There are 6 ways to get from Greece to Macedonia by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  9 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki Αθήνα - Θεσσαλονίκη
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Skopje

$51 - $72

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Train, night train  •  10 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki Αθήνα - Θεσσαλονίκη
  2. Take the night train from Thessaloniki to Skopje Hellas Express

$35 - $57

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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

$45 - $51

Drive  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Skopje 438.7 miles

$100 - $160

Fly, train, drive  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Thessaloniki (SKG) ATH - SKG
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Mesonision
  3. Drive from Mesonision 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 costs 85€ - 130€ and takes 7 h 15 min.

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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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The distance between Greece and Macedonia is 292 km. The road distance is 701.9 km.

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The best way to get from Greece to Macedonia without a car is to train and bus which takes 9 h 53 min and costs 40€ - 65€.

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

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Greece to Macedonia bus services, operated by KTEL Thessalonikis, depart from Athens station.

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Greece to Macedonia train services, operated by Greek Railways (OSE), depart from Athens station.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Thessaloniki Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Greece to Macedonia.
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  • Distance: 182.8 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 53 min

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
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
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
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Second Class
$28 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Train from Thessaloniki to Mesonision
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 - $19
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Night train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $20
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $12
1st Class Ticket
$12 - $20
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
$34 - $40
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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Greece to Macedonia bus services, operated by Simeonidis Tours, arrive at Skopje station.

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Macedonia is 1 h behind Greece. It is currently 3:52 PM in Greece and 2:52 PM in Macedonia.

Greece to Macedonia train services, operated by Serbian Railways, arrive at Skopje station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Greece to Macedonia is 702 km. It takes approximately 7 h 15 min to drive from Greece to Macedonia.

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Ellinair, Ryanair and Olympic Air offer flights from Athens Airport to Thessaloniki Airport.

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There are 10+ hotels available in Macedonia. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Greece to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs 9€.

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