There are 8 ways to get from Albania to Romania by bus, train, night bus, night train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  19 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Tirana to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari 980

$47 - $78

Cheapest option

Bus, train, night train  •  22 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Tirana to Sofia
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Ruse 462
  3. Take the night train from Ruse to Gara Bucureşti Nord

$38 - $54

6 alternative options

Bus, train, night bus  •  19 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Tirana to Sofia
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Pleven 462
  3. Take the night bus from Pleven to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari

$43 - $67

Bus, night bus  •  20 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Tirana to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Pleven
  3. Take the night bus from Pleven to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari

$43 - $81

Drive  •  11 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Tirana to Bucharest 537.2 miles

$85 - $130

Fly from Podgorica, train  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Podgorica (TGD) to Belgrade (BEG) TGD - BEG
  2. Take the train from Pancevacki most to Vrsac
  3. Take the train from Vrsac to Timisoara Nord

$67 - $180

Drive to Tivat, fly, train  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Shkodër to Tivat
  2. Fly from Tivat (TIV) to Belgrade (BEG) TIV - BEG
  3. Take the train from Pancevacki most to Vrsac
  4. Take the train from Vrsac to Timisoara Nord

$73 - $199

Fly from Tirana, train  •  10 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Tirana (TIA) to Belgrade (BEG) TIA - BEG
  2. Take the train from Pancevacki most to Vrsac
  3. Take the train from Vrsac to Timisoara Nord

$92 - $232

What companies run services between Albania and Romania?

You can take a bus from Tirana to Bucharest via Sofia, Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari, and Păcii in around 19 h 28 min.

Airlines
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Podgorica to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Flights from Tivat to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $230
Flights from Tirana to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Montenegro Airlines
Website
montenegroairlines.com
Flights from Podgorica to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Flights from Tivat to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $230
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Pleven
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Ruse
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Ruse to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bdz.bg
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Train from Pancevacki most to Vrsac
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$2 - $4
1st Class Ticket
$4 - $7
Bus operators
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Tirana to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Schedules at
ms.mk
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Sofia to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Pleven to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Tirana to Sofia
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $50
Schedules at
matpu.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Pleven
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Union Ivkoni
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Pleven
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
ELIT 97
Phone
064/84 54 52
Email
elit97@abv.bg
Website
elit97.com
Bus from Sofia to Pleven
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
elit97.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Pleven
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Albania and Romania is 671 km. The road distance is 860 km.

The cheapest way to get from Albania to Romania is to bus and train and night train which costs $35 - $55 and takes 22 h 12 min.

The quickest way to get from Albania to Romania is to fly and train which takes 8 h 30 min and costs $65 - $180.

It takes approximately 19 h 28 min to get from Albania to Romania, including transfers.