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Cheap Flights to Thessaloniki

Cheap flights to Thessaloniki International Airport

The gateway to Greece's second city and cultural capital, Thessaloniki International Airport (SKG) is an ideal way to see the wonders of Thessaloniki and northern Greece. With a history dating back 3,000 years, Thessaloniki is a fascinating portal into a vibrant way of life. At once historic and modern, this capital of the region of Macedonia is bound to delight almost any visitor. You can try Skyscanner's monthly search tool when looking for the cheapest flights to Thessaloniki.

Best time to book a flight to Thessaloniki

The best time to visit Thessaloniki is usually in the autumn months, particularly September and October. That's when the temperature is still warm without being uncomfortably hot while the tourists have mostly headed back home, giving you plenty of opportunities for finding a cheap hotel room. You can sign up for Price Alerts also to get notifications about sudden drops in airfare to Thessaloniki.

Airlines that fly to Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki is growing as a tourist destination and the city is easier to get to than ever before. The following airlines currently fly to Thessaloniki International Airport, although many only offer seasonal service:

  • Aegean Airlines
  • Aeroflot
  • Alitalia
  • Astra Airlines
  • Austrian Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Brussels Airlines
  • Condor
  • easyJet
  • Ellinair
  • Eurowings
  • Olympic Air
  • Ryanair
  • Scandinavian Airlines
  • SmartWings
  • Swiss International Air Lines
  • Thomas Cook Airways
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Vueling
  • Wizz Air

What to expect when arriving at the airport

Thessaloniki Airport is just 13 km from the city centre. To get to the city you will usually have three options: bus, taxi, or car hire. The bus (Route 78) is extremely cheap, but it only runs every 45 minutes and it takes another 45 minutes to get to the city. A taxi will only cost about 15 euros to reach the city centre and is much faster. If you're willing to brave Thessaloniki's streets, then renting a car is also an option and there are a number of rental agencies within the terminal.

Airport facilities

Unfortunately, Thessaloniki International Airport is beginning to show its age and it can get particularly crowded and unpleasant during the summer months. Expect long wait times depending on which season you're visiting in. On the plus side, there is a 24 hour restaurant, free unlimited WiFi, and enough shops to keep you occupied. Make sure you charge your electronic devices before visiting the airport as finding an outlet is challenging.

What to see and do in Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki is an amazing city with architecture and archaeological sites dating back thousands of years. The city's Byzantine walls and churches are some of the best preserved anywhere in the world. The Archaeological Museum is also one of the best and contains the world's greatest collection of Ancient Macedonian artifacts. Walking the waterfront, especially in the evening, is a local tradition and a great way to experience Thessaloniki's uniquely vibrant culture. You can also use Skyscanner to find a hotel in Thessaloniki.

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