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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 via Struga  •  12h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Kumanovo
  2. Take the bus from Kumanovo to Struga
  3. Take the bus from Struga to Durrës

$157 - $201

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Bus #2  •  16h 41m

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

$35 - $65

6 alternative options

Bus  •  13h

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

$43 - $60

Bus, train  •  14h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Skopje
  2. Take the train from Skopje to Kichevo 662
  3. Take the bus from Kichevo to Struga
  4. Take the train from Librazhd to Durrës

$158 - $215

Drive  •  6h 47m

  1. Drive from Sofia to Durrës 340.1 miles

$50 - $80

Fly to Tirana  •  8h 29m

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

$96 - $316

Fly to Podgorica, drive, train  •  12h 59m

  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

Fly to Tivat, drive  •  11h 25m

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

$186 - $401

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Durrës is to bus which costs $40 - $60 and takes 13h.

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

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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 Kumanovo and Struga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 10m.

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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 12h 10m and costs $150 - $210.

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It takes approximately 12h 10m to get from Sofia to Durrës, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Sofia to Durrës is to bus which takes 12h 10m and costs $150 - $210. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $95 - $320 and takes 8h 29m.

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There is no direct flight from Sofia Airport to Tirana Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 15m 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: 12h 10m

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

You can take a bus from Sofia to Durrës via Kumanovo and Struga in around 12h 10m. Alternatively, Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Sofia to Durrës every 4 hours.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sofia to Tirana via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$95 - $340
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Tirana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Tirana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Sofia to Tivat via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 27m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Montenegro Airlines
Website
montenegroairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Flights from Sofia to Tivat via Vienna, Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Tirana via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$150 - $400
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Flights from Sofia to Tivat via Vienna, Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Tirana via Athens
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Wind Rose
Website
windrose.aero
Flights from Sofia to Tivat via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Train operators
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Skopje to Kichevo
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $27
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Albanian Railways
Website
hsh.com.al
Train from Librazhd to Durrës
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
hsh.com.al
Train from Shkodër to Durrës
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
hsh.com.al
Bus operators
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Kumanovo
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Schedules at
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
matpu.com
Euro Bus MK
Website
eurobus.mk
Bus from Kumanovo to Struga
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Schedules at
eurobus.mk
Bus from Kichevo to Struga
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Schedules at
eurobus.mk
Durmo Tours
Website
durmotours.com
Bus from Struga to Durrës
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Bus from Skopje to Durrës
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Skopje
Ave. Duration
5h
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
6h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Durrës
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Kyustendil to Skopje
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Schedules at
ms.mk
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia Serdika to Kyustendil
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com

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More Questions & Answers

Durrës is 1h behind Sofia. It is currently 7:25 PM in Sofia and 6:25 PM in Durrës.

Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Durrës is 544 km. It takes approximately 6h 47m to drive from Sofia to Durrës.

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Bulgaria Air, Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and three other airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Tirana Airport.

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There are 500+ hotels available in Durrës. Prices start at $28 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Sofia Airport is to line 84 shuttle which takes 34m and costs $1.

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