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Car Hire at Thessaloniki Airport

This information is correct as of October 2015

Whether you want to hop across the border to Skopje, take in the history in Thessaloniki or hike the wilds landscapes of Xanthi, you can find the best car hire at Thessaloniki Airport with Skyscanner.

Where to hire a car at Thessaloniki Airport

There are five car hire companies with desks at Thessaloniki Airport: Sixt, Europecar, Hertz, Figame and Cardelmar. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.

Petrol stations near Thessaloniki Airport

Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.

There is an AP petrol station located just 11 minutes by car from Thessaloniki Airport. Head southwest from the airport taking Antoni Tritsi Road. Turn right on to Chalkis and the petrol station will be on the right hand side.

Driving around Thessaloniki Airport

Thessaloniki Airport is well connected to the region’s main road networks. Athens is about 5 hours drive via the A1/E75 motorway, Belgrade canbe reached in 7 hours via the A1/E75 motorway, Istanbul in 8 hours via the A2/E90 motorway and Sofia in Northwest Bulgaria in about 4 hr via the Α25/Ε79 motorway.

Getting to your destination

We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Thessaloniki Airport.


Enigmatic Skopje in Macedonia is a quirky capita with old Eastern European architecture and new modern constructions. There are fountained squares and cute bridges, fortresses, museums, galleries and old Turkish bazaars to explore and get lost in. There are Ottoman and Byzantine treasures to admire and a raucous nightlife of local bars and restaurants serving delicious Macedonian delicacies until the small hours. Don’t miss a chance to visit a largely unvisited European gem.
Skopje is less than three hours from Thessaloniki Airport. Get ont he A/D then the A25. Take the E75 and exit for the A4 following signs to Skopje.


Nestled at the foot of Rodopi mountain, Xanthi is at the crossroads of the Black and Aegean Sea. The part Asian, part European influences are one of its most intriguing features. There are both stunning natural landscapes in which to hike, walk and explore as well as a traditional cobbled old town with wining streets lined with cafes, museums, shops , Byzantine churches and restaurants. Beautiful squares and old town clocks, flea markets and folk art can be found around corners while the summer carnivals bring an even more upbeat vibe to this already lively town.
Xanthi is just over 2 hours by car from Thessaloniki Airport. Get on the A/D to the A25 then take the E90 towards Xanthi. Merge onto the EO2 and follow signs to the centre.


This hedonistic port city is a clash of ancient monuments, Byzantine architecture, traditional markets and thumping clubs, classy restaurants and lively bars. The walkable centre is visually breath-taking with 4th century monuments like the Arch of Galerius and the famous White Tower. The waterfront glistens by night as cocktail bars come to life with pleasure seeking holidaymakers that have come to enjoy Thessaloniki’s nightlife as much as its beautiful sun kissed shores.
Thessaloniki is just 25 minutes by car from Thessaloniki Airport. Get on the A/D then the A25. Take the exit for the city centre of Thessaloniki.
Most on street parking in Thessaloniki is free however there are some zones that charge and use on street parking meters. Prices start from €4 for 3 hours parking. Some hotels in Thessaloniki also offer free parking.

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