Thessaloniki International Airport Guide (SKG)

Airport info
Code: SKG
Thessaloniki International Airport, Mikra, Thessaloniki, 55103, Greece

The airport is located 16.5 km (10.5 miles) southeast of central Thessaloniki.

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +30
+30 2310 985 000

Thessaloniki International Airport serves northern Greece's largest city and its popular nearby tourist area, Chalkidiki. Our Thessaloniki International Airport guide provides all of the necessary information about the facility, including details of terminal services, public transport access and nearby accommodation options.

Airport news

There are plans to extend the city Metro, which is currently under construction, to the airport, as well as construct a new terminal building, with works projected to start in September 2019.


The airport information desk is centrally located in the public area.

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Driving directions

From central Thessaloniki, follow the route 24 highway south for about 12km (8 miles), turning right onto route 67 which leads directly to the airport entrance. The total drive time from central Thessaloniki to the airport is approximately 25 minutes.

Public Transport

Public transport road

Bus: Direct bus services (route 78/78N) operate regularly, approximately every 30 minutes, from outside the terminal to central Thessaloniki (tel: +30 2310 981100; Journey time into the centre is around 50 minutes.

Taxi: Metered cabs operate from immediately outside Arrivals and can take passengers directly to the city centre (journey time: 20-25 minutes).

Terminal facilities


Several banks offering currency exchange facilities can be found in the main hall of the airport, and a bureau de change is located in Arrivals. A number of ATMs are provided in various locations throughout the terminal building.


Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout Thessaloniki International Airport. Additionally, there is a post office located within the airport and public telephones are strategically placed throughout.


There are several restaurants and bars within the terminal, some of these have views overlooking the runways.


Duty-free is available in Departures for passengers leaving the EU. Goods offered include the usual mix of alcohol, tobacco and cosmetic goods, along with local wine, confectionery items and general souvenirs.


There are no left luggage facilities at the airport, but free trolleys are provided. For lost and found information, contact the airport’s main information desk (tel: +30 2310 985 218).


Other facilities at Thessaloniki International Airport include baby-care rooms and a children’s play area.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

There are currently no meeting facilities at the airport, however there are two VIP lounges in Departures which provide a quiet working environment for passengers. Extensive business facilities are however available at the Ambassador Hotel (tel: +30 239 2021 2003;, located only a short distance from the airport.

Disabled facilities

The airport is fully accessible to disabled passengers with lifts between floors and specialised toilet facilities. Any passengers who may require additional assistance are advised to contact their airline in advance of travel.

Car parking

Short- and long-term parking for over 2,000 vehicles is located immediately outside the terminal buildings.

Car rental

International car rental companies Avis, Hertz and Sixt are represented at the airport.


There are currently no on-site hotels at Thessaloniki International Airport. However, there is a relatively large selection of options in the surrounding area.

Ambassador Hotel

+30 239 2021 2003

The Ambassador Hotel is located just minutes from the airport terminal. In addition to its 50 rooms, suites and chalets, the hotel also boasts extensive meeting facilities, an outdoor pool with bar, and a restaurant overlooking the nearby bay.

Plagiari Thessaloniki, 57500, Thessaloniki, Greece

Perea Hotel

+30 239 202 1315

Close to the beach and still only 5km (3 miles) from the airport, the Perea Hotel features an outdoor terrace, bar and choice of single, double or family-sized rooms.

Dimokratias Street 15, Perea, 57019, Thessaloniki, Greece

Heaven Hotel

+30 239 207 2701

The 2-star Heaven Hotel is one of the cheaper options in the area, located some 10 km (6 miles) from the airport. The 40-room hotel features a large circular pool with terrace, along with a large garden, offering panoramic views of Thessaloniki. A breakfast buffet and snack bar are both available on site.

11th Street, Tagarades, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece
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