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There are 5 ways to get from Rome to Ohrid by plane, bus, train, car ferry, ferry or car

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Fly, bus  •  8h 1m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Tirana (TIA) FCO - TIA
  2. Take the bus from Tiranë to Ohrid

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Train, car ferry, bus  •  20h 1m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Bari Centrale Fa / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Bari to Durrës
  3. Take the bus from Durrës to Ohrid

Bus, ferry  •  21h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Bari Port 583
  2. Take the ferry from Bari to Durrës
  3. Take the bus from Durrës to Ohrid

Bus  •  31h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Roma Tiburtina to Forlì
  2. Take the bus from Forlì to Kičevo
  3. Take the bus from Kichevo to Ohrid

Drive, car ferry  •  24h 20m

  1. Drive from Rome to Ancona
  2. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Igoumenitsa
  3. Drive from Igoumenitsa to Ohrid
Italy → North Macedonia
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International entry into North Macedonia from Italy

  • Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into North Macedonia from Italy

  • There are no current restrictions
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in North Macedonia

2m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Italy

There are no current restrictions

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into North Macedonia is currently allowed from Italy.

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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 2 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Ohrid is 0800 002 03.

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

The social distance requirement in Ohrid is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0800 002 03.

No, returning to Italy from North Macedonia is currently allowed.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 3 Oct 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: North Macedonian Embassy.

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This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Ohrid is to bus and ferry which costs €60 - €120 and takes 21h 34m.

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The fastest way to get from Rome to Ohrid is to fly and bus which takes 8h 1m and costs €40 - €340.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rome to Ohrid. However, there are services departing from Roma Tiburtina and arriving at Ohrid via Forlì and Kichevo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31h 4m.

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The distance between Rome and Ohrid is 696 km.

The best way to get from Rome to Ohrid without a car is to train and car ferry and bus which takes 20h 1m and costs €95 - €240.

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It takes approximately 8h 1m to get from Rome to Ohrid, including transfers.

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Rome to Ohrid bus services, operated by Sulga Autolinee, depart from Roma Tiburtina station.

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Tirana Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Rome to Ohrid bus services, operated by AD Galeb Ohrid, arrive at Ohrid station.

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Alitalia, Wizz Air and Air Albania offer flights from Rome Airport to Tirana Airport.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Ohrid.
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  • Distance: 696.4 km
  • Duration: 8h 1m

What companies run services between Rome, Italy and Ohrid, North Macedonia?

You can take a bus from Rome to Ohrid via Forlì and Kichevo in around 31h 4m.

Airlines
Air Albania
Website
airalbania.com.al
Flights from Rome to Tirana
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $370
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Tirana
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $450
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Rome to Tirana
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $320
Train operators
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 - $110
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$35 - $50
Base Standard
$60 - $85
Base Premium
$75 - $110
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
$27 - $80
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
$29 - $45
Smart Low Cost
$27 - $40
Smart Flex
$55 - $80
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 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
$28 - $40
Bus operators
AD Galeb Ohrid
Phone
(389) 46 251-882
Email
info@galeb.mk
Website
galeb.mk
Bus from Tiranë to Ohrid
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
galeb.mk
Bus from Durrës to Ohrid
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
galeb.mk
Bus from Kichevo to Ohrid
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
galeb.mk
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 Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Bari Port
Ave. Duration
5h 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $27
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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Durmo Tours
Phone
+389 42 217 370
Email
durmotours@yahoo.com
Website
durmotours.com.mk
Bus from Forlì to Kičevo
Ave. Duration
22h 56m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
makedonijasoobrakaj.com
Bus from Kičevo to Ohrid
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
makedonijasoobrakaj.com
Ferry operators
Adria Ferries
Phone
071 50211621
Email
booking@adriaferries.com
Website
adriaferries.com
Car ferry from Bari to Durrës
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
Adria Ferries
Deck
$62 - $68
Car
$95 - $105
Inside cabin 2 beds
$90 - $100
Inner cabin 2 beds
$95 - $105
Outside cabin 2 beds
$113
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

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