There are 8 ways to get from Plovdiv to Tirana by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  13 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Tirana

$30 - $53

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Train, bus  •  14 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Plovdiv to Sofia 8626
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Tirana

$28 - $45

6 alternative options

Drive  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Plovdiv to Tirana 428.2 miles

$65 - $100

Train to Sofia, fly to Tirana  •  10 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Plovdiv to Iskarsko Shose
  2. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Tirana (TIA) SOF - TIA

$99 - $319

Fly Plovdiv to Tirana  •  16 h

  1. Fly from Plovdiv (PDV) to Tirana (TIA) PDV - TIA

$61 - $233

Bus to Istanbul, fly to Tirana  •  12 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul Otogari
  2. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Tirana (TIA) IST - TIA

$91 - $314

Train to Sofia, fly to Tivat, bus  •  15 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Plovdiv to Iskarsko Shose
  2. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Tivat (TIV) SOF - TIV
  3. Take the bus from Kotor to Tirana

$195 - $403

Train to Sofia, fly to Podgorica, bus  •  15 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Plovdiv to Iskarsko Shose
  2. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Podgorica (TGD) SOF - TGD
  3. Take the bus from Podgorica to Tirana

$136 - $303

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The cheapest way to get from Plovdiv to Tirana is to train and bus which costs $28 - $50 and takes 14 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Plovdiv to Tirana is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 8 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Plovdiv to Tirana. However, there are services departing from Plovdiv and arriving at Tirana via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 44 min.

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The distance between Plovdiv and Tirana is 419 km. The road distance is 685.1 km.

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The best way to get from Plovdiv to Tirana without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 44 min and costs $30 - $55.

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It takes approximately 13 h 44 min to get from Plovdiv to Tirana, including transfers.

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Plovdiv to Tirana bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Plovdiv station.

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The best way to get from Plovdiv to Tirana is to bus which takes 13 h 44 min and costs $30 - $55. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $60 - $240 and takes 16 h.

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There is no direct flight from Sofia Airport to Tirana Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Plovdiv to Tirana bus services, operated by Makedonija Soobrakaj AD, arrive at Tirana station.

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Map of how to get from Plovdiv to Tirana.
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  • Distance: 262 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 44 min

What companies run services between Plovdiv, Bulgaria and Tirana, Albania?

You can take a bus from Plovdiv to Tirana via Sofia in around 13 h 44 min. Alternatively, Ryanair, Ernest and three other airlines fly from Plovdiv to Tirana 3 times a day.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Tirana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sofia to Tirana via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $340
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Tirana via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $290
Flights from Istanbul to Tirana via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Ernest
Website
flyernest.com
Flights from Plovdiv to Tirana via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
14 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Flights from Plovdiv to Tirana via Charleroi, Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from Plovdiv to Tirana via Charleroi, Pisa
Ave. Duration
19 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Montenegro Airlines
Website
montenegroairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Tivat via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Plovdiv to Tirana via Milan Bergamo, Budapest
Ave. Duration
18 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from Plovdiv to Tirana via London Stansted, Budapest
Ave. Duration
18 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $310
Blue Panorama Airlines
Website
blue-panorama.com
Flights from Plovdiv to Tirana via London Stansted, Verona
Ave. Duration
20 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$80 - $300
Flights from Plovdiv to Tirana via London Stansted, Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
20 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $300
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Tirana
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Sofia to Tivat via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Tirana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Plovdiv to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Plovdiv to Iskarsko Shose
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Plovdiv to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Sofia to Tirana
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Schedules at
ms.mk
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Tirana
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $50
Schedules at
matpu.com
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Old Town Travel
Phone
+382 32 520 495
Email
info@kotortotirana.com
Website
kotortotirana.com
Bus from Kotor to Tirana
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Schedules at
kotortotirana.com
Bus from Podgorica to Tirana
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
kotortotirana.com

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Tirana is 1 h behind Plovdiv. It is currently 3:53 PM in Plovdiv and 2:53 PM in Tirana.

Yes, the driving distance between Plovdiv to Tirana is 685 km. It takes approximately 8 h 1 min to drive from Plovdiv to Tirana.

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Bulgaria Air, Wizz Air, Lufthansa and three other airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Tirana Airport.

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There are 524+ hotels available in Tirana. Prices start at $27 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Plovdiv to Plovdiv Airport is to taxi which takes 15 min and costs $8 - $10.

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