There are 6 ways to get from Tirana to Plovdiv by bus, train, car 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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Bus  •  12 h 55 min

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

$29 - $50

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Bus, train  •  14 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Tirana to Sofia
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Plovdiv 493 / ...

$28 - $43

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 Alexandroupolis, bus  •  12 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Tirana (TIA) to Alexandroupolis (AXD) TIA - AXD
  2. Take the bus from Alexandroupoli to Komotini
  3. Take the bus from Komotini to Plovdiv

Fly to Thessaloniki, bus  •  16 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Tirana (TIA) to Thessaloniki (SKG) TIA - SKG
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Plovdiv Zob Süd

$106 - $226

Questions & Answers

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 12 h 55 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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The best way to get from Tirana to Plovdiv without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 12 h 55 min to get from Tirana to Plovdiv, including transfers.

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

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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 Plovdiv bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Plovdiv station.

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Plovdiv is 1 h ahead of Tirana. It is currently 5:52 PM in Tirana and 6:52 PM in Plovdiv.

Yes, the driving distance between Tirana to Plovdiv is 666 km. It takes approximately 8 h 1 min to drive from Tirana to Plovdiv.

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Aegean Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Wizz Air and four other airlines offer flights from Tirana Airport to Sofia Airport.

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  • Distance: 262 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 55 min

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

You can take a bus from Tirana to Plovdiv via Sofia in around 12 h 55 min.

Airlines
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 Alexandroupolis via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Tirana to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from Tirana to Thessaloniki via Athens, Rhodes
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$50 - $410
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 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Tirana to Sofia via Istanbul Ataturk
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 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
Train operators
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 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
$22 - $50
Schedules at
matpu.com
Union Ivkoni
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Hebros Bus Ltd.
Phone
032 65 78 11
Email
office@hebrosbus.com
Website
hebrosbus.com
Bus from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
hebrosbus.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $13
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 - $5
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
KTEL Evrou
Phone
25510-26479
Website
ktelevrou.gr
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Komotini
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
ktelevrou.gr
KTEL
Website
ktelbus.com
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Komotini
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
ktelrodopis.gr
KTEL Rodopis
Phone
25310 22912
Email
info@ktelrodopis.gr
Website
ktelrodopis.gr
Bus from Komotini to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
ktelrodopis.gr
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Plovdiv Zob Süd
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
ardatur.bg

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There are 496+ hotels available in Plovdiv. Prices start at $29 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 .

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