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There are 4 ways to get from Shkodër to Skopje by bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Bus, train  •  6h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Shkodër to Prizren
  2. Take the train from Tetovo to Skopje 661 / ...

$32 - $48

Cheapest option

Bus via Suva Reka  •  6h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Shkodër to Suharekë
  2. Take the bus from Suva Reka to Skopje

$26 - $29

2 alternative options

Bus  •  12h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Shkodër to Podgorica
  2. Take the bus from Podgorica to Skopje

$46 - $48

Drive  •  4h 19m

  1. Drive from Shkodër to Skopje 294.9 km

$29 - $45

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Shkodër to Skopje is to bus via Suva Reka which costs $26 - $30 and takes 6h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Shkodër to Skopje is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 4h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Shkodër to Skopje. However, there are services departing from Shkodër and arriving at Skopje via Suva Reka. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 28m.

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The distance between Shkodër and Skopje is 159 km. The road distance is 294.9 km.

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The best way to get from Shkodër to Skopje without a car is to bus via Suva Reka which takes 6h 28m and costs $26 - $30.

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It takes approximately 6h 49m to get from Shkodër to Skopje, including transfers.

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Shkodër to Skopje bus services, operated by Atmaxha, depart from Shkodër station.

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Shkodër to Skopje bus services, operated by Vector, arrive at Skopje station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Shkodër to Skopje is 295 km. It takes approximately 4h 19m to drive from Shkodër to Skopje.

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There are 86+ hotels available in Skopje. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Shkodër to Skopje.
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  • Distance: 158.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 49m

What companies run services between Shkodër, Albania and Skopje, North Macedonia?

You can take a bus from Shkodër to Skopje via Suva Reka in around 6h 28m.

Train operators
Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD
Bus operators
Atmaxha
Phone
+383 (0)29 226666
Email
info@atmaxhatrans.com
Website
atmaxhatrans.com
Bus from Shkodër to Prizren
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
atmaxhatrans.com
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atmaxhatrans.com
Bus from Shkodër to Suharekë
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
atmaxhatrans.com
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atmaxhatrans.com
Vector
Phone
045 119 284
Email
info@vectortravelgroup.com
Website
vectortravelgroup.com
Bus from Suva Reka to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
vectortravelgroup.com
Old Town Travel
Phone
+382 32 520 495
Email
info@kotortotirana.com
Website
kotortotirana.com
Bus from Shkodër to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
kotortotirana.com
Bozur
Rule Turs
Phone
02/ 3163 – 346
Email
ruleturs@sas.com.mk
Website
sas.com.mk
Bus from Podgorica to Skopje
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$38
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