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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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Rome to Skopje  •  8h 7m

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

$111 - $422

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Train to Rome Ciampino, fly to Skopje  •  5h 57m

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

$22 - $119

5 alternative options

Fly Rome to Sofia, bus  •  10h 6m

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

$91 - $619

Train, bus  •  16h 34m

  1. Take the train from Roma Tiburtina to Trieste Centrale Fa / ...
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Skopje

$102 - $218

Bus and ferry, bus  •  20h 35m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Rome to Gostivar
  2. Take the bus from Gostivar to Skopje Struga - Nova Gorica / ...

$58 - $103

Bus and ferry, bus via Durrës  •  28h 24m

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

$92 - $129

Drive, car ferry  •  23h 39m

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

$211 - $456

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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Skopje is to train and fly which costs 19€ - 110€ and takes 5h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Skopje is to train and fly which costs 19€ - 110€ and takes 5h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rome to Skopje. However, there are services departing from Rome and arriving at Skopje via Gostivar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 35m.

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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 16h 34m and costs 90€ - 200€.

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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 Durmo Tours, depart from Rome 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, Aegean Airlines, Austrian Airlines and four 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 10 other airlines fly from Rome to Skopje every 4 hours.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Rome to Skopje via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Rome to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $320
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Rome to Skopje via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $240
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Rome to Skopje via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Rome to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Rome to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Rome to Skopje via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$95 - $180
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Skopje via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
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
$120 - $500
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$15 - $110
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $330
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 - $4
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
$3 - $4
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 Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $150
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$50 - $70
Base Standard
$85 - $120
Base Premium
$100 - $150
Bus operators
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Kriva Palanka
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com
ATP Proleter
Website
mktransport.mk
Bus from Kriva Palanka to Skopje
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
facebook.com
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Trieste to Skopje
Ave. Duration
10h 22m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Durrës to Skopje
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Schedules at
ms.mk
Durmo Tours
Phone
+389 42 217 370
Email
durmotours@yahoo.com
Website
durmotours.com.mk
Bus and ferry from Rome to Gostivar
Ave. Duration
18h 27m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Schedules at
durmotours.eu
Bus from Gostivar to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Bus from Durrës to Skopje
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
DRD Turizem
Phone
+386 (0)51 224 222
Email
info@drd.si
Website
drd.si
Bus from Gostivar Central Bus Station to Skopje Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
DRD Turizem
AD Galeb Ohrid
Phone
(389) 46 251-882
Email
info@galeb.mk
Website
galeb.mk
Bus from Gostivar to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
galeb.mk
Transkop patnicki soobrakaj A.D. Bitola
Phone
+389 47 231 192
Website
transkop.mk
Bus from Gostivar to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
transkop.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
$75 - $110
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Ancona to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
$93
Aircraft-type seats
$107
2 bed inside cabin
$270
3 bed outside cabin
$220 - $270

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There are 479+ hotels available in Skopje. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs 7€ - 35€.

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