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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Tirana, Downtown Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Surprice
$10.21 / per day
Tirana, Downtown Car Rental
Compact Elite
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Surprice
$11.25 / per day
Tirana Airport Car Rental
Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 4x
  • x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Surprice
$11.90 / per day
Tirana Airport Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 4x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Surprice
$12.86 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Tirana Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Sicily By Car
$13.00 / per day
Tirana Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
Surprice
$14.99 / per day
Tirana Airport Car Rental
Compact
Hyundai I30 CW or similar
Hyundai I30 CW
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Surprice
$16.67 / per day
Tirana Airport Car Rental
Compact
Fiat 500 L or similar
Fiat 500 L
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Sicily By Car
$17.14 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Albanian,
Greek
Currency
ALL
Country code
355
Average car rental length
9 days
Economy car rental price
$17.78 / per day
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%

Why rent a car in ?

Tirana is a fascinating place to visit. Albania’s capital offers plenty of delights, from ancient history to contemporary art, from unique cuisine to extremely hospitable locals. After seeing Tirana, you can drive to explore the rest of the country which has some of the most impressive nature and wilderness in Europe.

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Top ways to enter

  • Tirana Airport: Also known as Nënë Tereza Airport and Rinas Airport, it served almost three million travelers in 2018. The airport is especially active during the summer months when it is served by around 30 different airlines. Located 16km (10 miles) northwest of the city center, the airport can be reached in about 30 minutes.
  • Podgorica Airport: Serving the capital of neighboring Montenegro, Podgorica Airport is especially active during the summer months when it has flights by 14 different airlines. Located 167km (104 miles) northwest of Tirana, the distance between the two can be traveled in about three hours. You’ll have to cross an international border, so ask your rental car provider in advance if they permit it (if not, you can travel by public transportation and pick up a rental car after arriving in Albania). Also, make sure to know if you need a visa to enter either Montenegro or Albania.
  • Pristina Airport: Pristina-Adem Jashari is the largest international airport in Kosovo, the youngest country in Europe. It handled 2.1 million travelers in 2018. Located 245km (152 miles) northeast of Tirana, the airport can be reached in about 3 hours and 10 minutes. Like with Podgorica, make sure that your rental car provider permits you crossing the international border and whether you need a visa to enter either Kosovo or Albania.
  • Vlore Airport: Still under construction as of August 2019, Vlore Airport is located on the Adriatic coast in the central part of the country. When it is finished, the airport is expected to be a major aviation and tourism hub for Albania.

Useful city facts

  • Located in Southeastern Europe, Tirana has a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and cool to mild winters. The average high temperature is 31°C  (87°F) in July and August, the warmest months, and 12°C  (53°F) in January. The mountainous areas of Tirana experience some snowfall almost every winter. The driest period of the year in Tirana is from June to August. Tirana is one of the sunniest capitals in Europe.
  • Tirana is by far the largest city in Albania. The city’s population has been constantly growing for centuries, from 4,000 in 1700, 10,000 in the 1920s, 110,000 in 1950s, 325,000 in late 1980s, and finally 557,422 at the latest census in 2011. Tirana is a religiously diverse city - the majority of its inhabitants are Sunni Muslims, but there are also significant Sufi Muslim, as well as Orthodox and Catholic Christian, communities.
  • A place of varied and ancient history, Tirana has been inhabited since the Paleolithic. Illyrians and Ancient Greeks settled in the surrounding areas. Tirana first became a city during Roman times. Later, it was part of Byzantine and Ottoman empires. It became the capital of independent Albania in 1912.

Top destinations and activities

  • National Archaeological Museum of Albania. Inhabited since at least the Iron Age, Albania has been home to the Illyrians, Celts, Hellenes, and Romans. This museum - one of the largest in the country - introduces visitors to these past inhabitants and the sculptures, weapons, maps, and other artifacts that these civilizations left in the country.
  • ZETA Center for Contemporary Art. One of the largest art hubs in the region, ZETA Center is the best place to learn about Albania’s up-and-coming art scene. Besides paintings and sculptures, there are also photographs, video installations, and other types of artwork to enjoy. A place that’s brimming with energy, ZETA also hosts frequent shows and events.
  • Et’hem Bey Mosque. A beautiful mosque with a towering minaret, Et’hem Bey was built in  typical Ottoman style in the 1820s. During the decades of communist rule, the mosque was closed, but was opened again in 1991 and has been welcoming both worshippers and visitors ever since. The mosque is located near Skanderbeg Square, one of the largest public spaces in the city.

Traffic and parking tips

  • Albania drives on the right hand side of the road.
  • Unless specifically indicated otherwise, the speed limits are 110km/h (68 mph) on freeways, 90km/h (56 mph) on expressways, 80km/h (50 mph) on all other roads outside populated areas and 50km/h (31 mph) within populated and built-up areas.
  • It is illegal to use the mobile phone while driving.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.01% for all drivers, one of the lowest limits in Europe. Exceeding the limit can lead to large fines, a licence ban, or even imprisonment. 
  • While Albania’s road conditions have been steadily improving for the last two decades and most roads in and around Tirana are in a good state, some rural roads and roads in mountainous and nature areas can have potholes, might lack paving, or might be in an otherwise bad condition, so it’s important to be especially careful when driving on them.
  • Some towns and villages lack pavements, so you’ll be sharing the road with pedestrians. Be careful, and also watch out for horses, donkeys, and other farm animals crossing the road.
  • Albania is located in Southern Europe and is a warm country. Car overheating can be a problem during the summer months.
  • Proof of insurance and the car’s documentation need to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • When driving, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • The road police phone number in Albania 126, the general police number is 129, the ambulance number is 127, and the fire brigade number is 128. The general emergency number, like in most other European countries, is 112.

Toll roads

A toll payment needs to be made when entering Albania from Kosovo via the Morinë-Milot Highway. The toll payment is €5 for most cars and €11.2 for light trucks.

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. 

 

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Shkodër. Sometimes also spelled Shkodra, this northern Albanian city is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Famous as a beach resort, it also offers a beautiful promenade, the Kalaja Fortress, a number of museums, delicious seafood, and beautiful Adriatic islands that can be easily reached by boat. Located 102km (63 miles) north of Tirana, it can be reached in about 1 hour and 40 minutes.
  • Dajti Mountain National Park. A large protected area near Tirana, Dajti offers a relaxing escape from the big city. Made up of mountain lakes, oak forests, deep caves, and hiking trails, the area is home to animals like the Eurasian wolf, brown bear, and wildcat. From Dajti you can easily explore neighboring Shtamë Pass National Park and the Mali me Gropa-Bizë-Martanesh Protected Landscape, two nature areas with an even more untamed feel to them. Located just 15km (9 miles) northeast of Tirana, Dajti can be reached in 25 to 40 minutes, depending on traffic.
  • Berat. A historic Ottoman town, Berat is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located on River Osum with a beautiful promenade alongside it, Berat has plenty of mosques, old workshops, and Christian churches as well as the Berat Ethnographic Museum and the Onufri Iconography Museum. Located 97km (59 miles) south of Tirana, Berat can be reached in about 90 minutes.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental cars in Tirana are the Fiat 500, the VW Polo, and the Hyundai I30. The most popular rental car types are mini, economy, and compact.

Further destinations

  • Prokletije. This mountainous area is sometimes called the Accursed Mountains because of its wild and historically inaccessible nature. Also known as the Albanian Alps, Prokletije attracts visitors with a dramatic mountain scenery, long valleys, quaint villages, and Valbona National Park. The area is also home to one of Europe’s southernmost glaciers which was only discovered in 2008. Located near the border with Kosovo, Prokletije is 215km (133 miles) north of Tirana and can be reached in about four hours.
  • Sarandë. Sometimes called the capital of Southern Albania, Sarandë is a small and picturesque town on the Ionian Sea. Besides its outstanding beaches, it is also famous for monasteries, its sizeable Greek community, and nearby Butrinta, one of the best-preserved ancient settlements in the country. Located 280km (174 miles) south of Tirana, Sarandë can be reached in four hours.
  • North Macedonia. Although it recently changed its name, adding “North” to distinguish it from the Greek region that’s also called Macedonia, this landlocked Balkan land has lost nothing of its charm. Wild and hospitable, it attracts visitors with historical cities, large national parks, and Lake Ohrid, a beautiful area that’s sometimes called Europe’s Galapagos Islands thanks to the amazing flora and fauna variety it has. Ohrid is near the border with Albania and at only 130km (80 miles) north of Tirana, it can be reached in about 2 hours and 20 minutes. Keep in mind that you’ll have to cross an international border, so ask your rental car provider in advance if they permit it. Many won’t, so you can also travel by public transportation and then pick up a new rental car after arriving in North Macedonia. Also, be sure to know if you need a visa or not to visit North Macedonia (the country has a different visa policy than Albania).

How can I save money on my rental car?

Follow this advice to get the best rental car deal in the capital of Albania:

  • 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 Tirana is the cheapest in March when renting a car is about 65% cheaper than the yearly average and a whole 78% cheaper than renting a car in July. Come visit Albania in early spring!

Top 2 Locations near

  1. Tirana Airport Car Rentals from $10.21 per day
  2. Tirana, Downtown Car Rentals from $10.21 per day

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in ?

Car rental prices in vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in
$49.62
January
$24.47
February
$11.12
March
$19.36
April
$21.18
May
$19.43
June
$54.07
July
$52.31
August
$41.06
September
$46.84
October
$45.21
November
$45.21
December
The best month to rent a car in is March (when prices for an Economy class start from $11.12). This is 69% cheaper than the yearly average and 79% cheaper than renting in July (when rental prices start at $54.07 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in ?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in January, travelers rent a car for an average of 11 days in November, the average rental period is 6 days.
Average Rental Length in
11
January
8
February
8
March
10
April
10
May
7
June
8
July
7
August
8
September
8
October
6
November
6
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in ?

While travelers visit year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is October, and the least popular is November.
Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
36%
January
33%
February
41%
March
49%
April
72%
May
52%
June
73%
July
62%
August
226%
September
511%
October
21%
November
24%
December

Our Customers Reviews

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Skoda Fabia
July 28, 2019
Tirana was a good crowded city center with many cafes, restaurants and gift shops. As a couple, we loved Ksamil, the sea was fantastic. We loved Sarande, it is beautiful in day and night.
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VW Polo
July 10, 2019
Durres to Ksamil along the coast road was fun. Car was perfectly well behaved all the way.
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Fiat Punto
January 6, 2019
Great services in Tirana, the car was really nice and new, the people there were really nice,I recommend this place
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Opel Mokka
November 15, 2018
Roads in South Albania pretty good. Coastal highway to the south beautiful but precipitous!. Good barriers on the road. Tirana hectic in the centre. Beware heavy traffic on roundabouts!!! Better to get a slightly bigger car for mountain roads
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Fiat Punto
October 9, 2018
Lake Ohrid was fantastic. Himare is beautiful and worth the drive through the mountains to get there. San Pietro beach north of Durres is nice if you don't want to go all the way south.r If you are driving in Tirana - imagine you have a safety bubble around you ... there's an attitude towards respect for other road users that could do with some improvement

Top 15 Suppliers for in 2019

National
National
Exceptional 9.2
0035566000900
IN TERMINAL AIRPORT ROAD RINAS,
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Exceptional 9
0035 5 675 122 222
Rinas, 1504 Airport Road Tirane
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
00355 676 000 900
Aeroporti "Nene Tereza", Rinas, Tirane 1504
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.8
+355-68-2068500
Rinas airport 1
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.8
00355 676 000 900
Aeroporti "Nene Tereza", Rinas, Tirane 1504, Albania
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+35545800600
Airport Rd Rinas, 1504, Albania
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+35545800600
TIRANA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Target Rent
Target Rent
Excellent 8.6
00355 699 647 777
Airport Rd Rinas Tirana AL, 1504
Surprice
Surprice
Excellent 8.5
00355 682 035 077
Hotel Rogner, Bulevardi deshmoret e kombit, Tirane
AddCar
AddCar
Excellent 8.5
00355 699 463 195 / 00355 695 374 101
Airport Rd Rinas Tirane durres rinas Aeroport 0672136576, 1504
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
3.55676E+11
SERVICED BY ENTERPRISE
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
00355 42 255 655
Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.7
00355 685 666 666
In front of Tirana International Airport, ,
Sicily By Car
Sicily By Car
Very good 7.6
00355 42 233 682 / 00355 697 033 343
Rruga e Aeroportit, Rinas, 1053, Tirane Albania, Hotel Jurgen, Ruga Nene Tereza
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
00355 692 078 839
Rruga Bylis, Autostrada Tirane-Durres km 6, Tirana Tirana, Kashar 1051

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