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There are 12 ways to get from Brussels to Tirana by plane, bus, train, car ferry, car or car train

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Fly from Brussels

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Tirana (TIA)

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Train, train to Eindhoven, fly

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Breda
  2. Take the train from Breda to Eindhoven Centraal
  3. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to Tirana (TIA)

Bus to Charleroi, fly

  1. Take the bus from Brussels Midi / Brussel Zuid West to Charleroi Airport
  2. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Tirana (TIA)

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Tirana (TIA)

Train to Frankfurt, fly

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Tirana (TIA)

Train, bus via Luthern

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Basel Sbb
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern
  4. Take the bus from Luzern to Prizren
  5. Take the bus from Prizren to Tirana

Train, car ferry

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Bari Centrale
  4. Take the car ferry from Bari to Durrës

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Brussels-North train station to D-Worringer Platz,W57
  2. Take the bus from Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof to Tetovo
  3. Take the bus from Tetovo to Tirana

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf
  2. Take the bus from Cologne to Struga
  3. Take the bus from Struga to Tirana

Bus via Sarajevo

  1. Take the bus from Brussels to Sarajevo
  2. Take the bus from Sarajevo to Budva
  3. Take the bus from Budva to Tirana

Drive, car train

  1. Drive from Brussels to Duesseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the car train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Villach Hbf/Bbf
  3. Drive from Villach Hbf/Bbf to Tirana

Drive

  1. Drive from Brussels to Tirana

Brussels to Tirana by train and bus

The journey time between Brussels and Tirana is around 39h 26m and covers a distance of around 2470 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Nasir Tours and Durmo Tours, the Brussels to Tirana service departs from Bruxelles-Nord and arrives in Tirana. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

2 Weekly Services
39h 26m Average Duration
$144 Cheapest Price
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Albania

There is widespread community transmission globally.
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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 Belgium began to resume from June 15.

Last updated: November 30 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Brussels to Tirana is to bus via Sarajevo, which costs €100 - €140 and takes 2 days 2h.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Tirana is to fly which costs €90 - €250 and takes 5h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Tirana. However, there are services departing from Brussels-North train station and arriving at Tirana via Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof and Tetovo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32h 52m.

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The distance between Brussels and Tirana is 1589 km. The road distance is 2278.7 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Tirana without a car is to train and bus via Luthern which takes 29h 36m and costs €260 - €460.

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It takes approximately 5h 40m to get from Brussels to Tirana, including transfers.

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Brussels to Tirana bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Brussels-North train station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Tirana is to fly which takes 5h 40m and costs €90 - €250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €150 - €200 and takes 32h 52m.

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Tirana Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 50m.

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Brussels to Tirana bus services, operated by Hafet Tours, arrive at Tirana station.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Tirana.
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  • Distance: 1589.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 40m

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Tirana, Albania?

TUI fly Belgium, Lufthansa and eight other airlines fly from Brussels to Tirana every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Tirana via D-Worringer Platz,W57, Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof, and Tetovo in around 32h 52m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Tirana via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$210 - $390
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Tirana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Tirana via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$170 - $460
Flights from Frankfurt to Tirana
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Tirana via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Tirana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Brussels to Tirana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $460
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Tirana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Tirana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Charleroi to Tirana
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Tirana
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Eindhoven to Tirana
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Flights from Eindhoven to Tirana via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Brussels to Tirana via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $330
Flights from Frankfurt to Tirana via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$150 - $420
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Brussels to Tirana
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $390
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Brussels to Tirana via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Tirana via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Brussels to Tirana via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Tirana
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $75
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Breda
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
$11 - $17
1st Class
$17 - $26
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Breda to Eindhoven Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $26
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
$11 - $16
1st Class
$18 - $26
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $170
Website
Thalys
Standard
$80 - $120
Comfort
$95 - $130
Premium
$120 - $170
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
$85 - $110
1st Class
$95 - $120
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$130 - $160
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
$85 - $100
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$70 - $100
Base Standard
$120 - $160
Base Premium
$140 - $200
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Villach Hbf/Bbf
Ave. Duration
12h 53m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Bus operators
Flibco
Phone
+352 26 58 57 1
Email
info@flibco.com
Website
flibco.com
Bus from Brussels Midi / Brussel Zuid West to Charleroi Airport
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Flibco
Standard Ticket
$12 - $15
Arditi Tours
Phone
+383 49 871 234
Email
ardititours@hotmail.com
Website
sr-rs.facebook.com
Bus from Luzern to Prizren
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Schedules at
sr-rs.facebook.com
Bus from Prizren to Tirana
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Schedules at
sr-rs.facebook.com
Book at
travel.gjirafa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels-North train station to D-Worringer Platz,W57
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
makedonijasoobrakaj.com
Bus from Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof to Tetovo
Ave. Duration
22h 38m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
habibtours.tripod.com
Book at
habibtours.tripod.com
Hafet Tours
Phone
+389 44 371 066
Email
hafet-tours@hotmail.com
Website
hafet.getbybus.com
Bus from Tetovo to Tirana
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Schedules at
hafet.getbybus.com
Nasir Tours
Phone
+389 (0) 42 218 007
Website
nasirtours.de
Bus from Cologne to Struga
Ave. Duration
33h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$92
Schedules at
nasirtours.mk
Durmo Tours
Phone
+389 42 217 370
Email
durmotours@yahoo.com
Website
durmotours.com.mk
Bus from Struga to Tirana
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Halilovic Bus
Phone
+387 35 630-532
Email
info@halilovicbus.ba
Website
halilovicbus.ba
Bus from Brussels to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
35h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$74
Schedules at
halilovicbus.ba
Centrotrans Eurolines
Phone
+387 33 770 800
Email
info@centrotrans.com
Website
centrotrans.com
Bus from Sarajevo to Budva
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Schedules at
centrotrans.com
Old Town Travel
Phone
+382 32 520 495
Email
info@kotortotirana.com
Website
kotortotirana.com
Bus from Budva to Tirana
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Schedules at
kotortotirana.com
Ferry operators
Adria Ferries
Phone
071 50211621
Email
booking@adriaferries.com
Website
adriaferries.com
Car ferry from Bari to Durrës
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
Adria Ferries
Deck
$65 - $75
Car
$100 - $110
Inside cabin 2 beds
$95 - $105
Inner cabin 2 beds
$100 - $115
Outside cabin 2 beds
$121

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