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There are 6 ways to get from Athens to Skopje by plane, train, bus 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 to Thessaloniki, train  •  9h 23m

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

$46 - $178

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Fly to Sofia, bus  •  11h 17m

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

$41 - $142

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Fly to Skopje  •  5h 32m

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

$105 - $560

Train  •  11h 1m

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki Αθήνα - Θεσσαλονίκη
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Skopje 334

$41 - $120

Bus  •  12h 20m

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

$61 - $63

Drive  •  7h 15m

  1. Drive from Athens to Skopje 438.7 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Skopje is to bus which costs 52€ - 55€ and takes 12h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Skopje is to fly which costs 90€ - 490€ and takes 5h 32m.

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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 and Gevgelija. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Athens to Skopje. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Skopje via Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 1m.

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

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The best way to get from Athens to Skopje without a car is to train which takes 11h 1m and costs 35€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 9h 23m to get from Athens to Skopje, including transfers.

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Athens to Skopje bus services, operated by KTEL Thessalonikis, depart from Athens station.

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Athens to Skopje train services, operated by Greek Railways (OSE), depart from Athens station.

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The best way to get from Athens to Skopje is to fly which takes 5h 32m and costs 90€ - 490€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 35€ - 110€ and takes 11h 1m, you could also bus, which costs 52€ - 55€ and takes 12h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Skopje.
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  • Distance: 304.5 miles
  • Duration: 9h 23m

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

Aegean Airlines flies from Athens to Skopje twice a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Athens to Skopje via Thessaloniki in around 11h 1m.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki via Chios
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Athens to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki via Chios
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $150
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki via Chios
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Train operators
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $55
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Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $70
Website
trainose.gr
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2nd Class Ticket
$24 - $35
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $45
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$45 - $55
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$60 - $70
Bus operators
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
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KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Gevgelija
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
Rule Turs
Phone
02/ 3163 – 346
Email
ruleturs@sas.com.mk
Website
sas.com.mk
Bus from Gevgelija to Skopje
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8
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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Thessaloniki Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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Athens to Skopje bus services, operated by Rule Turs, arrive at Skopje station.

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Skopje is 1h behind Athens. It is currently 4:34 AM in Athens and 3:34 AM in Skopje.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Skopje is 702 km. It takes approximately 7h 15m to drive from Athens to Skopje.

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Ellinair, Sky Express , Ryanair and Olympic Air offer flights from Athens Airport to Thessaloniki Airport.

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There are 582+ hotels available in Skopje. Prices start at $24 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Athens to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42m and costs 9€.

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