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About Skopje

The capital of the FYR Macedonia, Skopje is a lovely city, an interesting mix of cultures and religion. It has many buildings dating back to the Ottoman era. Places of interest include the Old Bazaar, Skopje Fortress, many mosques, Memorial House of Mother Teresa, the famous Stone Bridge (Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror Bridge) over Vardar River, the city park, and the Macedonian Arch. On one side of the Vardar River bisecting the city live Muslims, and on the other Christians.

Summers in Skopje are hot and humid; winters are cold. The ideal time to visit the city is spring and fall.

 

Transportation to Skopje City Center from Airport

Located 20 km from Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, Skopje Airport, also known as Skopje “Alexander the Great Airport”, has the distinction of being one of the two largest and busiest airports in the country. Located in the village of Petrovec, about 20 km from central Skopje, Skopje Airport has been serving domestic and international air travel since 2011. Skopje Airport is set to become the main transit and cargo hub in the Balkans. There are many transportation methods available to get to the city center from the airport.

You can access the city center from Skopje Airport using the highway by taxi, bus, or rental car. Urban transportation within the city is advanced and well-organized, making Skopje easy to navigate.

Taxi

The fastest and most convenient way to get to the city center from Skopje “Alexander the Great” Airport is by taxi. Taxis are available every day of the week at every hour of the day. Although there is no need to make a reservation before hand, if you are a large group you do need to let them know in advance by telephone or email. Taking a taxi to the city center from the airport takes about 20 minutes. Taxis are located at the airport exit.  

Bus

Another mode of transportation to get to the city center from Skopje “Alexander the Great” Airport is by bus. Buses that provide transportation from the airport to the city center are very affordable and get to the city center in about 30 minutes. The Vardar Express buses operate every day of the week at specific times. The bus timetable can change every day. To find out the current timetable information visit the airport’s website.

Rental Cars

Another transportation method you can consider is renting a car. There are many rental car offices located in the Skopje Airport. You can either hire a driver to drive you to the city center or drive the rental car yourselves. Rental car agencies to choose from include Avis, Dttu Sharr Express, Europcar, Hertz, Enterprise, Interways, Mi-Da, Sixt, Ace, Toto-Rent, Bejron Dooel and Interrent.

Airport Information

Skopje “Alexander the Great Airport”, the largest and busiest airport in Macedonia, serves both domestic and international flights. The terminal buildings contain VIP services, internet, rest areas, parking lots, ATMs, postal services, and of course restaurants and shops. In addition to a Duty Free shop where you can go shopping, the terminal building also offers a variety of venues to meet your eating and drinking needs, including Cafes & Bakes, Cafe Inn and Burger King. 

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019

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To which airport are the flights to Skopje arranged?

Skopje flights are organized to Skopje Intl. Airport.

How many hours does it take to travel to Skopje by plane?

London-Skopje 2 hour 20 minutes, Manchester-Skopje 2 hour 40 minutes, Edinburgh-Skopje 2 hour 50 minutes, Birmingham-Skopje 2 hour 30 minutes, Glasgow-Skopje 3 hour, Bristol-Skopje 2 hour 30 minutes, Liverpool-Skopje 2 hour 40 minutes, Newcastle-Skopje 2 hour 40 minutes.

Which airlines have direct flights to Skopje from which cities?

Pegasus organizes direct flights to Skopje from Istanbul.

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