Travel to Albania

Flying to Albania

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

Airport guides

Airport Code: TIA. Location: The airport is located 13.5km (8 miles) northwest of central Tirana. Money: ATMs are available in the check-in hall and Arrivals, while bureau de change desks can also be... Read more

Travel 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 ( 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 ( and Ventouris Ferries ( also run ferries on the Durrës-Bari route.

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

Finikas Lines ( has a service from Sarandë to Corfu.

Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.