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You can reach to Gjirokastra city by public transport. Here is a timetable and itineraries you need to know

Departure Destination Time of departure Price Distance (h) Frequency
Athina Gjirokastra 08:00 | 18:30 | 20:00 €25 8 hour EveryDay
Thessaloniki Gjirokastra 19:30 €50 6h 45m EveryDay
Joanina Gjirokastra 13:15 €8 1h 34m EveryDay
Gjirokastra Joanina 14:15 €8 1h 34m EveryDay
Gjirokastra Athina 07:00 | 19:00 | 20:30 €30 7h 34m EveryDay

You can reach to Gjirokastra city by public transport. If you come from Tirana to Gjirokastra, or from other cities to Gjirokastra, here is a timetable and itineraries you need to know

Departure Destination Time of departure Price Distance (h) Frequency
Tirana Gjirokastra 05:00 | 06:45 | 08:00 | 09:00 | 10:00 | 15:30 | 17:30 | 1.000 ALL 4 hour EveryDay
Gjirokastra Tirana 11:00 | 12:00 | 13:15 | 14:30 | 17:00 | 18:30 | 23:00 | 1.000 ALL 4 hour EveryDay

You can reach to Gjirokastra city by public transport. Here is a timetable and itineraries you need to know

Departure Destination Point and Tool Time of departure Price Distance (h) Frequency
Saranda Gjirokastra Port-Passenger Agengy Bus, Minibus From 06:00 to 18:30 (every one hour). 300 ALL 1h 20m EveryDay
Kakavija Gjirokastra Dogana, Bus, Minibus (every one hour) 400 ALL 20m EveryDay
Korçe Gjirokastra Traveler Agency 06:00 1.300 ALL 3h 1m EveryDay
Permet Gjirokastra Traveler Agency Bus 07:00 | 08: 00 | 09:00 300 ALL 1h 5m EveryDay
Antigone Gjirokastra The river Bridge, Minibus(10 people) From 07:00 to 15:00(every one hour) 300 ALL 26m EveryDay
Gjirokastra Antigone The river Bridge, Minibus(10 people) From 07:00 to 15:00(every one hour) 300 ALL 26m EveryDay

The road from Tirana to Gjirokastra is a well-maintained national highway, that continues to the Greek border. The distance is 232 km and takes 3-4 hours by car, depending on traffic. Rental cars are readily available at the airport and in Tirana, but you should have an International Drivers Permit. Door-to-door car service and taxis are also options. A taxi from Tirana to Gjirokastra should cost about 15,000 leke ($150). There are also frequent buses, costing only 1,000 leke ($10)/person. Buses make frequent stops, so the trip from Tirana to Gjirokastra takes 4-5 hours. Of the several bus stations in Tirana; the one at Sheshi Shqiponja offers bus service to Gjirokastra.

Departure Destination Point and Tool Time of departure Price Distance (h) Frequency
Saranda Gjirokastra Port-St. Taxi Anytime 6.000 ALL 1h 20m Everyday
Vlora Gjirokastra Port&Center Taxi | Port Taxi Anytime 10.000 ALL 2h 20m Everyday
Qafethana Gjirokastra Kakavija Taxi Anytime 17.000 ALL 2h Everyday
Tirana Gjirokastra Center Anytime 15.000 ALL 3h 15m Everyday
Antigone Gjirokastra The river Bridge,   Stadium Sh, Çerçizi Taxi From 07:00 to 15:00 (Anytime) 2.000 ALL (4.000 ALL – round trip) 26m Everyday
Hadrianopoli(vice versa) Gjirokastra The river Bridge,   Stadium, Sh. Çerçizi From 07:00 to 15:00 (Anytime) 2.000 ALL (3.000 ALL – round trip) 5m Everyday
Libohove(vice versa) Gjirokastra The river Bridge,   Stadium, Sh. Çerçizi From 07:00 to 20:00 (Anytime) 1.500 ALL (3.000 ALL – round trip) 25m Everyday
Cross Labove (vice versa Gjirokastra The river Bridge,   Stadium, Sh. Çerçizi From 07:00 to 20:00 (Anytime) 3.000 ALL (5.000 ALL – round trip) 46m Everyday
Field of Çajup (vice versa) Gjirokastra The river Bridge,  Stadium, Sh. Çerçizi From 07:00 to 20:00 (Anytime) 4.000 ALL 49m Everyday
Sotire (vice versa) Gjirokastra The river Bridge,   Stadium, Sh. Çerçizi From 07:00 to 20:00 (Anytime) 5.000 ALL 53m Everyday
Tirana’s Mother Teresa Airport (aka Rinas Airport) is by far the largest in Albania, with direct flights from many European cities. You can also fly to the Greek island of Corfu, and take a ferry to the Albanian city of Saranda, which is about 1-1.5 hours by car or bus from Gjirokastra. Alternatively, you can fly to the northern Greek city of Ioannina, which is about 1.5-2 hours by car or bus from Gjirokastra.
You can reach Albania by boat or ferry through the Albanian port cities of Durres, Vlora or Saranda. If you arrive in Durres, the national road provides easy access to Gjirokastra by car, taxi or bus. If you arrive in Vlora, you must travel north to Levan, and then take the national road south to Gjirokaster. If you arrive in Saranda, you must cross a mountain pass (“Qafa e Muzines”), and then travel north to Gjirokastra. The trip takes 1 hour by car or taxi, and a little longer by bus.

Departure Destination Time of departure Price Distance (h) Frequency
Corfu Saranda 09:00 | (Seasonal: 13:00| 18:30 |19:00) €21.48 35min Daily (Seasonal: 3 Times/Day)