Transfer and Taxi from Thessaloniki Airport “Makedonia” (SKG)
Thessaloniki is on the second place among the Greek cities after Athens. It has big and well-developed infrastructure facilities. The same applies to public transport: buses and taxis. However, each means of transportation has its own peculiarities and nuances. One of the best ways to prevent the occurrence of possible difficulties is booking a transfer.
International Airport “Makedonia”
International Airport “Makedonia” stands 15 kilometers southeast from Thessaloniki. It services 4.1 million visitors per year. The airfield was constructed in 1930. It is one of the most important airports found in Northern Greece. “Makedonia” provides an air connection for Thessaloniki, neighboring lands, and Halkidiki. The airfield got its name after the largest Greek unit with a long history.
Thessaloniki Airport has got a passenger and cargo terminal. The passenger terminal includes three levels. The first level services “Arrivals” and is shared into two parts: international flights, coming from the Schengen area, and the domestic flights in the Schengen area.
On the first floor, you can find the exits and a shopping center. Among the amenities provided at visitor’s disposal on the same level you can see 34 Registration desks, waiting rooms, bars, tobacco shops, and different business headquarters. The second floor is occupied by several bars, overlooking the landing strip, and two welcoming restaurants.
Inside the airfield building, there is a restaurant, four cafeterias, and a tobacco shop. Apart from duty-free shops, you can also find venues, which sell traditional delicacies, jewelry, accessories, and clothes. Furthermore, there are car rental stands of a few companies in the building.
Contacts and hours of work
Greek: O Διεθνής Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Θεσσαλονίκης “Μακεδονία”.
English: Thessaloniki Airport “Makedonia”.
Codes of the airport:
Tel: +30 2310 - 985000
Fax: +30 2310 - 475555
Contact form: www.skg-airport.gr/ru/skg/feedback
Postal address: AEROLINIS THESSALONIKI “MACEDONIA”, 22 605, 551 03
Official website: www.skg-airport.gr/el
Hours of operation:
Thessaloniki International Airport operates 24 hours a day all year long.
The Cost of a Transfer from Thessaloniki Airport
The airfield is serviced by public transport: the bus №78 (the fare is 0.60 euro). The bus provides transportation on a scheduled basis. However, it often occurs that a vehicle deviates from scheduled hours.
Another means of transportation are found in the area of arrivals. It is a taxi service provider that operates 24 hours a day. Besides, the cost of transportation by taxi may increase upon the time of the day.
The price for a drive from/to Thessaloniki city center is defined in the following way:
- at daytime (from 05:00 to 24:00) the price is €20;
- at night (from 24:00 to 05:00) the trip will cost you €28.
The payment includes: VAT, landing, and baggage facilities.
Pay attention! For hiring a taxi, you will have to wait in a quire. You should also be ready to pay extra charges for the amount of baggage, a seat for a child (if a driver could offer the one), and traffic jams. In Greece, you cannot pick up the taxi vehicle you like: there is always a strict order due to which the car, standing first in the line, goes first (even if it does not meet your needs).
If you wish to avoid all the problems mentioned above, you should book a transfer option. In this case, you don’t have to wait in a long quire for the next free car, you can select the vehicle you like, the car seats are provided free of charge. No extra costs for baggage or traffic jams are applied if you book a comfortable transfer.
To leave your feelings about transportation truly pampered, the transfer company will offer you a driver who speaks your language and will meet you right upon arrival with a name-tag in his hands.
How to book a Transfer Online?
To book a transfer on our website is quite easy. First, choose a language and fill out the fields of arrival and destination. Do not forget to enter all data in English. If you forgot the exact address, you should just start typing and the system will give you a list of places. After that, you have to select the date and the number of people coming. Then, the website will offer you a list of vehicles available in the given area. All of them are shown at a fixed price. Choose the car you like, print your personal contacts, and the flight number. The last step you have to do is to confirm booking via a letter that will be sent on your e-mail.
Advantages of a Transfer from Aktis.Taxi
When you book our transfer service, you get not only an excellent opportunity to save from 10 to 20% per trip, but also have a chance to enjoy great plenty of advantages:
- a driver will you in the waiting lounge, follows to the vehicle and help with luggage;
- the members of our personnel speak many languages and can provide you with necessary consultations about the stay in the city upon request;
- we offer a diverse choice of vehicles. All the cars in our fleet are new, clean and comfortable;
- no matter what class of vehicle you choose, you will get air-conditioning and Wi-Fi in each of them;
- the price for a trip is strongly fixed right after the moment of booking. It won’t change upon any reason;
- the payment is done only after the completion of the trip. The driver will assist you with luggage and check-in upon necessity.
If you have a desire to experience a peaceful vacation in one of the most popular Greek cities, feel new emotions and waste no time for transport matters, you should book a transfer from Aktis.Taxi. Feel the magic of the city who “Has it all” for your pleasure and renovation!