Transport

Internal Public Transport

Transport

Internal Public Transport

By road

There are about 18,000 km of road in Albania of which 7,450 km are considered to be “main roads”. Although the government continues to make substantial investments in road improvements, still some major roads are in poor condition and construction sites are often badly signaled. Disregard for traffic laws is widespread. If you choose to drive in Albania, please exercise caution and drive as defensively as possible. Better avoid travelling at night outside the main urban areas as road hazards are more difficult to see. It is illegal to drive under the influence of alcohol and to use a cell phone while driving, except when the driver utilizes a Bluetooth or other hands-free device.

Traffic circulation

Traffic travels on the right side of the road, as in most other European countries.

Unless posted signs indicate otherwise, there is a 50 km/h speed limit in urban centers and 90 km/h limit in rural areas.

Taxi Service

Taxis are readily available in most Albania cities, are recognizable by their yellow color, and most of them have a taxi meter. Fares are generally predetermined based on the distance traveled, but can sometimes be negotiated in advance. Taxis are plentiful in Tirana and can easily be hailed on the street or retained at one of many taxi stands throughout the city.

Interurban transport

Many buses are available for transport throughout the major cities of Albania. Travel by bus is economical and provides a unique view of the countryside. Buses travel almost exclusively during the day, but they do not always run according to regular schedules. The approximately fare costs are between 1000 and 1200 for long distances as Tirana-Saranda.

Many travelers looking for public transport prefer to use privately owned vans, which function as an alternate system of bus routes and operate almost entirely without schedules or set fares. However, you should consider the condition of the van before choose to travel in one, as many operate as informal businesses.

From Tirana the main routes are:

Southbound buses depart from Terminal of South (Terminali i Autobuzave te Jugut) nearby Shqiponja square at 29 nentori road

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Durrës - every 30 minutes from 6:30 to 19 :30

Berat -  every 30 minutes from 6:30 to 17:30

Vlora -  every 30 minutes from 5:30 to 17:30

Gjirokastra - 6 :45 , 8 : 00 , 9 :00 , 10 : 00 , 11 : 00 , 12 : 00 , 13:00 , 14 : 30 , 15 :30 , 18 :30

Saranda - 7 : 00 , 8:00 , 9:30 , 10 : 30 , 12 :30 , 16:00

Fier - every 30 minutes from 6:30 to 17:30

Tepelena -11 :00 , 13 : 00 , 14 : 00

Përmet - 6:30 , 7:30 , 12:30 , 14:00 , 17: 00

Himarë - 6:15 , 13:00 (also 20:30 during summer season)

Northbound buses depart from the Terminal of North (Stacioni i Autobuzeve te Veriut) at Dritan Hoxha road in Lapraka zone

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Krujë - 10:00 , 11:00 , 13: 00 , 15: 00 , 17:00, 18:00

Lezha - every hour from 6:30 to 18 : 00

Lac - every 30 min from 6:30 to 17:00

Kukës - 7:00 , 9:00 , 11:00 , 13:00, 16:00, 18:00

Peshkopi - 6:00, 8:00 , 10:00, 11:00 , 13:00, 14:00 , 16:00 , 17:00

Shkodra - 7:00, 8:00 , 9:00 . 10: 00, 11: 00 , 11:45 , 12:30 , 13:15 , 14: 00 , 14:45 , 15:30 , 16:15 , 17:00

Bajram Curri- 6:00 , 8:00, 10:00 , 12:00 , 14:00

South-eastern bound depart from the Terminal of South-east (Terminali 3) at Qyteti Studenti (Students campus) , at Elbasani road

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Pogradec - every hour from 7:30 to 16:30

Korça - every 30 minutes from 6:30 - 17:30

Elbasan - every 30 minutes from 7:30 to 16:30

Ersekë - 6:00 , 10:00 , 14:30

For more take a visit at Albanian National Tourism Agency file in PDF

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