Directions from Istanbul to Skopje

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

$30 - $56

5 alternative options

Fly Istanbul to Pristina, train  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Pristina (PRN) IST - PRN
  2. Take the train from Fushë Kosovë to Skopje

$52 - $153

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Skopje  •  6 h 58 min

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

$59 - $1,308

Fly Istanbul to Thessaloniki, bus  •  9 h 29 min

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

$102 - $249

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Pristina, train  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Pristina (PRN) SAW - PRN
  2. Take the train from Fushë Kosovë to Skopje

$60 - $280

Drive  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Skopje 502.1 miles

$100 - $150

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 $29 - $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 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Pristina
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Train operators
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Fushë Kosovë to Skopje
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $22
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
MZI
Website
mzi.mk
Train from Kosovo Polje to Skopje
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
mzi.mk
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
$29 - $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
$35 - $45
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Istanbul and Skopje is 635 km. The road distance is 803 km.

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Skopje is to bus which costs 140 ₺ - 270 ₺ and takes 14 h 12 min.

The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Skopje is to fly which takes 5 h 39 min and costs 330 ₺ - 800 ₺.

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