There are 5 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.

Recommended option

Bus  •  12 h 9 min

$43 - $60

Cheapest option

Bus via Kyustendil  •  14 h 51 min

$32 - $58

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  12 h 40 min

$40 - $74

Drive  •  6 h 47 min

  1. 340.1 miles

$50 - $80

Fly  •  8 h 14 min

  1. SOF - TIA

$96 - $316

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

You can take a bus from Sofia to Durrës via Skopje in around 12 h 9 min. Alternatively, Austrian Airlines, Alitalia and nine other airlines fly from Sofia to Durrës every 2 hours.

Airlines
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
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sofia to Tirana via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
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
Train operators
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Skopje to Kichevo
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $28
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Bus operators
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 43
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
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
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
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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
Durmo Tours
Website
durmotours.com
Bus from Skopje to Durrës
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Bus from Kičevo to Durrës
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
durmotours.com.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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Sofia and Durrës is 355 km. The road distance is 544 km.

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Durrës is to bus which costs $30 - $60 and takes 14 h 51 min.

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

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 12 h 9 min.

It takes approximately 12 h 9 min to get from Sofia to Durrës, including transfers.