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There are 9 ways to get from Madrid to Skopje by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Skopje

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Skopje (SKP)

Fly to Sofia, bus

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Sofia (SOF)
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Skopje

Fly to Pristina, train

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Pristina (PRN)
  2. Take the train from Priština to Skopje

Fly to Tirana, bus, train

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Tirana (TIA)
  2. Take the bus from Tirana to Kičevo
  3. Take the train from KIChEVO to Skopje

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Milano Centrale
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre
  5. Take the bus from Mestre to Skopje

Bus via Venice

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Mestre
  2. Take the bus from Mestre to Skopje

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur to Sofia Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Skopje

Bus #2

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Skopje

Drive

  1. Drive from Madrid to Skopje

Madrid to Skopje by bus

The bus journey time between Madrid and Skopje is around 2 days 5h and covers a distance of around 3495 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by Union Ivkoni, Georg and Kaleia, the Madrid to Skopje bus service departs from Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur and arrives in Skopje. Typically seven buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

7 Weekly Buses
2 days 5h Average Duration
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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Skopje is to fly and train which costs €90 - €290 and takes 13h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Skopje is to fly which costs €80 - €250 and takes 9h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Skopje. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Skopje via Mestre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 47h 29m.

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The distance between Madrid and Skopje is 2102 km. The road distance is 3001.2 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Skopje without a car is to train and bus which takes 33h 58m and costs €200 - €470.

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It takes approximately 9h 15m to get from Madrid to Skopje, including transfers.

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Madrid to Skopje bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Skopje is to fly which takes 9h 15m and costs €80 - €250. Alternatively, you can bus via Venice, which costs €190 - €280 and takes 47h 29m.

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There is no direct flight from Madrid Airport to Skopje Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h and has one stopover.

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

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  • Distance: 2102.4 km
  • Duration: 9h 15m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Skopje, North Macedonia?

Aegean Airlines, Air Serbia and 12 other airlines fly from Madrid to Skopje every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Skopje via Mestre in around 47h 29m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Skopje via Munich, Vienna
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Pristina via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Pristina via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Tirana via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Tirana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Madrid to Skopje via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Skopje via Turin
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Madrid to Skopje via Malta
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Flights from Madrid to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Madrid to Pristina via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Madrid to Tirana
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Madrid to Sofia via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Madrid to Sofia via Malta
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Madrid to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Madrid to Sofia via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Madrid to Sofia via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Skopje via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Tirana via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Madrid to Skopje via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Tirana via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Skopje via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Madrid to Pristina via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $450
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Madrid to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Flights from Madrid to Tirana via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Pristina via Geneva
Ave. Duration
8h 37m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Madrid to Skopje via Munich, Vienna
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Madrid to Sofia via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Sofia via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Madrid to Pristina via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $360
GP Aviation
Flights from Madrid to Pristina via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Email
mztransportad@mztransportad.com.mk
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Priština to Skopje
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $21
Website
Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD
Train from KIChEVO to Skopje
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $24
Website
Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
$55 - $60
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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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 Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$22 - $30
Base Standard
$40 - $60
Base Premium
$50 - $75
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 Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $60
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
$22 - $30
Smart Low Cost
$19 - $28
Smart Flex
$40 - $60
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenitalia EuroCity

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 Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $140
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
$60 - $80
1st Class
$100 - $140
Bus operators
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
Email
office@kaleiatravel.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Skopje
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com
Durmo Tours
Phone
+389 42 217 370
Email
durmotours@yahoo.com
Website
durmotours.com.mk
Bus from Tirana to Kičevo
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Bus from Mestre to Skopje
Ave. Duration
15h 59m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Mestre
Ave. Duration
30h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Website
alsa.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur to Sofia Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
47h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Website
Union Ivkoni
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Madrid to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 days 1h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$330 - $430
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Madrid to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 days 2h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Website
Yubim

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Skopje is 3001 km. It takes approximately 28h 1m to drive from Madrid to Skopje.

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Ryanair, Alitalia, Air Malta and six other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Skopje Airport.

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