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From Simeonidis Tours Office to Istanbul by bus

Simeonidis Tours Office, Thessaloniki
Istanbul Central Bus Station
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From Thessaloniki Airport to Istanbul by flight

SKG Thessaloniki Airport
IST Istanbul New Airport
1h 15m
SKG Thessaloniki Airport
IST Istanbul New Airport
1h 25m
SKG Thessaloniki Airport
IST Istanbul New Airport
1h 15m
SKG Thessaloniki Airport
IST Istanbul New Airport
1h 15m

Thessaloniki to Istanbul Schedule

Thessaloniki to Istanbul Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Aegean Economy #A3315609:35 – 11:50€ 326.83
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK188209:50 – 12:15€ 121.38
Simeonidis Tours Standard AC 20:00 – 07:00€ 45.14
Aegean Economy #A3315821:30 – 23:45€ 326.83
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK189421:30 – 23:45€ 121.38

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How to get from Thessaloniki to Istanbul

When you want to get from Thessaloniki to Istanbul, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Bus ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about EUR 325.47. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as EUR 45.14.

How far is Thessaloniki from Istanbul?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Thessaloniki to Istanbul. Your trip will be a total of 365 miles (587 km). The flying distance is 411 miles (660 km).

How long does it take to get from Thessaloniki to Istanbul?

The travel time from Thessaloniki to Istanbul can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 10 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Thessaloniki to Istanbul?

The cost of the trip from Thessaloniki to Istanbul varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Simeonidis Tours: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as EUR 45.14 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as EUR 325.47.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Thessaloniki to Istanbul:

  • Bus tickets - EUR 45.00 to EUR 45.00;
  • Plane tickets - EUR 121.00 to EUR 325.00;

How many trips per day are there between Thessaloniki and Istanbul?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Flights from Thessaloniki to Istanbul depart during the day - there are approximately 4 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 20:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 20:00. There are 1 available bus trips every day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Thessaloniki to Istanbul. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is EUR 121.00.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Thessaloniki to Istanbul
Aegean, Turkish Airlines


Taking a bus from Thessaloniki to Istanbul is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

The most popular transport from Thessaloniki to Istanbul

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Thessaloniki to Istanbul? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 1000 decided to go for a bus.