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There are 5 ways to get from Zürich to Tirana by plane, bus, train, bus and ferry or car

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Fly  •  5h 38m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Tirana (TIA) ZRH - TIA

$104 - $232

4 alternative options

Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  20h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Struga
  2. Take the bus from Struga to Tirana

$110 - $143

Train, bus and ferry  •  26h 16m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Brindisi Fb
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Brindisi to Tirana

$210 - $301

Bus Eurolines CH  •  35h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Budva
  2. Take the bus from Budva to Tirana

$129 - $174

Drive  •  18h 38m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Tirana 1034.8 miles

$210 - $320

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Tirana is to bus which costs SFr 110 - SFr 150 and takes 20h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Tirana is to fly which costs SFr 100 - SFr 240 and takes 5h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Tirana. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Tirana via Struga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 39m.

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The distance between Zürich and Tirana is 1118 km. The road distance is 1655.6 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Tirana without a car is to bus which takes 20h 39m and costs SFr 110 - SFr 150.

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It takes approximately 5h 38m to get from Zürich to Tirana, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Zürich to Tirana is to fly which takes 5h 38m and costs SFr 100 - SFr 240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 110 - SFr 150 and takes 20h 39m.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Tirana Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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Zürich to Tirana bus services, operated by Durmo Tours, arrive at Tirana station.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Tirana.
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  • Distance: 698.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 38m

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Tirana, Albania?

Germania Flug AG, Edelweiss Air and seven other airlines fly from Zürich to Tirana every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Tirana via Struga and Struga in around 20h 39m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Tirana via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Tirana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Zurich to Tirana via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Germania Flug AG
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Zurich to Tirana
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Tirana
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Zurich to Tirana via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Tirana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Train operators
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
8h 46m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Zurich to Struga
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
ms.mk
Durmo Tours
Website
durmotours.com
Bus from Struga to Tirana
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Brindisi to Tirana
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Budva
Ave. Duration
29h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Book at
eurolines.ch
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Zürich Hbf Nord to Budva Zob
Ave. Duration
29h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
globtour.com
Old Town Travel
Phone
+382 32 520 495
Email
info@kotortotirana.com
Website
kotortotirana.com
Bus from Budva to Tirana
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
kotortotirana.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Tirana is 1656 km. It takes approximately 18h 38m to drive from Zürich to Tirana.

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Germania Flug AG, Edelweiss Air, Adria Airways and four other airlines offer flights from Zurich Airport to Tirana Airport.

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There are 508+ hotels available in Tirana. Prices start at $28 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13m and costs SFr 10 - SFr 20.

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