Travelling Information

Going to Albania

Located on the Balkan Penninsula in southeastern Europe, Albania is located near to the main European markets and can be visited easily by air, land and sea.

Mother Teresa Tirana International Airport

VIA AIR

The only airport in Albania with international service is Mother Theresa International Airport, located in Rinas, just 17 km northwest of Tirana. The most convenient way to get from the airport to Tirana is by taxi. The journey from Tirana to the airport takes twenty to thirty minutes, depending on traffic, and costs about 2,500 lekë (or 20 EURO) each way. Soon will open also the Airport of Kukes (North Albania) and will be constructed the Airport of Vlora (South Albania).

The Rinas Express bus departs every hour between 6am and 6pm, as an hourly bus service between the Airport and the National Museum in the centre of Tirana. The single fare is 250 Albanian Lekë.

Other Information
“Mother Teresa” Airport
The airport has a duty free shop, Customs operates 24 hours a day.
Phone: 00355 4/2381800/1600, Fax: 00355 4/2379065

Lost & Found:

Phone: 00355 4/2381681/82, Mobile phone: 00355 69 20 66626E-mail: info@tirana-airport.com, Website:

The following are DIRECT flights to and from Albania:

Company

Website

From

Adria Airways/JP

www.adria.si

Ljubljana / Munich / Frankfurt

Air Serbia/JU

www.airserbia.com

Beograd

Alitalia/AZ

www.alitalia.it

Roma / Milano Malpensa / Torino / Bari

Austrian Airlines/OS

www.austrian.com

Vienna

Blue Panorama Airlines /BV

www.blue-panorama.com

Roma / Milano/ Bologna / Genova / Pisa / Venezia / Verona / Perugia

British Airways/BA

www.britishairways.com

London Gatwick

Ernest Airlines/EG

Milano , Bergamo,  Venezia , Bologna , Pisa , Verona

WizzAir/W6

www.wizzair.com

Budapest

Jetairfly/JAF

www.tuifly.be 

Brussels

Lufthansa/LH

www.lufthansa.com

Frankfurt

AlbaWings/2B

www.albawings.com

Firenze/ Milano Malpensa  / Perugia / Ancona  / Rimini / Treviso / Verona / Genova

  • Aegean/A3

Athens

Transavia/HW

www.transavia.com

Paris / Amsterdam

Turkish Airlines/TK

Pegasus Airlines /PC

AirAlbania

www.turkishairlines.com

www.flypgs.com

www.airalbania.com.al

Istanbul

  • Edelweiss
  • Zurich

VIA SEA

Visitors can access Albania by passenger ferry through its larger coastal cities. Several foreign companies have regular services to:
Port of Durrës:
Connects to Italian ports of of Bari, Ancona and Trieste in Italy and Koper in Slovenia.
Phone: 00355/052222028, Web:http://www.apdurres.com.al/, Customs operate 24 hours a day.

Port of Saranda:
Daily trips are made to the Greek island of Corfu.
Phone: 00355/073222734, Web: http://portisarande.al/, Customs operate until 22.00 pm

Port of Vlora:
Connects to Italian ports of Brindisi and Otranto
Phone: 00 355/033 235 61, Web:http://www.portivlore.com/,Customs operate until 22.00pm.

Port of Shëngjin:
Connects to the Italian port of Bari.
Mobile: 00355692080556 Web: www.portofshengjin.al, Customs operates until 22.00.

  • Ferry Lines
  • Agency
  • Contact
  • DURRES- TRIESTE
  • Adria Ferries
  • Adria Ferries
  • DURRES – BARI
  • Adria Ferries
  • Adria Ferries
  • Grandi Navi Veloci
  • Niki Mare
  • Nobel Maritime Inc.
  • Duni Port
  • Agency
  • Northbay Maritimos Lda.Madeira
  • Euro Ferries
  • European Seaways
  • Ionian Island
  • DURRES – ANCONA
  • Adria Ferries
  • Adria Ferries
  • DURRES – BRINDISI
  • Northbay Maritimos Lda.Madeira
  • Euro Ferries
  • VLORE – BRINDISI
  • RedStar Ferries
  • SARANDE – CORFU
  • Finikas Lines

VIA ROAD

REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO 

From Kosova, the primary route crosses the border near Qafë Morinё (Albania) and connects Prishtina and Kukës. The other entry points are Morinё (Tropoja with Gjakova)  , and Qafë Prush (Hasi with Gjakova) . Customs operates 24 hours .

REPUBLIC OF GREECE
From Greece through Kapshtica to Korça. Customs operates 24 hours.

From Greece through Kakavija leading to Gjirokastra. Customs operates 24 hours.
From Greece through Qafë Boti (Konispol) leading to Filat. Customs operates until 22.00.
From Greece through Tre Urat, connecting Përmet with Konica. Customs operates until 22.00.

REPUBLIC OF MONTENEGRO
From Montenegro through Hani i Hotit, leading to Shkodra and Shkodra Lake. Customs operates until 22.00.
From Montenegro through Murriqan Sukobina, connecting Shkodra with Ulqin (Montenegro). Customs operates until 22.00.
A crossing has recently opened at Vermoshi, which links the region of Kelmendi in Albania with Plava and Gusinje in Montenegro. Customs operates until 22.00.

REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA
From Macedonia through Qafë Thana leading to Pogradec, Librazhd, and Elbasan. Customs operates until 22.00.
From Macedonia through Tushemisht at the southeastern end of Lake Ohrid, leading to Pogradec. Customs operates until 22.00.

From Macedonia through Bllata, leading to Peshkopi, Bulqiza, and Burrel. Customs operates until 22.00.
From Macedonia through Gorica, leading to the northern shores of Lake Prespa. Customs operates until 19.00.

For more info please visit the Customs website : http://www.dogana.gov.al/c/173/334/deget-doganore

There are regular International bus services between the following cities:

Their departure is at the International Terminal at Dritan Hoxha road , behind the Palace of Sports “Asllan Rusi” .

Tirana – Sofia (Bulgaria) through Qafe Thane custom

Tirana – Prishtina , Prizren , Peja (Kosovo) through Morina custom

Tirana – Skopje , Tetovo (Macedonia) through Qafe Thane custom

Tirana – Athens , Thessalonica , Xanthi , Kalamata , Iraklio  (Greece) through Kakavije or Kapshtice custom

Tirana – Istanbul (Turkey) through Qafë Thana or Kapshtica custom .

Tirana – Rome , Milano (Italy)  through Durres Port or Hani Hotit custom .

Tirana – Dortmund  (Germany) through Hani Hotit custom .

Tirana – Kotor (Montenegro) through Hani Hotit custom .

Timetable photo of different international bus lines :

Nr

Line

Departure

1-8

GREECE

TIRANA – ATHENS

(Pass also in Shkoder)

3 am

4 am

4 30 am

5 am

5 30 am

6 am

8 am

9 am

11 am

12 am

2 pm

2 30 pm

3 pm

3 30 pm

4 pm

4 30 pm

5 pm

5 30 pm

TIRANA –

THESSALONIKI

(Pass also in Shkoder)

4 am

4 45 am

6 am

7 am

8 15 am

9 am

TIRANA- HERAKLION

4 am

2 pm

5 pm

TIRANA – KATERINI

5 30 am

6 am

TIRANA – KALAMATA

8 30 am

1 30 pm

2 pm

TIRANA – XANTHI

5 am

7 am

9-10

 ITALY

TIRANA – MILAN

8 30 am

9 30 pm

TIRANA – VARESE

8 30 am

TIRANA – VITERBO

5 pm Wednesday , Saturday only

TIRANA – ROME

9 20 pm

11-13

KOSOVO

TIRANA – PRISHTINA

(Passes in Durres)

6 am

6 30 am

12 am

2 pm

3 pm

5 pm

TIRANA – PEJA

6 am

2 pm

4 pm

14

BULGARIA

TIRANA- SOFIA

6 30 pm

14

GERMANY

TIRANA – DORTMUND

TIRANA – HAMM

8 am

8 am

15-16

MACEDONIA

TIRANA – SKOPJE (SHKUP)

TIRANA – MACEDONIA

TIRANA – TETOVO (TETOVA)

7 pm

9 am

9 pm

6 pm

15-16

TURKEY

SHKODRA – ISTANBUL

TIRANA – ISTANBUL

(Passes in Shkodra)

( Custom of Kapshtice)

11 am

11 am

12 15 am

15-16

MONTENEGRO

TIRANA – KOTOR

6 am

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