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There are 8 ways to get from Skopje to Athens by plane, train, bus, shuttle or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Skopje  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Skopje (SKP) to Athens (ATH) SKP - ATH

$84 - $421

Cheapest option

Bus Siamos Tours  •  13 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Skopje to Gevgelija
  2. Take the bus from Gevgelija to Athens

$41 - $47

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Train, bus to Thessaloniki, fly  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Skopje to Gevgelija
  2. Take the bus from Gevgelija to Thessaloniki
  3. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Athens (ATH) SKG - ATH

$46 - $167

Bus to Sofia, fly  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Skopje to Sofia
  2. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Athens (ATH) SOF - ATH

$43 - $142

Shuttle, shuttle to Tirana, fly  •  11 h

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Skopje to Struga
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Struga to Tiranë
  3. Fly from Tirana (TIA) to Athens (ATH) TIA - ATH

$80 - $260

Bus KTEL Thessalonikis  •  11 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Skopje to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Athens Karaiskaki sq

$59 - $68

Train, bus  •  11 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Skopje to Gevgelija
  2. Take the bus from Gevgelija to Katerini
  3. Take the train from Katerini to Athens

$45 - $85

Drive  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Skopje to Athens 441.7 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Skopje to Athens is to bus which costs $40 - $50 and takes 13 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Skopje to Athens is to fly which costs $80 - $430 and takes 4 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Skopje to Athens. However, there are services departing from Skopje and arriving at Athens Karaiskaki sq via Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 15 min.

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The distance between Skopje and Athens is 487 km. The road distance is 706.7 km.

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The best way to get from Skopje to Athens without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 15 min and costs $55 - $70.

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It takes approximately 4 h 52 min to get from Skopje to Athens, including transfers.

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Skopje to Athens bus services, operated by Makedonija Soobrakaj AD, depart from Skopje station.

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The best way to get from Skopje to Athens is to fly which takes 4 h 52 min and costs $80 - $430. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $55 - $70 and takes 11 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Skopje Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Skopje to Athens bus services, operated by KTEL Thessalonikis, arrive at Athens Karaiskaki sq station.

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Map of how to get from Skopje to Athens.
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  • Distance: 304.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 52 min

What companies run services between Skopje, Macedonia and Athens, Greece?

Aegean Airlines flies from Skopje to Athens twice a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Skopje to Athens via Thessaloniki in around 11 h 15 min.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Skopje to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Flights from Tirana to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Flights from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $150
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens via Chios
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Train operators
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Skopje to Gevgelija
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $40
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mzt.mk
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Katerini to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
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Second Class
$23 - $35
First Class
$29 - $40
Bus operators
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Gevgelija to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Schedules at
ms.mk
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Gevgelija to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
Bus from Gevgelija to Katerini
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
Bus from Gevgelija to Athens
Ave. Duration
8 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$33 - $39
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
matpu.com
Euro Linia
Phone
+389 46 787 467
Email
eurolinia6@hotmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Shuttle from Skopje to Struga
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
facebook.com
Shuttle from Struga to Tiranë
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
facebook.com
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Athens Karaiskaki sq
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
Rule Turs
Phone
02/ 3163 – 346
Email
ruleturs@sas.com.mk
Website
sas.com.mk
Bus from Skopje to Gevgelija
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8
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Athens is 1 h ahead of Skopje. It is currently 10:17 AM in Skopje and 11:17 AM in Athens.

Yes, the driving distance between Skopje to Athens is 707 km. It takes approximately 7 h 27 min to drive from Skopje to Athens.

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Aegean Airlines offers flights from Skopje Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 3881+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Skopje to Skopje Airport is to shuttle which takes 35 min and costs .

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