There are 10 ways to get from Athens to Shkodër by train, 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.

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Train, bus, Mini Bus  •  14 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Lianokladi
  2. Take the bus from Lamia to Tirana
  3. Take the Mini Bus from Tirana to Shkodër

$76 - $89

Cheapest option

Bus Albtrans sh.p.k, Mini Bus  •  16 h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Tiranë
  2. Take the Mini Bus from Tirana to Shkodër

$50

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Train, night train, bus  •  18 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the night train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
  3. Take the train from Skopje to Tetovo
  4. Take the bus from Prizren to Shkodër

$67 - $105

Bus Crazy Holidays, Mini Bus  •  19 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Trikala
  2. Take the bus from Trikala to Tirana
  3. Take the Mini Bus from Tirana to Shkodër

$96 - $121

Drive  •  10 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Shkodër 544.5 miles

$130 - $190

Fly to Tivat, bus  •  11 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Tivat (TIV) ATH - TIV
  2. Take the bus from Kotor to Shkodër

$218 - $697

Fly to Tirana, Mini Bus  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Tirana (TIA) ATH - TIA
  2. Take the Mini Bus from Tirana to Shkodër

$76 - $256

Fly to Podgorica, bus  •  10 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Podgorica (TGD) ATH - TGD
  2. Take the bus from Podgorica to Shkodër

$139 - $423

Fly to Ioannina, bus, Mini Bus  •  12 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Ioannina (IOA) ATH - IOA
  2. Take the bus from Ioannina to Tiranë
  3. Take the Mini Bus from Tirana to Shkodër

Fly to Dubrovnik, bus  •  12 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Dubrovnik (DBV) ATH - DBV
  2. Take the bus from Dubrovnik to Kotor
  3. Take the bus from Kotor to Shkodër

$161 - $485

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Shkodër is to bus and Mini Bus which costs 43€ and takes 16 h.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Shkodër is to fly and Mini Bus which costs 60€ - 220€ and takes 8 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Shkodër. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Shkodër via Tirana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h.

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The distance between Athens and Shkodër is 578 km. The road distance is 871.3 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Shkodër without a car is to train and bus and Mini Bus which takes 14 h 34 min and costs 60€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 14 h 34 min to get from Athens to Shkodër, including transfers.

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

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There is no direct flight from Athens Airport to Tivat Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h and has one stopover.

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Athens to Shkodër bus services, operated by , arrive at Shkodër station.

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Shkodër is 1 h behind Athens. It is currently 3:25 AM in Athens and 2:25 AM in Shkodër.

Map of how to get from Athens to Shkodër.
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  • Distance: 361.6 miles
  • Duration: 14 h 34 min

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

You can take a bus from Athens to Shkodër via Tiranë and Tirana in around 16 h.

Airlines
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Athens to Tivat via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $1,800
Flights from Athens to Podgorica via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
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 Ioannina
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Athens to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Montenegro Airlines
Website
montenegroairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Tivat via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Athens to Tivat via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,800 - $4,200
Flights from Athens to Tivat via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Athens to Podgorica via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Athens to Dubrovnik via Split
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Podgorica via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Athens to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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
$13 - $17
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$13 - $17
First Class
$15 - $21
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$28 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Night train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $20
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $12
1st Class Ticket
$12 - $20
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Skopje to Tetovo
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $14
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Bus operators
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Lamia to Tirana
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Mini Bus
Bus from Tirana to Shkodër
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3
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
$47
Schedules at
albtrans.net
Bus from Ioannina to Tiranë
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
albtrans.net
Vector
Website
vectortours.de
Bus from Prizren to Shkodër
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
vectortours.de
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
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Trikala to Tirana
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Old Town Travel
Phone
+382 32 520 495
Email
info@kotortotirana.com
Website
kotortotirana.com
Bus from Kotor to Shkodër
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Schedules at
kotortotirana.com
Bus from Podgorica to Shkodër
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
kotortotirana.com
Bozur
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Dubrovnik Zob to Kotor Zob
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
globtour.com
Blue Line
Website
autobuskiprevoz-blueline.rs
Bus from Dubrovnik Zob to Kotor Zob
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
autobuskiprevoz-blueline.rs

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