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There are 7 ways to get from Durrës to Brussels by plane, car, car ferry, train or bus

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Fly from Tirana  •  5h 38m

  1. Fly from Tirana (TIA) to Brussels (BRU) TIA - BRU

€66 - €238

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Drive to Tivat, fly  •  6h 52m

  1. Drive from Durrës to Tivat
  2. Fly from Tivat (TIV) to Brussels (BRU) TIV - BRU

€103 - €639

Car ferry, train  •  28h 1m

  1. Take the car ferry from Durrës to Bari
  2. Take the train from Bari Centrale to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi

€287 - €620

Bus  •  39h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Durrës to Struga
  2. Take the bus from Struga to Krefeld
  3. Take the bus from Krefeld central bus station to Brussels-North train station

€99 - €147

Bus via Prizren  •  41h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Durrës to Prizren
  2. Take the bus from Prizren to Köln Airport
  3. Take the bus from Cologne South to Brussels-North train station

€92 - €185

Car ferry, train via Villach  •  2 days 8h

  1. Take the car ferry from Durrës to Trieste
  2. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Villach Hbf Re
  3. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Koeln Hbf Ec
  4. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ice

€327 - €560

Drive  •  22h 2m

  1. Drive from Durrës to Brussels 2288.9 km

€240 - €360

Durrës to Brussels by bus

The bus journey time between Durrës and Brussels is around 2 days 16h and covers a distance of around 2570 km. The fastest bus normally takes 2 days 16h. Operated by Durmo Tours and FlixBus, the Durrës to Brussels bus service departs from Durrës and arrives in Brussels-North train station. Typically only one bus runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
2 days 16h
Fastest bus time:
2 days 16h
Buses per week:
1
Cheapest price:
€99
Carbon emissions:
320 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
16:00
Last bus departs at:
16:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Durrës to Brussels bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Durrës to Brussels is to fly which costs $80 - $290 and takes 5h 38m.

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The fastest way to get from Durrës to Brussels is to fly which takes 5h 38m and costs $80 - $290.

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No, there is no direct bus from Durrës to Brussels station. However, there are services departing from Durrës and arriving at Brussels-North train station via Struga and Krefeld central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39h 50m.

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The distance between Durrës and Brussels is 1569 km. The road distance is 2288.9 km.

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The best way to get from Durrës to Brussels without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 28h 1m and costs $340 - $800.

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It takes approximately 5h 38m to get from Durrës to Brussels, including transfers.

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Durrës to Brussels bus services, operated by Durmo Tours, depart from Durrës station.

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The best way to get from Durrës to Brussels is to fly which takes 5h 38m and costs $80 - $290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $180 and takes 39h 50m.

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The quickest flight from Tirana Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 40m.

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Durrës to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels-North train station.

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Map of how to get from Durrës to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 1569.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 38m

What companies run services between Durrës, Albania and Brussels, Belgium?

TUI fly Belgium, Lufthansa and three other airlines fly from Durrës to Brussels 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Durrës to Brussels via Struga, Krefeld, and Krefeld central bus station in around 39h 50m.

Airlines
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Tirana to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €330
Flights from Tirana to Brussels via Pristina
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €330
Flights from Tivat to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €310
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Tirana to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€230 - €440
Flights from Tirana to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€230 - €440
Flights from Tivat to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Tirana to Brussels via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €320
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Tirana to Brussels via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€100 - €230
Flights from Tivat to Brussels via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€120 - €280
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Tirana to Brussels via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€240 - €400
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 Bari Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
8h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €190
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€65 - €95
Base Standard
€110 - €150
Base Premium
€130 - €190
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€100 - €130
1st Class
€120 - €150
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €160
Website
Thalys
Standard
€75 - €110
Comfort
€90 - €120
Premium
€110 - €160
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €130
Website
Thalys
Standard
€65 - €90
Comfort
€75 - €100
Premium
€90 - €130
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Trieste Centrale to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Villach Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
10h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€160 - €220
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Bus operators
Durmo Tours
Phone
+389 42 217 370
Email
durmotours@yahoo.com
Website
durmotours.com.mk
Bus from Durrës to Struga
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Bus from Struga to Krefeld
Ave. Duration
31h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€80 - €120
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
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 Krefeld central bus station to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€12 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Cologne South to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arditi Tours
Phone
+383 49 871 234
Email
ardititours@hotmail.com
Website
sr-rs.facebook.com
Bus from Durrës to Prizren
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€10
Schedules at
sr-rs.facebook.com
Barileva Turist
Phone
+383 44 162 498
Email
info@barilevaturist.com
Website
barilevaturist.com
Bus from Prizren to Köln Airport
Ave. Duration
32h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€70 - €160
Schedules at
barilevaturist.com
Book at
barilevaturist.com
Ferry operators
Ventouris Ferries
Adria Ferries
Phone
071 50211621
Email
booking@adriaferries.com
Website
adriaferries.com
Car ferry from Durrës to Bari
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €110
Website
Adria Ferries
Deck
€60 - €70
Car
€95 - €105
Inside cabin 2 beds
€90 - €100
Inner cabin 2 beds
€95 - €110
Car ferry from Durrës to Trieste
Ave. Duration
37h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€95 - €170
Website
Adria Ferries
Deck
€95 - €110
Car
€130 - €150
Inside cabin 2 beds
€120 - €140
Inner cabin 2 beds
€140 - €170

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Yes, the driving distance between Durrës to Brussels is 2289 km. It takes approximately 22h 2m to drive from Durrës to Brussels.

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Austrian Airlines, Air Serbia, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from Tirana Airport to Brussels Airport.

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