How To Get From Tirana Airport to City Center – All Possible Ways

Last updated on September 13th, 2021 at 04:20 am

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We will write how to get from Tirana airport to city center. The distance from Tirana Airport to city center is 17 kilometers. The travel time from Tirana airport to Albania is around 20 minutes by taxi.

The cheapest way from Tirana airport is by shuttle airport bus €3 and if you go by taxi will be around €20. You can also rent a car in Tirana airport or get a private transfer.

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Airport Bus From Tirana Airport To City Center

There are no public buses from Tirana Airport to city center. But you can get the airport bus from Tirana airport to city center with LUNA Travel. And if you are going from Tirana airport to Durrës with Adis Travel & Tours.

LUNA Travel Airport Bus Tirana Airport To City Center

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The Shuttle Bus is and it’s operated by LUNA Travel. The shuttle bus is leaving from Tirana airport to city center every hour starting at 8 am until 11 pm. The airport shuttle (Rinas Express) bus fare is 300 ALL which is almost €3.

You will get the shuttle bus outside the airport walking to the left side and it will be getting to behind the National Theatre near Skanderbeg Square where you can find a places to stay walking distance.

You have to buy the ticket in the airport or to the bus driver you can pay only cash with Albanian Leks or they will accept you Euros too if you don’t have Leks. You will find places to exchange money at the airport and also ATMs to withdraw.

Adis Travel & Tours Airport Bus From Tirana Airport to Durrës

The shuttle bus from and to Tirana Airport Adis Travel & Tours is starting at 10 am from Tirana airport to Durrës and leaving every 2 hours during the day (only 5 services stopping from 5 pm until 10 pm) and last one is operating at 10 pm from Tirana airport. The travel time from Tirana airport to Durrës is around 45 minutes, the price for a single journey 480 ALL which is almost €4.

The final destination of the shuttle bus from Tirana airport to Durrës will be the main Bus Station where you can get a local bus and taxi to your accommodation if you are staying at the beach. It’s only 15 minutes by bus leaving every hour and 40 ALL if you go by taxi it will be around 200 ALL and 10 minutes driving. Locals are friendly and you can ask them about the bus to your hotel or Airbnb.

TAXI FROM TIRANA AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

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If you go from Tirana airport to Albania by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 20-25 minutes and the taxi fare from Tirana airport to city center is 2500 ALL which is around €20. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depending on traffic and your final destination and you will find the yellow taxis outside the airport Terminal.

If you are visiting other destinations from Tirana airport to Durrës by taxi will be around 3500 ALL. If you go to Shkodër 7000 ALL and to Vlorë 11500 ALL.

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM TIRANA AIRPORT TO ALBANIA

Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Tirana. Prices are around €20 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €5 per person.

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For sure private transportation will be so comfortable same like taxi, they will wait for you and drive to your final destination without you worrying of anything!

RENTING A CAR IN TIRANA AIRPORT

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There are many options for renting a car in Tirana’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Tirana. It will take you 30 minutes to get to Tirana city center from the airport with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Europcar available in the airport. Prices can be around €20-30 per day.

Car rental option can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Tirana and countryside. Make sure you have parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Tirana city center.

WHERE TO STAY IN TIRANA

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A lot of budget option is available for accommodation in Tirana. 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.

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You can also try AirBnB in Tirana with prices starting from $20 USD. Click here to get $30 USD off your first booking with AirBnB!

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.

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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.

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