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Travel Information from Skopje to Sofia

distanceDistance107 miles (173 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 107 miles (173 km) to Sofia from Skopje. Travelers can even take a direct from Skopje to Sofia.

How to get from Skopje to Sofia

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Skopje to Sofia there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 100,00% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Skopje to Sofia. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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International travel from Skopje, North Macedonia to Sofia, Bulgaria is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter Bulgaria if coming from North Macedonia?

Entry into Bulgaria is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of North Macedonia.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Sofia if traveling from Skopje?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Sofia, Bulgaria due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Bulgaria must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 1/13/23; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip between Skopje and Sofia.

The current restriction level for returning to Skopje, North Macedonia from Bulgaria is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Skopje, North Macedonia from Sofia, Bulgaria?

Reentering North Macedonia is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Bulgaria

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Skopje from Sofia?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Skopje, North Macedonia regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to North Macedonia must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 1/24/23. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Skopje from Sofia here.

You can get from Skopje to Sofia by bus, ferry, flight or train.

Going by travel is the quickest way from Skopje to Sofia with an average travel time of min.

The Skopje to Sofia distance is around 107 miles (173 km).

The average frequency per day from Skopje to Sofia is:

  • Around 2 buses per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Skopje and Sofia as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Skopje to Sofia:

  • Buses from Skopje to Sofia most often leave from Скопје (Skopje) and arrive in Sofia, Centralna Avtogara (София, Централна Автогара).
Your trip from Skopje to Sofia doesn't have to end in Sofia. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Plovdiv, Burgas or Varna. If you’d like to add Plovdiv, Burgas or Varna to your Skopje to Sofia tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Sofia today!

Before traveling from Skopje to Sofia, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this route costs on average $18 (€16) one way.

But we recommend booking Skopje to Sofia tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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