There are 6 ways to get from Greece to Macedonia by train, bus, 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

Train, bus  •  9 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki Ic 58 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Skopje

$51 - $71

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Train, night train  •  10 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki Ic 58 / ...
  2. Take the night train from Thessaloniki to Skopje Hellas Express

$35 - $55

4 alternative options

Bus KTEL Thessalonikis  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Skopje

$71 - $83

Bus Siamos Tours  •  14 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Gevgelija
  2. Take the bus from Gevgelija to Skopje

$44 - $50

Drive  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Skopje 438.7 miles

$100 - $160

Fly, train, drive  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Thessaloniki (SKG) ATH - SKG
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Florina
  3. Drive from Florina to Bitola

$46 - $146

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The cheapest way to get from Greece to Macedonia is to bus which costs 35€ - 45€ and takes 14 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Greece to Macedonia is to drive which takes 7 h 15 min and costs 90€ - 140€.

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The distance between Greece and Macedonia is 292 km. The road distance is 702 km.

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It takes approximately 9 h 53 min to get from Greece to Macedonia, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Greece to Macedonia. However, there are services departing from Πλατεια Μεταξουργειου and arriving at Skopje via Athens and Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Greece to Macedonia. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Skopje via Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 54 min.

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What companies run services between Greece and Macedonia?

You can take a bus from Athens to Skopje via Σταθ.Υπερασ.Λεωφ.Κηφισου, Athens, Thessaloniki Monastiriou, and Thessaloniki in around 11 h 30 min.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki via Paros
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki via Chios
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Train from Thessaloniki to Florina
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$11 - $15
First Class
$14 - $18
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Night train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $19
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $11
1st Class Ticket
$12 - $19
Bus operators
Simeonidis Tours
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Athens to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Athens to Gevgelija
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$33 - $39
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
Rule Turs
Phone
02/ 3163 – 346
Email
ruleturs@sas.com.mk
Website
sas.com.mk
Bus from Gevgelija to Skopje
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9
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