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Best Albania Sim Card For Tourist And How To Buy A Sim Card in Albania (Updated 2022)

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We will tell you how to buy a prepaid Albanian sim card and the best Albania sim card for tourists. Click here to book online Albania activities and day trips

The cheapest prepaid sim card in Albania with One prepaid sim card for 1500 LEK which is around €12 with 20 GB data valid for 30 days. Read here best Albania eSim

You can find the cheapest Albanian eSim with Airalo Albania eSim prepaid for $8 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). For $24 USD with 5 GB data and for $36 USD with 10 GB data.

Ubigi Albania eSim for $8 USD with 1 GB data valid for 30 days and for $14 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days. (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). Holafly Albania eSim for $42 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER coming with 6 GB data valid for 15 days.

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WHERE TO STAY IN ALBANIA

You can sleep in a dorm room or a room for less than $10 USD while you can stay in a budget hotel for as low as $20-30 USD. There are so many to choose from depending on what type and how luxurious you want your stay to be starting from $50 USD.

Book your accommodations in Albania through Agoda or Booking

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ALBANIA SIM CARD FOR TOURIST AND PREPAID SIM CARD IN ALBANIA

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First thing we have to say about Albania prepaid sim card, internet and data connection is great especially if we compare with the Philippines where we were coming from.

Obviously the best thing you can do to connect online is getting a prepaid sim card in Albania. It will be efficient and it will allow you to connect anytime. We recommend you to get your Albania tourist sim card in the airport if you are in a hurry.

You can get an Albanian sim card in the kiosks or phone shops if you prefer affordable prices. And you aren’t worried of not having internet for a few hours until get to your destination in Albania.

You can find the cheapest Albania eSim with Airalo Albania eSim prepaid for $8 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). For $24 USD with 5 GB data and for $36 USD with 10 GB data.

Make sure you check Holafly eSim for $45 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER coming with 6 GB data and you can activate with QR Code.

BUYING PREPAID ALBANIA SIM CARD AIRPORT (SIM CARD TIRANA AIRPORT)

Getting a prepaid Albania sim card Tirana airport is simple and easy. You can buy a sim card in Tirana International Airport at the phone shop or phone kiosks.

Make sure you are bringing your passport when buying in the airport, pick up service, or in a shop since it’s always required.

You can get your Albanian sim card Tirana airport with Vodafone prepaid sim card Albania which is the most popular. Just try to get all the information about data sim card Albania and best-prepaid plan in Albania.

If you aren’t in a hurry you can wait until get to the city to get your Albania prepaid sim card. There are kiosks and phone shops where to buy your Albania sim card for tourist.

WHERE TO BUY ALBANIA SIM CARD FOR TOURIST

You can get your Albania sim card almost anywhere in Albania from the airport to small cities. Seriously no kidding, there are phone kiosks and local shops willing to sell an Albania prepaid sim card. Just make sure that you present your foreign passport.

The main operators in Albania are Vodafone, One (old Telekom) and ALBtelecom. If you are getting to Albania by bus from Montenegro, Serbia or Macedonia you can also get your Albania tourist sim card in the Bus Station or around the city in kiosks and phone shops.

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BEST PREPAID ALBANIAN SIM CARD

We will focus in this prepaid sim card Albania comparison with Vodafone and One. Since these are our favorite Albania prepaid card that we have been using. For us there is no so much difference since the packages are similar.

Vodafone is the most popular Albania prepaid sim card for tourist and also for locals but One is also quite popular. The best thing about the data internet plan in Albania has similar prices. And the most important always high speed.

Vodafone Albania Sim Card

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Vodafone Albania sim card is the largest operator in the country and the best coverage in the country. You can get a Vodafone prepaid sim card for €5 coming with a credit of €3. Check here prices and packages in Vodafone website!

You can get for 1300 LEK which is around €11 with 8 GB data. And for 1600 LEK which is around €13 with 22 GB data.

One (Old Telekom) Albania Sim Card

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One Albania sim card is the second largest phone operator in the country with great coverage. You can get an One prepaid sim card for €4 up to 8 GB data valid for 30 days with local calls and SMS too at that price. Check here prices and packages in One website!

The coverage with One is really good and you will be able to connect everywhere in Albania. You can get for 1500 LEK which is around €12 with 20 GB data. And for 2000 LEK which is around €17 with 30 GB data.

MORE PREPAID SIM CARD ALBANIA

Apart from Vodafone and One we will give you prices and data plan for you to decide which one is the best sim card in Albania with ALBtelecom.

ALBTELECOM SIM CARD

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ALBtelecom sim card Albania is the third largest Albania prepaid sim card. It will give you better prices than Vodafone and One. Check here prices and packages in ALBtelecom website!

The coverage is not so good as the others but working properly in Tirana and big towns in Albania. You will find more difficulties in remote areas in Albania.

You can get for 1500 LEK which is around €12 with 20 GB data. And for 3000 LEK which is around €24 with 40 GB data.

AIRALO ALBANIA ESIM DISCOUNT CODE

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You can find the cheapest Albania eSim with Airalo Albania eSim prepaid for $8 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). For $24 USD with 5 GB data and for $36 USD with 10 GB data.

HOLAFLY ALBANIA ESIM DISCOUNT CODE

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Holafly eSim Albania for $42 USD with 6 GB data in Albania valid for 15 days and use our discount code GAMINTRAVELER.

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Nomad eSim Albania for $20 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days. Nomad eSim Albania prepaid start at $48 USD with 3 GB data and for $54 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days.

MTX Connect eSim Albania

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MTX Connect eSim Albania for €24 with 4 GB data valid for 14 days.

UBIGI ALBANIA ESIM

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Ubigi Albania eSim for $8 USD with 1 GB data valid for 30 days and for $14 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days. (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).

BEST ALBANIA SIM CARD CONCLUSION (CHEAPEST ALBANIA SIM CARD)

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My Prepaid Sim Card Albania Conclusion is getting the cheapest sim card in Albania with One prepaid sim card for 1500 LEK which is around €12 with 20 GB data valid for 30 days since it has great coverage. And prices are better with One prepaid sim card in Albania than in Vodafone Albania prepaid sim card.

If you are walking around the airport or the city and you see similar packages will be fine to buy other companies. Vodafone have more phone shops and it’s just little higher the price so it could be an option too.

You can find the cheapest Albanian eSim with Airalo Albania eSim prepaid for $8 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). For $24 USD with 5 GB data and for $36 USD with 10 GB data.

Ubigi Albania eSim for $8 USD with 1 GB data valid for 30 days and for $14 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days. (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). Holafly Albania eSim for $42 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER coming with 6 GB data valid for 15 days.

CURRENCY AND EXCHANGE RATE IN ALBANIA AND ATMS

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The currency of Albania is called Albanian Lek and this is the money you will use while you travel around the country. And the exchange rate is €1= 125 Leks. Also if you are bringing debit card you will find many ATM’s all over Albania and most of them charge around €5-6 commission for withdrawal.

There are many places to exchange money in the airport and outside the airport offering great exchange rates.

Click here to know the exact rate!

FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL ALBANIA

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For food budget travel in Albania we have to say that’s affordable. You can get snack meals in local places for €1-2 per person trying different choices like sufllaqe, donner and sandwiches. For breakfast byrek can cost less than €1. For decent meals expect to pay €4-5 per person in a restaurant.

WHERE TO STAY IN ALBANIA

A lot of budget option is available for accommodation in Albania. Where you can sleep in a dorm room or a room from less than $10 USD while you can stay in a budget hotel for as low as $20-30 USD. There are so many to choose from depending on what type and how luxurious you want your stay to be starting from $50 USD.

If you are traveling in Albania outside the peak season prices will be much cheaper. Places like Tirana and Saranda will be the most expensive and you will find great deals in not so touristic cities.  There are AirBnB options in Albania where you can have a budget accommodation and a local experience at the same time.

Book your accommodations in Albania through Agoda or Booking.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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