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About Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza (TIA)

Named in memory of Mother Teresa, who was of Albanian origin, Tirana International Airport is located close to the Albanian capital city of Tirana and is the country’s primary international airport. Our Tirana International Airport guide provides all of the necessary information about the facility, including details of terminal services, public transport access and nearby accommodation options.


The airport information desk is located in the check-in area of the terminal.


Driving directions:

From central Tirana, follow the main SH2 road northwest, then turn right onto SH60 (airport signposted), which leads directly to the airport entrance. The total drive time from Tirana to the airport is approximately 25 minutes.

Airport Info

Airport Road

The airport is located 13.5km (8 miles) northwest of central Tirana.

No. of terminals:

+355 4 238 1800

Public Transport

Public transport road:

Bus:Direct Rinas Express bus services operate hourly between the airport and the city centre from 0600-1800 (Journey time: 30-35 minutes; fare: ALL250).

Taxi:Official cabs (tel: +355 4 238 7070; are readily available outside the terminal (journey time: 20-25 minutes; fare: ALL2,500). The airport advises travellers not to use taxis that aren’t yellow and bearing the red ATEX logo.

Terminal facilities


ATMs are available in the check-in hall and Arrivals, while bureau de change desks can also be found in the same locations.


There are bars in Arrivals and Departures, a coffee bar in Departures, and a restaurant outside the terminal opposite Arrivals.


Duty-free shopping is available in Departures, where there are outlets offering jewellery, clothing, luxury goods and souvenirs. In the check-in hall, there is a book shop, a confectioner's and a souvenir shop along with mobile phone outlets.


There are no left luggage facilities at the airport, but free trolleys are provided. Any passengers who think they’ve misplaced an item should report to the lost property desk (tel: +355 4 238 1681).


Baby care rooms are available at Tirana International Airport, as are designated smoking rooms. A well-equipped first aid facility is also available at the airport.

Airport facilities

Conference and business:

There are no meeting facilities at the airport; however, The Airport Hotel (tel: +355 4 450 0190; opposite the main terminal entrance offers meeting rooms with capacity for up to 50 people. Additionally, there is a spacious VIP lounge in Departures.

Communication Facilities:

Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout Tirana International Airport. Public telephones are also available.

Disabled facilities:

Designated disabled parking spaces are located close to the terminal on ground level and are all wheelchair-accessible. Further assistance to passengers with reduced mobility is available via a dedicated airport service (tel: +355 4 238 1800). Passengers requiring additional assistance are advised to contact their airline before travelling.

Car parking:

There are a total of 490 car parking spaces at Tirana International Airport. Short- and long-term parking is located in two car parks (one covered) immediately outside the terminal building. The first seven minutes of parking are free of charge.

Car rental:

International car hire companies including: Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt are represented at the airport, along with several local operators. Desks are situated in the public arrivals area of the terminal.

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