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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Tirana, Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 4
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$6.41 / per day
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Tirana, Downtown Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$6.70 / per day
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Tirana Airport Car Rental
Mini
VW Up or similar
VW Up
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Optimo Rent
$7.55 / per day
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Tirana Airport Car Rental
Economy
Volkswagen Up or similar
Volkswagen Up
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Optimo Rent
$7.66 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Tirana Airport Car Rental
Mini Elite
Fiat 500 Cabrio or similar
Fiat 500 Cabrio
  • 4x
  • x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Autounion
$7.75 / per day
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Tirana Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Optimo Rent
$7.78 / per day
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Tirana, Downtown Car Rental
Compact Elite
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$7.83 / per day
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Tirana Airport Car Rental
Economy
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Autounion
$8.54 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 01:17 on 2020-03-29. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.
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    Travel Information

    Language
    Albanian,
    Greek
    Currency
    ALL
    Country code
    355
    Average car rental length
    9 days
    Economy car rental price
    $14.84 / 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%
    Rating
    9.8

    Why rent a car in {{location}}?

    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.

    Tirana Car Rental

    One-Way Car Rentals in Tirana

    The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Tirana and drop off in another city include:

    • From Tirana to Saranda - 127 offers from 28.00 USD per day
    • From Tirana to Podgorica - 7 offers from 42.84 USD per day
    • From Tirana to Dubrovnik - 7 offers from 55.71 USD per day
    • From Tirana to Zadar - 7 offers from 64.29 USD per day
    • From Tirana to Split - 7 offers from 55.71 USD per day

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    • 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.

    • 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.
    • Resurrection Cathedral. Albania is a primarily Muslim country, but there’s also a significant minority of Orthodox Christians. Resurrection Cathedral, their largest place of worship in the country, was finished and opened in 2012. What the building lacks in history, it more than makes up for with beautiful design. Travelers especially love the church’s impressive dome, large amphitheater, the marble staircase, and the church museum. 

    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.
    • Durres. Located on the Adriatic coast and inhabited since prehistory, nowadays Durres is Albania’s largest port and one of the most popular beach destinations. If the sun and the sea are not enough of a reason to visit, the city also boasts a number of beautiful mosques, a well-preserved Roman amphitheater, and an impressive Roman tower. Located 38 km (23.6 mi) west of Tirana, Durres can be reached in about 45 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).
    • Montenegro. Similarly as Albania, Montenegro has become one of the region’s up-and-coming travel destinations. The small country has plenty for a traveler to enjoy, from idyllic bays and posh beach resorts to impressive mountains and wild nature areas. Bar, a quaint coastal town in the southeastern part of Montenegro, is just 145 km (90 mi) from Tirana and can be reached in about three hours. As with North Macedonia, make sure that you don’t need a visa to visit and that your rental car provider permits you to cross the international border.

    Car Rental Prices in Tirana

    • Station wagons - from $29 per day
    • Large cars - from $50 per day
    • Medium cars - from $37 per day
    • People Carriers/Vans - from $98 per day
    • Small cars - from $26 per day
    • SUVs - from $76 per day

    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!

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

    Car rental prices in Tirana 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 Tirana
    $49.81
    January
    $24.57
    February
    $11.17
    March
    $19.43
    April
    $21.26
    May
    $19.51
    June
    $54.28
    July
    $52.51
    August
    $41.22
    September
    $47.02
    October
    $45.39
    November
    $45.39
    December
    The best month to rent a car in Tirana is March (when prices for an Economy class start from $11.17). This is 69% cheaper than the yearly average and 79% cheaper than renting in July (when rental prices start at $54.28 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

    What’s the usual rental length in Tirana?

    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 Tirana
    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 Tirana?

    While travelers visit Tirana year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is October, and the least popular is November.
    Popularity of Car Rental in Tirana 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

    Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

    Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
    Sicily By Car Citroen C3 4 2 Small cars
    Surprice VW Polo 4 1 Small cars
    Ace Rent a car Citroen C3 4 2 Small cars
    Optimo Rent Hyundai i20 4 2 Small cars
    Surprice Hyundai i10 5 Small cars
    Surprice Renault Clio 5 3 Small cars
    Sicily By Car Opel Mokka 4 3 Large cars
    Optimo Rent Fiat Panda 2 1 Small cars
    Surprice Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
    Target Rent Ford Fiesta 4 3 Small cars

    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.
    United Kingdom
    VW Polo
    July 10, 2019
    Durres to Ksamil along the coast road was fun. Car was perfectly well behaved all the way.
    United Kingdom
    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
    United Kingdom
    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
    United Kingdom
    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 16 Suppliers for Tirana in 2020

    National
    National
    Exceptional 9.2
    +35566000900
    IN TERMINAL AIRPORT ROAD RINAS,
    Optimo Rent
    Optimo Rent
    Exceptional 9
    +355675122222
    Rinas, 1504 Airport Road Tirane
    Enterprise
    Enterprise
    Excellent 8.8
    +355676000900
    Aeroporti "Nene Tereza", Rinas, Tirane 1504
    SIXT
    SIXT
    Excellent 8.8
    +355682068500
    Rinas airport 1
    Alamo
    Alamo
    Excellent 8.8
    +355676000900
    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
    +355699647777
    Airport Rd Rinas Tirana AL, 1504
    AddCar
    AddCar
    Excellent 8.5
    +355699463195 / +355695374101
    Airport Rd Rinas Tirane durres rinas Aeroport 0672136576, 1504
    Alamo
    Alamo
    Excellent 8.5
    +355676000900
    IN TERMINAL AIRPORT ROAD RINAS
    Avis
    Avis
    Excellent 8.5
    +35542255655
    Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa
    Autounion
    Autounion
    Excellent 8.5
    +355694040042
    Aeroporti Nene Tereza, Rinas, 1504, Tirana
    GreenMotion
    GreenMotion
    Very good 7.7
    +355685666666
    Rinas, 1504 Airport Road Tirane
    Sicily By Car
    Sicily By Car
    Very good 7.6
    +35542233682 / +355697033344 / +35542230601
    Rruga e Aeroportit, Rinas, 1053, Tirane Albania, Hotel Jurgen, Ruga Nene Tereza
    Ace Rent a car
    Ace Rent a car
    Very good 7.5
    +355692078839
    Rruga Bylis, Autostrada Tirane-Durres km 6, Tirana Tirana, Kashar 1051
    Surprice
    Surprice
    Very good 7
    +355682035077
    Hotel Rogner, Bulevardi deshmoret e kombit, Tirane

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