There are 8 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, train  •  9 h 50 min

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

$52 - $74

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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

$42 - $48

6 alternative options

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

$70 - $80

Train, bus  •  11 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Skopje to Gevgelija
  2. Take the bus from Gevgelija to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

Drive  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Skopje to Athens 441.7 miles

$100 - $160

Bus to Thessaloniki, fly  •  7 h 28 min

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

$54 - $157

Fly from Skopje  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Skopje (SKP) to Athens (ATH) SKP - ATH

$70 - $197

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

$44 - $142

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The cheapest way to get from Skopje to Athens is to bus which costs $40 - $50 and takes 13 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Skopje to Athens is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 7 h 27 min.

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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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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 and train which takes 9 h 50 min and costs $50 - $75.

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It takes approximately 9 h 50 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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The best way to get from Skopje to Athens is to bus which takes 10 h 30 min and costs $65 - $80. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $70 - $200 and takes 7 h 52 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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Athens is 1 h ahead of Skopje. It is currently 10:16 PM in Skopje and 11:16 PM in Athens.

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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Map of how to get from Skopje to Athens.
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  • Distance: 304.5 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 50 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, Turkish Airlines, Air Serbia and 10 other airlines fly from Skopje to Athens every 3 hours.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
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
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
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Skopje to Athens via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Skopje to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Skopje to Athens via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $190
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Skopje to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Skopje to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $800
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Skopje to Athens via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $420
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
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
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Second Class
$28 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Skopje to Gevgelija
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $40
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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
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Gevgelija to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
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
$34 - $40
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
$14 - $19
Schedules at
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Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
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