There are 10 ways to get from Cologne to Albania by plane, train, bus 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.

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Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Tirana  •  5 h 56 min

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

$94 - $231

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Bus Nasir Tours  •  33 h 39 min

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

$14 - $21

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Fly Dusseldorf to Tirana  •  8 h

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

$120 - $264

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

$132 - $329

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Podgorica, bus  •  10 h 28 min

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

$175 - $440

Train, bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  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

$176 - $262

Bus via Gostivar  •  38 h 26 min

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

$174 - $248

Train, bus via Beograd  •  39 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Schwarzach-St.Veit Ec
  3. Take the train from Schwarzach-St.Veit to Beograd En
  4. Take the train from Beograd to Podgorica 433 / ...
  5. Take the bus from Podgorica to Tirana

$229 - $371

Train, drive  •  24 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Villach Hbf Ec
  2. Drive from Villach Hbf to Tirana

$264 - $403

Drive  •  20 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Tirana 1296.2 miles

$270 - $400

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No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Albania. However, there are services departing from Cologne and arriving at Tirana via Struga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 39 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Albania is 1491 km. The road distance is 2073.9 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Albania without a car is to train and bus which takes 23 h 8 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 56 min to get from Cologne to Albania, including transfers.

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Cologne to Albania bus services, operated by Nasir Tours, depart from Cologne station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Albania is to fly which takes 5 h 56 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 33 h 39 min.

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The quickest flight from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Tirana Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 20 min.

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Cologne to Albania bus services, operated by Durmo Tours, arrive at Tirana station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Albania is 2074 km. It takes approximately 20 h 32 min to drive from Cologne to Albania.

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Eurowings and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Tirana Airport.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Albania.
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  • Distance: 932.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 56 min

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 Struga in around 33 h 39 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Tirana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 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
Every day
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
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Dusseldorf to Tirana via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Tirana via Munich, Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Tirana via Frankfurt, Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 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
4 h 20 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 Berlin Tegel, Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday to 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 20 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
Montenegro Airlines
Website
montenegroairlines.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Podgorica via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Podgorica via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
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
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Schwarzach-St.Veit
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $230
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Schwarzach-St.Veit to Beograd
Ave. Duration
13 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Railways of Montenegro (ŽPCG)
Website
zcg-prevoz.me
Train from Beograd to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
10 h 39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $40
Website
zcg-prevoz.me
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 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
kotortotirana.com
Bus from Podgorica to Tirana
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $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 36 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
ms.mk
Durmo Tours
Website
durmotours.com
Bus from Struga to Tirana
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Bus from Neuss to Gostivar
Ave. Duration
30 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Nasir Tours
Phone
+389 (0) 42 218 007
Website
nasirtours.de
Bus from Cologne to Struga
Ave. Duration
30 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
nasirtours.de
Hafet Tours
Phone
+389 44 371 066
Email
hafet-tours@hotmail.com
Website
hafet.getbybus.com
Bus from Gostivar to Tirana
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $65
Schedules at
hafet.getbybus.com

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