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Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable car for the lowest price. Below are a few examples from our selection in Thessaloniki Airport.
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    For example: Fiat 500
  • Popular category
    For example: Nissan Micra
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    For example: Nissan Micra
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    For example: Toyota Auris
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    For example: Fiat Tipo
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    For example: Kia Sportage
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    For example: Nissan Evalia
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    For example: Fiat Scudo
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    Station wagon class
    For example: Fiat Tipo Estate

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The following car rental companies received the highest ratings in Thessaloniki Airport. Compare the ratings and prices of these rental companies with a single search.
  • Thrifty
    8.5 (4156)
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  • National Car Rental
    8.4 (321)
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  • Alamo Rent a Car
    8 (7079)
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  • Budget
    8 (7664)
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  • Payless Car Rental
    8 (442)
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  • Enterprise
    7.9 (1483)
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  • Abbycar
    7.8 (381)
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  • Centauro
    7.7 (3770)
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  • Avis
    7.5 (4676)
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  • Europcar
    7.5 (5905)
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  • Drive Hellas
    7.4 (168)
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  • Goldcar
    7.1 (2719)
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  • GLOBAL Rent-a-Car
    6.8 (607)
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  • Green Motion
    6.5 (1367)
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Car rental location Thessaloniki Airport

Thessaloniki Airport Guide

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Located around nine miles from the city centre of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Airport is an ideal gateway for those wanting to holiday in the area. Officially called Macedonia International Airport, it is the second busiest airport in Greece and the main airport serving the north of the country. With a number of companies offering car rental in Thessaloniki Airport in the terminal, self-driving from the airport to your final destination is the perfect way to take in the sights conveniently.

Who to Book With
There are a number of international car rental companies available within the airport terminal. Hertz, Avis and National sit alongside a number of local companies as well as Sixt and Europcar. All of these companies offer a variety of vehicles and both pre-booked and on-the-day rentals.

Need to Know Essentials
In order to collect a pre-booked vehicle, you will need to show the following documentation:

- Both parts of a valid driver’s licence
- A valid credit card
- Proof of address, such as a passport or utility bill
- The booking reference number or email

For more info read our FAQ's.

Driving is on the right, with overtaking on the left. A useful law in Greece is that one petrol station in each area must be open 24 hours, including on Sunday. However, for long journeys it is still advisable to fill the tank wherever possible. Running a red light is illegal and can result in a hefty fine. Fines are also enforced for drivers who don’t stop at stop signs, cross over double white lines, park illegally or use a mobile phone while driving. Seatbelts are mandatory and children under the age of four must use a child seat. Road signs in the main cities and towns are in English; however, drivers should expect Greek only signage in rural areas.

See our guide to Greece for more information on driving here.


With no train linking the airport with the nearest city, passengers who opt not to rent a vehicle and self-drive have to choose between the infrequent bus service and the taxis which queue up outside of the main entrance. These cabs have set fares which are raised at midnight.

The taxi rank is located directly outside of the main terminal and is serviced by a number of local companies. All taxis tend to abide by the same pricing structure.

Taxi prices:
Thessaloniki Airport to Epanomi is about £15
Thessaloniki Airport to Thessaloniki city centre is about £20

There is only one bus service linking the airport with the city of Thessaloniki, although it is possible to find services to the rest of the area from the facility. The number 78 runs once an hour, although service increases during the peak summer season. The journey takes roughly an hour and costs £1.50 per person for a one-way ticket.


The single airport terminal has three floors. The ground floor is for arrivals, with the first floor servicing departures. With two runways, the airport is adequately adapted to service 3.5 million passengers a year from across the world. The airport is the main hub for Astra Airlines, with both Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air also operating daily flights here.

The main parking facility can be found directly outside of the main entrance. There are 1,470 parking spaces available, with a number reserved for passengers with limited mobility. The car park is open 24 hours and charges depend on the length of time you park for.

There is no Wi-Fi at the airport.

Information Services
The information services are located in the Arrivals hall. Here, customers can find help regarding lost luggage and information on hotel reservations and local events. The service is open daily.

Useful Numbers
Service Centre: +30 2310 473700

The airport is well adapted for passengers with reduced mobility. There are a number of disabled persons’ toilets on the ground floor, with lifts providing access to the other floors of the terminal. There are disabled persons’ parking spaces, while assistance can be sought through the airport’s information services.

Restaurants and Bars
There is one main restaurant within the terminal. It can be found in Departures. Here, passengers can purchase hot and cold food, along with a selection of alcoholic beverages. There are also four coffee shops located throughout the airport. They sell quick snacks and a variety of hot and cold drinks.

VIP Lounges
Aegean Club Lounge
CIP Lounge

Money and ATMs
There are a number of ATMs in the Arrivals and Departures lounges. All ATMs accept foreign cards; however, they only dispense euro.

Along with a large tobacco store selling duty-free tobacco, there is a large duty-free shop selling confectionery, jewellery and a wide range of alcohol and gifts. There are also a number of local shops selling traditional products such as clothes and accessories.

Practical information

  • Currency
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    90 km/h
  • Language
    Greek (modern)
  • Popular car category
  • Popular rental companies

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by Carrentals.co.uk? at this location
  • Thrifty
  • National Car Rental
  • Alamo Rent a Car
  • Budget
  • Payless Car Rental
  • Enterprise
  • Abbycar
  • Centauro
  • Avis
  • Europcar
  • Drive Hellas
  • Goldcar
  • GLOBAL Rent-a-Car
  • Green Motion
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