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There are 9 ways to get from Athens to Vlorë by bus, train, car, plane, ferry or shuttle

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Bus via Tríkala  •  12h

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

$66 - $113

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Bus  •  13h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Fier

$37

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Bus via Kardítsa  •  14h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Karditsa
  2. Take the bus from Trikala to Vlorë

Train, bus  •  14h 33m

  1. Take the train from Athens to Kalambaka Ic
  2. Take the bus from Kalabaka to Ioannina
  3. Take the bus from Ioannina to Fier

Drive  •  7h 21m

  1. Drive from Athens to Vlorë 635 km

$95 - $140

Fly to Corfu, Flying Dolphin, shuttle  •  8h 30m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Corfu (CFU) ATH - CFU
  2. Take the Flying Dolphin from Corfu to Sarandë
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Sarandë to Vlorë

$106 - $207

Fly to Ioannina, bus  •  9h 49m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Ioannina (IOA) ATH - IOA
  2. Take the bus from Ioannina to Fier

Fly to Tirana, Airport Bus, train  •  9h 12m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Tirana (TIA) ATH - TIA
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Tirana Airport to Fier
  3. Take the train from Fier to Vlorë

$67 - $262

Fly to Thessaloniki, bus  •  13h 37m

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

$131 - $236

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Vlorë is to bus which costs 33€ and takes 13h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Vlorë is to drive which costs 80€ - 130€ and takes 7h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Vlorë. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Vlorë via Trikala. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h.

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The distance between Athens and Vlorë is 458 km. The road distance is 635 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Vlorë without a car is to bus via Tríkala which takes 12h and costs 55€ - 100€.

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It takes approximately 12h to get from Athens to Vlorë, including transfers.

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Athens to Vlorë bus services, operated by KTEL Trikala, depart from Athens station.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Corfu Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Athens to Vlorë bus services, operated by Crazy Holidays, arrive at Vlorë station.

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Vlorë is 1h behind Athens. It is currently 7:12 AM in Athens and 6:12 AM in Vlorë.

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  • Distance: 458.2 km
  • Duration: 12h

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

You can take a bus from Athens to Vlorë via Trikala in around 12h.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Corfu
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Flights from Athens to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Flights from Athens to Tirana
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $170
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Corfu
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Flights from Athens to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Athens to Corfu
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $120
Flights from Athens to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki via Chios
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $250
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $150
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Kalambaka
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
trainose.gr
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Raileurope.com
Albanian Railways
Website
hsh.com.al
Train from Fier to Vlorë
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
hsh.com.al
Bus operators
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
Bus from Kalabaka to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
ktel-trikala.gr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Trikala to Vlorë
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Vlorë
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Schedules at
crazyholidays.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 Fier
Ave. Duration
11h 2m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$37
Website
Albtrans sh.p.k
Bus from Ioannina to Fier
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Albtrans sh.p.k
KTEL Karditsas
Phone
24410 21411
Email
info@ktel-karditsas.gr
Website
ktel-karditsas.gr
Bus from Athens to Karditsa
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
KTEL Karditsas
RivieraBus
Phone
+7 968 9084130
Email
info@rivierabus.com
Website
rivierabus.com
Shuttle from Sarandë to Vlorë
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$37
Website
RivieraBus
Tirana International Airport
Phone
+355 52 22 55 39
Website
tirana-airport.com
Shuttle from Tirana Airport to Fier
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
tirana-airport.com
Ferry operators
Ionian Seaways
Phone
+30 26610 38690
Website
ionianseaways.com
Ferry from Corfu to Sarandë
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Website
Ionian Seaways

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Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Vlorë is 635 km. It takes approximately 7h 21m to drive from Athens to Vlorë.

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Sky Express and Olympic Air offer flights from Athens Airport to Corfu Airport.

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There are 645+ hotels available in Vlorë. 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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