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There are 5 ways to get from Cagliari to Tirana by plane, ferry, train, bus or car ferry

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Fly  •  7h 3m

  1. Fly from Cagliari (CAG) to Tirana (TIA) CAG - TIA

$75 - $345

4 alternative options

Ferry, train, Bus  •  29h 27m

  1. Take the ferry from Cagliari to Napoli
  2. Take the train from Caserta to Bari Centrale Fa / ...
  3. Take the Bus from Bari to Struga
  4. Take the bus from Struga to Tirana

$106 - $219

Ferry, bus, car ferry  •  30h 46m

  1. Take the ferry from Cagliari to Napoli
  2. Take the bus from Napoli-Immacolatella to Bari-Porto
  3. Take the car ferry from Bari to Durrës

$166 - $319

Ferry, bus  •  34h 58m

  1. Take the ferry from Cagliari to Napoli
  2. Take the bus from Naples Metropark Central Parking Bus Stop to Brindisi Via Galanti 578
  3. Take the Bus from Brindisi to Tirana

$153 - $198

Ferry, train, Bus via Brindisi  •  36h 57m

  1. Take the ferry from Cagliari to Salerno
  2. Take the train from Salerno to Taranto Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Taranto to Brindisi Re
  4. Take the Bus from Brindisi to Tirana

$143 - $267

Cagliari to Tirana by ferry, walk, train and bus

The journey time between Cagliari and Tirana is around 2 days 12h and covers a distance of around 1133 km. The fastest journey normally takes 2 days 12h. Services are operated by Grimaldi Lines, Trenitalia Intercity, Trenitalia Frecce and others. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2 days 12h
Fastest journey time:
2 days 12h
Journey distance:
1133 km
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
$143
Carbon emissions:
65 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
22:00
Last service departs at:
22:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cagliari to Tirana ferry, walk, train and bus schedules

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Albania

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions are being lifted in Albania. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Albania.

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For the latest travel status, we recommend checking the official page for Albania.

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

International flights leaving Italy are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

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Last updated: July 22 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cagliari to Tirana is to ferry and train and Bus which costs €85 - €180 and takes 29h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Cagliari to Tirana is to fly which costs €60 - €290 and takes 7h 3m.

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The distance between Cagliari and Tirana is 936 km.

The best way to get from Cagliari to Tirana without a car is to ferry and train and Bus which takes 29h 27m and costs €85 - €180.

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It takes approximately 7h 3m to get from Cagliari to Tirana, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Cagliari Airport to Tirana Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 5m and has one stopover.

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easyJet, Wizz Air, Ryanair and three other airlines offer flights from Cagliari Airport to Tirana Airport.

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There are 85+ hotels available in Tirana. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cagliari to Cagliari Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs €1 - €2.

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Map of how to get from Cagliari to Tirana.
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  • Distance: 936.5 km
  • Duration: 7h 3m

What companies run services between Cagliari, Italy and Tirana, Albania?

Alitalia, Lufthansa and nine other airlines fly from Cagliari to Tirana hourly.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Cagliari to Tirana via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Cagliari to Tirana via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Air Albania
Website
airalbania.com.al
Flights from Cagliari to Tirana via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Cagliari to Tirana via Bologna
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cagliari to Tirana via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Cagliari to Tirana via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Train operators
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 Caserta to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $95
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$27 - $40
Base Standard
$50 - $70
Base Premium
$65 - $95
Train from Salerno to Taranto
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $90
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$26 - $35
Base Standard
$50 - $70
Base Premium
$60 - $90
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Caserta to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $70
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
$27 - $40
Smart Low Cost
$24 - $35
Smart Flex
$50 - $70
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Caserta to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
$21 - $30
Train from Salerno to Taranto
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
$20 - $29
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 Salerno to Taranto
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
$39 - $42
Train from Taranto to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $13
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
$11 - $13
Bus operators
Durmo Tours
Phone
+389 42 217 370
Email
durmotours@yahoo.com
Website
durmotours.com.mk
Bus from Bari to Struga
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Schedules at
durmotours.eu
Bus from Struga to Tirana
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Napoli-Immacolatella to Bari-Porto
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $29
Website
Marozzi VT
Miccolis Spa
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Naples to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Brindisi to Tirana
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Ferry operators
Tirrenia
Phone
+49 611–14020
Email
info@tirrenia.de
Website
tirrenia.it
Ferry from Cagliari to Napoli
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Website
Tirrenia
Ventouris Ferries
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
$75 - $140
Website
Adria Ferries
Deck
$75 - $85
Car
$115 - $130
Inside cabin 2 beds
$110 - $120
Inner cabin 2 beds
$120 - $130
Outside cabin 2 beds
$139
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Ferry from Cagliari to Salerno
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
Grimaldi Lines

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