There are 6 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.

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Fly from Skopje  •  7 h 48 min

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

$67 - $297

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Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  19 h 45 min

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

$35 - $71

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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

$58 - $253

Bus, train  •  18 h 50 min

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

$36 - $67

Bus Alpar Turizm  •  25 h 16 min

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

$49 - $60

Drive  •  12 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Skopje to Ankara 771.9 miles

$150 - $230

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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 45 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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The best way to get from Skopje to Ankara without a car is to bus and train which takes 18 h 50 min and costs .

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

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Skopje to Ankara bus services, operated by Makedonija Soobrakaj AD, depart from Skopje station.

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The best way to get from Skopje to Ankara is to fly which takes 7 h 48 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 19 h 45 min.

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There is no direct flight from Skopje Airport to Ankara Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Skopje to Ankara bus services, operated by Kamil Koc, arrive at Ankara station.

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Ankara is 2 h ahead of Skopje. It is currently 10:01 AM in Skopje and 11:01 AM in Ankara.

Yes, the driving distance between Skopje to Ankara is 1235 km. It takes approximately 12 h 40 min to drive from Skopje to Ankara.

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Map of how to get from Skopje to Ankara.
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  • Distance: 616.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 48 min

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

Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airlines and Wizz Air fly from Skopje to Ankara every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Skopje to Ankara via Istanbul in around 19 h 45 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Skopje to Ankara via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Skopje to Ankara via Istanbul Ataturk, Antalya
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Skopje to Ankara via Istanbul Ataturk, Izmir
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Skopje to Ankara via Istanbul Ataturk, Adana
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Pristina to Ankara via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Pristina to Ankara via Istanbul Ataturk, Antalya
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Pristina to Ankara via Istanbul Ataturk, Izmir
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
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 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$55 - $260
SunExpress
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Pristina to Ankara via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $400
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
$4 - $6
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
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
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Ankara
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Kayaş
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Ankara
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Pamukkale
Phone
0 850 333 35 35
Email
info@pamukkale.com.tr
Website
pamukkale.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
pamukkale.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to ASTI Ankara Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Schedules at
pamukkale.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
$34 - $39
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr

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Pegasus Airlines and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Skopje Airport to Ankara Airport.

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There are 190+ hotels available in Ankara. Prices start at $27 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Skopje to Skopje Airport is to shuttle which takes 35 min and costs .

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