13th European Evaluation Society Biennial Conference

How to get to Thessaloniki

With a strategic position in Greece and Europe, Thessaloniki is easily accessible by all means of transport. Features lnternational Airport (Macedonia lnternational Airport by IATA code SKG), Railway station, Harbour, lntercity Bus station and it is connected by road with the rest of Greece and abroad through national and international highways.


The lnternational Airport 'Macedonia' (SKG) connects Thessaloniki with approximately 31 countries and more than 60 foreign cities with direct flights, as well as 35 cities and islands in Greece. The airport is located just 16 km from Thessaloniki. Connected directly with the city center via bus lines OASTH No78 and No78N (Night) and via the IKEA transfer station by Halkidiki Bus Station. At the airport area taxis are stationed in servicing passengers. The cost of the route from the airport to the center is about 18 euros.

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Train - Subtrain

The New Railways Station is the central passenger terminal of Thessaloniki and it is located on Monastirou Street. It is used by TRAINOSE as a starting point or a transfer point to other trains that cover the entire lengths of the rail network in Northern Greece. From Railway Station of Thessaloniki starts the suburban line Thessaloniki-Edessa-Florina and passes the suburban line Thessaloniki-Larissa and the long distance line Athens – Thessaloniki – Alexandroupolis – Dikea whereas also perfomed international routes with destination Sofia, Skopje and Belgrade.

Ticket purchase can be made through the website of TRAINOSE.


Bus KTEL ´Macedonia´

The lntercity Bus Station KTEL 'Macedonia' constitutes a reference point for long­ distance road transport of Thessaloniki. Performs 800 daily routes serving 41 Bus Stations, 5 international routes (Germany, Bulgaria, Albania, Czech Republic, Slovakia) and 10 coastal lines.

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The Egnatia Odos is the Greek part of the trans­ European axle E90. Via Egnatia Odos, Thessaloniki approaches westwards the harbor of lgoumenitsa, from where there are regular ferry connections with Italy to the east to Kipous of Evros at the Greek-Turkish border. The national Road Patra – Athens – Thessaloniki – Evzoni, connects the city of Thessaloniki with the capital of Greece and constitutes part of the European Motorways E75.

Parking: in the city there are many municipal and private car parks. The cost for the first hour ranges from 2.5 to 4 euros and it is reduced for each subsequent hour.

For the list of car parks in the Municipality of Thessaloniki click here.


Ship - cruise

The port of Thessaloniki for over 2300 years, is the most important port of Macedonia and one the most important ports of southeastern Europe. The advantageous geographical position and it is excellent road and rail connections, contribute to the largest transshipment port in Greece.

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