There are 3 ways to get from Skopje to Craiova by bus, car or train

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Bus, drive  •  10 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Skopje to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Kozloduy
  3. Drive from Kozloduy to Craiova

$43 - $60

Cheapest option

Train, drive  •  14 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Skopje to Niš 334
  2. Take the train from Niš to Zaječar
  3. Take the train from Zaječar to Veljkovo
  4. Drive from Veljkovo to Craiova

$32 - $79

1 alternative option

Drive  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Skopje to Craiova 286.8 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Skopje to Craiova is to bus and drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 10 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Skopje to Craiova is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 6 h 5 min.

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The distance between Skopje and Craiova is 322 km. The road distance is 458.8 km.

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It takes approximately 10 h 23 min to get from Skopje to Craiova, including transfers.

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Craiova is 1 h ahead of Skopje. It is currently 11:07 AM in Skopje and 12:07 PM in Craiova.

Yes, the driving distance between Skopje to Craiova is 459 km. It takes approximately 6 h 5 min to drive from Skopje to Craiova.

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There are 85+ hotels available in Craiova. Prices start at $30 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Skopje to Craiova.
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  • Distance: 201 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 23 min

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

There is no direct connection from Skopje to Craiova. However, you can take the bus to Sofia, take the bus to Kozloduy, then take the drive to Craiova. Alternatively, you can take the train to Niš, take the train to Zaječar, take the train to Veljkovo, then take the drive to Craiova.

Train operators
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Skopje to Niš
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $50
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Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Train from Niš to Zaječar
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$3 - $6
1st Class Ticket
$5 - $9
Train from Zaječar to Veljkovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$1 - $3
1st Class Ticket
$2 - $4
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
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
$13 - $19
Schedules at
matpu.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Kozloduy
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Kozloduy
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
avtogari.info

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