Thessaloniki Airport (SKG) Information
(Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia, Greece)
Thessaloniki Airport, otherwise known as Macedonia Airport, is the second-busiest in Greece, serving in the region of four million passengers a year. The single-terminal facility has three floors, with the second floor featuring eateries and bars, the first floor catering to departures and the ground floor dedicated to arrivals.
The airport offers flights to a range of European destinations with roughly 30 carriers, including Aegean Airlines, Ryanair and Astra Airlines. Destinations served from Thessaloniki include Vienna, Frankfurt
, Moscow and Zurich, as well as domestic hubs such as Athens, Rhodes and Kos. Low-cost connections to Athens are offered at least ten times daily, with this particular flight taking around 35 minutes.
The airport of Thessaloniki opened in the year of 1930 and has grown dramatically over the past few decades. Basic, yet adequate passenger facilities are available in the terminal, including two lounges. Future plans to extend the runway and construct a second terminal are in place.
Thessaloniki Airport (SKG)
Address: Aerodromiou / Leoforos Thessalonikis, Kalamaria, GR-55103, Thessaloniki, Greece, GR
Tel: +30 2310 985 000
Based roughly 15 km / 9 miles to the south-east, the airport lies in between the suburbs of Mikra and Livadakion. Passengers arriving at Thessaloniki Airport will find that the site has easy road connections to local tourist destinations, as well as other parts of the country. Buses are the cheapest mode of transport from the facility, but car rental and taxis are on hand for more comfortable journeys.
- The airport features a branch of the Commercial Bank of Greece for banking and currency exchange services
- The Aegean Club Lounge and the CIP Lounge are located in the Departures area
- Gift and duty free shopping at the Duty Free shop
- The complex welcomes disabled persons with adapted toilets, telephones and ramps throughout the building
- Hertz, Avis, Europcar and Sixt offer car hire services at the airport
- Short-term and long-term parking are available 24 hours a day, with 2,285 spaces in total
- Four coffee shops and two eateries on the second floor
- There is a 24-hour nursery available for passengers with infants
- A Hellenic Post SA post office is located on the first floor
The Thessalonikis-Neon Moudanion (freeway) connects the airport with the city, via Kalamaria, with the drive between these two destinations taking around 25 minutes. Car rental is available onsite from a selection of companies, including international companies Avis and Hertz. While self-driving is a great way to explore Macedonia and Northern Greece, drivers should be aware that traffic congestion and lack of parking can be problems in central areas of Thessaloniki.
The city centre can be reached from the airport via bus number 78, with a 30-minute bus ride between the terminal building and the InterCity Bus terminal, where connections to other Greek cities can be found. Buses are also available to the Halkidiki bus station, the Thessaloniki train station and the port of Thessaloniki.
Taxis are available at the terminal for quick trips to the city. They can be picked up on arrival from outside the terminal building or pre-booked in advance. Of note, taxi rates increase from midnight to 05:00. Many hotels also offer airport transfers via minibus, although most will agree that taxis are the most convenient way to explore the area.