There are 9 ways to get from Budapest to Macedonia by plane, bus, train, shuttle 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.

Recommended option

Fly Budapest to Pristina, bus  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Pristina (PRN) BUD - PRN
  2. Take the bus from Priština to Tetovo

$32 - $381

Cheapest option

Fly Budapest to Skopje, line 641 train  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Skopje (SKP) BUD - SKP
  2. Take the line 641 train from Skopje to Dračevo

$24 - $364

7 alternative options

Train to Vienna, fly to Skopje  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Skopje (SKP) VIE - SKP

$138 - $307

Train to Bratislava, fly to Skopje  •  9 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Bratislava hl.st.
  2. Fly from Bratislava (BTS) to Skopje (SKP) BTS - SKP

$79 - $2,250

Fly Budapest to Sofia, bus  •  12 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Sofia (SOF) BUD - SOF
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Kriva Palanka
  3. Take the bus from Kriva Palanka to Štip

Bus  •  13 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest - Népliget to Beograd 990
  2. Take the bus from Belgrade to Skopje 992

$47 - $71

Shuttle, bus  •  14 h 15 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Novi Sad Door to door Shuttle
  2. Take the bus from Novi Sad to Skopje

$53

Train  •  18 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Beograd D
  2. Take the train from Belgrade to Skopje 335

$85 - $187

Drive  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Skopje 505.4 miles

$90 - $130

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Macedonia is to bus which costs 13 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft and takes 13 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Macedonia is to fly and line 641 train which costs 6 500 Ft - 100 000 Ft and takes 6 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Macedonia. However, there are services departing from Deák Ferenc tér M and arriving at Skopje via Budapest - Népliget and Belgrade. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Macedonia. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Keleti and arriving at Skopje via Belgrade. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 59 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Macedonia is 687 km. The road distance is 808.7 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Macedonia without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 43 min and costs 13 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 7 h 39 min to get from Budapest to Macedonia, including transfers.

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Budapest to Macedonia bus services, operated by Fudeks, depart from Budapest - Népliget station.

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Budapest to Macedonia train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Budapest-Keleti station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Macedonia is to bus which takes 13 h 43 min and costs 13 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 23 000 Ft - 55 000 Ft and takes 18 h 59 min.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Macedonia.
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  • Distance: 429.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 39 min

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Macedonia?

You can take a bus from Budapest to Skopje via Népliget M, Budapest - Népliget, Beograd, and Belgrade in around 13 h 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Skopje via Beograd and Belgrade in around 18 h 59 min.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Pristina
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$23 - $160
Flights from Budapest to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$16 - $120
Flights from Bratislava to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Flights from Budapest to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Pristina via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Vienna to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Budapest to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Budapest to Sofia via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Train operators
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Skopje to Dračevo
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Train from Belgrade to Skopje
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $110
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Beograd
Ave. Duration
8 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Durmo Tours
Website
durmotours.com
Bus from Priština to Tetovo
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
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 Štip
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
mktransport.mk
Fudeks
Phone
+381 11 7620255
Email
office@fudeks.rs
Website
fudeks.rs
Bus from Budapest - Népliget to Beograd
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
en.fudeks.rs
Book at
fudeks.rs
Bus from Beograd to Skopje
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
en.fudeks.rs
Book at
fudeks.rs
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Belgrade to Skopje
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Belgrade to Skopje
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
ms.mk
Terra Travel d.o.o.
Phone
011 3287 412
Email
info@terratravel.rs
Website
terratravel.rs
Shuttle from Budapest to Novi Sad
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
terratravel.rs
Book at
terratravel.rs
Nis Ekspres
Phone
+381 18 255 177
Email
marketing@nis-ekspres.rs
Website
nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Novi Sad to Skopje
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs

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