Thessaloniki is a pleasant city to explore on foot, however, it does have an efficient and extensive bus service. Taxis are plentiful and can be called in advance or hailed from the street. Taxis are also found at one of several taxi ranks in the city. If you are planning to head off on jaunts into the surrounding areas it may be worth hiring a car as this is a pleasant way to see the country, but there are also frequent bus trips to the more famous sites.
Public transport in the city is primarily provided by the Organization of Urban Transportation of Thessaloniki (abbreviated as OASTH after the Greek). Single tickets can be bought upon boarding, while multiple journey tickets can be bought at ticket outlets at transit stations and prominent locations within the city, a full list of which can be found on the OASTH website. Regional buses for long-distance travel can be found at the Macedonia Intercity Bus Terminal, located in the city's west side. OASTH also runs a tourist line on route 50 which provides transport to major attractions throughout the city. Tickets are available from guides on the bus and are valid for multiple trips on the same day.
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