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There are 3 ways to get from Macedonia to Bulgaria by 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.

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Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Skopje to Sofia

$14 - $19

Cheapest option

Bus Matpu  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Skopje to Sofia

$14 - $19

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Skopje to Sofia 153.2 miles

$24 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Macedonia to Bulgaria is to bus which costs $14 - $19 and takes 3 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Macedonia to Bulgaria is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 3 h 4 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Skopje and arriving at Sofia. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 45 min.

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The distance between Macedonia and Bulgaria is 330 km. The road distance is 245.1 km.

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The best way to get from Macedonia to Bulgaria without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 45 min and costs $14 - $19.

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The bus from Skopje to Sofia takes 3 h 45 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Macedonia to Bulgaria bus services, operated by Makedonija Soobrakaj AD, depart from Skopje station.

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Macedonia to Bulgaria bus services, operated by Makedonija Soobrakaj AD, arrive at Sofia station.

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Bulgaria is 1 h ahead of Macedonia. It is currently 5:07 PM in Macedonia and 6:07 PM in Bulgaria.

Yes, the driving distance between Macedonia to Bulgaria is 245 km. It takes approximately 3 h 4 min to drive from Macedonia to Bulgaria.

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  • Distance: 206.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 45 min

What companies run services between Macedonia and Bulgaria?

Makedonija Soobrakaj AD operates a bus from Skopje to Sofia 3 times a day. Tickets cost $14 - $19 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Bus operators
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
ms.mk
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
matpu.com

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