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There are 7 ways to get from Athens to Tirana by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  5h 18m

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

$59 - $254

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Bus #2  •  13h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Tirana

$30 - $75

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  9h 59m

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

$76 - $92

Bus  •  10h 30m

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

Bus via Athens  •  11h

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

$83 - $95

Bus via Tríkala  •  15h 30m

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

$65 - $113

Drive  •  8h 39m

  1. Drive from Athens to Tirana 723.9 km

$100 - $160

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Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Tirana is to fly which costs 50€ - 230€ 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 Tirana is 500 km. The road distance is 723.9 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Tirana without a car is to train and bus which takes 9h 59m and costs 65€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 5h 18m to get from Athens to Tirana, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Athens to Tirana is to fly which takes 5h 18m and costs 50€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10h 30m.

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

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Map of how to get from Athens to Tirana.
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  • Distance: 499.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 18m

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

Aegean Airlines flies from Athens to Tirana once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Tirana via Lamia in around 10h 30m.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Tirana
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $170
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Lianokladi
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
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
Bus from Athens to Lamia
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $26
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
KTEL Grevenon
Phone
24620 22242
Website
ktelgrevenon.gr
Bus from Athens to Lamia
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
KTEL Grevenon
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
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
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 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
$30 - $40
Schedules at
ktel-trikala.gr

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Tirana is 1h behind Athens. It is currently 5:39 AM in Athens and 4:39 AM in Tirana.

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

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Aegean Airlines offers flights from Athens Airport to Tirana Airport.

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There are 576+ hotels available in Tirana. 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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