There are 10 ways to get from Cologne to Albania by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry or car

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

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Tirana  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Tirana (TIA) CGN - TIA

$91 - $232

Cheapest option

Bus Nasir Tours  •  34 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne to Gostivar
  2. Take the bus from Gostivar to Tirana

$55 - $70

8 alternative options

Fly Dusseldorf to Tirana  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Tirana (TIA) DUS - TIA

$136 - $286

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Tirana  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Tirana (TIA) FRA - TIA

$135 - $332

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Podgorica, bus  •  10 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Podgorica (TGD) CGN - TGD
  2. Take the bus from Podgorica to Shkodër

$172 - $442

Train, bus  •  23 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ice
  2. Take the bus from Stuttgart main station to Struga
  3. Take the bus from Struga to Tirana

$232 - $328

Train, bus and ferry  •  25 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Milano Centrale Ece
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le Fr
  4. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Brindisi Fb / ...
  5. Take the bus and ferry from Brindisi to Tirana

$367 - $584

Bus Autotrans  •  42 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Dubrovnik
  2. Take the bus from Dubrovnik Zob to Budva Zob
  3. Take the bus from Budva to Tirana

$151 - $210

Train, drive  •  21 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to München Ost Ec
  3. Drive from München Ost to Tirana

$294 - $442

Drive  •  20 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Tirana 1296.2 miles

$270 - $400

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Albania?

Eurowings and Austrian Airlines fly from Cologne to Tirana twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cologne to Tirana via Gostivar in around 34 h 45 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Tirana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Tirana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Tirana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Podgorica via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Podgorica via Klagenfurt, Vienna
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Dusseldorf to Tirana via Munich, Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Tirana via Frankfurt, Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Tirana
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Tirana via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Tirana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Tirana
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Podgorica via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Podgorica via Hamburg, Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Podgorica via Munich, Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Tirana via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Tirana
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Tirana via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $700
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Podgorica via Budapest
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Montenegro Airlines
Website
montenegroairlines.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Podgorica via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$130 - $230
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to München Ost
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia Frecce
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
Old Town Travel
Phone
+382 32 520 495
Email
info@kotortotirana.com
Website
kotortotirana.com
Bus from Podgorica to Shkodër
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
kotortotirana.com
Bus from Budva to Tirana
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Schedules at
kotortotirana.com
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Stuttgart main station to Struga
Ave. Duration
16 h 38 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
ms.mk
Hafet Tours
Phone
+389 44 371 066
Email
hafet-tours@hotmail.com
Website
hafet.getbybus.com
Bus from Struga to Tirana
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Schedules at
hafet.getbybus.com
Bus from Gostivar to Tirana
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Schedules at
hafet.getbybus.com
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Brindisi to Tirana
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Nasir Tours
Phone
+389 (0) 42 218 007
Website
nasirtours.de
Bus from Cologne to Gostivar
Ave. Duration
29 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
nasirtours.de
Autotrans
Website
autotrans.hr
Bus from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
32 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Schedules at
autotrans.hr
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Dubrovnik Zob to Budva Zob
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
globtour.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Cologne to Albania?

The distance between Cologne and Albania is 1491 km. The road distance is 2074 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cologne to Albania?

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Albania is to bus which costs 45€ - 60€ and takes 34 h 45 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Cologne to Albania?

The quickest way to get from Cologne to Albania is to fly which takes 5 h 46 min and costs 70€ - 190€.

Is there a direct bus between Cologne and Albania?

No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Albania. However, there are services departing from Cologne and arriving at Tirana via Gostivar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 45 min.

How long does it take to get from Cologne to Albania?

It takes approximately 5 h 46 min to get from Cologne to Albania, including transfers.