There have been a number of improvements in travel in recent years, but the demise of some airlines has reduced choice.

However, getting  to Skopje is not hard, as the capital’s new (2011) Alexander the Great airport, located sixteen miles outside city limits, is serviced by AirSerbia,Croatiaairlines, Turkish, and Austrian Airlines as well as by Adria Airways, WIZZ and some smaller airlines.

USA visitors tend to travel via Vienna, but Istanbul is another option, as it is closer to Skopje. WIZZ provides flits from London, Eindhoven, Dortmund, Frankfurt, Bazel, Malmo, Paris Charleroi, Venice, with new destinations opening in April 2014

Visas are not required for either country by EU or USA nationals; nationals of other countries should check. Both airports operate to modern standards, and the border crossings are usually quick.

If you arrive in Alexander the Great, public transportation into the capital is  served with airport shuttle which is operated by Vardar Express ( tickets available inside the arrivalhall) You may wish to grab a rental car from Budget, Sixt,Europcar,Avis, or Hertz  have descks at the airport.

Trains also connect Skopje to Belgrade and to Ljubljana & frequent domestic rail services.

Buses connect Skopje to the remaining country and Rest of the Balkans  - also serviced by train. The new bus station is centrally located.