucharest: Tarom - Monday, Wednesday & Friday 

As flights are subject to change, please contact your traveling agent or air companies for details. 

VERY IMPORTANT! : You can arrive in Thessaloniki from any part of the World via Athens. There are a total of 16 flights daily, as follows:

  • Olympic Airlines – five (5) flights per day
  • Aegean Cronus – eleven (11) flights per day 

On arrival at the Macedonia Airport International Terminal of Thessaloniki you can use:

  1. bus Line 78, route Airport - KTEL Station, which goes directly to city center. It takes 60 minutes and costs 0.50 €.
  2. taxi, route Airport – city centre. It takes 30 minutes and costs 10-15 € depending on traffic.

    Notice: bus and taxi fares it is possible to change. 

In Thessaloniki there is regular bus service. Tickets can be purchased from the Thessaloniki Urban Transport Organization (OASTH) desks from 0700 - 2100.

For further information contact OASTH at 90, Papanastasiou St.., Thessaloniki (Website: www.oasth.gr, tel. (+30) 2310 981100, for complaints call 2310 981307 & 2310 949103). Bus schedule information is available by phoning 185.  

By Train 

Thessaloniki has 1 main railway station at the West Side. You can take a bus or a taxi from the station to reach city centre or your hotel or Congress Centre (taxi fare approx. 4 €, from the train station to the Congress Centre). 

Thessaloniki - Terminal for International Routes

Moscow: There has been direct railway link between Thessaloniki - Moscow - Thessaloniki with a wagon - lee of the Russian railways, with departures every Sunday at 07:42 from Thessaloniki and every Wednesday at 23:32 from Moscow. For the passengers travelling with this wagon, the railway companies of Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine and of Russia offer mutually special competitive prices for journeys either in the A' class seat or B' class seat.

Sofia: Also, two new pairs of quality train are being routed between Thessaloniki - Sofia. These trains are providing to the passengers a comfortable international trip in a first and second class seat, with modern wagons of high comfort and at special good prices. Special offers exist for students and small groups of 2 - 5 persons. By this direct international link (with minimum stops in the Greek and in the Bulgarian land, at Kilkis city, Rodopoli, Zadanski and at Blagoevgrad city) daily departures are realized, from Thessaloniki at 7:00 and at 17:40 and from Sofia at 7:00 and 17:30.

Vienna: There has been a direct railway link between Thessaloniki - Vienna - Thessaloniki with wagon – lee and departures every Thursday at 09:05 from Thessaloniki and every Tuesday at 20:03 from Vienna. Passengers travelling with this wagon, the railway companies of Greece, of Forum, Serbia - Mavrovounio, Croatia and of Austria offer mutually special competitive prices for journeys either in the A' class seat or B' class seat.

Istanbul: From 08/07/2005 the train FILIA (FRIENDSHIP) - DOSTLUK EXPRESS, composed of high comfort air conditioned coaches for the direct connection between Thessaloniki and Istanbul is being put into service. The total travelling time of the trip is 11 hours and 30 minutes. The passenger will depart from Thessaloniki every day at 8 o'clock at night and will arrive in ease and comfort the following morning in Istanbul / Thessaloniki, respectively. Until today the route Thessaloniki - Istanbul with transhipment at the border railway station of Pithio lasted about 14 hours and 30 minutes. 

Timetables information

Recorded information about train departures are provided at the following OSE/HTO number:

1440 Domestic departures from Athens - Domestic departures from Thessaloniki

Special information and facilities for disabled persons are provided at the telephone numbers of OSE/HTO:

  • +30 210 5298838 for Athens
  • +30 2410 590263 for Larissa

There are OSE employees in charge at all stations in Athens and Larissa, that facilitate transportation of disabled persons.

Information regarding time-tables is provided at the following Stations and Travel Agencies of OSE.

Central information: 1 - 3 Karolou Str., Athens 104 37

Information regarding the time-tables of Foreign Buses are provided at the following telephone numbers: +30 210 5298739 - 40, +30 210 5135768 - 9

Thessaloniki: Travel Agency No. 4, 18 Aristotelous Str. +30 2310 598120 

By Buss 

"KTEL THESSALONIKIS" is a co-operative company of bus services ONLY from Thessaloniki to Athens and vice-versa.

Some details for your trip:

FROM ATHENS to THESSALONIKI there are two bus stations:

  1. In the central station of busses in "KIFISOS"
  2. In the central square of Athens "OMONIA" 

HOW TO REACH US FROM THE AIRPORT "EL.VENIZELOS" OF ATHENS.

From the international airport of Athens "EL.VENIZELOS" take the bus No E93 "Athens Airport Express - Kifisos Coach Station (every 10' minutes 24h a day), and stop down to the end. You'll need about 40' for this distance.

If you are in the centre of Athens then you can take the buses from the station in "OMONOIA" (The central square of Athens) in the following address: 24, 3rd SEPTEMVRIOU ST., TEL. 210-52.23.024 you'll see a table "KTEL THESSALONIKIS" See a photo here:

BUSSES DEPART FROM "OMONOIA" AT: 09.30 - 11.30 - 13 - 14.30 - 16 - 17.30 - 21 - 24.

BUSSES DEPART FROM "KIFISOS" AT: 07 - 08.00 - 10 -12 - 13.30 -15 - 16.30 - 18 - 19.30 - 21.30 - 23 - 23.45. 

FROM THESSALONIKI to ATHENS

From the international airport "MACEDONIA" of THESSALONIKI take the local bus No 78

Bus station is at the terminal (end) of this line (after 45' minutes) at the following address:

GIANNITSON 194 - PHONE: 2310-595-411 & 2310-555-777

BUSSES DEPART FROM THERE: 7.00 - 8.15 -9.45- 11.45 -13.15 -14.45 - 16.15 -17.45 - 20.45 -22.45 -23.45

You will need about six (-6-) hours to reach ATHENS via bus (distance is 504 km). 

By Car

Using a car, you can go to Thessaloniki:

  • From ATHENS following Motorway E75 Thessaloniki
  • From IGOUMENITSA (coming via Italy) following Motorway E90 (Ioannina – Grevena – Veroia – Kleidi) and then switch to Motorway E75 Thessaloniki
  • From FYROM following Motorway E75 to Thessaloniki
  • From BULGARIA following Motorway E79 to Thessaloniki
  • From TURKEY following Motorway E90 (Alexandroupolis – Kavala) to Thessaloniki 

HOW TO GET THE "NIKOLAOS GERMANOS" CONGRESS CENTRE OF HELEXPO

The "Nikolaos Germanos" Congress Centre of HELEXPO is in the city centre and within walking distance from most hotels. So, you can be at the centre within minutes by walking.

Furthermore, you can use local buses as follows:

  • Airport to City centre Bus No 78
  • KTEL to City centre Bus No 8, 12, 31 & 78
  • Railway Station to City centre Bus No 2, 3, 8, 10, 11, 14, 17 & 37

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