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

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Train, bus  •  9 h 53 min

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

$51 - $71

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Train, night train  •  10 h 54 min

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

$35 - $55

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Bus KTEL Thessalonikis  •  10 h 15 min

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

$68 - $80

Bus Siamos Tours  •  13 h 12 min

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

$43 - $47

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 Sofia, bus  •  11 h 13 min

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

$41 - $142

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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 Athens and arriving at Skopje via Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 54 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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The best way to get from Athens to Skopje without a car is to train and bus which takes 9 h 53 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 53 min 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 quickest flight from Athens Airport to Thessaloniki Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Athens to Skopje bus services, operated by Simeonidis Tours, arrive at Skopje station.

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Skopje is 1 h behind Athens. It is currently 4:05 AM in Athens and 3:05 AM in Skopje.

Map of how to get from Athens to Skopje.
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  • Distance: 304.5 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 53 min

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.

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 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
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
Bulgaria Air
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
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $150
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
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Second Class
$27 - $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 - $19
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $11
1st Class Ticket
$12 - $19
Bus operators
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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
$33 - $39
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
3 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9
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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

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Athens to Skopje train services, operated by Serbian Railways, arrive at Skopje station.

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

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Ellinair, Ryanair and Olympic Air offer flights from Athens Airport to Thessaloniki 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 Athens to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs .

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