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There are 12 ways to get from London to Gjirokastër by plane, shuttle, bus, train, ferry, bus and ferry, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly London Heathrow to Tirana, Airport Bus, bus

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Tirana (TIA)
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Tirana Airport to Fier
  3. Take the bus from Fier to Gjirokastër

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Train to London Gatwick, fly to Tirana, Airport Bus, bus

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Tirana (TIA)
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Tirana Airport to Fier
  4. Take the bus from Fier to Gjirokastër

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Train to London Luton, fly to Tirana, Airport Bus, bus

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Tirana (TIA)
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Tirana Airport to Fier
  4. Take the bus from Fier to Gjirokastër

Fly London Stansted to Tirana, Airport Bus, bus

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Tirana (TIA)
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Tirana Airport to Fier
  3. Take the bus from Fier to Gjirokastër

Fly London Heathrow to Preveza, bus

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Preveza (PVK)
  2. Take the bus from Preveza to Ioannina
  3. Take the bus from Ioannina to Kakavia

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Preveza, bus

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Preveza (PVK)
  3. Take the bus from Preveza to Ioannina
  4. Take the bus from Ioannina to Kakavia

Train, ferry, Flying Dolphin

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Paris Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Bari Centrale
  4. Take the ferry from Bari M.ma to Corfu
  5. Take the Flying Dolphin from Corfu to Sarandë

Train, Bus

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
  3. Take the Bus from Frankfurt am Main to Ioannina
  4. Take the bus from Ioannina to Kakavia

Bus and ferry, bus

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria Station to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Larisa Regional Bus Station NIAVIS
  3. Take the bus from Larisa to Gjirokastër

Bus

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Sofia Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Gjirokastër

Drive, Eurotunnel

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Gjirokastër

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Gjirokastër

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

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Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Albania

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The cheapest way to get from London to Gjirokastër is to train and fly and bus which costs £95 - £240 and takes 14h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Gjirokastër is to fly and Airport Bus and bus which costs £130 - £600 and takes 11h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Gjirokastër. However, there are services departing from London Victoria Station and arriving at Gjirokastër via Sofia Serdica Bus Station and Larisa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 6h.

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The distance between London and Gjirokastër is 2009 km.

The best way to get from London to Gjirokastër without a car is to train and Bus which takes 2 days 0h and costs £380 - £750.

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It takes approximately 11h 49m to get from London to Gjirokastër, including transfers.

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London to Gjirokastër bus services, operated by Balkan Horn, depart from London Victoria Station.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Tirana Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 5m.

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London to Gjirokastër bus services, operated by Crazy Holidays, arrive at Gjirokastër station.

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Gjirokastër is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 10:12 AM in London and 11:12 AM in Gjirokastër.

Map of how to get from London to Gjirokastër.
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  • Distance: 2009.3 km
  • Duration: 11h 49m

What companies run services between London, England and Gjirokastër, Albania?

You can take a bus from London Victoria to Gjirokastër via Sofia and Thessaloniki in around 2 days 13h.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Tirana
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from London Gatwick to Preveza
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Tirana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from London Heathrow to Tirana via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from London Heathrow to Preveza via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from London Heathrow to Preveza via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Tirana
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from London Heathrow to Preveza
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Wizz Air UK
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Tirana
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $350
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Preveza via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from London Heathrow to Preveza via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Tirana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Tirana via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Tirana via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Tirana via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Tirana via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Air Albania
Website
airalbania.com.al
Flights from London Stansted to Tirana
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
$16 - $20
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $24
Off-Peak Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Eurostar
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Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Intl to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
$310 - $360
Standard
$110 - $150
Standard Premier
$160 - $210
Train from London St Pancras Intl to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
$310 - $350
Standard
$100 - $130
Standard Premier
$150 - $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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $150
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
$85 - $95
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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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 Torino Porta Susa to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$65 - $95
Base Standard
$110 - $160
Base Premium
$130 - $200
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 Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Tirana International Airport
Phone
+355 52 22 55 39
Website
tirana-airport.com
Shuttle from Tirana Airport to Fier
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
tirana-airport.com
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Fier to Gjirokastër
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Larisa to Gjirokastër
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Gjirokastër
Ave. Duration
7h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
KTEL Ioanninon
Phone
26510 25014
Website
ktelioannina.gr
Bus from Preveza to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
ktelioannina.gr
Bus from Ioannina to Kakavia
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
ktelioannina.gr
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus from Frankfurt am Main to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
36h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$240 - $360
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Balkan Horn
Phone
+44 74 71405777
Email
office@balkanhorn.com
Website
balkanhorn.com
Bus and ferry from London Victoria Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
40h 44m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$146
Website
Balkan Horn
Tourist Service Holding AD
Phone
02 981 13 33
Email
outgoing@tourist-service.com
Website
tourist-service.com
Bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Larisa Regional Bus Station NIAVIS
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $45
Website
Tourist Service Holding AD
Ilias Travel
Phone
+30 210 5245654
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
anh.gr
Bus from Sofia Bus Station Serdika to Larissa "NIAVIS" Regional Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $32
Website
Ilias Travel
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Sofia Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
47h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
Union Ivkoni
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Ferry from Bari M.ma to Corfu
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
$81
Aircraft-type seats
$89
2 bed inside cabin
$215
3 bed outside cabin
$170 - $210
Ionian Seaways
Phone
+30 26610 38690
Website
ionianseaways.com
Ferry from Corfu to Sarandë
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$25
Website
Ionian Seaways
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
$102
Standard Car - Premium
$162

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British Airways, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings and three other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Tirana Airport.

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There are eight+ hotels available in Gjirokastër. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs £4 - £35.

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