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Travel to Albania

Flying to Albania

Tirana’s Nene Tereza Airport is Albania’s only airport operating international flights. British Airways (BA) (www.ba.com) has a year-round direct service to Tirana from London Gatwick. Wizz Air (www.wizzair.com) also flies directly from London Luton Airport to Tirana, and Albawings (www.albawings.com) offers direct flights from London Stansted Airport to Tirana.

The major airport is: Tirana International Airport Nene Tereza.

Flight times

From London to Tirana - 3 hours.

From Rome to Tirana- 1 hour 25 minutes.

From New York to Tirana- 15 hours (including 1 stopover).

From Singapore to Tirana- 15 hours (including 1 stopover).

Travelling to Albania 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, Vlorë, Saranda, Shëngjin.

Ferry operators

Adria Ferries (www.adriaferries.com) runs ferries from Durrës to Bari (journey time - 8 hours), Ancona (journey time - 15 hours) and Trieste (journey time - 37 hours) in Italy.

Grand Navi Veloci (www.gnv.it) and Ventouris Ferries (www.ventourisferries.com) also run ferries on the Durrës-Bari route.

Albania Ferries (www.albaniaferries.it) runs services from Vlorë to Brindisi (journey time- 6 hours 30 minutes).

Finikas Lines (www.finikas-lines.com) has a service from Sarandë to Corfu.

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