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There are 7 ways to get from Rome to Skopje by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, car or car ferry

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Fly Rome to Skopje  •  8h 7m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Skopje (SKP) FCO - SKP

$102 - $457

Cheapest option

Train, bus and ferry  •  15h 1m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Bari Centrale Fa / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Bari to Kičevo
  3. Take the train from Kichevo to Skopje 661 / ...

$63 - $192

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Train to Rome Ciampino, fly to Skopje  •  5h 54m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Ciampino
  2. Fly from Rome Ciampino (CIA) to Skopje (SKP) CIA - SKP

$101 - $505

Fly Rome to Tirana, bus  •  8h 35m

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

$102 - $305

Fly Rome Ciampino to Tirana, bus  •  8h 38m

  1. Fly from Rome Ciampino (CIA) to Tirana (TIA) CIA - TIA
  2. Take the bus from Tiranë to Skopje

$96 - $233

Bus and ferry, bus  •  28h 24m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Durres Zob
  2. Take the bus from Durrës to Skopje

$99 - $138

Drive, car ferry  •  25h 23m

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

$181 - $486

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

  • No COVID-19 testing required
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.

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

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Last updated: 13 Jun 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: North Macedonian Embassy.

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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Skopje is to train and bus and ferry which costs 50€ - 160€ and takes 15h 1m.

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The fastest way to get from Rome to Skopje is to train and fly which takes 5h 54m and costs 80€ - 420€.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rome to Skopje. However, there are services departing from Rome Tiburtina and arriving at Skopje via Durrës. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 24m.

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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 and ferry which takes 15h 1m and costs 50€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 8h 7m to get from Rome to Skopje, including transfers.

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Rome to Skopje bus services, operated by Florentia Bus, depart from Rome Tiburtina station.

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There is no direct flight from Rome Airport to Skopje Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 55m and has one stopover.

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

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Alitalia, Wizz Air, Austrian Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Rome Airport to Skopje Airport.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Skopje.
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  • Distance: 738.3 km
  • Duration: 8h 7m

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

Austrian Airlines, Air Serbia and six other airlines fly from Rome to Skopje 4 times a day.

Airlines
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Rome to Skopje via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $330
Flights from Rome to Tirana
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $500
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Skopje via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $330
Flights from Rome to Tirana
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $500
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Rome to Skopje via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$29 - $190
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Tirana
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Rome to Skopje via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Rome to Skopje via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $270
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Rome to Skopje via Athens
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Skopje via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Skopje via Split, Zagreb
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $460
Train operators
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 Roma Termini to Ciampino
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
$3 - $5
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
3h 59m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$40 - $60
Base Standard
$75 - $110
Base Premium
$90 - $130
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 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
$35 - $50
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 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $100
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
$35 - $50
Smart Low Cost
$30 - $50
Smart Flex
$70 - $100
Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD
Bus operators
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Tiranë to Skopje
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Schedules at
ms.mk
Hafet Tours
Phone
+389 44 371 066
Email
hafet-tours@hotmail.com
Website
hafet.getbybus.com
Bus from Tirana to Skopje
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Schedules at
hafet.getbybus.com
Book at
hafet.getbybus.com
Durmo Tours
Phone
+389 42 217 370
Email
durmotours@yahoo.com
Website
durmotours.com.mk
Bus and ferry from Bari to Kičevo
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
durmotours.eu
Bus from Durrës to Skopje
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Durres Zob
Ave. Duration
21h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Ferry operators
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Ancona to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $200
Website
Minoan Lines
Deck
$60 - $75
Airplane economy seats
$75 - $90
2-berth outside
$170 - $200
3-berth outside shower
$140 - $170
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Ancona to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
16h 31m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $300
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
$80 - $100
Aircraft-type seats
$90 - $120
2 bed inside cabin
$240 - $300
3 bed outside cabin
$230 - $290
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
$65 - $100
Website
Grimaldi Lines

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