The national airline Albanian Airlines is no longer in operation. British Airways (BA) (www.ba.com) has a year-round direct service from London Gatwick.
From London to Tirana is 3 hours on a direct flight.
US$10 is levied on all foreign nationals. Nationals of Albania pay Lek1,000.
Other airports in Albania
Tirana International Airport
Airport Code: TIA. Location: The airport is 25km (16 miles) from the capital. Website: http://www.tirana-airport.com. 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
Drivers bringing their own car into Albania pay a nominal circulation tax, which is valid for 60 days. Guarded parking is essential; mid-range hotels (and better) usually provide this to guests.
Getting to Albania by boat
Durrësi, Vlora and Shëngjini.
Durrësi has connections to Bari (journey time - 9 hours), to Ancona (journey time - 18 hours) and to Trieste (journey time - 24 hours) in Italy (www.cemar.it/dest/traghetti_albania.htm). It is also possible to travel from Durrësi to Bari via catamaran (journey time - 3 hours) (www.venezialines.com).Vlora has ferry connections to Brindisi (journey time - 6-8 hours) (www.agoudimos-lines.com and www.skenderbeglines.com).Saranda has a hydrofoil service (journey time - 30 minutes) and a ferry service (journey time - 90 minutes) to Corfu. The ferry companies Finikas and Albkorfuz have ticket-offices in Corfu town.