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Albania is located in southern Europe, the western part of the Balkans and bordering the gorgeous Adriatic Sea with a population of almost up to 3 million. Albania is home to many significant landmarks that present picturesque sceneries in every season of the year. The country is also known for its spectacular beaches, well-preserved natural wonders, and remarkable cultural heritage. Buy your cheap flight ticket to Albania now and be prepared for an unforgettable journey!
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
Albania is a rapidly growing tourism destination and offers a wide range of accommodation options to its visitors, especially in its capital city Tirana.
If you are in Tirana to explore its must-go attractions thoroughly and engage with the everyday hassle of the city, it is recommended for you to stay in hotels located around Skanderbeg Square. There are many significant landmarks and museums around the square that are a walking distance away from each other; such as the Ethem Bey Mosque, Resurrection of Christ Orthodox Cathedral, or National History Museum.
If you are planning to enjoy Albania’s renowned coastline and gorgeous beaches along the Adriatic Sea, you can stay in great hotels located in Durrës.
We would love to help you organize your trip to Albania and you can book a hotel easily through our website.
Albania is a thriving tourism destination with a lot to offer. The country is home to phenomenal natural sceneries as well as many significant historical landmarks and museums. We listed some of these things you can do in Albania below and if you would like to know more about the country, you can check our detailed Albania Travel Guide.
You can visit our detailed Tirana Travel Guide to learn more about Tirana and its spectacular attractions.
You can also rent a car with Pegasus privileges if you want to consider a more comfortable option for city transportation when you arrive in Albania for business or leisure.
We use Rinas International Airport for our flights in Albania.
Rinas International Airport
Rinas International Airport (TIA) is located 16 kilometers away from Tirana city center. You can get to the city center from Rinas International Airport with direct bus, taxi, and rental car. Direct buses are available from 07:00 to 23:00 with one-hour intervals and the trip to Tirana city center approximately takes 30 minutes.
We listed some useful side notes about Albania for you right below.
Country Code: +355
Rinas International Airport Number: +355 4 238 1600
Official Tourism Information Number for Tirana: +355 4 238 1600
Police Emergency: 129
Police Information: 122
Yes, our flights to Albania restarted.
Albania has set certain conditions for entering and leaving the country. You can view the pandemic flight rules applied by Albania on this page.
Quarantine is not enforced in Albania.
You can find up-to-date conditions for travel, flight dates and rules to be followed for Albania on this page as they evolve through the pandemic.
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