Travel from North Macedonia to Croatia is: Partially open. See details.

There are 8 ways to get from Skopje to Rijeka by plane, bus, ferry, train, shuttle 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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Fly to Zagreb, bus  •  7h 10m

  1. Fly from Skopje (SKP) to Zagreb (ZAG) SKP - ZAG
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb Airport to Rijeka - Autobusni Kolodvor

768 kn - 1.815 kn

Cheapest option

Bus via Ljubljana  •  18h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Skopje Central Bus Station to Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja Struga - Nova Gorica / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ljubljana bus station to Rijeka bus station N948 / ...

350 kn - 443 kn

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Fly to Zadar, ferry  •  14h 38m

  1. Fly from Skopje (SKP) to Zadar (ZAD) SKP - ZAD
  2. Take the ferry from Zadar to Rijeka

798 kn - 2.765 kn

Fly to Ljubljana, train  •  10h 58m

  1. Fly from Skopje (SKP) to Ljubljana (LJU) SKP - LJU
  2. Take the train from Ljubljana to Rijeka

1.438 kn - 3.235 kn

Fly to Klagenfurt, shuttle, train  •  13h 57m

  1. Fly from Skopje (SKP) to Klagenfurt (KLU) SKP - KLU
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Klagenfurt Flughafen to Ljubljana
  3. Take the train from Ljubljana to Rijeka

1.153 kn - 4.025 kn

Bus  •  12h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Skopje to Rijeka

420 kn - 500 kn

Train  •  23h 4m

  1. Take the train from Skopje to Belgrade
  2. Take the train from Beograd Centar to Dugo Selo 410 / ...
  3. Take the train from Dugo Selo to Rijeka Re

378 kn - 946 kn

Drive  •  9h 22m

  1. Drive from Skopje to Rijeka 977.8 km

700 kn - 1.100 kn

Skopje to Rijeka by bus

The bus journey time between Skopje and Rijeka is around 15h 30m and covers a distance of around 978 km. The fastest bus normally takes 15h 30m. Services are operated by Makedonija Soobrakaj AD and Hafet Tours. Typically three buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
15h 30m
Fastest bus time:
15h 30m
Buses per week:
3
Cheapest price:
420 kn
Carbon emissions:
122 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
18:30
Last bus departs at:
18:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Skopje to Rijeka bus schedules

North Macedonia → Croatia
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International entry into Croatia from North Macedonia

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of North Macedonia
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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into Croatia from North Macedonia

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from North Macedonia
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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Rules to follow in Croatia

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Considerations leaving from North Macedonia

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Croatia from North Macedonia.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rijeka is 00385 91 468 30 32.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rijeka is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Rijeka is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 00385 91 468 30 32.

No, returning to North Macedonia from Croatia is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Skopje to Rijeka is to bus via Ljubljana which costs $55 - $75 and takes 18h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Skopje to Rijeka is to fly and bus which costs $120 - $300 and takes 7h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Skopje and arriving at Rijeka. Services depart twice a week, and operate Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 12h 36m.

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No, there is no direct train from Skopje to Rijeka. However, there are services departing from Skopje and arriving at Rijeka via Beograd Centar and Dugo Selo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 4m.

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The distance between Skopje and Rijeka is 673 km. The road distance is 977.8 km.

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The best way to get from Skopje to Rijeka without a car is to bus which takes 12h 36m and costs $65 - $80.

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It takes approximately 7h 10m to get from Skopje to Rijeka, including transfers.

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

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Skopje to Rijeka train services, operated by Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD, depart from Skopje station.

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The best way to get from Skopje to Rijeka is to bus which takes 12h 36m and costs $65 - $80. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $60 - $160 and takes 23h 4m.

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Map of how to get from Skopje to Rijeka.
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  • Distance: 672.8 km
  • Duration: 7h 10m

What companies run services between Skopje, North Macedonia and Rijeka, Croatia?

Makedonija Soobrakaj AD operates a bus from Skopje to Rijeka 3 times a week. Tickets cost 340 kn - 460 kn and the journey takes 12h 36m. Hafet Tours also services this route twice a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Skopje to Rijeka via Belgrade, Beograd Centar, and Dugo Selo in around 23h 4m.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Skopje to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
750 kn - 2.300 kn
Flights from Skopje to Zadar via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
8h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 2.900 kn
Flights from Skopje to Zadar via Zagreb, Vienna
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.700 kn - 4.200 kn
Flights from Skopje to Zadar via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
700 kn - 4.000 kn
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Skopje to Zadar via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
700 kn - 4.000 kn
Flights from Skopje to Ljubljana via Vienna, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 4.500 kn
Flights from Skopje to Klagenfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
900 kn - 4.000 kn
Flights from Skopje to Klagenfurt via Zagreb, Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 2.900 kn
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Skopje to Zadar via Vienna
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 5.500 kn
Flights from Skopje to Klagenfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
900 kn - 4.000 kn
Flights from Skopje to Klagenfurt via Zagreb, Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 2.900 kn
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Skopje to Zagreb via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
650 kn - 3.100 kn
Flights from Skopje to Ljubljana via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
2.000 kn - 5.500 kn
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Skopje to Zadar via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
470 kn - 2.100 kn
Flights from Skopje to Zadar via Vienna
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 5.500 kn
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Skopje to Klagenfurt via Warsaw Chopin, Vienna
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 2.600 kn
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Skopje to Ljubljana via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
470 kn - 2.900 kn
Train operators
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Phone
+386 129 13 332
Email
potnik.info@slo-zeleznice.si
Website
potniski.sz.si
Train from Ljubljana to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60 kn - 130 kn
Website
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Intercity 2nd Class Ticket
70 kn - 90 kn
Regional Train Ticket
60 kn - 80 kn
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
100 kn - 130 kn
Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD
Bus operators
Pleso Prijevoz
GoOpti
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
12h 36m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
340 kn - 460 kn
Schedules at
ms.mk
Hafet Tours
Phone
+389 44 371 066
Email
hafet-tours@hotmail.com
Website
hafet.getbybus.com
Bus from Skopje to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
420 kn - 500 kn
Schedules at
hafet.getbybus.com
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DRD Turizem
Phone
+386 (0)51 224 222
Email
info@drd.si
Website
drd.si
Bus from Skopje Central Bus Station to Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
280 kn - 370 kn
Website
DRD Turizem
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ljubljana bus station to Rijeka bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65 kn - 80 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
G&V Line Iadera
Phone
+385 23 250 733
Email
info@gv-zadar.hr
Website
gv-zadar.com
Ferry from Zadar to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
160 kn - 290 kn
Website
G&V Line Iadera
Low Season Price
160 kn - 280 kn
High Season Price
190 kn - 290 kn

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The quickest flight from Skopje Airport to Zagreb Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Skopje to Rijeka bus services, operated by Makedonija Soobrakaj AD, arrive at Rijeka station.

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Skopje to Rijeka train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), arrive at Rijeka station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Skopje to Rijeka is 978 km. It takes approximately 9h 22m to drive from Skopje to Rijeka.

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Croatia Airlines and Air Serbia offer flights from Skopje Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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There are 125+ hotels available in Rijeka. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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The best way to get from Skopje to Skopje Airport is to shuttle which takes 40 min and costs $3 - $35.

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