There are 9 ways to get from Bucharest to Albania by bus, train, night 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.

Recommended option

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

Night train, train, bus  •  22 h 40 min

  1. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Gorna Oryahovitsa
  2. Take the train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Sofia 461
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Tirana

$36 - $56

7 alternative options

Bus, train  •  20 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Pleven 980
  2. Take the train from Pleven to Sofia 461
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Tirana

$42 - $70

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

$37 - $81

Drive  •  11 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Tirana 536.8 miles

$85 - $130

Fly to Tirana  •  8 h 14 min

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

$84 - $195

Fly to Tivat, bus  •  10 h 56 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 41 min

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

$130 - $275

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

$109 - $225

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Albania is to night train and train and bus which costs $35 - $60 and takes 22 h 40 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 14 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 $45 - $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 $45 - $75. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $80 - $200 and takes 8 h 14 min.

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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, Austrian Airlines, Pegasus Airlines and 13 other airlines fly from Bucharest to Tirana hourly.

Airlines
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tirana via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tivat via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Podgorica via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tirana via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Podgorica via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Podgorica via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tirana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Podgorica via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tirana via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Montenegro Airlines
Website
montenegroairlines.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tivat via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tivat via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Podgorica via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tivat via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Podgorica via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $290
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tirana via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $290
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tirana via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tirana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Podgorica via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $340
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Podgorica via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $3,500
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki via Budapest
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Pleven to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Gorna Oryahovitsa
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
bdz.bg
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
$22 - $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
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Pleven
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
$23 - $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 - $11
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
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr

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