There are 3 ways to get from Sofia to Tirana by bus, car or plane

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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  •  7 h 59 min

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

$94 - $314

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

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

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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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The distance between Sofia and Tirana is 327 km. The road distance is 531.5 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Tirana without a car is to bus which takes 11 h and costs $23 - $40.

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

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Sofia to Tirana bus services, operated by Makedonija Soobrakaj AD, depart from Sofia station.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Tirana is to bus which takes 11 h and costs $23 - $40. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $90 - $320 and takes 7 h 59 min.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Tirana.
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  • Distance: 204.5 miles
  • Duration: 11 h

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Tirana, 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. Alternatively, Austrian Airlines, Alitalia and nine other airlines fly from Sofia to Tirana 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 45 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
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

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