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Tirana airport (TIA)

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Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza, also known as Rinas Airport and opened in 1957, is the only international air terminal in Albania. It operates with flights inside Europe, especially to Italy.

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Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passengers traffic: 2.6 million passengers went through it during 2017.
Tel: +355 4238 1600 / 1800. E-mail: [email protected] Information booth in the check-in hall.


The airport is situated in the city of Rinas, 11 km (6.9 millas) to the northwest of Tirana.

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Car rental companies

There are counters in the Arrivals Hall and the public area.

Albania Airport Rent a Car (Tel +355 684 011 010 / 088 008 - 24 hours a day)
ARA Auto Rental (Tel +355 699 647 777 / 819 803 - 9:00 am to 1:00 am)
Avis (Tel +355 4225 5655 / 674 051 381 - 24 hours a day)
Enterprise (Tel +355 676 000 900 - 8:00 am to 0:00 am)
Eurocar (Tel +355 676 005 454 - 8:05 am to 11:55 pm)
Europcar (Tel +355 4580 0600 - weekdays from 8:00 am to 0:30 am, Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm)
Hertz (Tel +355 692 058 775 - 7:00 am to 0:00 am)
Sixt (Tel +355 4222 3996 / 682 068 500 - 8:00 am to 11:30 pm)


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What services does Tirana airport (TIA) facilities include

The airport has currency exchange bureaus, ATMs, public telephones, mobile phone services, business center, internet kiosks and Wi-Fi access free of charge. In addition, the nearby Hotel Airport Tirana has a conference center. The AirLounge is found on the first floor, to the left of the security checkpoint, and opens since one hour before the first flight until one hour after the last; it provides TV, air conditioning, newspapers and magazines, computers, refreshments, drinks, Wi-Fi (access with Priority Pass, Lounge Club, DragonPass or Diners Club membership, or by paying at the door - €15.00).

Food & Drinks- Bar and restaurant in the Arrivals Hall, bars in the Departures area.
Shopping- Stores selling candy, newspapers and magazines, books, jewellery, souvenirs, accessories. In the Departures area there is a duty-free shop.
Baggage- The lost and found office is located in the Arrivals Hall (Tel +355 4238 1681/1682 / 692 066 626; e-mail: [email protected]).
Other Services- First aid room, smoking lounge, travel agencies.


Public and private transportation

Bus LU-NA (Tel +355 695 727 261 / 693 794 848) operates buses every hour from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm between the airport and the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet, next to Skanderberg Square, in downtown Tirana.
Adis Travel and Tours (Tel +355 5222 5539 / 682 290 722 / 666 090 721) offers an express service to Durres from 10:15 am to 5:15 pm.
On the other hand, Euro-Albania Travel (tel +355 696 740 073) runs to Fier at 9:00 am and at 2:00 pm.

Taxi - The trip to the city centre takes 20-25 minutes, depending on traffic, and the fare is around €19.00. The official service is provided by ATEx (Tel +355 4238 7070 / 675 000 300), with yellow cabs with red logos in front of the terminal.

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Parking services at Tirana airport (TIA)

There are parking lots next to the terminal. The first 7 minutes have no charge. In front of the building there is a passenger drop-off area (Kiss And Fly) which is free for 4 min. Fees

P1 - Covered car park.
P2 - Outdoor spaces.


Services for passengers with special needs

If you should need special assistance due to a disability, or in the case of elder passengers, minors between 6 and 12 years old travelling alone or pregnant women, coordinate with your airline at least 48 hours before the flight. There is a reserved parking sector for people with reduced mobility in front of the terminal. More information: Tel +355 4238 1800.