Tirana travel guide

Tirana Tourism | Tirana Guide

You're Going to Love Tirana

With 374,801 inhabitants, Tirana is the most populous city in Albania. It is the most popular tourist destination in the country. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Tirana has to offer.

When to visit Tirana

Tirana in September
Estimated hotel price
£56
1 night at 3-star hotel
Tirana in September
Estimated hotel price
£56
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Tirana

Plane

When flying to Tirana, you’ll arrive at Tirana Rinas (TIA), which is located 9 miles from the city centre. The shortest flight to Tirana from the United Kingdom departs from London and takes around 3h 05m.

Car

Another option to get to Tirana is to pick up a car hire from Sarandë, which is about 101 miles from Tirana. You’ll find branches of SURPRICE CAR RENTAL and SICILY BY CAR , among others, in Sarandë.

Bus

You can travel by bus to Tirana using Bus or Busbud. From Bologna, the bus ride to Tirana takes 150 miles and will cost you around £151. From Podgorica, the ticket costs about £30 for a journey of 195 miles. Tirana’s bus station is located 1.0 mile from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Tirana, you’ll arrive at Tirana Rinas (TIA), which is located 9 miles from the city centre. The shortest flight to Tirana from the United Kingdom departs from London and takes around 3h 05m.

Car

Another option to get to Tirana is to pick up a car hire from Sarandë, which is about 101 miles from Tirana. You’ll find branches of SURPRICE CAR RENTAL and SICILY BY CAR , among others, in Sarandë.

Bus

You can travel by bus to Tirana using Bus or Busbud. From Bologna, the bus ride to Tirana takes 150 miles and will cost you around £151. From Podgorica, the ticket costs about £30 for a journey of 195 miles. Tirana’s bus station is located 1.0 mile from the city centre.

Airports near Tirana

Airlines serving Tirana

Lufthansa
Good (4,683 reviews)
KLM
Good (846 reviews)
SWISS
Good (945 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,746 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,180 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,445 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (471 reviews)
Air France
Good (978 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,599 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,102 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,941 reviews)
LOT
Good (663 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (784 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,178 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (846 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (775 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (437 reviews)
Eurowings
Good (182 reviews)
Norwegian
Good (146 reviews)
easyJet
Good (1,398 reviews)
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Where to stay in Tirana

From 5-star hotels such as the Rogner Hotel Tirana to great affordable options like the Tirana Marriott, Tirana offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around £43 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to £64 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Tirana

Most booked hotels in Tirana

Best Western Premier Ark Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (9.1, Excellent reviews)
£76+
Maritim Hotel Plaza Tirana
5 stars
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
£120+
Rogner Hotel Tirana
5 stars
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
£102+
Tirana International Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
£52+

Hiring a car in Tirana

Hiring a car in Tirana costs £36 per day, on average, or £109 if you want to hire it for 3 days.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 5% more expensive than at Tirana Rinas.

The most frequently booked car type in Tirana is Economy (Fiat Panda or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Renault Captur or similar) is, on average, 56% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Tirana costs £36 per day, on average, or £109 if you want to hire it for 3 days.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 5% more expensive than at Tirana Rinas.

The most frequently booked car type in Tirana is Economy (Fiat Panda or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Renault Captur or similar) is, on average, 56% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.