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|Airport of departure:||Tirana International Airport (TIA)|
|Airport of arrival:||Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW)|
|Flight duration from Tirana to Türkiye:||Average of 1 hours 40 minutes|
You can start your Albania trip with Pegasus' regular direct and connecting flights. The airport where you will land for Albania flights offered by Pegasus Airlines is Tirana International Airport, located in the capital city of Tirana. Tirana flights are operated to Tirana International Airport (TIA), with direct flights departing from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW). The distance between Istanbul-Tirana takes approximately 1 hour and 55 minutes with direct flights. Besides, you can get to Albania - Tiran with connecting flights via Istanbul from airports in different countries worldwide. You can also travel to various destinations in Turkey and many other places of the world from Tirana with connecting flights via Istanbul.
Tirana International Airport is the only hub for international flights via Albania. Located in the northwest of Tirana, the airport is 17 kilometres away from the city centre. You can take advantage of bus, taxi, and car rental options to reach the city centre from Tirana Airport.
In Tirana, only private shuttle buses are available from the airport to go to the city centre. You can go to touristic areas such as Iskender Bey Square and the National Opera and Ballet Theatre in the centre of Tirana with the Rinas Express buses. You can get to the city centre in 30 minutes by Rinas bus, and you can buy your ticket on the bus.
Taxi – Car Rental
The most frequently used transportation option to reach the city centre is taxis. You can reach the city centre and other settlements approximately 20 minutes by taxis that serve 24/7. You can also enjoy travelling around the city with your own vehicle with the car rental options of Pegasus.
The transportation network in Albania is not developed enough. Public transport in Albania is provided by Rinas buses, minibusses, and taxis. Bus routes are written at bus stops. On the other hand, Minibusses serve certain regions and do not have specific hours. If you prefer taxis, it would be useful to negotiate the fare. In addition, you can easily reach many points in Tirana on foot.
What are the service hours of Albania's public transport?
Rinas buses depart from the airport to the city centre between 08.00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. and from the city centre to the airport every hour between 07.00 a.m. and 10.00 p.m.
Is there a tourist travel card in Albania?
There is no travel card in Albania.
There are bus and train alternatives for intercity transportation in Albania. You can reach many cities such as Durres and Vlore by train in the country. In addition, it is possible to get to other cities from Tirana Airport by express buses operated by Adis Travel and Euro-Albania Travel. For example, after landing at Tirana airport with Pegasus flights, you can travel to Durres and Fier by shuttle buses.
Albania Railway Map
Albania Highway map
You won’t have to worry about transportation in Türkiye after your direct flight from approximately 50 different countries around the world such as the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Holland since the transportation from the airport will be easy, thanks to the extensive transportation network in the country. Türkiye is a large country that offers different modes of transportation to travel between cities and towns where passengers can take direct or connecting flights to İstanbul, İzmir, Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman and Trabzon.
If you wonder how long is the flight to Turkey from Central Europe, you’ll see that 3-4 hours will be enough to get to Turkish resorts. Direct flights to Antalya take 3 hours and 55 minutes from Amsterdam, whereas they only take 3 hours and 20 minutes from Berlin. Similarly, a flight from the United Kingdom to Turkey takes about 4 hours. Flights from London to Turkey take 4 hours and 5 minutes if you land in Istanbul. Flights from Manchester to Istanbul take about 4 hours and 20 minutes. If you are looking for cheap flights to Turkey from London, the most affordable options will appear from Stansted Airport to Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. Alternatively, you can select a direct flight to Antalya, Izmir and Ankara.
Transportation to/from İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport to İstanbul city centre has various options depending on where you would like to go. There are airport express buses called HAVABUS, which depart from different locations in Istanbul, such as Taksim and Kadıköy. This express line only travels between these districts and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport. For more details about the HAVABUS line, you can take a look at the airport's official website.
Another option to reach Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport is bus lines. E3 that leaves from 4. Levent, E9, and E10, which depart from Bostancı, are the direct lines that reach the airport. Also, it is possible to take the Marmaray line to Pendik and then take the 132H from Pendik station to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport. More information about the bus lines can be found on this map.
Public transport in Türkiye is advanced and well-connected. There are metro lines, tram lines, tunnel lines, metro buses, buses, minibuses, and ferries in different cities in Türkiye. The buses are the most common way of public transport in the country. In some cities like İstanbul, İzmir and Ankara, it is possible to find trams, trains and ferry lines to travel in the city.
Since each city has a different transportation system, the passengers need to check the bus schedules of each city. If you would like to learn more about the public transport in Istanbul, you can check out IETT's official website. Also, more information about Ankara’s EGO (bus system) can be found here. Most of the cities in Türkiye have minibus lines. For this reason, minibuses are the most common way of public transport in Türkiye.
There is not a special tourist travel card in Türkiye. Tourists can buy a transportation card called Istanbulkart to use any mode of public transportation in Istanbul. Different cities in Türkiye have different transportation cards, and each of these cards must be purchased separately since the cards cannot be used in different cities.
The transportation options between the cities in Türkiye are varied, and all the vehicles are comfortable and easy to use. One of the most prefered ways to travel between cities in Türkiye is to take domestic flights. It is possible to buy tickets between Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport and Antalya Airport, İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport, Van Ferit Melen Airport, or Gaziantep Airport.
In addition, there are buses and train lines that operate between the cities in Türkiye. Private companies operate the buses, while train lines belong to the state.
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