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There are 8 ways to get from Tirana to Calafat by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  13h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Tiranë to Skopje
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Sofia
  3. Take the train from Sofia to Vidin Re

$81 - $103

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Bus #2  •  17h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Tirana to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Calafat 1950

$41 - $72

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Bus  •  14h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Tiranë to Skopje
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Calafat

$90 - $111

Bus via Tirana  •  16h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Tirana to Skopje
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Calafat

$46 - $64

Drive  •  7h 37m

  1. Drive from Tirana to Calafat 546.3 km

$50 - $80

Fly Tirana to Sofia, train  •  12h 27m

  1. Fly from Tirana (TIA) to Sofia (SOF) TIA - SOF
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Vidin

$113 - $256

Fly Tirana to Belgrade, bus, drive  •  10h 24m

  1. Fly from Tirana (TIA) to Belgrade (BEG) TIA - BEG
  2. Take the bus from Belgrade to Zaječar
  3. Drive from Zaječar to Calafat

$103 - $536

Bus to Tivat, fly to Belgrade, bus, drive  •  14h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Tirana to Kotor
  2. Fly from Tivat (TIV) to Belgrade (BEG) TIV - BEG
  3. Take the bus from Belgrade to Zaječar
  4. Drive from Zaječar to Calafat

$114 - $246

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tirana to Calafat is to bus via Tirana which costs $45 - $65 and takes 16h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Tirana to Calafat is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 7h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tirana to Calafat. However, there are services departing from Tiranë and arriving at Calafat via Skopje and Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 15m.

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The distance between Tirana and Calafat is 391 km. The road distance is 546.3 km.

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The best way to get from Tirana to Calafat without a car is to bus which takes 14h 15m and costs $90 - $120.

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It takes approximately 13h 37m to get from Tirana to Calafat, including transfers.

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

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There is no direct flight from Tirana Airport to Sofia Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 40m and has one stopover.

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Tirana to Calafat bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Calafat station.

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Calafat is 1h ahead of Tirana. It is currently 7:51 AM in Tirana and 8:51 AM in Calafat.

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  • Distance: 390.5 km
  • Duration: 13h 37m

What companies run services between Tirana, Albania and Calafat, Romania?

You can take a bus from Tirana to Calafat via Skopje and Sofia in around 14h 15m.

Airlines
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Tirana to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Flights from Tivat to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $170
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Tirana to Sofia via Budapest
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from Tirana to Sofia via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Tirana to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$27 - $140
Flights from Tirana to Sofia via Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$28 - $140
Montenegro Airlines
Website
montenegroairlines.com
Flights from Tivat to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $170
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Tirana to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $650
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Tirana to Sofia via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$620
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Tirana to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $280
Train operators
Bus operators
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Tiranë to Skopje
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
ms.mk
Hafet Tours
Phone
+389 44 371 066
Email
hafet-tours@hotmail.com
Website
hafet.getbybus.com
Bus from Tirana to Skopje
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Schedules at
hafet.getbybus.com
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com
Transkop patnicki soobrakaj A.D. Bitola
Phone
+389 47 231 192
Website
transkop.mk
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
transkop.mk
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 Sofia to Calafat
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Durmo Tours
Phone
+389 42 217 370
Email
durmotours@yahoo.com
Website
durmotours.com.mk
Bus from Tirana to Skopje
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Tirana to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Schedules at
matpu.com
Nikolic Prevoz D.O.O
Old Town Travel
Phone
+382 32 520 495
Email
info@kotortotirana.com
Website
kotortotirana.com
Bus from Tirana to Kotor
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
kotortotirana.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Tirana to Calafat is 546 km. It takes approximately 7h 37m to drive from Tirana to Calafat.

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Bulgaria Air, Lufthansa, LOT and three other airlines offer flights from Tirana Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Calafat. Prices start at $100 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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