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

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Bus  •  11 h

  1. Take the bus from Tirana to Sofia

$23 - $40

2 alternative options

Drive  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Tirana to Sofia 332.5 miles

$50 - $80

Fly  •  7 h 27 min

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

$94 - $314

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

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The quickest way to get from Tirana to Bulgaria 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 Tirana and arriving at Sofia. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h.

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

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

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

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

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The best way to get from Tirana to Bulgaria is to bus which takes 11 h and costs $23 - $40. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $90 - $320 and takes 7 h 27 min.

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There is no direct flight from Tirana Airport to Sofia Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Tirana to Bulgaria bus services, operated by Makedonija Soobrakaj AD, arrive at Sofia station.

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Map of how to get from Tirana to Bulgaria.
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  • Distance: 306 miles
  • Duration: 11 h

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. Alternatively, Austrian Airlines, Alitalia and six 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
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Tirana to Sofia via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $250
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
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

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