There are 5 ways to get from Greece 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Tirana (TIA) ATH - TIA

$73 - $253

Cheapest option

Bus Albtrans sh.p.k  •  13 h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Tiranë

$47

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  11 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Lianokladi Ic 58 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lamia to Tirana

$74 - $89

Bus Crazy Holidays  •  16 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Trikala
  2. Take the bus from Trikala to Tirana

$93 - $118

Drive  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Tirana 486.5 miles

$110 - $170

What companies run services between Greece and Albania?

Aegean Airlines flies from Athens to Tirana once daily. Alternatively, Albtrans sh.p.k operates a bus from Athens to Tirana twice daily. Tickets cost $47 and the journey takes 13 h.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Tirana
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Lianokladi
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$12 - $17
First Class
$15 - $21
Bus operators
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Lamia to Tirana
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 4 2239 203
Email
rezervime@albtrans.net
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Athens to Tiranë
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
albtrans.net
KTEL Trikala
Phone
(+30) 24310 73130
Email
info@ktel-trikala.gr
Website
ktel-trikala.gr
Bus from Athens to Trikala
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
ktel-trikala.gr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Trikala to Tirana
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Greece and Albania is 280 km. The road distance is 778 km.

The cheapest way to get from Greece to Albania is to bus which costs 40€ and takes 13 h.

The quickest way to get from Greece to Albania is to fly which takes 5 h 22 min and costs 60€ - 220€.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Athens and arriving at Tiranë. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13 h.

It takes approximately 5 h 22 min to get from Greece to Albania, including transfers.