Thessaloniki is located in the Northern Greece, 504 km north of Athens. You can reach the city by plane, train, bus or car (E90 National Road). Thessaloniki has a good public transportation system. Getting around is feasible by bus and taxis as both are easily available at low cost.
Thessaloniki is not a huge city (population around 1,000,000 people). Hence, most famous attractions can be easily explored on foot. All major car rental companies have branches at Macedonia Airport. Public Transportation in Thessaloniki is served by buses. The bus company operating in the city is the Thessaloniki Urban Transport Organization (OASTH) and is the only public means of transport in Thessaloniki at the moment. It operates a fleet of 604 vehicles on 75 routes throughout the Thessaloniki Metropolitan Area. International and regional bus links are provided by at its Macedonia Inter City Bus Terminal, located to the west of the city centre.
Bus tickets are available as "standard adult" tickets 1 € (purchased at a point of sale) - Valid for a single trip 1,20 € (purchased at a point of sale Valid for up to two (2) trips made within seventy (70) minutes from the time of issue. Moreover, travel cards of various durations are also available. Detailed information on ticket options, bus routes and timetables is available at: www.oasth.gr. On the other hand, taxis in Greece are economic, as a rough guide with a taxi within the city will cost you approximately 5€. Between 00:00 and 05:00 a double fare will be applicable.
Transfers from Thessaloniki Airport to the city centre are available. A public bus service is available 24 hours a day from the airport to the city centre, bus number 78 or 78N. These bus services operate from the airport approximately every 30 minutes.
Tickets cost 2€ one way. The taxi fare to the city center is approximately 15–20€ from 5:00 am to 00:00 pm, while from 00:00 pm to 5:00 am expect to be charged an extra 10€ for this particular route.