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There are 7 ways to get from Tirana to Brussels by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  5h 18m

  1. Fly from Tirana (TIA) to Brussels (BRU) TIA - BRU

6 alternative options

Bus, train via Turin  •  27h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Tirana to Struga
  2. Take the Bus from Struga to Bari
  3. Take the train from Bari Centrale to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv
  5. Take the train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi

Bus, train  •  30h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Tirana to Kičevo
  2. Take the train from Kichevo to Tetovo 661
  3. Take the bus from Tetovo to Leverkusen
  4. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord 79 / ...

Bus  •  38h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Tirana to Struga
  2. Take the bus from Struga to Krefeld
  3. Take the bus from Krefeld central bus station to Brussels-North train station

Bus, train #2  •  43h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Tirana to Struga
  2. Take the bus from Struga to Cologne
  3. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord 79 / ...

Bus via Zvornik  •  45h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Tirana to Podgorica
  2. Take the bus from Podgorica to Zvornik
  3. Take the bus from Zvornik to Brussels

Drive  •  21h 58m

  1. Drive from Tirana to Brussels 2276.4 km

Tirana to Brussels by bus, walk and train

The journey time between Tirana and Brussels is around 2 days 22h and covers a distance of around 2526 km. This includes an average layover time of around 47h 14m. The fastest journey normally takes 2 days 22h. Operated by Durmo Tours, Trenitalia Frecce, TGV inOui and others, the Tirana to Brussels service departs from Tirana and arrives in Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
23h 33m
Layover time:
47h 14m
Total time:
2 days 22h

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2 days 22h
Journey distance:
2526 km
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
€263
Carbon emissions:
169 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
17:00
Last service departs at:
17:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Tirana to Brussels bus, walk and train schedules

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Last updated: September 16 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tirana to Brussels is to bus which costs $110 - $170 and takes 38h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Tirana to Brussels is to fly which costs $65 - $360 and takes 5h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tirana to Brussels station. However, there are services departing from Tirana and arriving at Brussels-North train station via Struga and Krefeld central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38h 50m.

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The distance between Tirana and Brussels is 1589 km. The road distance is 2276.4 km.

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The best way to get from Tirana to Brussels without a car is to bus and train via Turin which takes 27h 13m and costs $310 - $650.

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It takes approximately 5h 18m to get from Tirana to Brussels, including transfers.

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Tirana to Brussels bus services, operated by Durmo Tours, depart from Tirana station.

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The best way to get from Tirana to Brussels is to fly which takes 5h 18m and costs $65 - $360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $170 and takes 38h 50m.

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The quickest flight from Tirana Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 40m.

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Tirana to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels-North train station.

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Map of how to get from Tirana to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 1589.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 18m

What companies run services between Tirana, Albania and Brussels, Belgium?

TUI fly Belgium, Austrian Airlines and six other airlines fly from Tirana to Brussels every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Tirana to Brussels via Struga, Krefeld, and Krefeld central bus station in around 38h 50m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Tirana to Brussels via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€210 - €600
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Tirana to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €390
Flights from Tirana to Brussels via Pristina
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€140 - €390
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Tirana to Brussels via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€100 - €420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Tirana to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€210 - €600
Flights from Tirana to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€210 - €600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Tirana to Brussels via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Tirana to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€220 - €390
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bari Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
8h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €190
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€65 - €95
Base Standard
€110 - €150
Base Premium
€130 - €190
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€100 - €130
1st Class
€120 - €150
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €160
Website
Thalys
Standard
€75 - €110
Comfort
€90 - €120
Premium
€110 - €160
Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Email
mztransportad@mztransportad.com.mk
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Kichevo to Tetovo
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€3 - €12
Website
Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Bus operators
Durmo Tours
Phone
+389 42 217 370
Email
durmotours@yahoo.com
Website
durmotours.com.mk
Bus from Tirana to Struga
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€5 - €9
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Bus from Struga to Bari
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €23
Schedules at
durmotours.eu
Bus from Tirana to Kičevo
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Bus from Struga to Krefeld
Ave. Duration
31h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€80 - €120
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Tetovo to Leverkusen
Ave. Duration
22h 16m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€90 - €120
Schedules at
habibtours.tripod.com
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habibtours.tripod.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Krefeld central bus station to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€12 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Krefeld Hauptbahnhof Süd to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Nasir Tours
Phone
+389 (0) 42 218 007
Website
nasirtours.de
Bus from Struga to Cologne
Ave. Duration
37h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€88
Schedules at
nasirtours.mk
Old Town Travel
Phone
+382 32 520 495
Email
info@kotortotirana.com
Website
kotortotirana.com
Bus from Tirana to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €25
Schedules at
kotortotirana.com
Royal Travel Cetinje
Phone
+382 69 294 654
Email
royaltravelcetinje@gmail.com
Website
royaltravelcetinje.me
Bus from Podgorica to Zvornik
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €27
Schedules at
royaltravelcetinje.me
Halilovic Bus
Phone
+387 35 630-532
Email
info@halilovicbus.ba
Website
halilovicbus.ba
Bus from Zvornik to Brussels
Ave. Duration
30h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70
Schedules at
halilovicbus.ba

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Yes, the driving distance between Tirana to Brussels is 2276 km. It takes approximately 21h 58m to drive from Tirana to Brussels.

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Edelweiss Air, Swiss, Brussels Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Tirana Airport to Brussels Airport.

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The best way to get from Tirana to Tirana Airport is to shuttle which takes 20 min and costs $3.

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