Zurich to Tirana by train

Travel from Zurich (Switzerland) to Tirana (Albania) by train (1120km): schedule and information to the train connection. Compare fares and buy your ticket.

To travel by train from Zurich in Switzerland to Tirana in Albania, the main route leads via Serbia and Montenegro. Please read the following information and blog posts.

Your travel route could be like that.

1120 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 Zurich 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 - Zurich / Bern - Tirana / Davos - Tirana / Geneva - Tirana / Lausanne - Andorra la Vella / Lucerne - Tirana / Lugano - Tirana / Saas-Fee - Tirana / St. Moritz - Tirana

1 Zurich (Switzerland) - Budapest (Hungary) - Belgrade (Serbia) - Podgorica (Montenegro) - Tirana (Albania)

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

1a Travelling from Zurich (Switzerland) to Budapest (Hungary)

There is a direct Railjet train from Zurich to Budapest every day, as well as a direct Nightjet night train.

How much does a train ticket cost from Zurich to Budapest?
The train ticket on the Railjet day train costs from 44 euros. On the night train, a ticket in a seat car costs from 29 euros, in a couchette car from 49 euros and in a sleeper car from 69 euros. The earlier you book, the greater your chance of getting a savings price.

How long does it take to travel from Zurich to Budapest by train?
The train journey takes 10 hours.

What is the schedule of the day train connection in the Railjet from Zurich to Budapest?
The departure of the Railjet RJX165 in Zurich is at 10:40h. Arrival in Budapest at 21:19h.

What is the schedule (departure/arrival) for the Nightjet night train from Zurich to Budapest?
The departure of the Nightjet EN40467 is at Zurich HB at 21:40h. Arrival in Budapest at 09:24h.

What experience have we had with the Zurich to Budapest train connection?
Book early to buy saver fare tickets. Our recommendation is the Nightjet night train: You save money on a hotel and the trip is very comfortable and inexpensive.

The following links could be interesting for you.

train types: Train types you are likely to travel with.
Railjet (RJ) / Nightjet (NJ)

night train: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
EN 40467 Zurich - Budapest / EN 40462 Budapest - Zurich

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Budapest - Zurich

1b Travelling from Budapest (Hungary) to Belgrade (Serbia)

To travel from Hungary to Serbia by train, use one of the direct connections between Budapest and Belgrade. There are special saver prices available. Buy your train ticket directly at the station.

Where to buy a ticket from Budapest to Belgrade?

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.
EuroCity (EC)

night train: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
G 341 Budapest - Belgrade

train company:
MÁV Magyar Államvasutak - MÁV START

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Belgrade - Budapest / Budapest - Novi Sad

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 Belgrade (Serbia) to Podgorica (Montenegro)

Direct day and night trains connect Serbia and Montenegro via one of the most scenic rail routes of Europe. Please read our blog to find detailed information and ticket prices.

Where to buy a ticket from Belgrade to Podgorica?

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.

night train: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
B433 Belgrade - Bar / B1343 Belgrade - Bar / B432 Bar - Belgrade / B1342 Bar - Belgrade

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Podgorica - Belgrade / Belgrade - Bar

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 Podgorica (Montenegro) to Tirana (Albania)

There are no passenger trains between Montenegro and Albania. To cross the border, travel by bus or minibus. There are frequent conections betwen Ulcinj and Shkoder as well as services from Podgorica to Shkoder and also long distance buses operating from Kotor and Podgorica to Shkoder and Tirana.

Where to buy a ticket from Podgorica to Tirana?

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 - Podgorica / Ulcinj - Shkodër

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