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Car Rental in Albania

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Tirana Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Autounion
$7.57 per day
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Tirana Airport Car Rental
Economy
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Autounion
$7.84 per day
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Tirana Airport Car Rental
Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Autounion
$8.11 per day
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Tirana Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Sicily By Car
$9.06 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Tirana Airport Car Rental
Mini
VW Up or similar
VW Up
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Optimo Rent
$9.26 / per day
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Tirana Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Optimo Rent
$9.89 / per day
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Tirana Airport Car Rental
Mini
VW Up or similar
VW Up
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Carwiz
$9.95 / per day
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Tirana Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo 3d or similar
VW Polo 3d
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Carwiz
$10.07 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 06:14 on 2021-09-24. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Albanian,
Greek
Currency
ALL
Country code
355
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
80 - 90 km/h
50 - 56 mi/h
Speed limit within town
40 km/h
25 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.01%
Rating
9.3

Why rent a car in Albania?

Located in the Balkan region of Southeast Europe, Albania remains something of a mystery to many international travelers, although its status as a tourism destination has been growing steadily over the last decade. Those who visit Albania discover a long and beautiful Adriatic and Ionian coastline, but also a rich culture and some of the most hospitable people anywhere. The country’s mountains, meanwhile, are among the most rugged and wild in Europe.

Albania Car Rental

One-way Car Rentals in Albania

Here are the most popular one-way rental options for pickup in Albania and drop off in another country:

  • From Albania to Montenegro - 7 offers from Kč 976.06 per day
  • From Albania to Croatia - 21 offers from Kč 1269.19 per day
  • From Albania to Kosovo - 4 offers from Kč 1060.80 per day

Top ways to enter Albania

  • Tirana Airport: The only international airport in the country, Tirana Mother Teresa Airport handled 3.3 million passengers in 2019. The airport is served by more than 20 airlines, including low-cost carriers like Wizz Air and easyJet, providing connections with the rest of Europe, as well as some destinations in the Middle East. Located some 18km (11 miles) northwest of the city center, the airport can be reached in about 30 minutes.
  • By ship: There is an active ferry service between Albania and many destinations in Italy, as well as the nearby Ionian Islands that belong to Greece. If you arrive in Albania by ship, it is possible to pick up a rental car at the Port of Sarandë in the far south of the country.
  • By land: Most rental car providers do not permit entering or leaving Albania with a rental car (read more about this in the ‘Crossing Borders’ section below). However, you can fly to a neighboring country, go to Albania via public transport and then pick up a rental car after arriving in the country. Some notable international airports within a few hours’ drive of Albania include Thessaloniki Airport in Greece, Skopje Airport in North Macedonia, and Podgorica and Tivat airports in Montenegro.

Top cities and places to visit

  • Tirana. The capital of Albania is the country’s main economic, cultural, and entertainment center. Tirana is home to a wealth of beautiful mosques, as well as Catholic and Orthodox churches, and is the location of Albania’s best museums. The mountains that surround it offer panoramic views of the city below.
  • Gjirokastër. Located in the southeastern part of the country about a three-hour drive from the capital, the whole town of Gjirokastër is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The area is famous for its well-preserved Ottoman-era architecture best exemplified by Gjirokastër Citadel, an impressive fortress that’s almost 1,000 years old. Other attractions include historic Ottoman manors and the old city bazaar.
  • Vlorë. Located on the way from Tirana and Gjirokastër, Vlorë is one of the most popular coastal towns in the country. Located near the place where the Adriatic and Ionian seas meet, it is known for its splendid beaches, but also the surrounding caves, natural springs, and ancient Illyrian sites.

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental car in Albania is the Volkswagen Up, although many travelers also go for the Fiat Panda and the Hyundai i10. The most popular rental car types are economy, mini, and compact.

Driver license requirements

  • Albania normally recognizes foreign driver’s licenses from around the world if they are printed in a Latin alphabet and are not expired. You also need to be a tourist — if you’re a foreigner residing in Albania permanently, you need to acquire the local driver’s license instead.
  • If your driver’s license is printed in a non-Latin alphabet (Cyrillic, Arabic, etc.), you’ll need an International Driving Permit (IDP).
  • Similarly, if your driver’s license doesn’t show your photograph, you might be required to have an IDP instead.
  • You must carry your driver’s license, not a copy, with you at all times. 
  • You need to have had your driver’s license for at least two years.
  • Some rental car providers charge a young driver fee for drivers between the ages of 22 and 25 and a senior driver fee for drivers over the age of 65.
  • There may be additional requirements depending on the car provider and car category, so make sure to check the terms and conditions before booking.

Crossing Borders

Albania has land borders with Montenegro, Kosovo, North Macedonia, and Greece. Although located in Europe, Albania is not a member of the European Union (EU) and, with the exception of Greece, neither are its neighboring countries. People from the EU and most western countries (e.g., the United States, Canada, Australia) do not need a visa for short-term visits to either Albania or any of its neighbors. However, if you come from another part of the world, you might need separate visas to visit one or several of these countries. Do consult your Ministry of Foreign Affairs before your trip.

Since Albania is not a part of the larger border agreement, most car rental suppliers do not permit one-way rentals between the country and any of its neighbors. There are, however, some exceptions — you can find them by entering your car pick-up and drop-off locations on our search. One-way rentals are more expensive as they include an additional fee, but they add flexibility to your trip.

Toll roads

There are no toll roads in Albania. 

The Adriatic-Ionian Motorway, currently under construction, might become a toll road after it is completed. Also known as the Blue Corridor, it will connect Trieste in Italy to Kalamata in Greece. The Adriatic-Ionian Motorway will cross Albania from the border with Montenegro in the north to the border with Greece in the south. 

Top driving routes

  • Albanian Riviera. Incorporating the aforementioned Vlorë, but also much more, the coastal stretch of Albanian Riviera (or simply Bregu, as it is known in Albanian) is one of the nicest road-trips in the country. In addition to idyllic beach towns, you’ll also find the mountain pass of Llogara and the national park of the same name, the tidal Narta Lagoon which is a birdwatcher’s paradise, and many archaeological sites surviving from Ancient Greek and Roman times.
  • Albanian Alps. Also known as the Cursed Mountains due to their historic inaccessibility, this highland range is nowadays one of the truly majestic destinations in Albania. Located in the northeastern part of the country along the borders with Montenegro and Kosovo, they are made up of stunning peaks, deep river canyons, and some of the most impressive driving routes in the country.
  • Lure National Park. Part of the Central Mountain Range to the south of the Albanian Alps, Lure is another great place to visit. The protected nature area is known for its twelve glacial lakes considered among the most beautiful in this part of Europe. The long valleys and wooded hillsides are inhabited by animals such as lynxes, deer, eagles, and capercaillies.

Car Rental Prices

  • Station wagons - from $98 per day
  • Large cars - from $69 per day
  • Medium cars - from $62 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $98 per day
  • Small cars - from $49 per day
  • SUVs - from $93 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

There are several good methods to find a cheaper rental car:

  • Compare the rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Albania is the cheapest in March when renting a car is about 74% cheaper than the yearly average and a whole 89% cheaper than renting a car in September.

Top 5 Most Popular Cities in Albania

  1. Car Rental in Tirana from $7.43 per day
  2. Car Rental in Saranda from $19.03 per day
  3. Car Rental in Vlore from $18.89 per day
  4. Car Rental in Korca from $23.38 per day

Top 2 Most Popular Locations in Albania

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Albania?

The cost of renting a car in Albania depends on the time of year. This graph compares price changes from month to month in order to find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Albania
$52.27
January
$25.79
February
$11.72
March
$20.39
April
$23.51
May
$25.63
June
$58.60
July
$80.47
August
$108.63
September
$49.34
October
$47.54
November
$46.30
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Albania is March — prices start from $11.72 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 74% cheaper than the yearly average and 89% cheaper than renting a car in the month of September (when prices start at $108.63 for a Compact class). This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. The exact price for your trip will depend on the length of your rental and the number of days until your rental period begins. Just enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers.

What’s the average rental length in Albania?

The average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in April — an average of 11 days. The shortest are in June — an average of 7 days.
Average Rental Length in Albania
8
January
9
February
10
March
11
April
8
May
7
June
7
July
7
August
10
September
7
October
9
November
8
December

What’s the most popular time for renting a car in Albania?

Discover Cars users search for cars in a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in Albania. The most popular month is October, while the least popular is February.
Popularity of Car Rental in Albania by Monthly Searches
3%
January
2%
February
3%
March
4%
April
5%
May
4%
June
44%
July
154%
August
12%
September
938%
October
15%
November
16%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Sicily By Car Fiat Panda 4 1 Small cars
ABBYCAR Citroen C3 4 2 Small cars
ABBYCAR Citroen C1 5 1 Small cars
Surprice VW Polo 4 1 Small cars
Target Rent Ford Fiesta 4 3 Small cars
Optimo Rent VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Carwiz VW Polo 3d 3 2 Small cars
AddCar VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
Ace Rent a car Citroen C3 4 2 Small cars
Target Rent VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars

Our Customers Reviews

United Arab Emirates
Citroen C3
July 30, 2021
Bovilla lake, blue eye water, telefrik, zipline
Ukraine
Citroen C1
July 30, 2021
I defenetly reccoment the company for the rental car, its cheaper than other services.
Poland
Citroen C Elysee
July 5, 2021
Be ready for narrow passes on Albanian roads :)
Ukraine
Hyundai i10
May 24, 2021
There is exellent service in Tirana airport.
Ukraine
Dacia Duster
May 16, 2021
Renting Dacia Duster in Albania was my best decision – the roads aren't good at all and if we rented a small non-4x4 car, it definitely would be a mistake which might result in additional spend of time and absence of the ability to visit some of the sights and natural beauties that everyone wants to experience in Albania! Duster is a very reliable and rigid small off-road car that helped make our journey across Albania truly unforgettable! Thanks to Keddy for providing it to us and for the good service!
Netherlands
Peugeot 308 Sw
February 14, 2020
Beautiful country, very underestimated. Lots of potential, great espresso.
Belgium
Dacia Duster
September 24, 2019
Driving in Tirana itself is very chaotic and difficult. Other drivers really don't respect rules. Outside the capital the roads are very quite and is driving a lot easier.

Top 19 Suppliers in Albania in 2021

Carwiz
Carwiz
Exceptional 9.3
+355675555568
Airport Rd Rinas, Tiranë 1504
Working hours
Mon:08:30-20:30
Tue:08:30-20:30
Wed:08:30-20:30
Thu:08:30-20:30
Fri:08:30-20:30
Sat:09:00-15:00
Sun:09:00-15:00
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
4220016
Rruga Abedin Dino 148, Sarande
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Exceptional 9
+355675122222
Rinas, 1504 Airport Road Tirane
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.8
+35542200161
Sarande Ferry Terminal, Sarande
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
+35542200161
Rruga Abedin Dino 148, Sarande
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.8
+355682068500
Rinas airport 1
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+35545800600
Airport Rd Rinas, 1504, Albania
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:59
Tue:08:00-23:59
Wed:08:00-23:59
Thu:08:00-23:59
Fri:08:00-23:59
Sat:08:00-23:59
Sun:08:00-23:59
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+35545800600
TIRANA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:59
Tue:08:00-23:59
Wed:08:00-23:59
Thu:08:00-23:59
Fri:08:00-23:59
Sat:08:00-23:59
Sun:08:00-23:59
Target Rent
Target Rent
Excellent 8.6
+355699647777
Airport Rd Rinas Tirana AL, 1504
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Surprice
Surprice
Excellent 8.5
+355672035077
Sarande Ferry Terminal
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:00
Tue:08:00-23:00
Wed:08:00-23:00
Thu:08:00-23:00
Fri:08:00-23:00
Sat:08:00-23:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
AddCar
AddCar
Excellent 8.5
+355684048785
Rruga Mithat Hoxha Along the port
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
42200161
Sarande Port Terminal
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Sat:08:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-17:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+35542255655
Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Autounion
Autounion
Excellent 8.5
+355694040042
Aeroporti Nene Tereza, Rinas, 1504, Tirana
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
MEX RENT A CAR
MEX RENT A CAR
Excellent 8.5
+355698037777
Autostrada Tiranë-Durrës Km.5 Rruga Monun Nr.58, Fshati Kashar 1051, Albania
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.7
+355685666666
Rruga Mitat Hoxha 49, Sarandë
Working hours
Mon:08:30-22:00
Tue:08:30-22:00
Wed:08:30-22:00
Thu:08:30-22:00
Fri:08:30-22:00
Sat:08:30-14:00
Sun:08:30-14:00
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Very good 7.7
+355682011000
Saranda Ferry Terminal, Sarandë
Working hours
Mon:09:00-21:00
Tue:09:00-21:00
Wed:09:00-21:00
Thu:09:00-21:00
Fri:09:00-21:00
Sat:09:00-15:00
Sun:09:00-15:00
Sicily By Car
Sicily By Car
Very good 7.6
+355699624336
Porti Sarande, Terminali
Working hours
Mon:09:00-13:00
Tue:09:00-13:00
Wed:09:00-13:00
Thu:09:00-13:00
Fri:09:00-13:00
Sat:09:00-13:00
Sun:09:00-13:00
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
+355698037777
Rruga Bylis, Autostrada Tirane-Durres km 6, Tirana Tirana, Kashar 1051
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
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