There are 8 ways to get from Sofia to Durrës 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 Durmo Tours  •  13 h

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Skopje
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Durrës

$43 - $60

Cheapest option

Bus via Kyustendil  •  15 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Kyustendil
  2. Take the bus from Kyustendil to Skopje
  3. Take the bus from Skopje to Durrës

$32 - $58

6 alternative options

Bus Matpu  •  13 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Tirana

$83 - $133

Bus, train  •  14 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Skopje
  2. Take the train from Skopje to Kichevo
  3. Take the bus from Kichevo to Struga
  4. Take the train from Librazhd to Durrës

$168 - $226

Drive  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Durrës 340.1 miles

$50 - $80

Fly to Tirana  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Tirana (TIA) SOF - TIA

$96 - $316

Fly to Tivat, drive  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Tivat (TIV) SOF - TIV
  2. Drive from Tivat to Durrës

$186 - $401

Fly to Podgorica, drive, train  •  12 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Podgorica (TGD) SOF - TGD
  2. Drive from Podgorica to Shkodër
  3. Take the train from Shkodër to Durrës

$120 - $274

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Durrës is to bus which costs $30 - $60 and takes 15 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Durrës is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 6 h 47 min.

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

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The distance between Sofia and Durrës is 355 km. The road distance is 544.2 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Durrës without a car is to bus which takes 13 h and costs $40 - $60.

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It takes approximately 13 h to get from Sofia to Durrës, including transfers.

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Sofia to Durrës bus services, operated by Kaleia, depart from Sofia station.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Durrës is to bus which takes 13 h and costs $40 - $60. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $95 - $320 and takes 8 h 14 min.

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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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Sofia to Durrës bus services, operated by Durmo Tours, arrive at Durrës station.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Durrës.
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  • Distance: 222.1 miles
  • Duration: 13 h

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Durrës, Albania?

You can take a bus from Sofia to Durrës via Skopje in around 13 h. Alternatively, Austrian Airlines, Alitalia and eight other airlines fly from Sofia to Durrës every 3 hours.

Airlines
Montenegro Airlines
Website
montenegroairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Tivat via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
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
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
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Sofia to Tivat via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
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
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
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
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Skopje to Kichevo
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $27
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Albanian Railways
Website
hsh.com.al
Train from Librazhd to Durrës
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
hsh.com.al
Train from Shkodër to Durrës
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
hsh.com.al
Bus operators
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Skopje
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Sofia to Skopje
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Durrës
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Kyustendil to Skopje
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
ms.mk
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Tirana
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $50
Schedules at
matpu.com
Durmo Tours
Website
durmotours.com
Bus from Skopje to Durrës
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Euro Bus MK
Website
eurobus.mk
Bus from Kichevo to Struga
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Schedules at
eurobus.mk
Kyustendil Municipality Transport
Website
kustendil.bg
Bus from Sofia to Kyustendil
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
kustendil.bg
STRANDJA
Phone
05952/ 36 35
Email
park@strandja.bg
Website
strandja.bg
Bus from Sofia to Kyustendil
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
strandja.bg

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