There are 7 ways to get from Skopje to Bucharest 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 ETAP Group  •  11 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Skopje to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Bucharest - Gară Filaret

$27 - $54

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Bus FlixBus  •  13 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Skopje to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari 980

$36 - $59

Bus, train  •  13 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Skopje to Sofia
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Ruse 462
  3. Take the bus from Ruse to București

Drive  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Skopje to Bucharest 395.7 miles

$60 - $95

Fly from Skopje  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Skopje (SKP) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) SKP - OTP

$106 - $243

Train to Thessaloniki, fly  •  9 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Skopje to Thessaloniki
  2. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) SKG - OTP

$71 - $190

Bus to Sofia, fly  •  9 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Skopje to Sofia
  2. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) SOF - OTP

$67 - $264

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No, there is no direct bus from Skopje to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Skopje and arriving at Bucharest - Gară Filaret via Sofia - Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 40 min.

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The distance between Skopje and Bucharest is 466 km. The road distance is 633.2 km.

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The best way to get from Skopje to Bucharest without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 11 h 40 min to get from Skopje to Bucharest, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Skopje to Bucharest is to bus which takes 11 h 40 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 7 h 34 min.

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There is no direct flight from Skopje Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Skopje to Bucharest bus services, operated by ETAP Group, arrive at Bucharest - Gară Filaret station.

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Bucharest is 1 h ahead of Skopje. It is currently 5:29 AM in Skopje and 6:29 AM in Bucharest.

Yes, the driving distance between Skopje to Bucharest is 633 km. It takes approximately 7 h 59 min to drive from Skopje to Bucharest.

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  • Distance: 291 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 40 min

What companies run services between Skopje, Macedonia and Bucharest, Romania?

You can take a bus from Skopje to Bucharest via Sofia and Sofia - Central Bus Station in around 11 h 40 min. Alternatively, Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Skopje to Bucharest every 4 hours.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Thessaloniki to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $290
Flights from Sofia to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Skopje to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Skopje to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Bucharest Otopeni via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $270
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Skopje to Bucharest Otopeni via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $360
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Skopje to Bucharest Otopeni via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $950
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Skopje to Bucharest Otopeni via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $290
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Skopje to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Bucharest Otopeni via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $210
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
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
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
3 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $19
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
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com
Matpu
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
$12 - $19
Schedules at
matpu.com
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Bucharest - Gară Filaret
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Sofia to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.
Phone
+359 (0) 877 34 47 47
Email
pegasus@pegasusbg.com
Website
pegasusbg.com
Bus from Ruse to București
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com

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Turkish Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Pegasus Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Skopje Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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There are 1888+ hotels available in Bucharest. Prices start at $36 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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