Duration 3h 36m
Distance 803.4 km
Average price $90
Possible routes 6 found

Istanbul to Skopje

Rome2rio has found 6 ways to get from Istanbul to Skopje by flight, train, bus and car. We recommend flying from Istanbul Ataturk to Skopje, which is the fastest option and takes around 3h 36m.
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Fly to Skopje

  1. Istanbul Ataturk
  2. Skopje
Fastest
3h 36m
$96 - $191
Alternative routes

Fly to Pristina, train

  1. Istanbul Ataturk
  2. Miradi e Poshtme
  3. Skopje
5h 43m
$74 - $165

Bus via Istanbul

  1. Istanbul
  2. Skopje
12h 42m
Cheapest
$34 - $39

Bus

  1. Istanbul
  2. Skopje
14h 12m
$28 - $56

Train

  1. Halkali
  2. Kapikule
  3. Sofia
  4. Niš
  5. Skopje
22h 54m
$28 - $62

Drive

  1. Istanbul
  2. Skopje
8h 12m
$100 - $150

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Istanbul to Skopje? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

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

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Skopje is to fly which costs 550 ₺ - 1.200 ₺ and takes 3h 36m.

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No, there is no direct train from Istanbul to Skopje. However, there are services departing from Halkali and arriving at Skopje via Kapikule, Sofia and Niš. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 54m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Skopje is 635 km. The road distance is 803.4 km.

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

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It takes approximately 3h 36m to get from Istanbul to Skopje, including transfers.

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Istanbul to Skopje train services, operated by Turkish Railways (TCDD), depart from Halkali station.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Skopje is to fly which takes 3h 36m and costs 550 ₺ - 1.200 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus via Istanbul, which costs 190 ₺ - 230 ₺ and takes 12h 42m, you could also train, which costs 160 ₺ - 370 ₺ and takes 22h 54m.

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

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Skopje is 1h behind Istanbul. It is currently 3:47 PM in Istanbul and 2:47 PM in Skopje.

Istanbul to Skopje train services, operated by Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD, arrive at Skopje station.

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

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Turkish Airlines and Aegean Airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Skopje Airport.

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There are 596+ hotels available in Skopje. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs 150 ₺ - 190 ₺.

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How to travel from Istanbul to Skopje

Find all the possible transport options for your trip from Istanbul to Skopje right here. Rome2rio displays up to date schedules, route maps, journey times and estimated fares from relevant transport operators, ensuring you can make an informed decision about which option will suit you best. Click the map below to see more travel options.

What companies run services between Istanbul and Skopje?

Turkish Airlines and Aegean Airlines fly from Istanbul to Skopje twice daily. Alternatively, Alpar Turizm operates a bus from Istanbul to Skopje once daily. Tickets cost $33 - $38 and the journey takes 11h 30m.
Airlines
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Bus operators
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$33 - $38
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $55

Skopje, Macedonia

Skopje is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Macedonia. It is the country's political, cultural, economic, and academic center. It was known in the Roman period under the name Scupi. - Wikipedia

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