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How To Get From Skopje Airport to City Center – All Possible Ways

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We will write how to get from Skopje airport to city center. The distance from Skopje International Airport to city center is 25 kilometers and the travel time from Skopje airport to downtown is around 20-25 minutes by taxi and the taxi fare around 1200 MKD which is €20.

The cheapest way is Skopje bus airport (airport shuttle bus) 180 MKD which is around €3 and it will take 30 minutes. You can also rent a car in Skopje airport or get a private transfer. Click here to book online Skopje Day Tour

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Skopje Airport To Downtown

Skopje Airport Bus To City Center (Airport Bus Shuttle)

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If you want to get Skopje airport bus to city center. You will find only an airport shuttle bus from Skopje airport to city called Vardar Express. The travel time from Skopje airport to city is around 30-40 minutes depending on the traffic.

There are only 3 stops: at Capitol Mall, International Bus Station (Bus Station and Train Station) and last one at Hotel Holiday Inn located in city center.

Schedule/Fare Skopje Airport Bus To Skopje City Center

The airport bus shuttle fare Skopje airport bus is 180 MKD for one way which is €3. You can buy the ticket at the airport in the ticket counter or to the bus driver only cash accepted and local currency. There are exchange offices at the airport and ATMs available.

You can check below the airport bus schedule from Skopje airport to downtown. There are only a few services depending on the flights coming to Skopje International Airport.

01:15; 12:25;
18:45; 20:20;
00:20; 11:30;
13:55; 17:40;
00:55; 09:00;
12:25; 17:20;
00:10; 14:45;
17:05; 20:20;
01:10; 11:20; 13:00;
15:15; 18:50; 20:20;
11:30; 14:00;
17:50; 22:00
01:00; 09:00;
12:40; 19:00;

For more changes in the bus schedule check their website!


If you go from Skopje airport to city center by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 20-25 minutes and the taxi fare from Skopje airport to Skopje city center is 1200 MKD which is around €20. If you want to go to Lake Ohrid from Skopje airport will take 2 hours and 45 minutes and the taxi fare is around 6000 MKD which is €100.

The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depending on traffic and your final destination. You will find white color taxis and the official taxis have a number from 1 to 65.


Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Skopje. Prices are around €25 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €6 per person.

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For sure private transportation will be so comfortable same like taxi, they will wait for you and drive to your final destination without you worrying of anything!


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There are many options for renting a car in Skopje’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Skopje. It will take you 25 minutes to get to Skopje city center from the airport with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Europcar available in the airport. Prices can be around €20-30 per day.

Car rental option can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Skopje and countryside. Make sure you have parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Skopje city center.

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A lot of budget option is available for accommodation in Skopje. Where you can sleep in a dorm room or a room from less than $10 USD while you can stay in a budget hotel for as low as $20-30 USD. There are so many to choose from depending on what type and how luxurious you want your stay to be starting from $50 USD.

Book your accommodations in Skopje through Agoda or Booking.

You can also try AirBnB in Skopje with prices starting from $20 USD. Click here to get $30 USD off your first booking with AirBnB!


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For food budget travel in Macedonia we have to say that’s affordable. You can get snack meals in local places for €1-2 per person trying different choices like burger, gyros and sandwiches. For decent meals expect to pay €4-5 per person in a restaurant.

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North Macedonia currency exchange

The currency of Macedonia is called MKD Macedonian Denar and this is the money you will use while you travel around the country. And the exchange rate is €1= 61 MKD. Also if you are bringing debit card you will find many ATM’s all over Macedonia and most of them don’t charge commission for withdrawal.

There are many places to exchange money in the airport and outside the airport offering great exchange rates.

Click here to know the exact rate!

Having insurance while you are traveling outside your home country is very important. Make sure that you have one too, to keep you safe in your trips around the world.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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