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
£ 7.06 per day
Tirana Airport
Mini Elite
Citroen C1 or comparable
Citroen C1
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ace Rent a car
£ 7.34 per day
Tirana Airport
Economy
Citroen C3 or comparable
Citroen C3
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
ABBYCAR
£ 9.47 per day
Tirana Airport
Compact
Hyundai Accent or comparable
Hyundai Accent
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Surprice
£ 13.34 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Tirana Airport
Intermediate
Citroen C Elysee or comparable
Citroen C Elysee
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Autounion
£ 15.95 / per day
Tirana Airport
Economy Elite
Ford Fiesta or comparable
Ford Fiesta
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
GreenMotion
£ 18.73 / per day
Tirana Airport
Standard
Hyundai Tucson or comparable
Hyundai Tucson
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
£ 22.80 / per day
Tirana Airport
Full-size
Hyundai Tucson or comparable
Hyundai Tucson
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Select Rent a Car
£ 46.82 / 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 03:32 on 2023-01-29.
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Travel Information

Language
Albanian,
Greek
Currency
ALL
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Dialing code
355
Average car hire price
£ 46.48 / per day
Average car hire length
2 days
Speed limit within city centre
40 km/h
25 mi/h
Speed limit out of city centre
80 - 90 km/h
50 - 56 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.01%

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 £ 33.65 per day
  • From Albania to Croatia - 21 offers from £ 43.75 per day
  • From Albania to Kosovo - 4 offers from £ 36.57 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 £ 54 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 78 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 67 per day
  • People Carriers - starting at £ 140 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 57 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 112 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 2 Most Popular Cities in Albania

  1. Car Hire in Tirana starting at £ 7.06 per day
  2. Car Hire in Korca starting at £ 13.16 per day

Top Most Popular Destinations in Albania

  1. Car Hire at Tirana Airport starting at £ 7.06 per day

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car in Albania?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car in Albania fluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car in Albania
£ 39.12
January
£ 19.30
February
£ 8.77
March
£ 15.26
April
£ 17.59
May
£ 19.18
June
£ 43.85
July
£ 60.22
August
£ 81.29
September
£ 33.01
October
£ 35.58
November
£ 34.65
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in Albania is March with prices starting at £ 8.77 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is September with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 81.29. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 34. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

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

Hirers picking up a car in Albania keep them for an average of 11 days during in April, while those picking up their cars in October keep them for an average of 6.
Average Hire Length in Albania
8
January
9
February
10
March
11
April
8
May
7
June
7
July
7
August
10
September
6
October
9
November
8
December

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

Though Albania is popular for travellers all year long, the month for which the highest number of people search for a hire car is in August. in February is the month that sees the lowest demand for hire cars.
Monthly Car Hire Searches in Albania Compared to the Yearly Average
11%
January
10%
February
12%
March
14%
April
22%
May
16%
June
181%
July
628%
August
50%
September
131%
October
60%
November
65%
December

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
ABBYCAR Ford Fiesta 4 2 Small cars
Carwiz Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
AddCar Volkswagen Polo 4 2 Small cars
Carwiz Volkswagen Polo 3 2 Small cars
ACARENT Fiat Panda 4 2 Small cars
Autounion Mitsubishi Space Star 5 1 Small cars
ACARENT Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
Ace Rent a car Citroen C1 4 1 Small cars

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

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.

Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
CarQ
9.44 / 10
Lowest rated company
OTOQ Albania
0 / 10
Total number of reviews
18
Total rental companies
29
Average daily price
£ 46.48
Lowest daily price
£ 5.56
Total cars available
731

Top 29 Hire Companies in Albania in 2023

CarQ
CarQ
Remarkable 9.4 / 24 reviews
+355695374101
Ruga Nene Tereza, Rinas 1504, Albania
£ 15 - £ 38
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
Europcar
Europcar
Remarkable 9.2 / 29 reviews
+35545800600
Tirana International Airport Rinas
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
WheeGo
WheeGo
Remarkable 9.2 / 10 reviews
+355697075555
Tirana Airport, Ruga Nene Tereza, Rinas 1504
£ 13 - £ 131
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
Outstanding 8.9 / 70 reviews
+35545800600
TIRANA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
£ 23 - £ 69
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
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.9 / 89 reviews
+355676000900
Aeroporti "Nene Tereza", Rinas, Tirane 1504, Albania
£ 13 - £ 137
Autounion
Autounion
Outstanding 8.8 / 98 reviews
+355694040042
Aeroporti Nene Tereza, Rinas, 1504, Tirana
£ 11 - £ 120
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
Cargini
Cargini
Outstanding 8.8 / 9 reviews
+355695374101
Tirana Airport, Ruga Nene Tereza, Rinas 1504
£ 24 - £ 47
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
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.8 / 27 reviews
+355676000900
Rruga Vaso Pasha 6, Tiranë 1000
£ 13 - £ 149
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Outstanding 8.7 / 110 reviews
+355698037777 / +355692078839
Rruga Bylis, Autostrada Tirane-Durres km 6, Tirana Tirana, Kashar 1051
£ 7 - £ 34
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
Hertz
Hertz
Outstanding 8.5
0692058775
Tirana International Airport
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:07:00-23:59
National
National
Outstanding 8.5
+35566000900
In Terminal Airport Road Rinas
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
Eco Drive
Eco Drive
Outstanding 8.4 / 1 reviews
+355682011000
Car Rental Center, Outside Area
£ 14 - £ 23
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:08:30-20:30
Sun:08:30-20:30
Select Rent a Car
Select Rent a Car
Outstanding 8.4
+355694096000 / +355696879914
Tirana Airport Terminal
£ 23 - £ 94
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
Rent a car Mara
Rent a car Mara
Outstanding 8.4
+38344700047 / +38971338500 / +38978280546
Kukes Airport, Rruga Peshkopi, Kukës, Albania
£ 44 - £ 44
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
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.4 / 6 reviews
35542255655
Tirana International Airport
£ 29 - £ 75
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
ABBYCAR
ABBYCAR
Outstanding 8.3 / 176 reviews
+355698037777 / +302122135282
Perballe Aeroportit, Rinas, Ruga Nene Tereza, Tiranë 1504
£ 9 - £ 21
Working hours
Mon:08:30-21:00
Tue:08:30-21:00
Wed:08:30-21:00
Thu:08:30-21:00
Fri:08:30-21:00
Sat:08:30-21:00
Sun:08:30-21:00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Outstanding 8.2 / 50 reviews
+355685666666
Rinas, 1504 Airport Road Tirane
£ 10 - £ 100
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
Autovia
Autovia
Outstanding 8.2 / 23 reviews
+355692700600 / +355674060050
Rruga e Aeroportit, Rinas, Tirane 1504, Albania
£ 15 - £ 16
Working hours
Mon:09:00-22:30
Tue:09:00-22:30
Wed:09:00-22:30
Thu:09:00-22:30
Fri:09:00-22:30
Sat:09:00-22:30
Sun:09:00-22:30
EXER
EXER
Outstanding 8.1 / 7 reviews
+355692628033
Rruga Mitat Hoxha 4, Sarandë, Albania
£ 10 - £ 137
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:08:30-22:00
Sun:08:30-22:00
Sicily By Car
Sicily By Car
Outstanding 8.1 / 233 reviews
+355697033343 / +355697033343 / +35542230726
Rruga Mine Peza 18, 1001, Tirane
£ 7 - £ 159
Working hours
Mon:09:00-13:00; 14:00-18:00
Tue:09:00-13:00; 14:00-18:00
Wed:09:00-13:00; 14:00-18:00
Thu:09:00-13:00; 14:00-18:00
Fri:09:00-13:00; 14:00-18:00
Sat:09:00-13:00
RightCars
RightCars
Outstanding 8 / 2 reviews
+355683294563
Ruga Nene Tereza, Rinas 15047
£ 14 - £ 19
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:10:00-21:00
Sun:10:00-21:00
Zezgo
Zezgo
Great 7.7
+355682068500
Tirana International Airport, Ruga Nene Tereza, Rinas 15047
£ 9 - £ 47
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:30
Tue:08:00-23:30
Wed:08:00-23:30
Thu:08:00-23:30
Fri:08:00-23:30
Sat:08:00-23:30
Sun:08:00-23:30
AddCar
AddCar
Great 7.7 / 78 reviews
+355684048785
Lagja Pavaresia Skele Vlore
£ 18 - £ 62
Surprice
Surprice
Great 7.6 / 183 reviews
+355682035077
Shetitorja Naim Frasheri, Sarandë 9700, Albania
£ 13 - £ 96
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
Target Rent
Target Rent
Great 7.4 / 35 reviews
+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
ACARENT
ACARENT
Good 6.9 / 66 reviews
+355697777761
Tirana International Airport Airport Terminal
£ 17 - £ 150
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:10:00-15:00
Sun:10:00-15:00
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Good 6.5 / 54 reviews
+355675122222
Rruga Njazi Demi 16/1, Tirana 1001
£ 22 - £ 59
Working hours
Mon:10:00-18:00
Tue:10:00-18:00
Wed:10:00-18:00
Thu:10:00-18:00
Fri:10:00-18:00
Sat:10:00-13:00
Sun:10:00-13:00
Carwiz
Carwiz
Good 6.5 / 92 reviews
+355675555568
Durres Port Terminal Durres, 2000
£ 21 - £ 303
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:08:00-15:00
Sun:08:00-15:00
OTOQ Albania
OTOQ Albania
Acceptable 0
+302810296867
Fcg Ops Tirana Handling, International Airport Tirana - Nene Tereza
£ 18 - £ 44
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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