Trains in North Macedonia
North 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 Republic of Northern Macedonian Railways Transport (ZRSM). The main station is in Skopje.
Train Types in North Macedonia
North 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 North Macedonia with a population of 600,000.
- Route Map
- Domestic Trains
- International Trains
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.
Bikes are allowed on certain trains. You'll need to buy a bike ticket in advance.
Popular Connections in North Macedonia
- International Routes
Travel to Bulgaria goes via Niš in Serbia and via Thessaloniki in Greece. Intercity trains link Skopje with Kosovo.
Reservations for trains in North Macedonia
- IR: passenger trains, reservation not required
- D: express trains, reservation not required
- ICB: intercity trains, reservation not required
- International trains: reservations required
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