Going to Albania
Located on the Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe, Albania is located near to the main European markets and can be visited easily by air, land and sea.
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.
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.
“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 66626
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.tirana-airport.com
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: 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: www.portisarande.com.al, Customs operate until 22.00 pm
Port of Vlora:
Connects to Italian ports of Brindisi and Otranto
Phone: 00 355/033 235 61, Customs operate until 22.00pm.
Port of Shëngjin:
Connects to the Italian port of Bari.
Mobile: 00355692080556 Web: www.portofshengjin.com, Customs operates until 22.00.
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)
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.
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.
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.
There are regular bus services between the following cities:
Tirana - Tetova (Macedonia),through Qafë Thana.
Tirana - Prishtina and other towns in Kosovo through Morina.
Korça - Thessalonica (Greece) through Kapshtica.
Tirana - Athens through Kakavija.
Tirana - Sofia (Bulgaria) and Istanbul
(Turkey) from Qafë Thana.