Thessaloniki Macedonia Airport transfers (SKG)

are faster and more comfortable than shuttles, buses, trains and taxis from Thessaloniki Macedonia Airport to the city center, hotel, resort, airport, train station or to any other place you need to get to.

Why do tourists book private transfers from Thessaloniki Macedonia Airport?

Why do people book transfers at Thessaloniki Macedonia Airport (SKG)

Transfer is a transportation service which meets and brings you exactly where you asked: a Kiwitaxi driver meets you at the airport (as close to the Arrivals as possible), at the hotel reception or at the exactly given address, helps you with your luggage and brings you fast- track to your destination.

You can pre-order inexpensive taxi transfer to the city center or to the airport, comfortable car transfer for the family with children, Economy minivan for a tourist group or a Luxury transfer. The transfer cost from Thessaloniki Macedonia Airport is fixed at the time of pre-order and never rises : either when the driver is waiting for the passenger, when the stop is necessary, or because of traffic jams.

Customer feedback

Superorganized in every detail. ....The information before, upgrading the car without extra charge in advance, the fast and nice service at the pick up place and the reasonable price!
Ten out of ten. Both drivers were on time and professional. Would definitely use Kiwi taxis again. Communication was also good Keeping us informed of driver contact details
The driver was waiting for us at the exit, even with the plane arriving late. He was very polite, drove well, we could understand each other perfectly in english (even that it was not our first language). Everything went well and I definetly recommend the service.

Transfers vs. Other Ways to Get from Thessaloniki Macedonia Airport

Macedonia Airport receives up to 4 million tourists annually. It is only 15 km from Thessaloniki, so the traffic between the city and the air hub is very busy. Many people arriving at Macedonia are heading not only to Thessaloniki, but also to Chalkidiki (Halkidiki) resorts — the peninsula in the northeast of Greece. It makes sense to study the route in advance before such a journey.

How to get from Thessaloniki Airport to the city center or the other way round

At Macedonia Airport there is no intercity transport. So, if you are planning to travel to Ouranoupoli, Nea Moudania, Sani resort, and other cities, you will have to change in the city of Thessaloniki. At the airport you can take:

  • a bus № 78 or № 78N (night), which will bring you to Macedonia bus station. The interval between buses is 15–20 minutes during the day, and 30 minutes at night. On Sundays and holidays you will have to wait for transport 10-15 minutes longer;
  • taxi, which can be taken on the spot (services «Omega», «Macedonia», «EuroTaxi» etc.);
  • taxi service at Thessaloniki Airport, ordered via the local app (Taxi 18300). Uber does not operate in the city;
  • transfer, booked online in advance.

Intercity buses depart from Macedonia Intercity Bus Station (KTEL Halkidiki stop).

Transfer vs. Taxi from Thessaloniki Airport (ordered via the app)

Advantages of a private transfer

No need to figure out how the app works. Familiar Uber does not work in Thessaloniki, and Taxi 18300 has an unusual booking system. In order not to learn how to use a new app, studying the settings, order a transfer.

Order in the language you speak. Kiwitaxi booking form is available in 5 languages including English.

Transfer from Thessaloniki Airport vs. Taxi (taken on the spot)

Advantages of a private transfer

60% cheaper. A trip by taxi from Thessaloniki Airport to the city center costs 50 euro, whereas by transfer only 30 euro.

ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΟΣ! Do you know what it means? This text on a taxi signalizes that the car is available and you can get into. There is no need to memorize this, in order to travel by transfer.

No confusion with address. Having received your order, Kiwitaxi driver will know all the details in advance in order to plan the route. In case of taxi, you can easily end up in another district: there many streets with the same names.

Without extra fees. In taxi you will pay extra not only for your luggage, night ride, starting fee, but also for ordering by phone or booking a car for the particular time. A trip fare with Kiwitaxi is fixed and does not change. For example, the economy transfer from the air hub to the central train station will cost 37 euro, and a minivan 4pax — 40 euro.

Transfer from Thessaloniki Airport vs. Buses

Advantages of a private transfer

You know where the pickup point is, and do not have to walk around an unfamiliar city searching for the stop. The bus № 78 goes to the airport (and back) taking different routes and through different streets, so it is often difficult for tourists to orientate.

You will not fall victim of a strike. Bus drivers in Thessaloniki often strike and skip work. This does not happen with a transfer.

Get to your destination in half an hour. And by bus you will get to your hotel in Thessaloniki in 1 hour 40 minutes including waiting time and changes.

Disadvantage of a private transfer

50 times more expensive. It is without a doubt cheaper to get to the city by bus: a ticket costs only 60 cents.