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There are 9 ways to get from Italy to Macedonia by plane, train, bus, car or car ferry

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Fly Bologna to Thessaloniki, train

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Thessaloniki (SKG)
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Rodopolis

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Fly Bari to Sofia, train

  1. Fly from Bari (BRI) to Sofia (SOF)
  2. Take the train from Sofia to General Todorov

Fly Rome Ciampino to Thessaloniki, train

  1. Fly from Rome Ciampino (CIA) to Thessaloniki (SKG)
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Rodopolis

Fly Naples to Sofia, train

  1. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Sofia (SOF)
  2. Take the train from Sofia to General Todorov

Fly Naples to Thessaloniki, train

  1. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Thessaloniki (SKG)
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Rodopolis

Fly Rome Ciampino to Sofia, train

  1. Fly from Rome Ciampino (CIA) to Sofia (SOF)
  2. Take the train from Sofia to General Todorov

Train, Bus, drive

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Bari Centrale
  2. Take the Bus from Bari to Kičevo
  3. Take the train from Kichevo to Skopje
  4. Take the train from Skopje to Miravci
  5. Drive from Miravci to Macedonia

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Roma to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Petrich Bus Station

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Rome to Ancona
  2. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Igoumenitsa
  3. Drive from Igoumenitsa to Macedonia

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The cheapest way to get from Italy to Macedonia is to fly and train which costs €30 - €210 and takes 8h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Italy to Macedonia is to fly and train which costs €30 - €250 and takes 8h 18m.

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It is approximately 871 km to get from Italy to Macedonia.

The best way to get from Italy to Macedonia without a car is to bus which takes 33h 1m and costs €200 - €260.

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It takes approximately 8h 38m to get from Italy to Macedonia, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Bologna Airport to Thessaloniki Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Macedonia is 1h ahead of Italy. It is currently 2:17 PM in Italy and 3:17 PM in Macedonia.

Ryanair, Air Serbia and Aegean Airlines offer flights from Bologna Airport to Thessaloniki Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Italy to Bologna Airport is to train which takes 7 min and costs €7 - €19.

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Map of how to get from Italy to Macedonia.
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  • Distance: 871 km
  • Duration: 8h 38m

What companies run services between Italy and Macedonia, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Rome to Macedonia via Sofia Central Bus Station and Petrich Bus Station in around 33h 1m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$7 - $160
Flights from Bari to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$8 - $210
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$17 - $200
Flights from Naples to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$12 - $110
Flights from Naples to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$19 - $270
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$21 - $150
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bari to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$8 - $210
Flights from Naples to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$18 - $140
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Bologna to Thessaloniki via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $360
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Rodopolis
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Book at
Raileurope.com
Airport
$11
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $120
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$35 - $50
Base Standard
$65 - $90
Base Premium
$80 - $120
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $85
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
$30 - $45
Smart Low Cost
$29 - $45
Smart Flex
$60 - $85
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
$30 - $45
Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Email
mztransportad@mztransportad.com.mk
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Kichevo to Skopje
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $24
Website
Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD
Train from Skopje to Miravci
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $29
Website
Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD
Bus operators
Durmo Tours
Phone
+389 42 217 370
Email
durmotours@yahoo.com
Website
durmotours.com.mk
Bus from Bari to Kičevo
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Schedules at
durmotours.eu
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Roma to Sofia
Ave. Duration
28h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$200 - $260
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Petrich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Union Ivkoni
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Ancona to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
16h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $260
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
$70 - $90
Aircraft-type seats
$80 - $100
2 bed inside cabin
$210 - $260
3 bed outside cabin
$190 - $250
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Ancona to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
Grimaldi Lines
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Ancona to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
15h 59m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $170
Website
Minoan Lines
Deck
$55 - $65
Airplane economy seats
$65 - $80
2-berth outside
$140 - $170
3-berth outside shower
$120 - $150

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