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

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Train, bus, Mini Bus  •  14h 34m

  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 - $105

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Bus Albtrans sh.p.k, Mini Bus  •  16h

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

$49

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  18h 26m

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Skopje 334
  3. Take the train from Skopje to Ratae 662
  4. Take the bus from Prizren to Shkodër

$71 - $165

Bus Crazy Holidays, Mini Bus  •  19h 45m

  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 - $116

Drive  •  10h 18m

  1. Drive from Athens to Shkodër 544.5 miles

$130 - $190

Fly to Tirana, Mini Bus  •  8h 27m

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

$76 - $256

Fly to Ioannina, bus, Mini Bus  •  12h 26m

  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  •  12h 56m

  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

$159 - $484

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Shkodër is to fly and Mini Bus which costs 65€ - 230€ and takes 8h 27m.

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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 16h.

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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 14h 34m and costs 65€ - 95€.

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It takes approximately 14h 34m 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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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Tirana Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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

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Shkodër is 1h behind Athens. It is currently 9:56 PM in Athens and 8:56 PM in Shkodër.

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

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 16h.

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
Flights from Athens to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
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
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Athens to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
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
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$11 - $15
1st Class Ticket
$16 - $20
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$23 - $27
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$28 - $32
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $70
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$24 - $35
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $45
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$45 - $55
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$60 - $70
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $55
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Train from Skopje to Ratae
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $12
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
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Mini Bus
Bus from Tirana to Shkodër
Ave. Duration
2h
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
13h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
albtrans.net
Bus from Ioannina to Tiranë
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
albtrans.net
Vector
Website
vectortours.de
Bus from Prizren to Shkodër
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
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
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
Bozur
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Dubrovnik Zob to Kotor Zob
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
globtour.com
Blue Line
Phone
+382 31 33 51 00
Website
blueline-mne.com
Bus from Dubrovnik Central Bus Station to Kotor Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $7
Website
Blue Line
Old Town Travel
Phone
+382 32 520 495
Email
info@kotortotirana.com
Website
kotortotirana.com
Bus from Kotor to Shkodër
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Schedules at
kotortotirana.com

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Shkodër is 871 km. It takes approximately 10h 18m to drive from Athens to Shkodër.

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Aegean Airlines offers flights from Athens Airport to Tirana Airport.

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There are 143+ hotels available in Shkodër. 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 42m and costs 9€.

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