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There are 7 ways to get from Skopje to Athens by train, plane, 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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Train to Thessaloniki, fly  •  8h 41m

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

$47 - $177

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Train  •  10h 56m

  1. Take the train from Skopje to Thessaloniki 335
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens Θεσσαλονίκη - Αθήνα

$41 - $124

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Fly from Skopje  •  4h 52m

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

$84 - $421

Bus to Sofia, fly  •  9h 57m

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

$43 - $142

Bus KTEL Thessalonikis  •  11h

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

$59 - $68

Bus Siamos Tours  •  13h 12m

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

$41 - $47

Drive  •  7h 27m

  1. Drive from Skopje to Athens 441.7 miles

$100 - $160

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

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The quickest way to get from Skopje to Athens is to fly which costs $80 - $430 and takes 4h 52m.

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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 via Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h.

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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 10h 56m.

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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 train which takes 10h 56m and costs $40 - $130.

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It takes approximately 8h 41m to get from Skopje to Athens, including transfers.

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Skopje to Athens bus services, operated by Makedonija Soobrakaj AD, 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 fly which takes 4h 52m and costs $80 - $430. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $40 - $130 and takes 10h 56m, you could also bus, which costs $55 - $70 and takes 11h.

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Map of how to get from Skopje to Athens.
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  • Distance: 304.5 miles
  • Duration: 8h 41m

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

Aegean Airlines flies from Skopje to Athens twice a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Skopje to Athens via Thessaloniki in around 10h 56m.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Skopje to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Flights from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $150
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Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Thessaloniki to Athens via Chios
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Train operators
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Skopje to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $55
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Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $70
Website
trainose.gr
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2nd Class Ticket
$24 - $35
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $45
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$45 - $55
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$60 - $70
Bus operators
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
3h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
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Bus from Skopje to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Schedules at
ms.mk
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
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Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
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KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
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Rule Turs
Phone
02/ 3163 – 346
Email
ruleturs@sas.com.mk
Website
sas.com.mk
Bus from Skopje to Gevgelija
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8
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Website
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8h 43m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$33 - $39
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The quickest flight from Thessaloniki Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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

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Athens is 1h ahead of Skopje. It is currently 1:53 PM in Skopje and 2:53 PM 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 7h 27m to drive from Skopje to Athens.

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

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There are 4124+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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

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