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There are 7 ways to get from Bucharest to Macedonia 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 Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  12 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Skopje

$34 - $53

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  15 h 25 min

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

$27 - $36

5 alternative options

Bus ETAP Group  •  16 h 23 min

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

$36 - $53

Drive  •  8 h

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Skopje 396.8 miles

$60 - $95

Fly to Skopje  •  9 h 36 min

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

$102 - $255

Fly to Thessaloniki, train  •  9 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Thessaloniki (SKG) OTP - SKG
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Mesonision

$70 - $168

Fly to Sofia, bus  •  12 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Sofia (SOF) OTP - SOF
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Kriva Palanka
  3. Take the bus from Kriva Palanka to Štip

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The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Macedonia is to train and bus which costs $26 - $40 and takes 15 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Macedonia is to drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 8 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bucharest to Macedonia. However, there are services departing from Bucharest and arriving at Skopje via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 47 min.

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The distance between Bucharest and Macedonia is 475 km. The road distance is 634.8 km.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Macedonia without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 47 min and costs $30 - $55.

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It takes approximately 12 h 47 min to get from Bucharest to Macedonia, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Macedonia is to bus which takes 12 h 47 min and costs $30 - $55. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $100 - $260 and takes 9 h 36 min.

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

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Bucharest to Macedonia bus services, operated by Matpu, arrive at Skopje station.

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Map of how to get from Bucharest to Macedonia.
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  • Distance: 296.6 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 47 min

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Macedonia?

You can take a bus from Bucharest to Skopje via Sofia and Sofia in around 12 h 47 min. Alternatively, Turkish Airlines, Austrian Airlines and eight other airlines fly from Bucharest to Dračevo every 4 hours.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Skopje via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Skopje via Stockholm Skavsta
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Skopje via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $290
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Skopje via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $360
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $300
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Skopje via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Skopje via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Skopje via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $950
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Skopje via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Mesonision
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
trainose.gr
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Second Class
$11 - $15
First Class
$14 - $18
Bus operators
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Bucharest to Sofia
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
ms.mk
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
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Bucharest - Gară Filaret to Sofia - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Kriva Palanka
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com
ATP Proleter
Website
mktransport.mk
Bus from Kriva Palanka to Skopje
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
mktransport.mk
Bus from Kriva Palanka to Štip
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
mktransport.mk

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Macedonia is 1 h behind Bucharest. It is currently 11:29 AM in Bucharest and 10:29 AM in Macedonia.

Yes, the driving distance between Bucharest to Macedonia is 635 km. It takes approximately 8 h to drive from Bucharest to Macedonia.

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

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There are 10+ hotels available in Macedonia. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is to shuttle which takes 44 min and costs $1 - $2.

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