There are 6 ways to get from Tirana to Plovdiv 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  •  12 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Tirana to Zajas
  2. Take the train from Zajas to Skopje
  3. Take the bus from Skopje to Sofia
  4. Take the train from Sofia to Plovdiv 493

$45 - $76

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Tirana to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Plovdiv

$31 - $51

4 alternative options

Drive  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Tirana to Plovdiv 416 miles

$65 - $100

Fly to Sofia, train  •  10 h 1 min

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

$97 - $319

Fly to Istanbul, bus  •  12 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Tirana (TIA) to Istanbul (IST) TIA - IST
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Plovdiv

$92 - $320

Fly to Kavala, bus  •  13 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Tirana (TIA) to Kavala (KVA) TIA - KVA
  2. Take the bus from Chrysoupoli to Zlatograd
  3. Take the bus from Zlatograd to Plovdiv

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The cheapest way to get from Tirana to Plovdiv is to bus which costs $30 - $55 and takes 13 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tirana to Plovdiv is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 8 h 1 min.

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The distance between Tirana and Plovdiv is 419 km. The road distance is 665.7 km.

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It takes approximately 12 h 39 min to get from Tirana to Plovdiv, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tirana to Plovdiv. However, there are services departing from Tirana and arriving at Plovdiv via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 17 min.

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

You can take a bus from Tirana to Plovdiv via Sofia in around 13 h 17 min.

Airlines
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
Flights from Tirana to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
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 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Tirana to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$55 - $190
Flights from Tirana to Kavala via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Tirana to Sofia via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 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
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Tirana to Sofia via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Train operators
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Zajas to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $24
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Iskarsko Shose to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
bdz.bg
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 40 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
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
$13 - $19
Schedules at
matpu.com
Bus from Tirana to Sofia
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $50
Schedules at
matpu.com
Union Ivkoni
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Chrysoupoli to Zlatograd
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Municipality of Zlatograd
Website
zlatograd.bg
Bus from Zlatograd to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
zlatograd.bg

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