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There are 10 ways to get from Rome to Skopje by train, bus, car, car ferry, plane or shuttle

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Roma Tiburtina to Venezia Mestre
  2. Take the bus from Mestre to Skopje

Cheapest

Fly Rome Ciampino to Thessaloniki, train

  1. Fly from Rome Ciampino (CIA) to Thessaloniki (SKG)
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Skopje

Bus via Forlì

  1. Take the bus from Roma Tiburtina to Forlì
  2. Take the bus from Forlì to Skopje

Bus

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

Drive, car ferry

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

Fly Rome to Sofia, bus

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Sofia (SOF)
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Skopje

Fly Rome Ciampino to Sofia, bus

  1. Fly from Rome Ciampino (CIA) to Sofia (SOF)
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Skopje

Fly Rome to Tirana, bus, train

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Tirana (TIA)
  2. Take the bus from Tirana to Kičevo
  3. Take the train from Kichevo to Skopje

Fly Rome to Pristina, train

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Pristina (PRN)
  2. Take the train from Priština to Skopje

Fly Rome to Podgorica, shuttle

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Podgorica (TGD)
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Sutomore to Skopje
Italy → North Macedonia
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International entry into North Macedonia from Italy

  • Entry is fully open 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

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Considerations leaving from Italy

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

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

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

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

The social distance requirement in Skopje 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.

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Last updated: 25 Jun 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 Skopje is to bus via Forlì which costs €75 - €110 and takes 26h 39m.

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The fastest way to get from Rome to Skopje is to fly and train which takes 9h 31m and costs €70 - €260.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rome to Skopje. However, there are services departing from Roma Tiburtina and arriving at Skopje via Forlì. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 39m.

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The distance between Rome and Skopje is 738 km.

The best way to get from Rome to Skopje without a car is to train and bus which takes 20h 37m and costs €70 - €180.

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It takes approximately 20h 37m to get from Rome to Skopje, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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

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Alitalia, Bulgaria Air, Ryanair and two other airlines offer flights from Rome Airport to Sofia Airport.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Skopje.
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  • Distance: 738.3 km
  • Duration: 20h 37m

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

You can take a bus from Rome to Skopje via Forlì in around 26h 39m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Rome to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Rome to Tirana
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $250
Flights from Rome to Tirana
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $600
Flights from Rome to Pristina
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$23 - $180
Flights from Rome to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$15 - $180
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Rome to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Rome to Tirana
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome to Sofia via Catania
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$26 - $230
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$24 - $220
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$20 - $210
Air Albania
Website
airalbania.com.al
Flights from Rome to Tirana
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Rome to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $380
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 Tiburtina to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $120
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$35 - $55
Base Standard
$65 - $90
Base Premium
$80 - $120
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 Rome Tiburtina to Mestre
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
$30 - $45
Smart Low Cost
$30 - $45
Smart Flex
$60 - $85
Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Email
mztransportad@mztransportad.com.mk
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Kichevo to Skopje
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $24
Website
Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD
Train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $50
Website
Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD
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
Bus operators
Durmo Tours
Phone
+389 42 217 370
Email
durmotours@yahoo.com
Website
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
Bus from Forlì to Skopje
Ave. Duration
20h 39m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Bus from Tirana to Kičevo
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Roma to Sofia
Ave. Duration
28h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$200 - $260
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
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
Vardar Express
Phone
+389 2 2566668
Email
info@vardarexpress.com
Website
vardarexpress.com
Shuttle from Sutomore to Skopje
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
vardarexpress.com
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Ancona to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
16h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $260
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
$70 - $90
Aircraft-type seats
$80 - $100
2 bed inside cabin
$210 - $260
3 bed outside cabin
$190 - $250
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
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Ancona to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
15h 59m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $170
Website
Minoan Lines
Deck
$55 - $65
Airplane economy seats
$65 - $80
2-berth outside
$140 - $170
3-berth outside shower
$120 - $150

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