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There are 8 ways to get from Varna to Skopje by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Skopje  •  5h 55m

  1. Fly from Varna (VAR) to Skopje (SKP) VAR - SKP

$120 - $360

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Train, bus via Varna  •  13h 6m

  1. Take the train from Varna to Sofia 2612 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Skopje

$26 - $34

6 alternative options

Fly to Pristina, train  •  7h 52m

  1. Fly from Varna (VAR) to Pristina (PRN) VAR - PRN
  2. Take the train from Miradi e Poshtme to Skopje

Bus ETAP Group  •  12h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Varna to Sofia - Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Skopje

$30 - $44

Train, bus  •  13h 5m

  1. Take the train from Varna to Sofia 2602 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Skopje

$26 - $34

Bus Biser Prom  •  20h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Varna to Pomorie
  2. Take the bus from Pomorie to Skopje

$57 - $88

Train  •  21h 47m

  1. Take the train from Varna to Sofia
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Dimitrovgrad
  3. Take the train from Dimitrovgrad to Niš
  4. Take the train from Niš to Skopje

$32 - $79

Drive  •  8h 11m

  1. Drive from Varna to Skopje 488.4 miles

$75 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Varna to Skopje is to train and bus which costs $25 - $35 and takes 13h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Varna to Skopje is to fly which costs $120 - $360 and takes 5h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Varna to Skopje. However, there are services departing from Varna and arriving at Skopje via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 32m.

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No, there is no direct train from Varna to Skopje. However, there are services departing from Varna and arriving at Skopje via Sofia, Dimitrovgrad and Niš. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 47m.

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The distance between Varna and Skopje is 548 km. The road distance is 781.4 km.

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The best way to get from Varna to Skopje without a car is to bus which takes 12h 32m and costs $29 - $45.

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It takes approximately 5h 55m to get from Varna to Skopje, including transfers.

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Varna to Skopje bus services, operated by ETAP Group, depart from Varna station.

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Varna to Skopje train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), depart from Varna station.

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The best way to get from Varna to Skopje is to fly which takes 5h 55m and costs $120 - $360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $29 - $45 and takes 12h 32m, you could also train, which costs $30 - $80 and takes 21h 47m.

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Map of how to get from Varna to Skopje.
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  • Distance: 342.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 55m

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

Turkish Airlines, Wizz Air and two other airlines fly from Varna to Skopje once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Varna to Skopje via Sofia - Central Bus Station and Sofia in around 12h 32m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Varna to Skopje via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Varna to Skopje via Constanta, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Varna to Pristina via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Varna to Pristina via Constanta, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Varna to Skopje via Dortmund
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $330
Flights from Varna to Pristina via Dortmund
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $320
Germania Flug AG
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Varna to Skopje via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Varna to Pristina via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Train operators
Trainkos
Phone
038 534 – 814
Email
info@trainkos.com
Website
trainkos.com
Train from Miradi e Poshtme to Skopje
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
trainkos.com
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Train from Sofia to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$1 - $3
1st Class Ticket
$3 - $5
Train from Dimitrovgrad to Niš
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$3 - $5
1st Class Ticket
$5 - $9
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Niš to Skopje
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $50
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Bus operators
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Varna to Sofia - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Varna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
matpu.com
TRAVEL EKSPRES OOD
Phone
052/733162
Email
travelexpres@mail.bg
Website
travelexpresbg.com
Bus from Varna to Pomorie
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
travelexpresbg.com
Biser Prom
Phone
02/3228603
Email
biserprom@t-home.mk
Website
biserprom.com.mk
Bus from Pomorie to Skopje
Ave. Duration
17h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Schedules at
biserprom.com.mk

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There is no direct flight from Varna Airport to Skopje Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 10m and has one stopover.

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Varna to Skopje bus services, operated by Matpu, arrive at Skopje station.

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Skopje is 1h behind Varna. It is currently 2:55 PM in Varna and 1:55 PM in Skopje.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Varna to Skopje is 781 km. It takes approximately 8h 11m to drive from Varna to Skopje.

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Edelweiss Air, Germania Flug AG, Wizz Air and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Varna Airport to Skopje Airport.

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There are 577+ hotels available in Skopje. Prices start at $24 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Varna to Varna Airport is to taxi which takes 10m and costs $25 - $30.

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