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There are 6 ways to get from Budapest to Skopje by plane, train, shuttle, bus or car

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Fly Budapest to Skopje  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Skopje (SKP) BUD - SKP

$23 - $361

5 alternative options

Fly Budapest to Pristina, train  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Pristina (PRN) BUD - PRN
  2. Take the train from Miradi e Poshtme to Skopje

Train to Vienna, fly to Skopje  •  8 h 5 min

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

$136 - $302

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

$51

Train  •  18 h 59 min

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

$84 - $176

Drive  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Skopje 505.4 miles

$90 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Skopje is to shuttle and bus which costs 14 451 Ft and takes 14 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Skopje is to fly which costs 6 500 Ft - 110 000 Ft and takes 5 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Skopje. 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 Skopje is 640 km. The road distance is 808.7 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Skopje without a car is to shuttle and bus which takes 14 h 15 min and costs 14 451 Ft.

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It takes approximately 5 h 33 min to get from Budapest to Skopje, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Budapest to Skopje is to fly which takes 5 h 33 min and costs 6 500 Ft - 110 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 23 000 Ft - 50 000 Ft and takes 18 h 59 min.

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Skopje Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Budapest to Skopje train services, operated by Macedonian Railways (MZ), arrive at Skopje station.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Skopje.
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  • Distance: 400.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 33 min

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Skopje, Macedonia?

Wizz Air and Austrian Airlines fly from Budapest to Skopje once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Skopje via Beograd and Belgrade in around 18 h 59 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Skopje via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Budapest to Pristina via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Vienna to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$16 - $120
Flights from Budapest to Pristina
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$23 - $160
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Vienna to Skopje via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Train operators
Trainkos
Phone
038 534 – 814
Email
info@trainkos.com
Website
trainkos.com
Train from Miradi e Poshtme to Skopje
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
trainkos.com
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-Keleti to Beograd
Ave. Duration
8 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Belgrade to Skopje
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $100
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Bus operators
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
$27
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
$25
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Skopje is 809 km. It takes approximately 8 h 4 min to drive from Budapest to Skopje.

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Wizz Air and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Skopje Airport.

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There are 627+ hotels available in Skopje. Prices start at $26 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 33 min and costs 350 Ft.

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