There are 3 ways to get from Skopje to Sofia by bus 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.

Recommended option

Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Skopje to Sofia

$14 - $19

2 alternative options

Bus Kaleia  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Skopje to Kriva Palanka
  2. Take the bus from Kriva Palanka to Sofia

$22

Drive  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Skopje to Sofia 153.2 miles

$24 - $40

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

Makedonija Soobrakaj AD operates a bus from Skopje to Sofia every 4 hours. Tickets cost $14 - $19 and the journey takes 4 h 45 min. Matpu also services this route twice daily.

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
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
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
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 43
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Skopje and Sofia is 174 km. The road distance is 245 km.

The cheapest way to get from Skopje to Sofia is to bus which costs $14 - $19 and takes 4 h 45 min.

The quickest way to get from Skopje to Sofia is to drive which takes 3 h 4 min and costs $24 - $40.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Skopje and arriving at Sofia. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 45 min.

The bus from Skopje to Sofia takes 4 h 45 min including transfers and departs every four hours.