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Location information for Skopje Airport

Skopje Airport, named after Alexander the Great, is situated 10 miles southeast of Macedonia’s national capital with car rental in Skopje Airport. This is the busier and bigger of the Eastern European country’s two international airports, with a yearly passenger throughput of over 650,000 people. Air Europa Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca seasonal flights are available alongside permanent direct flights to Turkey, London and various eastern and central European cities.

Skopje Airport facilities

Seven companies permit passengers to compare car hire, while the Departures hall offers a meeting point and an information counter. Three airport cafés are on hand for hungry travelers. The market kiosk only accepts credit cards or Macedonian denars and one of the airport’s two duty-free shops is reserved for VIP lounge guests.

Skopje Airport excursions

At least a third of Macedonia’s population lives in the multicultural city of Skopje. Sadly, 75 per cent of Skopje buildings were destroyed during a 1963 earthquake, but the city’s Kale Fortress and old bazaar still stand. Visitors can drive their car hire in Skopje Airport across a 6th century stone bridge to Matka Canyon, 20 minutes’ drive away, or Vodno Mountain, Macedonia’s highest point and where the world’s largest Christian cross stands.

Best time to visit

Despite Skopje’s relatively northern location, it experiences surprisingly hot and humid summers from June to August. Snow and rain frequently fall during the cold winters. Autumn may be the best visiting time as temperatures are fairly mild and rainfall is relatively scarce. Spring temperatures are also fairly mild, but April and June are among Skopje’s rainiest months. Precipitation is also rather frequent from October to December.

Car rental in Skopje Airport

Skopje stands at the intersection of the north-south Corridor X and Corridor VIII east-west European transportation corridors. The E75 motorway leads as far north as Norway and as far south as the Greek island of Crete. Skopje’s signs are inscribed in both Latin and Cyrillic lettering, fuel costs are less than in Western Europe and roads are in good condition. Always carry a detailed map and motorway toll change on all journeys.