COVID-19 Travel restrictions may apply. Learn More.
Rome2rio uses cookies to help personalize content and show you personalised ads. By proceeding, you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy. You may opt out of personalised ads at any time. OK

Need a hotel room in Gjirokastër?

Book now

There are 8 ways to get from Rome to Gjirokastër by plane, ferry, car, train, shuttle, bus or car ferry

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

Recommended

Fly Rome to Corfu, Flying Dolphin, drive

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Corfu (CFU)
  2. Take the Flying Dolphin from Corfu to Sarandë
  3. Drive from Sarandë to Gjirokastër

Cheapest

Fly Rome to Brindisi, car ferry, Flying Dolphin

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Brindisi (BDS)
  2. Take the car ferry from Brindisi to Corfu
  3. Take the Flying Dolphin from Corfu to Sarandë

Train to Rome Ciampino, fly to Corfu, Flying Dolphin, drive

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Ciampino
  2. Fly from Rome Ciampino (CIA) to Corfu (CFU)
  3. Take the Flying Dolphin from Corfu to Sarandë
  4. Drive from Sarandë to Gjirokastër

Fly Rome to Tirana, Airport Bus, bus

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Tirana (TIA)
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Tirana Airport to Fier
  3. Take the bus from Fier to Gjirokastër

Train, car ferry, Flying Dolphin

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Brindisi
  2. Take the car ferry from Brindisi to Corfu
  3. Take the Flying Dolphin from Corfu to Sarandë

Train, car ferry, bus

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Bari Centrale
  2. Take the car ferry from Bari to Durrës
  3. Take the bus from Durrës to Gjirokastër

Leonetti Bus, ferry, bus

  1. Take the Leonetti Bus from Rome - Tiburtina station to Bari
  2. Take the ferry from Bari to Durrës
  3. Take the bus from Durrës to Gjirokastër

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Rome to Ancona
  2. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Igoumenitsa
  3. Drive from Igoumenitsa to Gjirokastër

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Albania

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions are being lifted in Albania. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Albania.

For travel planning advice, please refer to our Rome2rio Coronavirus information page .
For the latest travel status, we recommend checking the official page for Albania.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some international borders began to reopen in Albania from June 15.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Albania

Domestic travel is restricted within Albania due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Albania

International flights leaving Italy are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

Last updated: June 28 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Rome to Gjirokastër is to fly and car ferry and Flying Dolphin, which costs €55 - €200 and takes 14h 52m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Rome to Gjirokastër is to fly and Airport Bus and bus which costs €90 - €290 and takes 10h 22m.

More details

The distance between Rome and Gjirokastër is 672 km.

The best way to get from Rome to Gjirokastër without a car is to train and car ferry and bus which takes 20h 43m and costs €120 - €290.

More details

It takes approximately 7h 53m to get from Rome to Gjirokastër, including transfers.

More details

The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Corfu Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

Search flights

Alitalia, Ryanair, Vueling Airlines and Wizz Air offer flights from Rome Airport to Corfu Airport.

Search flights

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

More details

The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs €7 - €35.

More details

Map of how to get from Rome to Gjirokastër.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 672.2 km
  • Duration: 7h 53m

What companies run services between Rome, Italy and Gjirokastër, Albania?

There is no direct connection from Rome to Gjirokastër. However, you can take the train to Fiumicino Aeroporto, take the walk to Rome airport, fly to Corfu, take the walk to Corfu Airport, take the bus to Corfu Port, take the walk to Corfu, take the Flying Dolphin to Sarandë, then take the drive to Gjirokastër. Alternatively, you can take the train to Ciampino, take the walk to Ciampino Station, take the bus to Rome Ciampino Airport, take the walk to Rome Ciampino airport, fly to Corfu, take the walk to Corfu Airport, take the bus to Corfu Port, take the walk to Corfu, take the Flying Dolphin to Sarandë, then take the drive to Gjirokastër.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Corfu
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Rome to Tirana
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Rome to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome to Corfu
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$24 - $250
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Corfu
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$21 - $600
Flights from Rome to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$9 - $150
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Rome to Corfu
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$19 - $330
Flights from Rome to Tirana
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $600
Air Albania
Website
airalbania.com.al
Flights from Rome to Tirana
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rome to Corfu
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$55 - $850
Train operators
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 Roma Termini to Ciampino
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
$3 - $4
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.
For more information, please visit this page
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 Roma Termini to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$40 - $60
Base Standard
$75 - $110
Base Premium
$90 - $130
Train from Roma Termini to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $120
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$35 - $50
Base Standard
$65 - $90
Base Premium
$80 - $120
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $85
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
$30 - $45
Smart Low Cost
$29 - $45
Smart Flex
$60 - $85
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
$30 - $45
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
$50 - $70
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Durrës to Gjirokastër
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
TTI Leonettibus SRL
Ferry operators
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
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Brindisi to Corfu
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
Grimaldi Lines
Car ferry from Ancona to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
Grimaldi Lines
European Seaways
Phone
+30 210 9561630
Email
info@europeanseaways.com
Website
ferries.gr
Car ferry from Brindisi to Corfu
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once a week
Website
European Seaways
Adria Ferries
Phone
071 50211621
Email
booking@adriaferries.com
Website
adriaferries.com
Car ferry from Bari to Durrës
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
Adria Ferries
Deck
$65 - $75
Car
$100 - $110
Inside cabin 2 beds
$95 - $105
Inner cabin 2 beds
$100 - $115
Outside cabin 2 beds
$120
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Ancona to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
16h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $260
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
$70 - $90
Aircraft-type seats
$80 - $100
2 bed inside cabin
$210 - $260
3 bed outside cabin
$190 - $250
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Ancona to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
15h 59m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $170
Website
Minoan Lines
Deck
$55 - $65
Airplane economy seats
$65 - $80
2-berth outside
$140 - $170
3-berth outside shower
$120 - $150

Want to know more about travelling around Albania

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.