OASTh network

Public transport in Thessaloniki is served by a network of bus lines, which are designed by Thessaloniki Public Transport Authority (The.P.T.A) and executed by the Organization of Urban Transpotation of Thessaloniki (O.A.S.TH). O.A.S.TH is a legal entity with private interest, founded on 1957 with government decree number 3721/1957 to be the executing and operating agency of public transport in the greater urban area of Thessaloniki. The Greek government assigns public transport services only to O.A.S.TH. with specific terms and conditions specified in the contract award.

The public transport network of Thessaloniki includes 78 bus lines and extends approximately 50 km around the city (2009). The network consists of urban lines, which serve the urban area of Thessaloniki and suburban lines, which serve the municipalities and communities bordering the city. The form of the network is primarily radial with transit stations on the outskirts of the city and the wider commercial center.

The public transport network of Thessaloniki has the following transfer stations:

  • Bus Station "Macedonia", At the western entrance of the city, at the suburban bus station
  • New train Station
  • East Station "IKEA", At the eastern side of Thessaloniki (Georgikis Scholis Ave.)
  • Stavropoli, In the northwest of the city
  • Chortiati junction
  • "Nea Elvetia", Alex. Papanastasiou street.

The total length of the network exceeds 970,000 km. According to the planned schedule of O.A.S.TH. more than 5,800 trips are conducted daily. On Saturdays and Sundays the number of trips is reduced by approximately 9%. The average frequency is 15 minutes on urban and 29 minutes on suburban lines. Annually approximately 42,000,000 vehicle-kilometers are traveled, of which 92% are spent on scheduled bus lines. The, as planned, capacity of the system is in the order of 422,000,000 passengers annually. The actually passengers transferred is close to 177,000,000 and the average occupancy of the system is around 42% (2008).

The Thessaloniki Regional Unity and Municipalities that are served by the public transport network as well as their population are shown below:

Area
Total population
Percentage of the total population of the Regional Unity
Density
(inhabitants per
sq. km)
Municipality of Thessaloniki
322,240
29%
16,703.30
Municipality of Ampelokipi- Menemeni
51,670
5%
5,276.76
Municipality of Volvi
23,370
2%
29.85
Municipality of Delta
45,460
4%
146.13
Municipality of Thermaikos
50,100
5%
375.53
Municipality of Thermi
53,070
5%
138.89
Municipality of Kalamaria
91,270
8%
14,258.71
Municipality of Kordelio-Evosmos
101,010
9%
7,561.76
Municipality of Langada
40,800
4%
33.37
Municipality of Neapolis-Sykies
84,500
8%
6,548.86
Municipality of Pavlos Melas
98,870
9%
4,160.67
Municipality of Pilea-Hortiatis
70,210
6%
451.12
Municipality of Halkidona
33,560
3%
85.73
Municipality of Oreokastro
38,330
3%
175.94
Thessaloniki Regional Unity
1,104,460
100
299.90

The entire network is served by approximately 2,000 bus stops.The network is served by 622 diesel buses of which 348 are normal sized (12 meters, 100 seats) the 245 are articulated (18 meters, 160 seats), 25 are minibuses (45 seats) and 4 vehicles for people with kinetic difficulties. To meet the programmed needs O.A.S.TH. routes 528 buses daily (90% of the total fleet), which exceeds by 11.6% the number of operated buses required under the existing financial agreement. The O.A.S.TH. fleet complete four (4) specially adapted vehicles for disabled people. These vehicles can carry four people on wheelchairs and four attendants each (2008).

The bus lines network are listed below. For more information about the services and the programme schedule you might visit OASTH webpage www.oasth.gr
 

01 : CARREFOUR-NOSOKOMIO PAPAGEORIOU-KTEL

02 : A.S.IKEA-N.S.STATHMOS (MESO EGNATIAS)

03 : A.S.IKEA - N.S.STATHMOS

04 : KALAMARIA-CHARILAOU

05 : NEA KRINI - VENIZELOU

06 : KALAMARIA - VENIZELOU

07 : AG. IOANNIS - PANEPISTIMIO

08 : IKEA - KTEL MESO EGNATIAS

09 : N .S.STATHMOS - LACHANAGORA

10 : CHARILAOU - N.S.STATHMOS

11 : PILEA - N.S.STATHMOS

12 : KTEL - KATO TOUMPA

14 : ANO TOUMPA - N.S. STATHMOS

15 : SARANTA EKKLISIES-ISTORIKO KENTRO

16 : EVAGELISTRIA-ISTORIKO KENTRO

17 : TRIANDRIA - N.S.STATHMOS

18 : AG. ANARGIRI - KORDELIO

19 : KORDELIO -N.S.STATHMOS

20 : MENEMENI -ERMOU

21 : EVOSMOS - ARISTOTELOUS

22 : ANO POLI

23 : N.S. STATHMOS - SIKIES

24 : PL. ELEFTHERIAS - CHILIA DENDRA

25 : NEAPOLI - VENIZELOU

26 : KALLITHEA - PL. ELEFTHERIAS

27 : STAVROUPOLI - PANEPISTIMIO

28 : CARREFOUR - PANEPISTIMIO

29 : POLICHNI - ARISTOTELOUS

30 : TRIANDRIA - APOTHIKI

31 : VOULGARI - K.T.E.L

32 : KATO ILIOUPOLI - ARISTOTELOUS

33 : AG. PANTELAEMON - VENIZELOU

34 : A. ILIOUPOLI - ARISTOTELOUS

35 : METEORA - VENIZELOU

36 : VOULGARI - INNOVATION ZONE

37 : N.S. STATHMOS - KRIONERI

38 : N.S. STATHMOS - NEA EFKARPIA

39 : KIFISIA - DIKASTIRIA

40 : N.S. STATHMOS - KALOCHORI

42 : KORDELIO - KIMITIRIA EVOSMOU

43 : TOPIKO EVOSMOU

45 : K.T.E.L. MAKEDONIA-K.T.E.L. CHALKIDIKIS-COSMOS

50 : CULTURAL LINE

51 : N.S. STATHMOS - SINDOS

52 : N.S. STATHMOS - A.T.E.I SINDOU

53 : TOPIKO SINDOU

54 : N.S. STATHMOS - IONIA

55 : STAVROUPOLI - OREOKASTRO

56 : N.S. STATHMOS - OREOKASTRO

57-58-61 : DIAS/OSI CHORTIATI-ERMOU-VENIZELOU

59 : GIMNASIO PEFKON

60 : PANORAMA - NEO PANORAMA

64 : N.S. STATHMOS - FILIRO

66 : CHARILAOY - THERMI

67 : A.S. IKEA - TRIADI

68 : THESALONIKI - MOUSEIO VALKANIKON PO

69 : A.S. IKEA - EPANOMI

70 : N.S. STATHMOS - EPANOMI

71 : N.S. STATHMOS - N. MICHANIONA

72 : A.S. IKEA - N. MICHANIONA

76 : A.S. IKEA - AGELOCHORI

77 : N. MICHANIONA (KERASIA) - EPANOMI

78 : AIRPORT - INTERCITY BUS TERMINAL (VIA CITY CENTRE)

78Ν  :AIRPORT-INTERCITY BUS TERMINAL-NIGHT LINE

79 : A.S. IKEA - AERODROMIO

80 : THESSALONIKI - MALGARA

81 - 89 : THESSALONIKI-KOUFALIA-XIROCHORI-AKROPOTAMOS

82 : THESSALONIKI - NEOCHOROUDA

83-85-91 : LAGADAS - THESSALONIKI

83N : STAVROUPOLI-LAGADAS

84 : THESSALONIKI - MELISSOCHORI

86 : THESSALONIKI - LAGADIKIA

87 : THESSALONIKI - VASILIKA

88 : THESSALONIKI - MESIMERI

90 : MALGARA - KOUFALIA

92 : KOUFALIA - ATHIRA - RACHONA