There are 3 ways to get from Vlorë to Shkodër by bus and ferry, bus, train or car

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Bus and ferry, Mini Bus  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Vlorë to Tirana
  2. Take the Mini Bus from Tirana to Shkodër

$67 - $90

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry, train  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Vlorë to Durres Zob
  2. Take the train from Durrës to Shkodër

$66 - $88

1 alternative option

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 bus and ferry and train which costs $65 - $90 and takes 7 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vlorë to Shkodër is to bus and ferry and Mini Bus which costs $65 - $95 and takes 6 h 5 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 Tirana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 5 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 and ferry and Mini Bus which takes 6 h 5 min and costs $65 - $95.

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It takes approximately 6 h 5 min to get from Vlorë to Shkodër, including transfers.

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Vlorë to Shkodër bus services, operated by Florentia Bus, depart from Vlorë station.

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Vlorë to Shkodër bus services, operated by , 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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There are 176+ hotels available in Shkodër. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Vlorë to Shkodër.
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  • Distance: 111.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 5 min

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

There is no direct connection from Vlorë to Shkodër. However, you can take the bus and ferry to Tirana then take the Mini Bus to Shkodër. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Vlorë to Shkodër via Durres Zob and Durrës in around 7 h 10 min.

Train operators
Albanian Railways
Website
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
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Vlorë to Tirana
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Vlorë to Durres Zob
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Mini Bus
Bus from Tirana to Shkodër
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3

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