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There are 8 ways to get from Athens to Albania by plane, bus, ferry, train or car

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

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Fly to Tirana  •  5 h 22 min

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

$73 - $253

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Bus Albtrans sh.p.k  •  13 h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Tiranë

$46

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Fly to Thessaloniki, bus  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Thessaloniki (SKG) ATH - SKG
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Korçë

$80 - $198

Fly to Ioannina, bus  •  7 h 50 min

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

$88 - $276

Fly to Corfu, Flying Dolphin, bus  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Corfu (CFU) ATH - CFU
  2. Take the Flying Dolphin from Corfu to Sarandë
  3. Take the bus from Sarandë to Vlorë

$78 - $233

Train, bus  •  11 h 34 min

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

$73 - $86

Bus Crazy Holidays  •  16 h 43 min

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

$93 - $113

Drive  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Tirana 486.5 miles

$110 - $170

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Albania is to fly which costs 60€ - 220€ and takes 5 h 22 min.

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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 13 h.

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The distance between Athens and Albania is 463 km. The road distance is 778.4 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Albania without a car is to train and bus which takes 11 h 34 min and costs 60€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 22 min to get from Athens to Albania, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Athens to Albania is to fly which takes 5 h 22 min and costs 60€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ and takes 13 h.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Tirana Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Athens to Albania.
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  • Distance: 289.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 22 min

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and 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 13 h.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Tirana
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Athens to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Athens to Corfu
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Athens to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Athens to Corfu
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Athens to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Athens to Corfu
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $270
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Lianokladi
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
trainose.gr
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Second Class
$12 - $16
First Class
$15 - $20
Bus operators
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Korçë
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Trikala to Tirana
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
KTEL Ioanninon
Phone
26510 25014
Website
ktelioannina.gr
Bus from Ioannina to Kakavia
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
ktelioannina.gr
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Kakavia to Korçë
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $21
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Lamia to Tirana
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
AD Galeb Ohrid
Phone
(389) 46 251-882
Email
info@galeb.mk
Website
adgaleb.com.mk
Bus from Sarandë to Vlorë
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
adgaleb.com.mk
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 4 2239 203
Email
rezervime@albtrans.net
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Athens to Tiranë
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
albtrans.net
KTEL Trikala
Phone
(+30) 24310 73130
Email
info@ktel-trikala.gr
Website
ktel-trikala.gr
Bus from Athens to Trikala
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
ktel-trikala.gr
Ferry operators
Ionian Seaways
Phone
+30 26610 38690
Website
ionianseaways.com
Ferry from Corfu to Sarandë
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
ionianseaways.com

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Albania is 1 h behind Athens. It is currently 4:19 AM in Athens and 3:19 AM in Albania.

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

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Aegean Airlines offers flights from Athens Airport to Tirana Airport.

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There are 27+ hotels available in Albania. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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

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