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

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 Rome Ciampino to Skopje, line 641 train  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Rome Ciampino (CIA) to Skopje (SKP) CIA - SKP
  2. Take the line 641 train from Skopje to Dračevo

$37 - $227

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Fly Rome to Tirana, shuttle  •  10 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Tirana (TIA) FCO - TIA
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Tiranë to Struga
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Struga to Tetovo

Fly Rome to Podgorica, bus  •  12 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Podgorica (TGD) FCO - TGD
  2. Take the bus from Podgorica to Prizren

$142 - $348

Fly Bologna to Tirana, shuttle  •  11 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Tirana (TIA) BLQ - TIA
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Tiranë to Struga
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Struga to Tetovo

Train, bus  •  17 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Venezia Mestre Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Conegliano Reg / ...
  3. Take the bus from Conegliano to Skopje

$99 - $174

Bus, bus and ferry  •  20 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Rome to Bari 572 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Bari to Gostivar
  3. Take the bus from Gostivar to Skopje

$76 - $169

Bus and ferry, bus  •  30 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Durres Zob
  2. Take the bus from Durrës to Skopje

$100 - $152

Train  •  30 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Villach Hbf En
  3. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. Ec / ...
  4. Take the train from Zagreb to Belgrade
  5. Take the train from Belgrade to Skopje 335

$136 - $296

Drive, car ferry  •  26 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Rome to Ancona
  2. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Durrës
  3. Drive from Durrës to Skopje

$176 - $281

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Italy to Macedonia is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 85€ - 140€ and takes 30 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Italy to Macedonia is to fly and line 641 train which costs 30€ - 200€ and takes 6 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Italy to Macedonia. However, there are services departing from P.le Tiburtino and arriving at Skopje via Rome, Bari and Gostivar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Italy to Macedonia. However, there are services departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Skopje via Bologna C.Le, Villach Hbf, Zagreb and Belgrade. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h 28 min.

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The distance between Italy and Macedonia is 754 km.

The best way to get from Italy to Macedonia without a car is to train and bus which takes 17 h 47 min and costs 85€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 45 min to get from Italy to Macedonia, including transfers.

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Italy to Macedonia bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rome station.

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Italy to Macedonia train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Roma Termini station.

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The quickest flight from Rome Ciampino Airport to Skopje Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Italy to Macedonia.
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  • Distance: 471.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 45 min

What companies run services between Italy and Macedonia?

You can take a train from Rome to Skopje via Bologna C.Le, Villach Hbf, Zagreb, and Belgrade in around 30 h 28 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Tirana
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Flights from Rome to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Flights from Bologna to Tirana via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Blue Panorama Airlines
Website
blue-panorama.com
Flights from Rome to Tirana
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Flights from Bologna to Tirana
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Montenegro Airlines
Website
montenegroairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Ernest
Website
flyernest.com
Flights from Bologna to Tirana
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bologna to Tirana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
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
Train from Belgrade to Skopje
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $100
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Conegliano
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $10
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $10
Train from Bologna C.Le to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$45 - $60
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod.
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Bus operators
Euro Linia
Phone
+389 46 787 467
Email
eurolinia6@hotmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Shuttle from Tiranë to Struga
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
facebook.com
Shuttle from Struga to Tetovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
facebook.com
Vector
Website
vectortours.de
Bus from Podgorica to Prizren
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
vectortours.de
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Conegliano to Skopje
Ave. Duration
12 h 1 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Durrës to Skopje
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Schedules at
ms.mk
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rome to Bari
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Durmo Tours
Website
durmotours.com
Bus and ferry from Bari to Gostivar
Ave. Duration
11 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $100
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Bus from Gostivar to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Bus from Durrës to Skopje
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Durres Zob
Ave. Duration
21 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Ferry operators
Adria Ferries
Phone
071 50211621
Email
booking@adriaferries.com
Website
adriaferries.com
Car ferry from Ancona to Durrës
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Schedules at
adriaferries.com
Deck
$100 - $110
Car
$140 - $150
Inside cabin 2 beds
$130 - $145
Inner cabin 2 beds
$150 - $170

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Italy to Macedonia bus services, operated by Durmo Tours, arrive at Skopje station.

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Italy to Macedonia train services, operated by Macedonian Railways (MZ), arrive at Skopje station.

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Wizz Air offers flights from Rome Ciampino Airport to Skopje Airport.

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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 Italy to Rome Ciampino Airport is to train which takes 15 min and costs 1€ - 4€.

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