Thessaloniki’s transportation system is easy to use. Access
to the city center is easy and fast
even from the most remoted spots
The way to and from the airport is served by bus line 78 all day long and by bus line 78N after 23.30 at night. There is a bus every 25 minutes during day-time and every 30 minutes at night. You can find all bus routes in the website of OASTH (http://oasth.gr/) or by downloading the local bus service application of OASTH (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=oasth.mobile.transport&hl=el) in your smartphone.
Most buses that drive through the city center make a stop at the Intercity-International Bus Station (KTEL) and the International Railway Station (OSE). One way tickets cost 1€, 2-ways tickets (70minutes) cost 1,20€, 3-ways tickets (90minutes) cost 1,50€ and 4-ways tickets (120minutes) cost 2€. You can buy tickets in almost all street kiosks and small markets and in OASTH spots in Aristotelous Square, Eleftherias Square and in the Galerius Arch region.
You can also buy tickets on buses, with a little extra fee but you need to know that the machines won’t give you change. Keep in mind that there are a lot of spots in the city centre that show you the walking/bus/car distance to various destinations. Last but not least you can get on the sightseeing line 50 where the ticket costs 2€ and you can tour all around city’s famous sights while experiencing the magic of Old Town.