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By plane

Skopje’s airport, Skopje “Alexander the Great” is located 20 km southeast of Skopje.

The cities that are connected to Skopje with a direct flight are: Eindhoven, Ljubljana, Vienna, Sofia (seasonal), Zagreb, Bergamo, Prague, Zurich, Belgrade, Dusseldorf, Istanbul, Venice – Treviso, Malmo, Gothenburg, Dortmund, London – Luton and Dubai.

The airlines that serve Skopje are: Adria Airways, Austrian Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Czech Airlines, Helvetic Airways, Edelweiss Air, Jat Airways, Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airlines, Wizz Air, FlyDubai and soon MAT Airways will publish its flights to some European cities. The airport is accessed by the main highway Belgrade-Skopje-Thessaloniki which connects it directly with the city.

Airport – Skopje Alexander the Great

Address: Alexander the Great, Skopje

Phone: +389 231 48 333

Website: http://skp.airports.com.mk

By bus

Macedonia is linked with its neighbors and with some west European countries by both regular and seasonal bus routes. Buses from Skopje operate to and from: Sofia, Belgrade, Pula, Ljubljana, Thessaloniki, Munich, Bonn, Dusseldorf, Stuttgart, Dortmund, Frankfurt, Bern, Essen, Vienna, Zurich etc.

 

International Bus lines

Address: Nikola Karev No.20, Skopje

Phone: +389 2 313 2466

Website: www.sas.com.mk

 

By train

Macedonia has a well developed railroad system. It is connected to Kosovo and Serbia in the north, and to Greece in the south. All domestic lines are operated by Macedonian Railways (Makedonski Železnici, MŽ). The main station is in Skopje.

Macedonia rail network

The principal line, and the route most visitors will travel, is the north/south rail link between Belgrade (Beograd in Serbian) and Thessaloniki in Greece, stopping off in Skopje, capital of FYR Macedonia with a population of 600,000.

Major domestic links from Skopje:

  • to Tetovo, Gostivar and Kicevo in the west
  • to Volkovo in the northwest
  • to Kumanovo and Tabanovci in the north
  • to Sveti Nikole, Štip, and Kocani in the east
  • to Veles, Negotino and Gevgelija in the south – southeast
  • to Bogomila, Prilep and Bitola in the southwest.

The main north – south line from Niš in Serbia to the port of Thessaloniki in Greece on the Aegean Sea (Corridor X), passes through Kumanovo, Skopje, Zelenikovo, Veles, Negotino, Demir Kapija, Miravci and Gevgelija.

Intercity trains link Kumanovo, Skopje, Zelenikovo, Veles, Negotino (Kavadarci), Demir Kapija, Miravci (Valandovo) and Gevgelija (Bogdanci) with Serbia and Greece.

Visit the national railway company:  http://www.mzi.mk/en/index.php

Bikes are allowed on certain trains. You’ll need to buy a bike ticket in advance.

By car

The international highway E-75 runs north-south from Serbia to Greece, bisecting Macedonia. This is the most common route for overland tourists to take for entering Macedonia. There are also good roads connecting the country with Bulgaria to the east and Albania to the west.

Useful information:

Tolls in Macedonia: All the motorways in Macedonia are toll roads and use a ticket system

Speed limits:

–  in built-up areas:50km/h

–  outside built-up areas:80 km/h

–  on dual carriageways: 100 km/h

–  motorways: 120 km/h

Fuel: Unleaded petrol (95&98 octane), diesel, euro diesel and LPG are available. Petrol in a can permitted. Credit cards are accepted at some filling stations, check with your card issuer for usage in Macedonia before travel. Usually payment can only be made in local currency.