Tirana, Albania

Book a ticket to Tirana, the capital of Albania. In this undiscovered gem, the Adriatic Sea and hilly areas form the setting for your holiday.

Tirana is located in central Albania and still undiscovered by most. And that’s a pity because the city has so much to offer! From enjoying culture to relaxing on the beach and mountain climbing, Tirana has it all. Most of the city’s sights are located around Skanderbeg Square, the most important of which are the clock tower, National History Museum and Et’hem Bey mosque. Enough of interest to fill an entire day! 

Area around Tirana

In addition to all the museums and historic sights, the area around Tirana is also worth exploring. The Dajti Mountain National Park is located east of the city. Don’t forget to take your hiking shoes! Here you can climb as high as 1612 metres. Don’t feel like walking? Take the Dajti Express funicular to the top. If you have any time left to explore the area, the beautiful beaches along the coast are highly recommended!

Practical information

Transport to/from the airport

Tirana Airport is located about 17 km from the city centre. You can travel to/from the airport by taxi or bus.
  • Taxi

    The airport of Tirana collaborates with taxi company ATEx. Outside, in front of the terminal, you will find taxis ready to take you to the city centre.
  • Bus

    Rinas Express buses run every hour between 06:00 and 18:00 from the airport to the city centre and vice versa. You will find the bus stop in front of the terminal.

Transport in the city/region

Travel anywhere within Tirana:
  • Bus

    In Tirana, there are several buses that run from 05:00 to 22:00. Each trip of any distance costs about 30 Lek. Buses with the name 'Unaze' run on the inner ring around the city centre.
  • Taxi

    Take a taxi to explore the local nightlife. After 22:00, you can only travel by taxi. In the daytime, the fare is about 300 Lek for the first 2 km and after 22:00, you pay 350 Lek for the same distance.

Important information

  • It is recommended to be vaccinated for Hepatitis A and DTP. This is not obligatory.

Passport and visa

You need a valid passport or identity card.

Time zone

GMT +1 (summer time +2) 
There is no time difference between Tirana and the Netherlands.  

Currency

The currency used in Tirana is the Albanian Lek (ALL).

Duration of flight

The flight to Tirana lasts approximately two and a half hours. The outbound and inbound flights may be shorter if the wind direction is favourable.

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