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There are 2 ways to get from Tirana to Skopje by bus or car

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Bus  •  3h

  1. Take the bus from Tiranë to Skopje

$14 - $70

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3h 58m

  1. Drive from Tirana to Skopje 288.2 km

$28 - $45

Tirana to Skopje by bus

The bus journey time between Tirana and Skopje is around 5h 31m and covers a distance of around 289 km. The fastest bus normally takes 5h 15m. Operated by Makedonija Soobrakaj AD, Durmo Tours and Hafet Tours, the Tirana to Skopje bus service departs from Tiranë and arrives in Skopje. Typically nine buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
5h 31m
Fastest bus time:
5h 15m
Buses per week:
9
Cheapest price:
$14
Carbon emissions:
36 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
05:30
Last bus departs at:
17:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Tirana to Skopje bus schedules

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Some international borders began to reopen in North Macedonia from June 26.

Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in North Macedonia from May 27.

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Last updated: June 22 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

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The most affordable way to get from Tirana to Skopje is to drive, which costs $28 - $45 and takes 3h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Tirana to Skopje is to bus which costs $14 - $70 and takes 3h.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tiranë and arriving at Skopje. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h.

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The distance between Tirana and Skopje is 153 km. The road distance is 288.2 km.

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The best way to get from Tirana to Skopje without a car is to bus which takes 3h and costs $14 - $70.

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The bus from Tiranë to Skopje takes 3h including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Tirana to Skopje is 288 km. It takes approximately 3h 58m to drive from Tirana to Skopje.

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  • Distance: 153.2 km
  • Duration: 3h

What companies run services between Tirana, Albania and Skopje, North Macedonia?

Makedonija Soobrakaj AD operates a bus from Tiranë to Skopje once daily. Tickets cost $17 - $40 and the journey takes 3h. Two other operators also service this route.

Bus operators
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Tiranë to Skopje
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Schedules at
ms.mk
Durmo Tours
Phone
+389 42 217 370
Email
durmotours@yahoo.com
Website
durmotours.com.mk
Bus from Tirana to Skopje
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Hafet Tours
Phone
+389 44 371 066
Email
hafet-tours@hotmail.com
Website
hafet.getbybus.com
Bus from Tirana to Skopje
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Schedules at
hafet.getbybus.com
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