There are 3 ways to get from Sofia to Macedonia 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 Kaleia  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Skopje

$20

Cheapest option

Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Kyustendil
  2. Take the bus from Kyustendil to Skopje

$8 - $18

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Skopje 153.8 miles

$24 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Macedonia is to bus which costs $8 - $18 and takes 7 h 42 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Sofia to Macedonia is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 3 h 6 min.

More details

The distance between Sofia and Macedonia is 179 km. The road distance is 246.1 km.

Get driving directions

The bus from Sofia to Skopje takes 5 h including transfers and departs three times a day.

More details

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia and arriving at Skopje. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h.

More details

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Macedonia?

Kaleia operates a bus from Sofia to Skopje 3 times a day. Tickets cost $20 and the journey takes 5 h. Two other operators also service this route.

Bus operators
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 43
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Skopje
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Sofia to Skopje
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Kyustendil to Skopje
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Schedules at
ms.mk
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
matpu.com
Kyustendil Municipality Transport
Website
kustendil.bg
Bus from Sofia to Kyustendil
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
kustendil.bg
STRANDJA
Phone
05952/ 36 35
Email
park@strandja.bg
Website
strandja.bg
Bus from Sofia to Kyustendil
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
strandja.bg

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including The London Underground: Essential tips to navigate the Tube, Best ways to travel around Australia and Italian Lakes: Getting around by train - to help you get the most out of your next trip.