There are 8 ways to get from Bucharest to Macedonia by bus, train, 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

Bus  •  12 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Ruse
  2. Take the bus from Ruse to Sofia - Central Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Skopje

$26 - $39

Cheapest option

Night train, train, bus  •  16 h 20 min

  1. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Gorna Oryahovitsa
  2. Take the train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Sofia 461
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Skopje

$25 - $33

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  14 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Pleven 980
  2. Take the train from Pleven to Sofia 461
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Skopje

$29 - $46

Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  21 h 19 min

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

Drive  •  8 h

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Skopje 396.8 miles

$60 - $95

Fly to Skopje  •  9 h 31 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 Θεσσαλονίκη to Μεσονήσιον

$70 - $168

Fly to Sofia, bus  •  12 h 31 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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Macedonia is to night train and train and bus which costs $24 - $35 and takes 16 h 20 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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The distance between Bucharest and Macedonia is 475 km. The road distance is 634.8 km.

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It takes approximately 12 h 55 min to get from Bucharest to Macedonia, including transfers.

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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 Ruse and Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 55 min.

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Bucharest to Macedonia bus services, operated by Avtoekspres, depart from Praha 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 55 min

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Macedonia?

You can take a bus from Bucharest to Skopje via Ruse, Sofia - Central Bus Station, and Sofia in around 12 h 55 min. Alternatively, Croatia Airlines, Austrian Airlines and 10 other airlines fly from Bucharest to Dračevo every 2 hours.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
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
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Skopje via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $330
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Skopje via Stockholm Skavsta
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki via Budapest
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Skopje via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 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, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Skopje via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $950
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Skopje via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Pleven to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Gorna Oryahovitsa
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
bdz.bg
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Μεσονήσιον
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$11 - $15
First Class
$14 - $18
Bus operators
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Bucharest to Ruse
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Ruse to Sofia - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Biomet
Phone
:+3599884551
Email
office@biomet.bg
Website
biomet.bg
Bus from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
biomet.bg
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 - $18
Schedules at
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Kriva Palanka
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
matpu.com
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Pleven
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Kyustendil to Skopje
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Schedules at
ms.mk
Kyustendil Municipality Transport
Website
kustendil.bg
Bus from Sofia to Kyustendil
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
kustendil.bg
STRANDJA
Phone
05952/ 36 35
Email
park@strandja.bg
Website
strandja.bg
Bus from Sofia to Kyustendil
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
strandja.bg
ATP Proleter
Website
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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