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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, drive  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Skopje to Kichevo B03 662
  2. Drive from Kichevo to Elbasan

$21 - $47

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Skopje to Ohrid
  2. Take the bus from Ohrid to Elbasan

$18 - $30

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Skopje to Elbasan 155.5 miles

$24 - $40

What companies run services between Skopje, Macedonia and Elbasan, Albania?

You can take a bus from Skopje to Elbasan via Ohrid in around 5 h 56 min.

Train operators
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Skopje to Kichevo
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $27
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Bus operators
AD Galeb Ohrid
Phone
(389) 46 251-882
Email
info@galeb.mk
Website
adgaleb.com.mk
Bus from Skopje to Ohrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
adgaleb.com.mk
Bus from Ohrid to Elbasan
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
adgaleb.com.mk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Skopje and Elbasan is 149 km. The road distance is 249 km.

The cheapest way to get from Skopje to Elbasan is to bus which costs $18 - $35 and takes 5 h 56 min.

The quickest way to get from Skopje to Elbasan is to drive which takes 3 h 47 min and costs $24 - $40.

No, there is no direct bus from Skopje to Elbasan. However, there are services departing from Skopje and arriving at Elbasan via Ohrid. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 56 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 10 min to get from Skopje to Elbasan, including transfers.