Car Hire in Albania

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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Tirana Airport
Mini
Opel Karl or comparable
Opel Karl
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Sicily By Car
£ 9.02 / per day
Saranda Town Centre
Economy
Volkswagen Polo or comparable
Volkswagen Polo
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
£ 9.19 / per day
Tirana Airport
Mini Elite
Citroen C1 or comparable
Citroen C1
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ace Rent a car
£ 10.78 / per day
Tirana Airport
Compact
Fiat Tipo or comparable
Fiat Tipo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Cargini
£ 12.41 / per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Tirana Airport
Intermediate
Fiat Tipo Sedan or comparable
Fiat Tipo Sedan
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
ACARENT
£ 13.88 / per day
City Centre
Standard
Skoda Superb or comparable
Skoda Superb
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
CITY Rent a Car
£ 14.97 / per day
Tirana Airport
Premium
Kia K5 or comparable
Kia K5
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ok Mobility
£ 30.97 / per day
Durrës Port
Economy Elite
Ford Fiesta or comparable
Ford Fiesta
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
GreenMotion
£ 33.07 / per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 10:57 on 2024-04-14.

Travel Information

Languages
Albanian, Greek, Bulgarian
Currency
ALL
Drive on
Right-hand side
Dialing code
+355
Average car hire price
£ 17 per day
Average car hire length
7 days
Speed limit within city centre
40 km/h or 25 mph
Speed limit out of city centre
80 - 110 km/h or 50 - 68 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.01%
Score
9.0 / 10

Why hire a car in Albania?

Remaining something of a mystery to most foreign visitors, but increasingly accessible, Albania is a fascinating place to explore. In addition to its wild nature and hospitable people, the country is also home to ancient sites and some of the nicest beaches in this part of the continent.

Albania

One-way Car Hire in Albania

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

  • From Albania to Montenegro - 7 offers from £ 32.87 per day
  • From Albania to Croatia - 21 offers from £ 42.74 per day
  • From Albania to Kosovo - 4 offers from £ 35.73 per day

Top ways to enter Albania

  • Tirana Nënë Tereza Airport. Serving the national capital, Tirana Airport is by far the main entry point for foreign visitors. The airport gets especially busy during the summer months when it has flights by more than 25 different airlines.
  • Kukës Airport. Located in the northeast of the country, the much smaller Kukës Airport provides connections with several destinations in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Top cities and places to visit

  • Tirana. The capital and the primate city, Tirana is naturally also one of Albania’s finest tourist destinations. Varied religious heritage and interesting architecture are combined with a lively contemporary cultural life, and the city’s central location also makes it a great hub for exploring the rest of the country.
  • Berat. Primarily known for its finely-preserved Ottoman architecture, Berat has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Attractions include the city’s Old Town (traditionally divided into Muslim and Christian quarters), the mighty mountaintop castle of Kalaja, and several interesting museums.
  • Albanian Riviera. The name of the Albanian Riviera is given to the Ionian Sea coast in the country’s southwest (Albanians also call it simply Bregu or the Coast). Many of the country’s most scenic beaches can be found here, though make sure to also check out the Llogara National Park and Karaburun-Sazan National Marine Park, two hotspots of biodiversity.

Most popular hire car

The most hired car in Albania is the Volkswagen Up, followed by the Skoda Fabia and the Citroen C3. The most popular car types are economy, mini, and standard.

Driving licence requirements

  • Albania normally recognizes foreign driver’s licenses from around the world if they are printed in the 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 a 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 neighbouring 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 neighbours. 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 hire suppliers do not permit one-way hires between the country and any of its neighbours. There are, however, some exceptions — you can find them by entering your car pick-up and drop-off locations on our search. One-way trips are more expensive as they include an additional fee, but they add flexibility to your trip.

Top driving routes

  • Korçë. Located near the border with Greece and North Macedonia, Korçë is the centre of the Greek community in Albania and one of the most culturally interesting cities in the country. Attractions include the Museum of Medieval Art, many heritage buildings, and the surrounding Moravia mountainscape. Korçë is also a gateway to the Prespa lakes and national park that are immediately to the northeast. 
  • Lurë-Dejë National Park. Located in the country’s northeastern corner, Lurë-Dejë is primarily known for its majestic highland scenery. The mountains are covered by thick forests and are also home to no less than 14 glacial lakes. The park’s remote location means it takes some time to get to, and not all of the mountain roads are in good shape — the trip is definitely not for the faint-hearted, though it can ultimately be very rewarding. To get around the national park itself, you might need a 4x4 vehicle.

Car Hire Prices

  • Station wagons - starting at £ 13 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 14 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 11 per day
  • People Carriers - starting at £ 39 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £ 31 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 9 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 15 per day

How can I save money on my hire car?

There are several good methods to find a cheaper car for hire:

  • Compare rates of different car hire providers
  • Book your vehicle well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit in the month when the car hire prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Albania is the cheapest in March when hiring a car is a whole 70% cheaper than the yearly average.
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Top Most Popular City in Albania

Top Most Popular Location in Albania

Map of Car Hire Destinations

In which month is car hire in Albania the most affordable?

Our data shows how prices for hiring a car in Albania fluctuate depending on the season. This graph can help you find the best bargain.
Average price for hiring a car per day in Albania
£ 13.16
January
£ 12.77
February
£ 12.98
March
£ 17.17
April
£ 26.17
May
£ 37.10
June
£ 52.95
July
£ 58.16
August
£ 41.42
September
£ 20.55
October
£ 16.54
November
£ 13.86
December
The best month to hire a car in Albania is February — when the average price for a hire is £ 12.77 per day. This is 53% less than the yearly average and 78% less than hiring a car in August (when the average price is £ 58.16 per day).

This information can help you determine the low season. But note that these prices are only averages. The cost of your hire is determined by the type of car you select, the length of time you hire it for and how much in advance you book. Simply type in your dates in the form at the top of the page in order to find out the exact prices.

How many days do people keep their hire cars, on average, in Albania?

Car hire lengths can vary according to the time of year. Longer periods of car hire are more common in July with an average of 9 days. Shorter periods of car hire are more common in January with an average of 5 days.
Average number of hire days in Albania
5
January
5
February
5
March
6
April
8
May
8
June
9
July
8
August
8
September
7
October
5
November
6
December

Which month is the most favoured for hiring a car in Albania?

Given the number of customers searching for a car in Albania, the month in which the highest number of people search for a hire car is July, while January is the month that sees the lowest demand for them.
Monthly Car Hire Searches in Albania Compared to the Yearly Average
37%
January
55%
February
95%
March
101%
April
88%
May
147%
June
202%
July
163%
August
141%
September
79%
October
43%
November
50%
December

Car Hire Information

Car hire locations 16
Airport locations 2
Popular suppliers Sicily By Car, Surprice, Zezgo, OTOQ, CarQ
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Large cars
Lowest price £ 9 per day
Cheapest supplier Sicily By Car

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Sicily By Car Opel Karl 4 2 Small cars
Surprice Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
EXER Hyundai i10 4 1 Small cars
Autounion Mitsubishi Space Star 5 1 Small cars
ABBYCAR Citroen C3 4 2 Small cars
CarQ Citroen C3 5 2 Small cars
Zezgo Hyundai i10 5 1 Small cars
ABBYCAR Citroen C3 5 2 Small cars
Ace Rent a car Peugeot 208 4 1 Small cars
Zezgo Volkswagen Polo 5 3 Small cars

Our Customers' Reviews

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United Kingdom
Volkswagen Golf
18 September 2023
Good visits to Blue Eye, Gjirokaster and Berat
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
19 July 2023
A beautiful country with an amazing history.
United Kingdom
Kia Rio
18 July 2023
Too much to type! Gjirokaster and Berat were my favourite cities, the hot spring I went to was beautiful, and I enjoyed the food everywhere I went.
Italy
Volkswagen Polo
9 July 2023
Beach, restaurants
Australia
Mitsubishi Space Star
22 May 2023
Mountains, seaside, farmland all beautiful. Some roads were great, others not so great. Tricky driving in the mountain towns like Girokaster.
United Kingdom
Kia Stonic
15 April 2023
Stunning country, so glad I had a car
United Kingdom
Skoda Fabia
12 August 2022
Albania is delightful. Strong recommend
United Kingdom
VW Polo
10 August 2022
The car was in very good condition, and I will use your service again Thank you
United Kingdom
Dacia Duster
28 August 2021
Albania, great places to visit, unspoiled nature and beaches . It is a must see. Hotels are good and prices are cheap.
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Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
OTOQ
9.6 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Ecovia
5.6 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
85
Total rental companies
47
Average daily price
£ 16.79
Lowest daily price
£ 9.02
Total cars available
1451

Top 47 Suppliers in Albania in 2024

OTOQ
OTOQ
Exceptional 9.6 / 261 review
1 location
£ 14 - £ 39
Viaggiare
Viaggiare
Exceptional 9.3 / 53 reviews
1 location
£ 12 - £ 16
WheeGo
WheeGo
Exceptional 9.1 / 79 reviews
2 locations
£ 14 - £ 219
Europcar
Europcar
Exceptional 9 / 30 reviews
1 location
Select Rent a Car
Select Rent a Car
Very good 8.9 / 45 reviews
5 locations
£ 21 - £ 113
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.9 / 38 reviews
2 locations
£ 36 - £ 127
drive365
drive365
Very good 8.9 / 10 reviews
1 location
£ 12 - £ 29
CAPITAL CAR RENTAL
CAPITAL CAR RENTAL
Very good 8.8 / 14 reviews
2 locations
£ 12 - £ 55
Sicily By Car
Sicily By Car
Very good 8.7 / 414 reviews
2 locations
£ 9 - £ 161
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.7 / 141 review
2 locations
£ 15 - £ 114
RightCars
RightCars
Very good 8.6 / 36 reviews
1 location
£ 41
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 8.4 / 141 review
2 locations
£ 45 - £ 136
Autounion
Autounion
Very good 8.3 / 198 reviews
4 locations
£ 12 - £ 306
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Very good 8.3 / 131 review
3 locations
£ 11 - £ 96
Ecorent
Ecorent
Very good 8.3 / 16 reviews
2 locations
£ 10 - £ 110
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.2 / 84 reviews
6 locations
£ 16 - £ 123
Rent Point Albania
Rent Point Albania
Very good 8.1 / 11 reviews
3 locations
£ 17 - £ 88
Alma Car Hire
Alma Car Hire
Very good 8.1 / 6 reviews
2 locations
£ 12 - £ 53
Surprice
Surprice
Very good 8 / 330 reviews
14 locations
£ 9 - £ 197
Ok Mobility
Ok Mobility
Good 7.9 / 84 reviews
1 location
£ 14 - £ 100
Avis
Avis
Good 7.8 / 9 reviews
3 locations
£ 28 - £ 110
Budget
Budget
Good 7.8
2 locations
£ 28 - £ 76
Sharr Express
Sharr Express
Good 7.8
1 location
£ 92 - £ 115
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Good 7.7 / 194 reviews
1 location
£ 11 - £ 49
Autowill
Autowill
Good 7.7 / 1 review
1 location
£ 11 - £ 31
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.7
1 location
National
National
Good 7.7
1 location
EUROCAR Rentals
EUROCAR Rentals
Good 7.6 / 172 reviews
2 locations
£ 26 - £ 105
Radius Car Rental
Radius Car Rental
Good 7.6 / 1 review
2 locations
£ 17 - £ 64
Street Rent A Car
Street Rent A Car
Good 7.6
2 locations
£ 24 - £ 58
CarQ
CarQ
Good 7.5 / 140 reviews
2 locations
£ 13 - £ 61
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Good 7.5 / 89 reviews
5 locations
£ 12 - £ 124
Finalrentals
Finalrentals
Good 7.5 / 10 reviews
2 locations
£ 9 - £ 93
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Good 7.5 / 1 review
2 locations
£ 12 - £ 118
Flexways
Flexways
Good 7.5
1 location
ABBYCAR
ABBYCAR
Good 7.2 / 308 reviews
1 location
£ 13 - £ 53
ACARENT
ACARENT
Good 7.1 / 120 reviews
1 location
£ 12 - £ 87
CITY Rent a Car
CITY Rent a Car
Good 7.1 / 94 reviews
2 locations
£ 14 - £ 92
EXER
EXER
Good 7.1 / 74 reviews
2 locations
£ 19 - £ 94
Cargini
Cargini
Good 7.1 / 20 reviews
1 location
£ 11 - £ 69
Autovia
Autovia
Satisfactory 6.9 / 32 reviews
2 locations
£ 18 - £ 23
United Rent A Car
United Rent A Car
Satisfactory 6.6 / 12 reviews
2 locations
£ 16 - £ 53
AddCar
AddCar
Satisfactory 6.4 / 92 reviews
5 locations
£ 17 - £ 68
Carwiz
Carwiz
Satisfactory 6.2 / 172 reviews
5 locations
£ 11 - £ 45
Zezgo
Zezgo
Satisfactory 6.1 / 158 reviews
1 location
£ 10 - £ 136
Target Rent
Target Rent
Satisfactory 6.1 / 35 reviews
1 location
Ecovia
Ecovia
Poor 5.6 / 43 reviews
2 locations
£ 18 - £ 24
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