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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  13 h 44 min

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

$29 - $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

Bus Matpu  •  15 h 24 min

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

$29 - $63

Drive  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Plovdiv to Tirana 428.2 miles

$65 - $100

Train to Sofia, fly to Tirana  •  10 h 46 min

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

$99 - $319

Bus to Kavala, fly to Tirana  •  17 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Xanthi
  2. Fly from Kavala (KVA) to Tirana (TIA) KVA - TIA

$237 - $779

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

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

$92 - $315

Train to Sofia, fly to Podgorica, bus  •  15 h 38 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

$135 - $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 $29 - $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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There is no direct flight from Sofia Airport to Tirana Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 15 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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Tirana is 1 h behind Plovdiv. It is currently 10:18 PM in Plovdiv and 9:18 PM in Tirana.

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.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Tirana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Kavala to Tirana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Tirana via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Flights from Kavala to Tirana via Athens, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
12 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Tirana
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$150 - $400
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sofia to Tirana via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $340
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Tirana via Athens
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Flights from Kavala to Tirana via Athens
Ave. Duration
12 h 2 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Athens
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Montenegro Airlines
Website
montenegroairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$95 - $340
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Tirana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Kavala to Tirana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $500
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
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Pazardzhik to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Plovdiv to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Hebros Bus Ltd.
Phone
032 65 78 11
Email
office@hebrosbus.com
Website
hebrosbus.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
hebrosbus.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
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
$22 - $50
Schedules at
matpu.com
KTEL Xanthis
Phone
25410 27200
Email
info@ktelxanthis.gr
Website
ktelxanthis.gr
Bus from Plovdiv to Xanthi
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
ktelxanthis.gr
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 - $15
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
$14 - $22
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
Old Town Travel
Phone
+382 32 520 495
Email
info@kotortotirana.com
Website
kotortotirana.com
Bus from Podgorica to Tirana
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Schedules at
kotortotirana.com

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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, Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and three other airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Tirana Airport.

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There are 530+ hotels available in Tirana. Prices start at $26 USD per night.

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