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There are 8 ways to get from Tirana to Burgas by car, train, bus 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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Drive, train, bus  •  18 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Tirana to Debar Central Bus Station
  2. Take the train from Kichevo to Skopje 661
  3. Take the bus from Skopje to Sofia
  4. Take the train from Sofia to Vladimir Pavlov

$50 - $82

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Bus, train  •  18 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Tirana to Sofia
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Vladimir Pavlov 3621 / ...

$34 - $49

6 alternative options

Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  17 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Tirana to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Burgas South Sofia - Burgas

$37 - $102

Bus, train via Sofia  •  18 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Tirana to Sofia
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Vladimir Pavlov 3621 / ...

$34 - $49

Bus Biser Prom  •  24 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Tirana to Skopje
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Burgas

$73 - $113

Drive  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Tirana to Burgas 565.5 miles

$90 - $140

Fly to Varna, bus  •  10 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Tirana (TIA) to Varna (VAR) TIA - VAR
  2. Take the bus from Varna to Burgas South

$67 - $246

Fly to Istanbul Ataturk, bus  •  10 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Tirana (TIA) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) TIA - IST
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul to Burgas South

$104 - $317

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tirana to Burgas is to bus and train which costs $30 - $50 and takes 18 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tirana to Burgas is to drive which costs $90 - $140 and takes 9 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tirana to Burgas. However, there are services departing from Tirana and arriving at Burgas South via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 30 min.

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The distance between Tirana and Burgas is 646 km. The road distance is 904.7 km.

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The best way to get from Tirana to Burgas without a car is to bus which takes 17 h 30 min and costs $35 - $110.

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It takes approximately 18 h 7 min to get from Tirana to Burgas, including transfers.

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

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There is no direct flight from Tirana Airport to Varna Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Tirana to Burgas bus services, operated by Burgas Bus, arrive at Burgas South station.

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Burgas is 1 h ahead of Tirana. It is currently 7:58 PM in Tirana and 8:58 PM in Burgas.

Map of how to get from Tirana to Burgas.
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  • Distance: 403.8 miles
  • Duration: 18 h 7 min

What companies run services between Tirana, Albania and Burgas, Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Tirana to Burgas via Sofia in around 17 h 30 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Tirana to Varna via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Tirana to Varna via Istanbul Ataturk, Constanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Tirana to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Tirana to Varna via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $270
Flights from Tirana to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $230
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Tirana to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Tirana to Varna via Rome, Sofia
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Train operators
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Kichevo to Skopje
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $27
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Tirana to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Schedules at
ms.mk
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
matpu.com
Burgas Bus
Phone
+359 (0) 885754058
Email
bourgasbus@abv.bg
Website
burgasbus.info
Bus from Sofia to Burgas South
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $29
Schedules at
burgasbus.info
Bus from Varna to Burgas South
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
burgasbus.info
Bus from Istanbul to Burgas South
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $24
Schedules at
burgasbus.info
Union Ivkoni
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Burgas Bus Station South
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Karat-S
Durmo Tours
Website
durmotours.com
Bus from Tirana to Skopje
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Biser Prom
Phone
02/3228603
Email
biserprom@t-home.mk
Website
biserprom.com.mk
Bus from Skopje to Burgas
Ave. Duration
17 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Schedules at
biserprom.com.mk

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Yes, the driving distance between Tirana to Burgas is 905 km. It takes approximately 9 h 55 min to drive from Tirana to Burgas.

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Bulgaria Air, Blue Panorama Airlines, Alitalia and three other airlines offer flights from Tirana Airport to Varna Airport.

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There are 1688+ hotels available in Burgas. Prices start at $28 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Tirana to Tirana Airport is to shuttle which takes 30 min and costs $3.

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