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There are 2 ways to get from Sandanski to Valandovo by bus, train or car

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Bus, train  •  6h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Sandanski Bus Station to Thessaloniki Monastiriou Bus Stop Piraeus Port Astiggos - Varna Central Bus Station / ...
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Gevgelija D1334

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Drive  •  1h 42m

  1. Drive from Sandanski to Valandovo 95.7 km
Bulgaria → North Macedonia
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International entry into North Macedonia from Bulgaria

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Bulgaria
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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into North Macedonia from Bulgaria

  • There are no current restrictions
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Considerations leaving from Bulgaria

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

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

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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 Valandovo is 0800 002 03.

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

The social distance requirement in Valandovo 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 Bulgaria from North Macedonia is currently allowed.

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

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The cheapest way to get from Sandanski to Valandovo is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 1h 42m.

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The fastest way to get from Sandanski to Valandovo is to drive which takes 1h 42m and costs $14 - $21.

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The distance between Sandanski and Valandovo is 66 km. The road distance is 95.7 km.

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The best way to get from Sandanski to Valandovo without a car is to bus and train which takes 6h 33m and costs $8 - $23.

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It takes approximately 6h 33m to get from Sandanski to Valandovo, including transfers.

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Valandovo is 1h behind Sandanski. It is currently 11:45 AM in Sandanski and 10:45 AM in Valandovo.

Yes, the driving distance between Sandanski to Valandovo is 96 km. It takes approximately 1h 42m to drive from Sandanski to Valandovo.

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There are two+ hotels available in Valandovo. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 66.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 33m

What companies run services between Sandanski, Bulgaria and Valandovo, North Macedonia?

There is no direct connection from Sandanski to Valandovo. However, you can take the bus to Thessaloniki Monastiriou Bus Stop, take the walk to Thessaloniki, take the train to Gevgelija, take the walk to Gevgelija, then take the bus to Valandovo. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Valandovo.

Train operators
Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Train from Thessaloniki to Gevgelija
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $16
Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
02/989 0000
Bus from Sandanski Bus Station to Thessaloniki Monastiriou Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Union Ivkoni

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