Directions from Tirana to Bulgaria

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Recommended option

Bus  •  11 h 7 min

$25 - $38

2 alternative options

Drive  •  6 h 42 min

  1. 332.5 miles

$50 - $80

Fly  •  7 h 27 min

  1. TIA - SOF

$94 - $314

What companies run services between Tirana, Albania and Bulgaria?

Makedonija Soobrakaj AD operates a bus from Tirana to Sofia once daily. Tickets cost $23 - $40 and the journey takes 11 h. Matpu also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Austrian Airlines, Alitalia and eight other airlines fly from Tirana to Sofia every 4 hours.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Tirana to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Tirana to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Tirana to Sofia via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Tirana to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Tirana to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$55 - $190
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Tirana to Sofia via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Bus operators
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Tirana to Sofia
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 Tirana to Sofia
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $50
Schedules at
matpu.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Tirana and Bulgaria is 490 km. The road distance is 532 km.

The cheapest way to get from Tirana to Bulgaria is to bus which costs $24 - $40 and takes 11 h 7 min.

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

It takes approximately 11 h 7 min to get from Tirana to Bulgaria, including transfers.