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There are 8 ways to get from Bucharest to Albania by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  19 h

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Tirana

$45 - $74

Cheapest option

Bus Matpu  •  22 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest - Gară Filaret to Sofia - Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Tirana

$36 - $81

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  21 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Tirana

$38 - $57

Drive  •  11 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Tirana 536.8 miles

$85 - $130

Fly to Tirana  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Tirana (TIA) OTP - TIA

$84 - $195

Fly to Tivat, bus  •  11 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Tivat (TIV) OTP - TIV
  2. Take the bus from Kotor to Shkodër

$169 - $379

Fly to Podgorica, bus  •  10 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Podgorica (TGD) OTP - TGD
  2. Take the bus from Podgorica to Shkodër

$130 - $274

Fly to Thessaloniki, bus  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Thessaloniki (SKG) OTP - SKG
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Korçë

$104 - $220

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The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Albania is to train and bus which costs $35 - $60 and takes 21 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Albania is to fly which costs $80 - $200 and takes 8 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bucharest to Albania. However, there are services departing from Bucharest and arriving at Tirana via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h.

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The distance between Bucharest and Albania is 628 km. The road distance is 858.8 km.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Albania without a car is to bus which takes 19 h and costs $40 - $75.

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It takes approximately 19 h to get from Bucharest to Albania, including transfers.

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Bucharest to Albania bus services, operated by Makedonija Soobrakaj AD, depart from Bucharest station.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Albania is to bus which takes 19 h and costs $40 - $75. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $80 - $200 and takes 8 h 4 min.

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There is no direct flight from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Tirana Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Bucharest to Albania bus services, operated by Makedonija Soobrakaj AD, arrive at Tirana station.

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Map of how to get from Bucharest to Albania.
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  • Distance: 392.4 miles
  • Duration: 19 h

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Albania?

You can take a bus from Bucharest to Tirana via Sofia in around 19 h. Alternatively, Turkish Airlines, Austrian Airlines and 11 other airlines fly from Bucharest to Tirana every 2 hours.

Airlines
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tirana via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tivat via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Podgorica via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tirana via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Podgorica via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Podgorica via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tirana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Podgorica via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tirana via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Podgorica via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tirana via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $340
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Podgorica via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $340
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $300
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tirana via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $290
Montenegro Airlines
Website
montenegroairlines.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tivat via Istanbul Ataturk, Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tivat via Vienna, Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Ernest
Website
flyernest.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tirana via Verona
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tirana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Podgorica via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $3,500
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Bucharest to Sofia
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Sofia to Tirana
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Schedules at
ms.mk
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Bucharest - Gară Filaret to Sofia - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Tirana
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $50
Schedules at
matpu.com
Old Town Travel
Phone
+382 32 520 495
Email
info@kotortotirana.com
Website
kotortotirana.com
Bus from Kotor to Shkodër
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Schedules at
kotortotirana.com
Bus from Podgorica to Shkodër
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
kotortotirana.com
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Korçë
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr

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More Questions & Answers

Albania is 1 h behind Bucharest. It is currently 4:14 AM in Bucharest and 3:14 AM in Albania.

Yes, the driving distance between Bucharest to Albania is 859 km. It takes approximately 11 h 32 min to drive from Bucharest to Albania.

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Blue Air, Turkish Airlines, Ernest and six other airlines offer flights from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Tirana Airport.

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There are 35+ hotels available in Albania. Prices start at $20 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is to shuttle which takes 44 min and costs $1 - $2.

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