There are 8 ways to get from Athens to Skopje by train, bus, night 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.

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  9 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Αθήνα to Θεσσαλονίκη Αθήνα - Θεσσαλονίκη
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Skopje

$51 - $72

Cheapest option

Train, night train  •  10 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Αθήνα to Θεσσαλονίκη Αθήνα - Θεσσαλονίκη
  2. Take the night train from Thessaloniki to Skopje Hellas Express

$35 - $57

6 alternative options

Bus KTEL Thessalonikis  •  10 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Skopje

$69 - $81

Bus Siamos Tours  •  13 h 12 min

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

$43 - $48

Drive  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Skopje 438.7 miles

$100 - $160

Fly to Thessaloniki, bus  •  8 h 15 min

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

$53 - $158

Fly to Skopje  •  9 h 7 min

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

$85 - $260

Fly to Sofia, bus  •  11 h 9 min

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

$42 - $142

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Skopje is to bus which costs 36€ - 41€ and takes 13 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Skopje is to drive which costs 90€ - 130€ and takes 7 h 15 min.

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The distance between Athens and Skopje is 487 km. The road distance is 701.9 km.

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It takes approximately 9 h 53 min to get from Athens to Skopje, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Skopje. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Skopje via Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Athens to Skopje. However, there are services departing from Αθήνα and arriving at Skopje via Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 54 min.

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

You can take a bus from Athens to Skopje via Thessaloniki Monastiriou and Thessaloniki in around 10 h 15 min. Alternatively, Air Serbia, Austrian Airlines and 10 other airlines fly from Athens to Skopje every 4 hours.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki via Paros
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki via Paros
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $150
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Website
air.bg
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Athens to Skopje via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Skopje via Munich, Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Athens to Skopje via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Skopje via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Athens to Skopje via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $150
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Αθήνα to Θεσσαλονίκη
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$28 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Night train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $20
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $12
1st Class Ticket
$12 - $20
Bus operators
Simeonidis Tours
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Athens to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Athens to Gevgelija
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$34 - $39
Schedules at
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Rule Turs
Phone
02/ 3163 – 346
Email
ruleturs@sas.com.mk
Website
sas.com.mk
Bus from Gevgelija to Skopje
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9
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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
$13 - $19
Schedules at
matpu.com

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