There are 3 ways to get from Skopje to Sandanski by train, car, bus or bus and ferry

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 30 min

  1. Take the train from Skopje to Miletkovo B03 631 / ...
  2. Drive from Miletkovo to Sandanski

$21 - $51

2 alternative options

Bus, bus and ferry  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Skopje to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Thessaloniki to Sandanski

$33 - $48

Drive  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Skopje to Sandanski 169.2 miles

$27 - $40

What companies run services between Skopje, Macedonia and Sandanski, Bulgaria?

There is no direct connection from Skopje to Sandanski. However, you can take the train to Miletkovo then take the drive to Sandanski. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Skopje to Sandanski via Thessaloniki in around 7 h 2 min.

Train operators
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Skopje to Miletkovo
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $35
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Bus operators
Simeonidis Tours
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Schedules at
ms.mk
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus and ferry from Thessaloniki to Sandanski
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
rta.government.bg

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Skopje to Sandanski?

The distance between Skopje and Sandanski is 161 km. The road distance is 271 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Skopje to Sandanski?

The cheapest way to get from Skopje to Sandanski is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 3 h 38 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Skopje to Sandanski?

The quickest way to get from Skopje to Sandanski is to drive which takes 3 h 38 min and costs $27 - $40.

Is there a direct bus between Skopje and Sandanski?

No, there is no direct bus from Skopje to Sandanski. However, there are services departing from Skopje and arriving at Sandanski via Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 2 min.

How long does it take to get from Skopje to Sandanski?

It takes approximately 4 h 30 min to get from Skopje to Sandanski, including transfers.