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

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Train  •  4h 38m

  1. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Skopje 334

$16 - $55

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Bus  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Gevgelija
  2. Take the bus from Gevgelija to Skopje

$16 - $18

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2h 38m

  1. Drive from Thessaloniki to Skopje 143.2 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Thessaloniki to Skopje is to bus which costs 14€ - 16€ and takes 5h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Thessaloniki to Skopje is to drive which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 2h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Thessaloniki to Skopje. However, there are services departing from Thessaloniki and arriving at Skopje via Gevgelija. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Thessaloniki and arriving at Skopje. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 38m.

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The distance between Thessaloniki and Skopje is 196 km. The road distance is 229.1 km.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Skopje without a car is to train which takes 4h 38m and costs 14€ - 50€.

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The train from Thessaloniki to Skopje takes 4h 38m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Thessaloniki to Skopje bus services, operated by Siamos Tours, depart from Thessaloniki station.

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Thessaloniki to Skopje train services, operated by Macedonian Railways (MZ), depart from Thessaloniki station.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Skopje is to train which takes 4h 38m and costs 14€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 14€ - 16€ and takes 5h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Thessaloniki to Skopje.
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  • Distance: 122.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 38m

What companies run services between Thessaloniki, Greece and Skopje, Macedonia?

Macedonian Railways (MZ) operates a train from Thessaloniki to Skopje once daily. Tickets cost $16 - $55 and the journey takes 4h 38m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Thessaloniki to Skopje via Gevgelija in around 5h 50m.

Train operators
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $55
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Bus operators
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Gevgelija
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
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Rule Turs
Phone
02/ 3163 – 346
Email
ruleturs@sas.com.mk
Website
sas.com.mk
Bus from Gevgelija to Skopje
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8
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Thessaloniki to Skopje bus services, operated by Rule Turs, arrive at Skopje station.

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Skopje is 1h behind Thessaloniki. It is currently 8:58 AM in Thessaloniki and 7:58 AM in Skopje.

Thessaloniki to Skopje train services, operated by Macedonian Railways (MZ), arrive at Skopje station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Thessaloniki to Skopje is 229 km. It takes approximately 2h 38m to drive from Thessaloniki to Skopje.

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There are 586+ hotels available in Skopje. Prices start at $24 USD per night.

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