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There are 7 ways to get from Bucharest to Tirana by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  19h

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

$45 - $74

Cheapest option

Bus Matpu  •  22h 30m

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

$36 - $81

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  21h 45m

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

$38 - $57

Drive  •  11h 32m

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Tirana 536.8 miles

$85 - $130

Fly to Tirana  •  8h 4m

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

$84 - $195

Fly to Tivat, bus  •  13h 31m

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

$180 - $379

Fly to Podgorica, bus  •  12h 56m

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

$140 - $299

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

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

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

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The distance between Bucharest and Tirana is 617 km. The road distance is 858.8 km.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Map of how to get from Bucharest to Tirana.
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  • Distance: 385.9 miles
  • Duration: 19h

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Tirana, Albania?

You can take a bus from Bucharest to Tirana via Sofia in around 19h. Alternatively, Turkish Airlines, Austrian Airlines and 14 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
7h 42m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tivat via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tivat via Istanbul Ataturk, Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tivat via Vienna, Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Podgorica via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Montenegro Airlines
Website
montenegroairlines.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tivat via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tivat via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tivat via Istanbul Ataturk, Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tivat via Vienna, Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Podgorica via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tirana via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Podgorica via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Podgorica via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tirana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Podgorica via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tirana via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $340
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Podgorica via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $340
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tivat via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Podgorica via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tivat via Brussels
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tirana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tirana via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tirana via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $450
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tirana via Prague
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tirana via Prague
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Podgorica via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
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
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Sofia to Tirana
Ave. Duration
11h
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
9h 30m
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
12h
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 Tirana
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Schedules at
kotortotirana.com
Bus from Podgorica to Tirana
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Schedules at
kotortotirana.com

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More Questions & Answers

Tirana is 1h behind Bucharest. It is currently 1:51 AM in Bucharest and 12:51 AM in Tirana.

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

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CSA, Travel Service, Turkish Airlines and seven other airlines offer flights from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Tirana Airport.

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There are 524+ hotels available in Tirana. Prices start at $28 USD per night.

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

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