Travel to Albania

Flying to Albania

British Airways (BA) ( has a year-round direct service to Tirana from London Gatwick.

Flight times:

From London to Tirana - 3 hours.

Airport guides

Airport Code: TIA. Location: The airport is located 13.5km (8 miles) northwest of central Tirana. Money: ATMs are available in the check-in hall and Arrivals, while bureau de change desks can also be... Read more

Other airports in Albania

Tirana International Airport

Airport Code: TIA. Location: The airport is 25km (16 miles) from the capital. Website: Public transport description: An hourly bus service runs into the city centre between 0700 and 1900 (journey time - 30 minutes if traffic is light). Taxis are also available.

Travel by rail

There are no international passenger services at present.

Driving to Albania

Guarded parking is essential; mid-range hotels (and better) usually provide this to guests. If bringing your own car, make sure your insurance covers you for driving in Albania.

Getting to Albania by boat

Main ports: Durrës and Vlorë.

Ferry operators:

Adria Ferries ( runs ferries from Durrës to Bari (journey time - 10 hours), Ancona (journey time - 18 hours) and Trieste (journey time - 24 hours) in Italy.

Grand Navi Veloci ( and Ventouris Ferries ( also run ferries on the Durrës-Bari route.

European Seaways ( covers the Durrës-Bari crossing too, and operates ferries between Vlorë and Brindisi, Italy (journey time - 5 hours 30 minutes).

European Ferries ( runs services from both Durrës and Vlorë to Brindisi.

Finikas Lines ( has a hydrofoil service (journey time - 30 minutes) and a ferry service (journey time - 90 minutes) from Sarandë to Corfu.

Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.