There are 6 ways to get from Zürich to Tirana by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry or car

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Fly  •  5h 33m

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

$104 - $233

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Train, bus  •  22h 24m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to St. Gallen 5 / ...
  2. Take the bus from St. Gallen to Struga
  3. Take the bus from Struga to Tirana

$131 - $198

Train, bus and ferry via Reggio nell'Emilia  •  25h 54m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Reggio Emilia Av Fr
  3. Take the train from Reggio Emilia Av to Brindisi Fr
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Brindisi to Tirana

$211 - $444

Train, bus and ferry  •  26h 34m

  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

$172 - $444

Bus  •  35h 35m

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

$129 - $175

Drive  •  18h 59m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Tirana 1656.1 km

$210 - $320

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Tirana is to bus which costs SFr 120 - SFr 180 and takes 35h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Tirana is to fly which costs SFr 100 - SFr 230 and takes 5h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Tirana. However, there are services departing from Zürich and arriving at Tirana via Budva. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35h 35m.

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The distance between Zürich and Tirana is 1118 km. The road distance is 1656.1 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Tirana without a car is to train and bus which takes 22h 24m and costs SFr 120 - SFr 200.

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It takes approximately 5h 33m to get from Zürich to Tirana, including transfers.

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Zürich to Tirana bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Zürich station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Tirana is to fly which takes 5h 33m and costs SFr 100 - SFr 230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 120 - SFr 180 and takes 35h 35m.

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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 Old Town Travel, arrive at Tirana station.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Tirana.
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  • Distance: 1117.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 33m

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

Edelweiss Air, Alitalia and three other airlines fly from Zürich to Tirana every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Tirana via Budva in around 35h 35m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Tirana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Tirana via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Zurich to Tirana via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Tirana
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Tirana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Train operators
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Reggio Emilia Av
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $60
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$16 - $22
Base Standard
$30 - $45
Base Premium
$40 - $60
Train from Reggio Emilia Av to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$55 - $80
Base Standard
$85 - $120
Base Premium
$100 - $150
Train from Milano Centrale to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
8h 49m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $210
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$70 - $100
Base Standard
$120 - $160
Base Premium
$140 - $210
Trenitalia Intercity

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
11h 42m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30 - $140
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
$30 - $40
Base 2nd Class
$90 - $110
Base 1st Class
$120 - $140
Bus operators
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from St. Gallen to Struga
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
ms.mk
Durmo Tours
Phone
+389 42 217 370
Email
durmotours@yahoo.com
Website
durmotours.com.mk
Bus from Struga to Tirana
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
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
$60 - $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
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
$24 - $35
Schedules at
kotortotirana.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Tirana is 1656 km. It takes approximately 18h 59m to drive from Zürich to Tirana.

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Edelweiss Air, Lufthansa, Alitalia and two other airlines offer flights from Zurich Airport to Tirana Airport.

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There are 599+ hotels available in Tirana. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 18 min and costs SFr 11 - SFr 20.

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