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from Thessaloniki to Istanbul

You can get from Thessaloniki to Istanbul by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Thessaloniki to Istanbul on 19 Jan we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:00Thessaloniki International Airport7h00 16:00Istanbul Airport
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£821One-way
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08:00Thessaloniki International Airport7h00 16:00Istanbul Airport
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£821One-way
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11:25Thessaloniki International Airport3h35 16:00Istanbul Airport
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£1151One-way
06:20Thessaloniki International Airport8h40 16:00Istanbul Airport
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£821One-way
21:30Thessaloniki International Airport12h10 10:40Istanbul Airport
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£981One-way

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19 Jan
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20 Jan
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21 Jan
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22 Jan
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23 Jan
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24 Jan
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25 Jan
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26 Jan
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27 Jan
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28 Jan
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29 Jan
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30 Jan
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31 Jan
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Travel Information between Thessaloniki and Istanbul

distanceDistance314 miles (506 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • £76 • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAegean Airlines

Take a flight to travel 314 miles (506 km) from Thessaloniki to Istanbul. Aegean Airlines is the main travel provider operating this journey. Travellers can even take a direct from Thessaloniki to Istanbul.

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FAQs

Is international travel between Thessaloniki, Greece and Istanbul, Turkey allowed?

International travel from Thessaloniki, Greece to Istanbul, Turkey is: Partially open.

Can I enter Turkey if coming from Greece?

Entry into Turkey is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Greece.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Istanbul if travelling from Thessaloniki?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What measures do I need to follow in Istanbul, Turkey due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Turkey must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 12/01/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Thessaloniki to Istanbul.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Thessaloniki, Greece from Istanbul, Turkey?

The current restriction level for returning to Thessaloniki, Greece from Turkey is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Thessaloniki, Greece from Istanbul, Turkey?

Reentering Greece is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Thessaloniki from Istanbul?

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival. Travelers showing symptoms will be asked to quarantine for 5 days
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

Which rules do I need to follow in Thessaloniki, Greece regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Greece must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 13/01/2022. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Thessaloniki from Istanbul here.

What are my Thessaloniki to Istanbul travel options?

Travel Thessaloniki to Istanbul by flight.

What is the fastest way to get to Istanbul from Thessaloniki?

Going by flight is the quickest way from Thessaloniki to Istanbul with an average travel time of 1 h 20 min.

What is the distance from Thessaloniki to Istanbul?

The distance from Thessaloniki to Istanbul is approximately 314 miles (506 km).

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Thessaloniki to Istanbul?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Thessaloniki to Istanbul:

  • Most travellers take a flight from Thessaloniki International Airport to Istanbul Airport.

Which travel companies can take me from Thessaloniki to Istanbul?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Thessaloniki to Istanbul, then we'll help you find the best value travel company for you:

  • Aegean Airlines can get you to Istanbul by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Aegean Airlines from Thessaloniki to Istanbul for £76 on Omio.

Where should I go next after I travel between Thessaloniki and Istanbul?

Your journey from Thessaloniki to Istanbul doesn't have to end in Istanbul. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Berlin or Munich. If you’d like to add Paris, Berlin or Munich to your Thessaloniki to Istanbul trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Istanbul today!

How far in advance should I book my Thessaloniki to Istanbul ticket online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip between Thessaloniki and Istanbul, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets cost £76 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Thessaloniki to Istanbul online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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