Directions from Sofia to Albania

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Recommended option

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 44 min

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

$120 - $274

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
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday and Thursday
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
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Montenegro Airlines
Website
montenegroairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $340
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Munich, Vienna
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $2,700
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $250
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
$23 - $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 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
kotortotirana.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Sofia and Albania is 334 km. The road distance is 532 km.

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

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

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.

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