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There are 7 ways to get from Varaždin to Skopje by bus, train, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus via Zagreb  •  13h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Varaždin to Zagreb 936a / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Skopje

$75 - $102

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Train  •  21h 19m

  1. Take the train from Varazdin to Koprivnica Re
  2. Take the train from Koprivnica to Dugo Selo Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Dugo Selo to Beograd Centar 413
  4. Take the train from Belgrade to Skopje

$63 - $155

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Bus  •  17h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Varaždin to Maribor N950 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Maribor to Skopje

$94 - $96

Drive  •  8h 17m

  1. Drive from Varaždin to Skopje 879.9 km

$100 - $160

Bus to Graz, fly  •  11h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Varaždin to Maribor
  2. Fly from Graz (GRZ) to Skopje (SKP) GRZ - SKP

$218 - $705

Bus, shuttle to Zagreb, fly  •  8h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Varaždin to Maribor
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Maribor to Zagreb Airport
  3. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Skopje (SKP) ZAG - SKP

$156 - $765

Bus, shuttle to Vienna, fly  •  10h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Varaždin to Maribor
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Maribor to Vienna Airport
  3. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Skopje (SKP) VIE - SKP

$126 - $775

Varaždin to Skopje by buses

The bus journey time between Varaždin and Skopje is around 15h 35m and covers a distance of around 902 km. The fastest bus normally takes 15h 35m. Services are operated by Autobusni Promet, Vincek Autobusi ltd., FlixBus and others. Typically two buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
15h 35m
Fastest bus time:
15h 35m
Buses per week:
2
Cheapest price:
$83
Carbon emissions:
112 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
13:30
Last bus departs at:
13:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Varaždin to Skopje bus schedules

Croatia → North Macedonia
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Conditions of entry into North Macedonia from Croatia

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Yes, entry into North Macedonia is currently allowed from Croatia.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Skopje is 0800 002 03.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Skopje is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Skopje is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0800 002 03.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Croatia from North Macedonia.

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Last updated: 6 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Varaždin to Skopje is to bus via Zagreb which costs 460 kn - 650 kn and takes 13h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Varaždin to Skopje is to drive which costs 650 kn - 1.000 kn and takes 8h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Varaždin to Skopje. However, there are services departing from Varaždin and arriving at Skopje via Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 7m.

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No, there is no direct train from Varaždin to Skopje. However, there are services departing from Varazdin and arriving at Skopje via Koprivnica, Dugo Selo and Belgrade. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 19m.

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The distance between Varaždin and Skopje is 628 km. The road distance is 879.9 km.

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The best way to get from Varaždin to Skopje without a car is to bus via Zagreb which takes 13h 7m and costs 460 kn - 650 kn.

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It takes approximately 13h 7m to get from Varaždin to Skopje, including transfers.

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Varaždin to Skopje bus services, operated by Autobusni Promet, depart from Varaždin station.

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Varaždin to Skopje train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), depart from Varazdin station.

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The best way to get from Varaždin to Skopje is to bus via Zagreb which takes 13h 7m and costs 460 kn - 650 kn. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 390 kn - 1.000 kn and takes 21h 19m.

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Map of how to get from Varaždin to Skopje.
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  • Distance: 627.9 km
  • Duration: 13h 7m

What companies run services between Varaždin, Croatia and Skopje, North Macedonia?

You can take a bus from Varaždin to Skopje via Zagreb in around 13h 7m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Varaždin to Skopje via Koprivnica, Dugo Selo, Beograd Centar, and Belgrade in around 21h 19m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Graz to Skopje via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Graz to Skopje via Dusseldorf, Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Graz to Skopje via Frankfurt, Vienna
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Graz to Skopje via Zurich, Vienna
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Graz to Skopje via Munich, Vienna
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Vienna to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Graz to Skopje via Dusseldorf, Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Graz to Skopje via Frankfurt, Vienna
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Graz to Skopje via Munich, Vienna
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Vienna to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Graz to Skopje via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Train operators
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Phone
+385 1 3782 583
Email
informacije@hzpp.hr
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Varazdin to Koprivnica
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
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Croatia Rail Pass
Train from Koprivnica to Dugo Selo
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
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Croatia Rail Pass
Train from Dugo Selo to Beograd Centar
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Book at
Croatia Rail Pass
Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD
Bus operators
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Varaždin to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Schedules at
ap.hr
Vincek Autobusi ltd.
Phone
0800 1992
Email
Gradski-bus@autobusi-vincek.com
Website
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Varaždin to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Varazdin to Maribor
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$8 - $9
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Varaždin bus station to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Varaždin bus station to Maribor bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Croatia Bus Domestic
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Varaždin to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Zagreb to Skopje
Ave. Duration
10h 22m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
ms.mk
Hafet Tours
Phone
+389 44 371 066
Email
hafet-tours@hotmail.com
Website
hafet.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Skopje
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Schedules at
hafet.getbybus.com
Book at
hafet.getbybus.com
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Varaždin to Maribor
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Vardar Tours
Phone
+389 2 261 1758
Email
vardartours@t-home.mk
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Maribor to Skopje
Ave. Duration
15h 33m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$86
Schedules at
facebook.com
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Maribor to Zagreb Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$39 - $42
Private
$130 - $240
Shuttle from Maribor to Vienna Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $470
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$35 - $55
Private
$180 - $470

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There is no direct flight from Graz Airport to Skopje Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 15m and has one stopover.

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

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Varaždin to Skopje train services, operated by Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD, arrive at Skopje station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Varaždin to Skopje is 880 km. It takes approximately 8h 17m to drive from Varaždin to Skopje.

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Swiss, Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Graz Airport to Skopje Airport.

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There are 62+ hotels available in Skopje. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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