Transfer to/from - Tirana airport (TIA)

 

Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Tirana airport (TIA)

Transportation

Bus

LU-NA (Tel +355 692 982 128) operates hourly buses from 7:00 am to 2:00 am between the airport and the National Opera and Ballet Theatre, next to Skanderberg Square, in central Tirana. The trip takes about 30 minutes.

Adis Travel and Tours (Tel +355 5222 5539 / 686 090 721) offers an express service to Durres from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

On the other hand, Euro-Albania Travel (Tel +355 696 740 073) travels to Fier between 9:00 am and 11:00 pm.

Hermes Airport (Tel +355 676 097 542) operates services to Vlore from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.

 

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Taxi

The journey time to the city centre is 20-25 minutes, depending on traffic, and the fare is around ‚¬20.00. The official service is provided by Auto Holiday Albania (Tel +355 699 999 300 / 696 065 444/333), which has vehicles in front of the terminal. It is recommended to use only licensed taxis, which are yellow with the Auto Holiday Albania and airport logos on both sides of the vehicle.

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Latest updates: August 18, 2023

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

Although there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take them into account when moving to or from the airport, and especially if we go by public transport.
 
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to leave with a little more anticipation than what is commonly suggested. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always take into account peak traffic times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may delay the journey to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what is happening.
 
If you contract a shared transfer service, have a contact telephone number handy in case of any delay by the company. In these cases they usually already have a scheduled collection time.
 
If you use public transport (collective, train) take into account the schedules (weekends and holidays tend to have less frequency), if you have to change and also how to board (if you need a card or paying the driver or motorist at the moment ). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know so as not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could cause complications.
 
If you rent a car to get to the airport, check where to leave the vehicle. At some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 
 2 -From the airport- Here it is a little less stressful since you don't have the pressure of missing your flight. In the worst case, you will arrive later at the place where you are going to stay or at the meeting point where you are trying to arrive.
 
Once you leave the plane, look for your suitcase and finish with the arrival procedures that are required. Then, follow the directions for public transportation or ask the airport staff.
 
It is very useful to find out in advance the schedules of the buses or trains in case you arrive late at night. Not all work 24 hours. The same goes for taxis. In case of using an Uber-type service, have the mobile application handy to contact the driver.
 
On the other hand, if you booked a private transport service, it is likely that they will have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign. If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for greater peace of mind it is advisable to book it in advance. Rental counters are usually available in the arrivals hall.
 
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