How to get to the city of Kavala in Greece

How to get to the city of Kavala in Greece

The city of Kavala is located in eastern Macedonia and is the second largest city in Macedonia (after the city of Thessaloniki) and the 6th in Greece. The city is located at a distance of 680 km from Athens and 150 km from Thessaloniki and is one of the largest transport hubs in Northern Greece, so you can get here very easily, quickly and comfortably!

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Just 30 km from Kavala is located the International airport of Kavala (Kavala International Airport "Alexander the Great", KVA). The airport serves daily flights from Athens and also International flights from Germany, England, Poland, Italy and other countries. Detailed information about Destinations and Airlines you can find in the table.


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Also it is easy to get to Kavala from the airport of Thessaloniki (SKG) which accepts daily flights from all over the World. The distance from the airport of Thessaloniki to the center of Kavala is 165 km. For those who arrive at Thessaloniki airport, the easiest way to get to Kavala is driving by car via Egnatia Highway (that will take you 2 hours) or by regular bus. Below you can find detailed instruction about transfer from the airport of Thessaloniki to Kavala by regular bus.


The most convenient and cheapest way to get from Macedonia Airport of Thessaloniki to the city of Kavala by public transport.

Right after the arrival go out of the airport and you will find in front of you a bus station. There is a bus number X1 from Airport to KTEL (Central bus station) going every 30 minutes or the bus number N1 during the night. The duration is 40-50 minutes and the ticket costs 2 euro which you can buy right in the bus (the machine doesn’t give change) or in front of the bus station. Children below 6 years old travel for free and people above 65 years old have a 50% discount. Go out in the last station called KTEL and go to the window number 6 where it’s written Kavala. There you can purchase a ticket that costs 30 euro both ways (if you buy one way only it will cost 17 euro). The bus leaves every hour from platform 6 and the duration is approximately 2-3 hours depending on the route. There are also express buses at 9.00, 13.00 and 17.00 the duration of which is 1 hour 40 minutes. The bus will bring you right to the city center of Kavala. Enjoy your trip and get the most valuable experience from your stay in Greece.

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The bus station "KTEL Kavalas" is located in the center of Kavala, connectingvarious many cities of Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey. There are buses going to and from Thessaloniki every hour. To see the schedule of buses and the directions you can follow to the official website of the bus station.

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Kavala is a large seaport. There are a lot of ferries from Kavala that are going to many islands of Northern Greece, for example to Limnos, Lesbos, Samos, Chios and to other islands. Ferries that are going to the island of Thassos depart from Kavala 4, 5 times per day and go to the port of the city of Prinos. Travel time is just over an hour. A faster way to get to the Island of Thassos is by ferries from the nearby town of Keramoti, from which ferries depart every 15 minutes from early morning till late evening and arrive in the capital of the island - in the city of Limenas, and the trip lasts only 20 minutes.

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