There are 3 ways to get from Sofia to Albania by bus, 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  •  11 h

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Tirana

$23 - $40

2 alternative options

Drive  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Tirana 332.2 miles

$50 - $80

Fly, bus  •  10 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Podgorica (TGD) SOF - TGD
  2. Take the bus from Podgorica to Shkodër

$120 - $273

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Albania is to bus which costs $23 - $40 and takes 11 h.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Albania is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 6 h 42 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Albania is 334 km. The road distance is 531.5 km.

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The bus from Sofia to Tirana takes 11 h including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia and arriving at Tirana. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h.

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There are 23+ hotels available in Albania. Prices start at $22 USD per night.

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

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Albania.
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  • Distance: 208.6 miles
  • Duration: 11 h

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Albania?

Makedonija Soobrakaj AD operates a bus from Sofia to Tirana once daily. Tickets cost $23 - $40 and the journey takes 11 h. Matpu also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $500
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 Podgorica via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $500
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Bus operators
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
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

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