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There are 7 ways to get from Istanbul to Macedonia by plane, train, bus 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.

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Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Skopje, line 641 train  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Skopje (SKP) IST - SKP
  2. Take the line 641 train from Skopje to Dračevo

$72 - $164

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Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  14 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Skopje

$30 - $56

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Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Pristina, bus  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Pristina (PRN) IST - PRN
  2. Take the bus from Priština to Tetovo

$55 - $150

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Pristina, bus  •  9 h

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Pristina (PRN) SAW - PRN
  2. Take the bus from Priština to Tetovo

$62 - $276

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Skopje  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Skopje (SKP) SAW - SKP

$59 - $1,310

Bus Alpar Turizm  •  12 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Skopje

$35 - $40

Drive  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Skopje 502.1 miles

$100 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Macedonia is to bus which costs 190 ₺ - 230 ₺ and takes 12 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Macedonia is to fly and line 641 train which costs 400 ₺ - 950 ₺ and takes 6 h 46 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and Macedonia is 608 km. The road distance is 803.4 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Macedonia without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 42 min and costs 190 ₺ - 230 ₺.

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It takes approximately 6 h 46 min to get from Istanbul to Macedonia, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Macedonia is to fly which takes 8 h 10 min and costs 330 ₺ - 7.500 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 190 ₺ - 230 ₺ and takes 12 h 42 min.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Skopje Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Macedonia is 2 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 8:19 PM in Istanbul and 6:19 PM in Macedonia.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Macedonia is 803 km. It takes approximately 8 h 12 min to drive from Istanbul to Macedonia.

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Turkish Airlines offers flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Skopje Airport.

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  • Distance: 379.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 46 min

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Macedonia?

Pegasus Airlines flies from Istanbul to Dračevo 4 times a week. Alternatively, Alpar Turizm operates a bus from Istanbul to Skopje once daily. Tickets cost $34 - $39 and the journey takes 11 h 30 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Pristina
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Pristina
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
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
Bus operators
Durmo Tours
Website
durmotours.com
Bus from Priština to Tetovo
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Skopje
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$34 - $39
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Istanbul to Skopje
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Schedules at
ms.mk

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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 Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to Metro which takes 34 min and costs 4 ₺.

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