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There are 7 ways to get from Skopje to Craiova 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  •  13 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Skopje to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Vidin
  3. Take the train from Vidin to Craiova

$27 - $39

Cheapest option

Bus, train via Sofia  •  15 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Skopje to Sofia
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Vidin
  3. Take the train from Vidin to Craiova

$24 - $34

5 alternative options

Bus  •  13 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Skopje to Niš
  2. Take the bus from Niš to Kladovo
  3. Take the bus from Drobeta Turnu Severin to Craiova

$28 - $30

Bus, train via Kriva Palanka  •  16 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Skopje to Kriva Palanka
  2. Take the bus from Kriva Palanka to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Vratsa
  4. Take the bus from Vratsa to Vidin
  5. Take the train from Vidin to Craiova

Train  •  18 h 26 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. Take the train from Vidin to Craiova

$25 - $71

Drive  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Skopje to Craiova 286.8 miles

$45 - $70

Fly, train  •  12 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Skopje (SKP) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) SKP - OTP
  2. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Craiova

$116 - $258

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The cheapest way to get from Skopje to Craiova is to bus which costs $27 - $30 and takes 13 h 53 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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The best way to get from Skopje to Craiova without a car is to bus and train which takes 13 h 15 min and costs $27 - $40.

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It takes approximately 13 h 15 min to get from Skopje to Craiova, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Skopje to Craiova is to bus which takes 13 h 53 min and costs $27 - $30. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $25 - $75 and takes 18 h 26 min.

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There is no direct flight from Skopje Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Craiova is 1 h ahead of Skopje. It is currently 7:40 AM in Skopje and 8:40 AM 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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Croatia Airlines, Turkish Airlines, LOT and four other airlines offer flights from Skopje Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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Map of how to get from Skopje to Craiova.
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  • Distance: 201 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 15 min

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

You can take a bus from Skopje to Craiova via Niš, Kladovo, and Drobeta Turnu Severin in around 13 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Skopje to Craiova via Niš, Zaječar, Veljkovo, Gradets, Vidin, and Vidin in around 18 h 26 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Skopje to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Skopje to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Skopje to Bucharest Otopeni via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $950
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Skopje to Bucharest Otopeni via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $360
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Skopje to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Skopje to Bucharest Otopeni via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Vidin to Craiova
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Vidin
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
bdz.bg
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 - $5
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
Romanian Railways (CFR)
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 45 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
Bus from Kriva Palanka to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17
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
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Vidin
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Vratsa
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
avtogari.info
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Vidin
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Nis Ekspres
Phone
+381 18 255 177
Email
marketing@nis-ekspres.rs
Website
nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Skopje to Niš
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
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Bus from Niš to Kladovo
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
AD Galeb Ohrid
Phone
(389) 46 251-882
Email
info@galeb.mk
Website
adgaleb.com.mk
Bus from Skopje to Niš
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
adgaleb.com.mk
Autoprevoz Cacak
Phone
+381 32 322 461
Email
info@kavim-serbia.rs
Website
autoprevoz-cacak.rs
Bus from Skopje to Niš
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
autoprevoz-cacak.rs
AXI Tours
Phone
021-300.75.35
Website
axitours.com
Bus from Drobeta Turnu Severin to Craiova
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
axitours.com
ATP Proleter
Website
mktransport.mk
Bus from Skopje to Kriva Palanka
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
mktransport.mk
Planinite Bus
Website
planinite.info
Bus from Sofia to Vratsa
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
planinite.info
Bus from Vratsa to Vidin
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
planinite.info
Kozloduy
Website
kozloduy.bg
Bus from Sofia to Vraca
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
kozloduy.bg
Pleven Bus Station
Phone
+359 (0) 64 888 666
Website
avtogara.pleven.bg
Bus from Vratsa to Vidin
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
avtogara.pleven.bg

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