There are 9 ways to get from Bucharest to Macedonia by bus, night train, 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 25 min

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

$43

Cheapest option

Night train, train, bus  •  15 h 25 min

  1. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Ruse
  2. Take the train from Ruse to Sofia 463
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Skopje

$28 - $36

7 alternative options

Bus via Ruse  •  13 h 10 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

$37 - $43

Bus ETAP Group  •  13 h 30 min

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

$36 - $54

Bus FlixBus  •  16 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Sofia 980
  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 15 min

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

$102 - $255

Fly to Thessaloniki, train  •  8 h 33 min

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

$98 - $211

Fly to Sofia, bus  •  12 h 33 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

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Macedonia?

You can take a bus from Bucharest to Skopje via Ruse and Sofia in around 12 h 25 min. Alternatively, Austrian Airlines, Croatia Airlines and eight other airlines fly from Bucharest to Dračevo every 3 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
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 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
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Skopje via Malmo
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $320
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Skopje via Stockholm Skavsta
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $340
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
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Skopje via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday 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
Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $11
Website
bdz.bg
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Florina
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$12 - $16
First Class
$15 - $19
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 - $5
Schedules at
autogaravn.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
$18
Schedules at
biomet.bg
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 43
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Skopje
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com
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
$13 - $20
Schedules at
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Kriva Palanka
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
matpu.com
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Sofia to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Kyustendil to Skopje
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Schedules at
ms.mk
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Ruse to Sofia - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Bus from Bucharest - Gară Filaret to Sofia - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
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
$12 - $19
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
$12 - $18
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Sofia
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Bucharest to Macedonia?

The distance between Bucharest and Macedonia is 475 km. The road distance is 635 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Macedonia?

The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Macedonia is to night train and train and bus which costs $27 - $40 and takes 15 h 25 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Bucharest to Macedonia?

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

Is there a direct bus between Bucharest and Macedonia?

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 25 min.

How long does it take to get from Bucharest to Macedonia?

It takes approximately 12 h 25 min to get from Bucharest to Macedonia, including transfers.