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There are 8 ways to get from Istanbul to Albania by plane, car or bus

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Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Tirana  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Tirana (TIA) IST - TIA

$84 - $294

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Bus Alpar Turizm  •  21 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Tiranë

$31 - $51

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Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Tirana  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Tirana (TIA) SAW - TIA

$61 - $510

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Pristina, drive, bus  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Pristina (PRN) IST - PRN
  2. Drive from Pristina to Prizren
  3. Take the bus from Prizren to Shkodër

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Podgorica, bus  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Podgorica (TGD) IST - TGD
  2. Take the bus from Podgorica to Shkodër

$105 - $303

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Thessaloniki, bus  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Thessaloniki (SKG) IST - SKG
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Korçë

$129 - $289

Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  22 h 12 min

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

$101 - $126

Drive  •  11 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Tirana 617.8 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Albania is to bus which costs 170 ₺ - 290 ₺ and takes 21 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Albania is to fly which costs 470 ₺ - 1.700 ₺ and takes 5 h 39 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and Albania is 751 km. The road distance is 988.5 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Albania without a car is to bus which takes 21 h 11 min and costs 170 ₺ - 290 ₺.

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It takes approximately 5 h 39 min to get from Istanbul to Albania, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Albania is to fly which takes 5 h 39 min and costs 470 ₺ - 1.700 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 170 ₺ - 290 ₺ and takes 21 h 11 min.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Tirana Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Albania is 2 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 2:04 PM in Istanbul and 12:04 PM in Albania.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Albania is 988 km. It takes approximately 11 h 41 min to drive from Istanbul to Albania.

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Turkish Airlines offers flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Tirana Airport.

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  • Distance: 469.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 39 min

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Albania?

Turkish Airlines flies from Istanbul to Tirana twice daily. Alternatively, Alpar Turizm operates a bus from Istanbul to Tirana 6 times a week. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 19 h 59 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Tirana
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Pristina
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $360
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Tirana
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $460
Bus operators
Vector
Website
vectortours.de
Bus from Prizren to Shkodër
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
vectortours.de
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
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Korçë
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Tiranë
Ave. Duration
19 h 59 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Istanbul to Gostivar
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
ms.mk
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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There are 35+ hotels available in Albania. Prices start at $20 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to Metro which takes 34 min and costs 4 ₺.

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