There are 7 ways to get from Istanbul to Skopje 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.

Recommended option

Fly Istanbul to Skopje  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Skopje (SKP) IST - SKP

$71 - $161

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Skopje

$29 - $56

5 alternative options

Fly Istanbul to Pristina, train  •  7 h 46 min

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

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Skopje  •  6 h 58 min

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

$58 - $1,306

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Pristina, train  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Pristina (PRN) SAW - PRN
  2. Take the train from Miradi e Poshtme to Skopje

Fly Istanbul to Thessaloniki, bus  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Thessaloniki (SKG) IST - SKG
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Skopje

$101 - $249

Drive  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Skopje 502.1 miles

$100 - $150

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Skopje is to bus which costs 180 ₺ - 370 ₺ and takes 14 h 12 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Skopje is to fly which costs 460 ₺ - 1.100 ₺ and takes 5 h 39 min.

More details

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

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 5 h 39 min to get from Istanbul to Skopje, including transfers.

More details

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

Get driving directions

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

Map of how to get from Istanbul to Skopje.
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  • Distance: 397.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 39 min

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Skopje, Macedonia?

Turkish Airlines flies from Istanbul to Skopje twice daily. Alternatively, Makedonija Soobrakaj AD operates a bus from Istanbul to Skopje 3 times a day. Tickets cost $28 - $55 and the journey takes 13 h. Alpar Turizm also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Flights from Istanbul to Pristina
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Flights from Istanbul to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Pristina
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
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
Bus operators
Simeonidis Tours
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
$28 - $55
Schedules at
ms.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
$32 - $35
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr

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