Thessaloniki - Kavala: how to get there

Thessaloniki - Kavala: how to get there

Thessaloniki and Kavala are two cities filled with life, where you can get acquainted with the difficult history of Greece, enjoy a combination of antiquity and modernity. The cities are interconnected by transport links. Therefore, you can get from one to another in several ways at once. How to get from Thessaloniki to Kavala?

Distance from Thessaloniki to Kavala

Thessaloniki is a city in Central Macedonia located along the shores of Thermaikos Gulf. Kavala is located in the region of Eastern Macedonia, in the Gulf of Kavala. The distance between the two cities is approximately 150 km.

From Thessaloniki to Kavala by bus

The most popular mode of transport for traveling to Kavala from Thessaloniki is buses. They leave about 15-17 times a day from the KTEL Makedonias bus station with an interval of 30 minutes to 2 hours. The earliest one leaves Thessaloniki at 6:00 am, the last one at 22:00 pm. There are two types of buses between Thessaloniki and Kavala:

  • Express - they spend 2 hours on the way;
  • Ordinary buses - make stops in Peramos or Eleftheroupolis and spend 2,5 hours on the way.

The price of a bus ticket to Kavala is 16,3 euros. When buying tickets in both directions - 30 euros.

From Thessaloniki to Kavala by car

In 1.5-2 hours from Thessaloniki you can get to Kavala by car. You can rent a car at Thessaloniki Airport by booking it in advance. If you are already living in Thessaloniki, a car will be brought to your hotel or apartment. The path to Kavala will lie along the Egnatia highway to the northeast of Greece. This method is good because you can make stops at other interesting points. For example, in the charming resort towns of Asprovalta and Nea Vrasna.

Please note: there are paid sections of the road on the highways of Greece. This should be taken into account when planning your travel budget.

Taxi from Thessaloniki to Kavala

If you do not want to adjust to the bus schedule or drive a rented car, a great option is to book a private transfer. It is more profitable and more predictable than a taxi. The approximate price of such a trip is 170 euros. Another plus of ordering a transfer is that you can choose not a standard car, but a minivan if you are traveling with a family.