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There are 4 ways to get from Vlorë to Shkodër by train, bus or car

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Train  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Fier to Durrës
  2. Take the train from Durrës to Shkodër

$3

3 alternative options

Bus  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Vlorë to Struga
  2. Take the bus from Struga to Tirana
  3. Take the bus from Tirana to Shkodër

$37 - $78

Bus, Mini Bus  •  11 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Vlorë to Struga
  2. Take the bus from Struga to Tirana
  3. Take the Mini Bus from Tirana to Shkodër

$66 - $111

Drive  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Vlorë to Shkodër 136.2 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Vlorë to Shkodër is to train which costs $4 and takes 9 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vlorë to Shkodër is to train which costs $4 and takes 9 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vlorë to Shkodër. However, there are services departing from Vlorë and arriving at Shkodër via Struga and Tirana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 20 min.

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The distance between Vlorë and Shkodër is 178 km. The road distance is 217.9 km.

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The best way to get from Vlorë to Shkodër without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 20 min and costs $35 - $80.

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It takes approximately 9 h 1 min to get from Vlorë to Shkodër, including transfers.

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Vlorë to Shkodër bus services, operated by AD Galeb Ohrid, depart from Vlorë station.

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The best way to get from Vlorë to Shkodër is to train which takes 9 h 1 min and costs $4. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $80 and takes 10 h 20 min.

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Vlorë to Shkodër bus services, operated by Old Town Travel, arrive at Shkodër station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vlorë to Shkodër is 218 km. It takes approximately 3 h 4 min to drive from Vlorë to Shkodër.

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Map of how to get from Vlorë to Shkodër.
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  • Distance: 111.3 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 1 min

What companies run services between Vlorë, Albania and Shkodër, Albania?

You can take a train from Vlorë to Shkodër via Fier and Durrës in around 9 h 1 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vlorë to Shkodër via Struga, Struga, and Tirana in around 10 h 20 min.

Train operators
Albanian Railways
Website
hsh.com.al
Train from Fier to Durrës
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
hsh.com.al
Train from Durrës to Shkodër
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
hsh.com.al
Bus operators
AD Galeb Ohrid
Phone
(389) 46 251-882
Email
info@galeb.mk
Website
adgaleb.com.mk
Bus from Vlorë to Struga
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $45
Schedules at
adgaleb.com.mk
Durmo Tours
Website
durmotours.com
Bus from Struga to Tirana
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Old Town Travel
Phone
+382 32 520 495
Email
info@kotortotirana.com
Website
kotortotirana.com
Bus from Tirana to Shkodër
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
kotortotirana.com
Hafet Tours
Phone
+389 44 371 066
Email
hafet-tours@hotmail.com
Website
hafet.getbybus.com
Bus from Struga to Tirana
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Schedules at
hafet.getbybus.com
Mini Bus
Bus from Tirana to Shkodër
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3

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