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There are 7 ways to get from Matka to Ilova by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  13h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Skopje to Niš
  2. Take the bus from Niš to Kladovo
  3. Take the train from Drobeta Tr. Severin to Slatina Timis

Cheapest option

Bus, train via Tetovo  •  15h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Tetovo to Niš
  2. Take the bus from Niš to Kladovo
  3. Take the train from Drobeta Tr. Severin to Slatina Timis

5 alternative options

Drive, train  •  15h 21m

  1. Drive from Matka to Preševo
  2. Take the train from Preševo to Niš
  3. Take the train from Niš to Beograd centar
  4. Take the train from Beograd central to Vrsac
  5. Drive from Vrsac to Ilova

Bus  •  14h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Skopje to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Caransebeș 1950

Bus, train via Sofia  •  16h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Skopje to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Băile Herculane
  3. Take the train from Băile Herculane to Slatina Timis

Drive  •  7h 7m

  1. Drive from Matka to Ilova 533.6 km

Fly, bus, drive  •  7h 32m

  1. Fly from Skopje (SKP) to Belgrade (BEG) SKP - BEG
  2. Take the bus from Beograd to Vršac
  3. Drive from Vršac to Ilova
North Macedonia → Romania
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International entry into Romania from North Macedonia

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of North Macedonia
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Romania from North Macedonia

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from North Macedonia
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 8 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Belarus, Ecuador, French Polynesia, India, Kosovo, Laos, Mauritania, Morocco, Namibia, Russia, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Ukraine, Vietnam and Zambia
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cabo Verde, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guam, Guernsey, Guyana, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Netherlands, New Caledonia, North Macedonia, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Virgin Islands, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Uruguay
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 8 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Romania

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from North Macedonia

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Romania from North Macedonia.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Ilova is 800 800 358.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Ilova is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Ilova is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 800 358.

No, but conditions apply when returning to North Macedonia from Romania.

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Last updated: 21 Jan 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Matka to Ilova is to bus and train via Tetovo which costs $35 - $55 and takes 15h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Matka to Ilova is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 7h 7m.

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The distance between Matka and Ilova is 378 km. The road distance is 533.6 km.

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The best way to get from Matka to Ilova without a car is to bus which takes 14h 41m and costs $55 - $80.

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It takes approximately 13h 19m to get from Matka to Ilova, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Skopje Airport to Belgrade Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Ilova is 1h ahead of Matka. It is currently 6:58 AM in Matka and 7:58 AM in Ilova.

Yes, the driving distance between Matka to Ilova is 534 km. It takes approximately 7h 7m to drive from Matka to Ilova.

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Air Serbia offers flights from Skopje Airport to Belgrade Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Ilova. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Matka to Ilova.
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  • Distance: 377.6 km
  • Duration: 13h 19m

What companies run services between Matka, North Macedonia and Ilova, Romania?

You can take a bus from Matka to Ilova via Skopje, Sofia, Sofia, and Caransebeș in around 14h 41m.

Airlines
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Skopje to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Drobeta Tr. Severin to Slatina Timis
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $9
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$2 - $3
1st Class
$7 - $9
Train from Băile Herculane to Slatina Timis
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$5 - $6
Serbian Railways (ŽS)
Phone
+381 11 360-28-99
Email
infozeleznicesrb@gmail.com
Website
serbianrailways.com
Train from Preševo to Niš
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Schedules at
Bahn DB
2nd Class
$4 - $6
1st Class
$7 - $9
Train from Niš to Beograd centar
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $13
Schedules at
Bahn DB
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$10 - $13
Train from Beograd central to Vrsac
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
Bahn DB
2nd Class
$2 - $4
1st Class
$3 - $5
Bus operators
Nis Ekspres
Phone
+381 18 255 177
Email
marketing@nis-ekspres.rs
Website
nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Skopje to Niš
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
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nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Niš to Kladovo
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
AD Galeb Ohrid
Phone
(389) 46 251-882
Email
info@galeb.mk
Website
galeb.mk
Bus from Skopje to Niš
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Tetovo to Niš
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
facebook.com
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
matpu.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Sofia to Caransebeș
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Sofia to Băile Herculane
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com
Stup Vrsac
Website
redvoznje.stup.rs
Bus from Beograd to Vršac
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Schedules at
stup.rs
Book at
stup.rs

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The best way to get from Matka to Skopje Airport is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs $23 - $28.

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