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

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Fly to Tirana  •  5h 18m

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

$64 - $174

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Bus  •  13h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Tirana

$30 - $75

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Fly to Thessaloniki, bus  •  8h 7m

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

$120 - $226

Fly to Ioannina, bus  •  7h 45m

  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

$80 - $132

Bus via Lamía  •  11h

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

$78 - $95

Train, bus  •  11h 10m

  1. Take the train from Athens to Lianokladi Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lamia to Tirana

$65 - $84

Bus via Trikala  •  15h 30m

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

$65 - $112

Drive  •  8h 39m

  1. Drive from Athens to Tirana 723.9 km

$100 - $160

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Albania

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions are being lifted in Albania. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Albania.

For travel planning advice, please refer to our Rome2rio Coronavirus information page .
For the latest travel status, we recommend checking the official page for Albania.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some border closures are in place for Albania due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Most travel to this country is restricted.

Source Type: Government | Last updated: 3/20/2020

Domestic travel is restricted within Albania due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Source Type: Government | Last updated: 3/14/2020

International flights leaving Greece are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

Source Type: Media | Last updated: 5/19/2020

Data sourced from: CDC, ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Albania is to bus which costs 30€ - 70€ and takes 13h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Albania is to fly which costs 55€ - 160€ and takes 5h 18m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Athens and arriving at Tirana. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13h 15m.

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The distance between Athens and Albania is 463 km. The road distance is 723.9 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Albania without a car is to bus via Lamía which takes 11h and costs 70€ - 90€.

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It takes approximately 5h 18m 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 5h 18m and costs 55€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus via Lamía, which costs 70€ - 90€ and takes 11h.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Athens to Albania.
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  • Distance: 463.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 18m

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Albania?

Aegean Airlines flies from Athens to Tirana once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Tirana via Lamia in around 11h.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Tirana
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $120
Flights from Athens to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $120
Flights from Athens to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki via Chios
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$85 - $260
Flights from Athens to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $140
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Lianokladi
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
trainose.gr
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Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Korçë
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $75
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Athens to Tirana
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Trikala to Tirana
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
KTEL Ioanninon
Phone
26510 25014
Website
ktelioannina.gr
Bus from Ioannina to Kakavia
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
KTEL Ioanninon
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Kakavia to Korçë
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $20
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Athens to Lamia
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Lamia to Tirana
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 42 239 203 / +355 69 400 4075
Email
albtrans06@yahoo.com
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Athens to Tirana
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$36
Website
Albtrans sh.p.k
KTEL Trikala
Phone
(+30) 24310 73130
Email
info@ktel-trikala.gr
Website
ktel-trikala.gr
Bus from Athens to Trikala
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
ktel-trikala.gr

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Albania is 1h behind Athens. It is currently 9:57 PM in Athens and 8:57 PM in Albania.

Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Albania is 724 km. It takes approximately 8h 39m to drive from Athens to Albania.

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Aegean Airlines offers flights from Athens Airport to Tirana Airport.

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Book your Athens to Albania bus tickets online with Omio.

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There are 23+ hotels available in Albania. Prices start at $100 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 10€.

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