There are 6 ways to get from Skopje to Athens by bus, train, car or plane

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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Bus KTEL Thessalonikis  •  10 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Skopje to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Athens Karaiskaki sq

$69 - $79

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Bus Siamos Tours  •  13 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Skopje to Gevgelija
  2. Take the bus from Gevgelija to Athens

$41 - $47

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Train  •  10 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Skopje to Thessaloniki AVE / ...
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens Θεσσαλονίκη - Αθήνα

$44 - $85

Drive  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Skopje to Athens 441.7 miles

$100 - $160

Train to Thessaloniki, fly  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Skopje to Thessaloniki
  2. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Athens (ATH) SKG - ATH

$47 - $168

Bus to Sofia, fly  •  9 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Skopje to Sofia
  2. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Athens (ATH) SOF - ATH

$43 - $142

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No, there is no direct bus from Skopje to Athens. However, there are services departing from Skopje and arriving at Athens Karaiskaki sq via Thessaloniki Monastiriou. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Skopje to Athens. However, there are services departing from Skopje and arriving at Athens via Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 42 min.

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The distance between Skopje and Athens is 487 km. The road distance is 706.7 km.

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The best way to get from Skopje to Athens without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 30 min to get from Skopje to Athens, including transfers.

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Skopje to Athens bus services, operated by Simeonidis Tours, depart from Skopje station.

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Skopje to Athens train services, operated by Macedonian Railways (MZ), depart from Skopje station.

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The best way to get from Skopje to Athens is to bus which takes 10 h 30 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 10 h 42 min.

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The quickest flight from Thessaloniki Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Skopje to Athens bus services, operated by KTEL Thessalonikis, arrive at Athens Karaiskaki sq station.

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Map of how to get from Skopje to Athens.
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  • Distance: 304.5 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 30 min

What companies run services between Skopje, Macedonia and Athens, Greece?

You can take a bus from Skopje to Athens via Thessaloniki and Thessaloniki Monastiriou in around 10 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Skopje to Athens via Thessaloniki in around 10 h 42 min.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens via Mykonos
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens via Mykonos
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Flights from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $150
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$19 - $130
Train operators
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
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Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
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Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Simeonidis Tours
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Athens Karaiskaki sq
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
Rule Turs
Phone
02/ 3163 – 346
Email
ruleturs@sas.com.mk
Website
sas.com.mk
Bus from Skopje to Gevgelija
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9
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Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Gevgelija to Athens
Ave. Duration
8 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$33 - $39
Schedules at
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Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
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Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
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Estimated price
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Phone
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matpu.com
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Athens is 1 h ahead of Skopje. It is currently 7:06 AM in Skopje and 8:06 AM in Athens.

Skopje to Athens train services, operated by Greek Railways (OSE), arrive at Athens station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Skopje to Athens is 707 km. It takes approximately 7 h 27 min to drive from Skopje to Athens.

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Ellinair, Ryanair and Olympic Air offer flights from Thessaloniki Airport to Athens Airport.

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