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There are 7 ways to get from Skopje to Bucharest by bus, train, car or plane

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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Bus  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Skopje to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Bucharest - Gară Filaret

$27 - $54

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Bus, train  •  15 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Skopje to Sofia
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Bucuresti Nord Gara A

$27 - $35

5 alternative options

Bus via Kriva Palanka  •  13 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Skopje to Kriva Palanka
  2. Take the bus from Kriva Palanka to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Bucharest - Gară Filaret

$35 - $57

Bus, train via Sofia  •  14 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Skopje to Sofia
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Bucuresti Nord Gara A

$28 - $36

Drive  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Skopje to Bucharest 395.7 miles

$60 - $95

Fly from Skopje  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Skopje (SKP) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) SKP - OTP

$106 - $243

Bus to Sofia, fly  •  9 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Skopje to Sofia
  2. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) SOF - OTP

$67 - $264

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The cheapest way to get from Skopje to Bucharest is to bus and train which costs $26 - $35 and takes 15 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Skopje to Bucharest is to fly which costs $100 - $250 and takes 7 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Skopje to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Skopje and arriving at Bucharest - Gară Filaret via Sofia - Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 45 min.

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The distance between Skopje and Bucharest is 466 km. The road distance is 633.2 km.

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The best way to get from Skopje to Bucharest without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 45 min and costs $27 - $55.

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It takes approximately 11 h 45 min to get from Skopje to Bucharest, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Skopje to Bucharest is to bus which takes 11 h 45 min and costs $27 - $55. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $100 - $250 and takes 7 h 39 min.

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There is no direct flight from Skopje Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Skopje to Bucharest bus services, operated by ETAP Group, arrive at Bucharest - Gară Filaret station.

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Map of how to get from Skopje to Bucharest.
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  • Distance: 291 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 45 min

What companies run services between Skopje, Macedonia and Bucharest, Romania?

You can take a bus from Skopje to Bucharest via Sofia - Central Bus Station in around 11 h 45 min. Alternatively, Austrian Airlines, Croatia Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Skopje to Bucharest every 4 hours.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Sofia to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Skopje to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Skopje to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Skopje to Bucharest Otopeni via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $950
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Skopje to Bucharest Otopeni via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $360
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Skopje to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Skopje to Bucharest Otopeni via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
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
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
Bus from Kriva Palanka to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17
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
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Bucharest - Gară Filaret
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
ATP Proleter
Website
mktransport.mk
Bus from Skopje to Kriva Palanka
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
mktransport.mk

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Bucharest is 1 h ahead of Skopje. It is currently 7:52 AM in Skopje and 8:52 AM in Bucharest.

Yes, the driving distance between Skopje to Bucharest is 633 km. It takes approximately 7 h 59 min to drive from Skopje to Bucharest.

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Croatia Airlines, Turkish Airlines, LOT and four other airlines offer flights from Skopje Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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There are 1940+ hotels available in Bucharest. Prices start at $36 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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