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There are 6 ways to get from Athens to Tirana by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly

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

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Bus #2

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Tirana

Bus

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

Train, bus

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

Bus via Ioánnina

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Athens to Tirana

Athens to Tirana by bus

The bus journey time between Athens and Tirana is around 17h 37m and covers a distance of around 828 km. The fastest bus normally takes 17h 30m. Services are operated by Crazy Holidays and Albtrans sh.p.k. Typically 16 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Bus route information

Average bus time:
17h 37m
Fastest bus time:
17h 30m
Bus distance:
828 km
Buses per week:
16
Cheapest price:
$35
Carbon emissions:
103 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
13:45
Last bus departs at:
18:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Athens to Tirana bus schedules

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 international borders began to reopen in Albania from June 15.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Albania

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

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Albania

Limited international flights leaving Greece began to resume from July 15.

Last updated: October 21 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Athens to Tirana is to bus, which costs €30 - €70 and takes 17h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Tirana is to fly which costs €60 - €250 and takes 4h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Athens and arriving at Tirana. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 17h 30m.

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The distance between Athens and Tirana is 500 km. The road distance is 722.1 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Tirana without a car is to bus which takes 11h and costs €70 - €85.

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It takes approximately 4h 35m to get from Athens to Tirana, including transfers.

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Athens to Tirana bus services, operated by KTEL Fthiotidos, depart from Athens station.

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The best way to get from Athens to Tirana is to fly which takes 4h 35m and costs €60 - €250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €70 - €85 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 Tirana bus services, operated by KTEL Fthiotidos, arrive at Tirana station.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Tirana.
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  • Distance: 500.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 35m

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 11h.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Tirana
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Lianokladi
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Athens to Lamia
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Lamia to Tirana
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
KTEL Ioanninon
Phone
26510 25014
Website
ktelioannina.gr
Bus from Athens to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
ktelioannina.gr
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 42 239 203 / +355 69 400 4075
Email
albtrans06@yahoo.com
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Ioannina to Tirana
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Albtrans sh.p.k
Bus from Athens to Tirana
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$38
Website
Albtrans sh.p.k
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Athens to Tirana
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr

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Tirana is 1h behind Athens. It is currently 4:12 PM in Athens and 3:12 PM in Tirana.

Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Tirana is 722 km. It takes approximately 8h 45m 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 85+ 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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