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 18 min

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

$39 - $62

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 463
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Tirana

$36 - $56

7 alternative options

Bus Matpu  •  20 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Ruse
  2. Take the bus from Ruse to Sofia - Central Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Tirana

$38 - $70

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 463
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Tirana

$42 - $70

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  •  11 h 6 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 - $274

Fly to Thessaloniki, bus  •  9 h 51 min

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

$109 - $220

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Albania?

You can take a bus from Bucharest to Tirana via Ruse and Sofia in around 19 h 18 min. Alternatively, Austrian Airlines, Pegasus Airlines and 14 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 37 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tivat via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Podgorica via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Montenegro Airlines
Website
montenegroairlines.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tivat via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 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
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 Podgorica via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tirana via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Podgorica via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
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 50 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $900
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, 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
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tirana via Prague
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Podgorica via Prague
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
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
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tirana via Prague
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $3,500
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
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
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Bucharest to Ruse
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Biomet
Phone
:+3599884551
Email
office@biomet.bg
Website
biomet.bg
Bus from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
biomet.bg
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
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 Ruse to Sofia - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
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
FlixBus
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
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Schedules at
kotortotirana.com
Bus from Podgorica to Shkodër
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice 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
$55 - $75
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bucharest and Albania is 628 km. The road distance is 859 km.

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.

The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Albania is to fly which takes 8 h 14 min and costs $80 - $200.

No, there is no direct bus from Bucharest to Albania. However, there are services departing from Bucharest and arriving at Tirana via Ruse and Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 18 min.

It takes approximately 19 h 18 min to get from Bucharest to Albania, including transfers.