There are 7 ways to get from Skopje to Ankara by plane, train, bus or car

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

Recommended option

Fly from Skopje  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Skopje (SKP) to Ankara (ESB) SKP - ESB

$68 - $298

Cheapest option

Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  19 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Skopje to Istanbul
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul to Ankara

$39 - $70

5 alternative options

Train to Pristina, fly  •  10 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Skopje to Miradi e Poshtme
  2. Fly from Pristina (PRN) to Ankara (ESB) PRN - ESB

$59 - $254

Bus, train  •  18 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Skopje to Istanbul
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
  3. Take the train from Gebze to Ankara Yht

$40 - $70

Bus Alpar Turizm  •  23 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Skopje to Uroševac
  2. Take the bus from Ferizaj to Istanbul
  3. Take the bus from Istanbul to Ankara

$50 - $72

Train, bus  •  24 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Skopje to Thessaloniki AVE
  2. Take the train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Αλεξανδρούπολη Λιμάνι
  3. Take the bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul Otogar
  4. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
  5. Take the train from Gebze to Ankara Yht

$60 - $115

Drive  •  12 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Skopje to Ankara 771.9 miles

$150 - $230

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Skopje to Ankara is to bus which costs $45 - $75 and takes 23 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Skopje to Ankara is to fly which costs $65 - $300 and takes 7 h 48 min.

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The distance between Skopje and Ankara is 986 km. The road distance is 1235.1 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 48 min to get from Skopje to Ankara, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Skopje to Ankara. However, there are services departing from Skopje and arriving at Ankara via Istanbul. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 58 min.

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What companies run services between Skopje, Macedonia and Ankara, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Airlines fly from Skopje to Ankara every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Skopje to Ankara via Istanbul in around 19 h 58 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Skopje to Ankara via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Skopje to Ankara via Istanbul, Antalya
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Skopje to Ankara via Istanbul, Izmir
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Skopje to Ankara via Istanbul, Adana
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Pristina to Ankara via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Pristina to Ankara via Istanbul, Izmir
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Skopje to Ankara via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Skopje to Ankara via Sabiha Gokcen, Izmir
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Pristina to Ankara via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Pristina to Ankara via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $2,100
Train operators
Trainkos
Phone
038 534 – 814
Email
info@trainkos.com
Website
trainkos.com
Train from Skopje to Miradi e Poshtme
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
trainkos.com
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Gebze to Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Skopje to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $50
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Αλεξανδρούπολη Λιμάνι
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$24 - $35
First Class
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Schedules at
ms.mk
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Ankara
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Dedeagac to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Ankara
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Vector
Website
vectortours.de
Bus from Skopje to Uroševac
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
vectortours.de
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Ferizaj to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
14 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr

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