Arad to Tirana by train

Travel from Arad (Romania) to Tirana (Albania) by train (554km): schedule and information to the train connection. Compare fares and buy your ticket.

To travel by train from Arad in Romania to Tirana in Albania, the main route leads via Bulgaria and Macedonia. Please read the following information and blog posts.

Your travel route could be like that.

554 km

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How to use the following information: we show you the best routes and where to buy tickets. On longer routes you may need more than one ticket. Book your tickets step by step as explained. If you have questions about the route from Arad to Tirana, please ask in our forum. Of course, sometimes there are as well other travel routes possible.

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connections: popular connections travelled by other users

Tirana - Arad / Brașov - Tirana / Cluj-Napoca - Tirana / Timișoara - Tirana / Bucharest - Durrës

1 Arad (Romania) - Bucharest (Romania) - Sofia (Bulgaria) - Skopje (Macedonia) - Tirana (Albania)

The route consist of more than one step. You have to buy more than one train ticket.

1a Travelling from Arad (Romania) to Bucharest (Romania)

Buy your train ticket for domestic travel with trains of CFR Calatori (Romanian Railways) locally at a railway station. Or online via the given booking link. International tickets are only available locally at a station.

Buy your ticket from Arad to Bucharest here.

Buy the train ticket at a railway station. Note: in some countries you have to pay a service fee at the ticket counter. The ticket can be purchased at a station in the country of departure, also sometimes in other countries.

The following links could be interesting for you.

train types: Train types you are likely to travel with.
InterCity (IC) / InterRegio (IR) / Regio (R)

night trains: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
EN 346 Bucharest - Vienna / IC 406 Brașov - Budapest / EN 472 Bucharest - Budapest / Bosfor Bucharest - Istanbul / 402/106 Bucharest - Chisinau

train company:
CFR Căile Ferate Române

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Bucharest - Arad / Bucharest - Arad / Bucharest - Brașov / Bucharest - Cluj-Napoca / Bucharest - Constanța / Bucharest - Craiova / Bucharest - Iași / Bucharest - Sibiu / Bucharest - Timișoara / Brașov - Timișoara / Iași - Arad

search for train times here: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
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1b Travelling from Bucharest (Romania) to Sofia (Bulgaria)

To travel from Romania to Bulgaria by train, buy your train ticket locally at a train station in Romania. You will find international ticket counters at the train stations of larger cities. There are no online tickets available.

There are two rail connections between Romania and Bulgaria, both cross the Danube on a large bridge: from Giurgiu to Ruse, where the train from Bucharest to Sofia runs and from Calafat to Vidin.

Buy your ticket from Bucharest to Sofia here.

Buy the train ticket at a railway station. Note: in some countries you have to pay a service fee at the ticket counter. The ticket can be purchased at a station in the country of departure, also sometimes in other countries.

The following links could be interesting for you.

train types: Train types you are likely to travel with.
InterRegio (IR)

train company:
CFR Căile Ferate Române / BDZ Български държавни железници

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Sofia - Bucharest / Bucharest - Plovdiv / Bucharest - Burgas / Bucharest - Varna / Bucharest - Veliko Tarnovo / Brașov - Plovdiv / Bucharest - Plovdiv / Cluj-Napoca - Sofia / Timișoara - Sofia / Brașov - Sofia

search for train times here: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
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1c Travelling from Sofia (Bulgaria) to Skopje (Macedonia)

There is no direct railway line between Bugaria and Macedonia. If you want to travel between the two countries by train, you will have to travel either via Serbia or Greece to do so.

If you travel via Serbia, travel from Sofia to Nis, then from Nis to Skopje. If you want to travel via Greece, you have to travel from Sofia to Thessaloniki then from Thessaloniki to Skopje.

However as both options require many hours of travelling you might instead choose to go by bus. Buses are available from Sofia directly to Skopje and are much quicker than the available options by train. Buy your ticket locally at the bus station.

Buy your ticket from Sofia to Skopje here.

Buy the train ticket at a railway station. Note: in some countries you have to pay a service fee at the ticket counter. The ticket can be purchased at a station in the country of departure, also sometimes in other countries.

The following links could be interesting for you.

train types: Train types you are likely to travel with.
International Vlak (международни влак) (IV)

night trains: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
B 334 Thessaloniki - Belgrade / B335 Belgrade - Thessaloniki

train company:
BDZ Български държавни железници

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Skopje - Sofia / Sofia - Ohrid

search for train times here: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
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1d Travelling from Skopje (Macedonia) to Tirana (Albania)

There are no train connections between Macedonia and Albania. However, there are direct buses available, for instance between Skopje and Tirana.

Buy your ticket from Skopje to Tirana here.

Buy your ticket at the bus station or at the website of the bus company.

The following links could be interesting for you.

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Tirana - Skopje / Ohrid - Tirana

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