There are 10 ways to get from Budapest to Skopje by plane, train, bus, night train, shuttle or car

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Fly Budapest to Pristina, train  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Pristina (PRN) BUD - PRN
  2. Take the train from Miradi e Poshtme to Skopje

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Fly Budapest to Skopje  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Skopje (SKP) BUD - SKP

$23 - $361

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Train to Vienna, fly to Skopje  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Skopje (SKP) VIE - SKP

$136 - $302

Fly Budapest to Sofia, bus  •  11 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Sofia (SOF) BUD - SOF
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Skopje

$45 - $293

Night train to Bratislava, fly to Skopje  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Take the night train from Vác to Bratislava hlavná stanica
  2. Fly from Bratislava (BTS) to Skopje (SKP) BTS - SKP

$55 - $2,215

Bus  •  13 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest - Népliget to Beograd 990
  2. Take the bus from Belgrade to Skopje

$35 - $86

Shuttle, bus  •  14 h 15 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Novi Sad Door to door Shuttle
  2. Take the bus from Novi Sad to Skopje

$52

Night train, train  •  18 h 32 min

  1. Take the night train from Budapest-Keleti to Beograd D
  2. Take the train from Belgrade to Skopje 335

$43 - $119

Train  •  18 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Beograd D
  2. Take the train from Belgrade to Skopje 335

$44 - $121

Drive  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Skopje 505.4 miles

$90 - $130

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Skopje. However, there are services departing from Deák Ferenc tér M and arriving at Skopje via Budapest - Népliget and Belgrade. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Skopje. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Keleti and arriving at Skopje via Belgrade. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 32 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Skopje is 640 km. The road distance is 808.7 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Skopje without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 28 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 50 min to get from Budapest to Skopje, including transfers.

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Budapest to Skopje bus services, operated by Fudeks, depart from Budapest - Népliget station.

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Budapest to Skopje train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), depart from Budapest-Keleti station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Skopje is to fly which takes 5 h 33 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 13 h 28 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 18 h 59 min.

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Pristina Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Budapest to Skopje bus services, operated by BS Tours, arrive at Skopje station.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Skopje.
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  • Distance: 400.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 50 min

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Skopje, Macedonia?

Wizz Air flies from Budapest to Skopje twice a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Budapest to Skopje via Népliget M, Budapest - Népliget, Beograd, and Belgrade in around 13 h 28 min.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Pristina
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$23 - $160
Flights from Budapest to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$16 - $120
Flights from Budapest to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Bratislava to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Pristina via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Vienna to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Budapest to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Budapest to Sofia via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Train operators
Trainkos
Phone
038 534 – 814
Email
info@trainkos.com
Website
trainkos.com
Train from Miradi e Poshtme to Skopje
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
trainkos.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Vác to Bratislava hlavná stanica
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
cd.cz
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Night train from Vác to Bratislava hlavná stanica
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Night train from Budapest-Keleti to Beograd
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Belgrade to Skopje
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $100
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Bus operators
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
matpu.com
Fudeks
Phone
+381 11 7620255
Email
office@fudeks.rs
Website
fudeks.rs
Bus from Budapest - Népliget to Beograd
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
en.fudeks.rs
Book at
fudeks.rs
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
BS Tours
Phone
011 761-4693
Email
bstours@verat.net
Website
bstours.rs
Bus from Belgrade to Skopje
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
bstours.rs
AD Galeb Ohrid
Phone
(389) 46 251-882
Email
info@galeb.mk
Website
adgaleb.com.mk
Bus from Beograd to Skopje
Ave. Duration
8 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
adgaleb.com.mk
Terra Travel d.o.o.
Phone
011 3287 412
Email
info@terratravel.rs
Website
terratravel.rs
Shuttle from Budapest to Novi Sad
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
terratravel.rs
Book at
terratravel.rs
Nis Ekspres
Phone
+381 18 255 177
Email
marketing@nis-ekspres.rs
Website
nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Novi Sad to Skopje
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs

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Budapest to Skopje train services, operated by Macedonian Railways (MZ), arrive at Skopje station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Skopje is 809 km. It takes approximately 8 h 4 min to drive from Budapest to Skopje.

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Wizz Air and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Pristina Airport.

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There are 634+ hotels available in Skopje. Prices start at $26 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 33 min and costs .

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