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There are 6 ways to get from Athens to Tirana by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Tirana  •  5h 27m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Tirana (TIA) ATH - TIA

$73 - $253

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Bus Albtrans sh.p.k  •  13h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Tiranë

$46

4 alternative options

Fly to Ioannina, bus  •  9h 26m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Ioannina (IOA) ATH - IOA
  2. Take the bus from Ioannina to Tiranë

Train, bus  •  11h 34m

  1. Take the train from Athens to Lianokladi Αθήνα - Θεσσαλονίκη / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lamia to Tirana

$73 - $102

Bus Crazy Holidays  •  16h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Trikala
  2. Take the bus from Trikala to Tirana

$93 - $113

Drive  •  8h 51m

  1. Drive from Athens to Tirana 486.5 miles

$110 - $170

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Tirana is to bus which costs 40€ and takes 13h.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Tirana is to fly which costs 60€ - 220€ and takes 5h 27m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Athens and arriving at Tiranë. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13h.

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The distance between Athens and Tirana is 500 km. The road distance is 778.4 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Tirana without a car is to train and bus which takes 11h 34m and costs 60€ - 90€.

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It takes approximately 5h 27m to get from Athens to Tirana, including transfers.

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Athens to Tirana bus services, operated by Albtrans sh.p.k, depart from Athens station.

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The best way to get from Athens to Tirana is to fly which takes 5h 27m and costs 60€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ and takes 13h.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Tirana Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Athens to Tirana bus services, operated by Albtrans sh.p.k, arrive at Tiranë station.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Tirana.
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  • Distance: 312.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 27m

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Tirana, Albania?

Aegean Airlines flies from Athens to Tirana once daily. Alternatively, Albtrans sh.p.k operates a bus from Athens to Tirana 3 times a day. Tickets cost $46 and the journey takes 13h.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Tirana
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Athens to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Athens to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Lianokladi
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
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2nd Class Ticket
$11 - $15
1st Class Ticket
$16 - $20
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$23 - $27
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$28 - $32
Bus operators
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 4 2239 203
Email
rezervime@albtrans.net
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Ioannina to Tiranë
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
albtrans.net
Bus from Athens to Tiranë
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
albtrans.net
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Lamia to Tirana
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
KTEL Trikala
Phone
(+30) 24310 73130
Email
info@ktel-trikala.gr
Website
ktel-trikala.gr
Bus from Athens to Trikala
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
ktel-trikala.gr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Trikala to Tirana
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr

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Tirana is 1h behind Athens. It is currently 2:26 PM in Athens and 1:26 PM in Tirana.

Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Tirana is 778 km. It takes approximately 8h 51m to drive from Athens to Tirana.

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Aegean Airlines offers flights from Athens Airport to Tirana Airport.

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There are 524+ hotels available in Tirana. Prices start at $28 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Athens to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42m and costs 9€.

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