Car Hire in Albania

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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Tirana Airport
Economy
Fiat Panda or comparable
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
ACARENT
£27.02 per day
Tirana Airport
Mini Elite
Ford Ka+ or comparable
Ford Ka+
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
CAPITAL CAR RENTAL
£27.30 per day
Tirana Airport
Intermediate
Fiat Fiorino or comparable
Fiat Fiorino
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Viaggiare
£30.93 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Tirana Airport
Compact
Volkswagen Golf or comparable
Volkswagen Golf
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Carwiz
£30.94 per day
Tirana Airport
Standard
Ford Mondeo or comparable
Ford Mondeo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
CITY Rent a Car
£39.34 per day
Durrës Port
Economy Elite
Ford Fiesta or comparable
Ford Fiesta
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
GreenMotion
£44.66 per day
Tirana Airport
Full-size Crossover
Hyundai Bayon or comparable
Hyundai Bayon
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Radius Car Rental
£53.44 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 02:11 on 2024-07-09.

Travel Information

Languages
Albanian, Greek, Bulgarian
Currency
ALL
Drive on
Right-hand side
Dialing code
+355
Average car hire price
£35 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
8.9 / 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 £32.32 per day
  • From Albania to Croatia - 21 offers from £42.03 per day
  • From Albania to Kosovo - 4 offers from £35.13 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 £29 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £31 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £26 per day
  • People Carriers - starting at £75 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £58 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £26 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £36 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 Location in Albania

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

Prices for hiring a car in Albania fluctuate depending on the time of year. This table and graph can help you find the best bargain.
Average price for hiring a car per day in Albania
£12.93
January
£12.55
February
£12.82
March
£16.27
April
£22.27
May
£28.48
June
£45.50
July
£57.13
August
£40.69
September
£20.19
October
£16.20
November
£13.61
December
The best month to hire a car in Albania is February — when the average price for a hire is £12.55 per day. This is 50% less than the yearly average and 78% less than hiring a car in August (when the average price is £57.13 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?

How long renters typically keep their vehicle sometimes varies depending on the time of year. Travelers tend to keep their rental cars longer in July — an average of 8 days. They tend to keep them for a shorter time in January — an average of 5 days.
Average number of hire days in Albania
5
January
5
February
5
March
6
April
6
May
7
June
8
July
8
August
8
September
7
October
5
November
6
December

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

Given the number of customers searching for a car in Albania, June is the most popular, while January is the month that sees the lowest demand.
Monthly Car Hire Searches in Albania Compared to the Yearly Average
27%
January
40%
February
68%
March
120%
April
179%
May
241%
June
179%
July
119%
August
103%
September
58%
October
31%
November
37%
December

Car hire information

Car hire locations 16
Airport locations 2
Popular suppliers Surprice, CITY Rent a Car, Sicily By Car, Ecorent, OTOQ
Popular car categories Small cars, SUVs, Medium cars, Large cars
Lowest price £26 per day
Cheapest supplier Surprice

Most popular car models of suppliers

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Sicily By Car Opel Karl 4 2 Small cars
Surprice Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
Ecorent Citroën C3 5 2 Small cars
Finalrentals Hyundai i10 5 1 Small cars
ABBYCAR Citroen C3 5 2 Small cars
Viaggiare Fiat Panda 5 2 Small cars
drive365 Citroën C3 5 2 Small cars
CITY Rent a Car Volkswagen Polo 5 2 Small cars
ABBYCAR Citroen C1 5 1 Small cars
Surprice Hyundai i10 5 0 Small cars

Our customers' reviews

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United Kingdom
Skoda Superb
1 July 2024
Our trip was great
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Golf
25 June 2024
Spent one night in Tirana, drove to Sarandë- saw the blue eye lagoon (water was freezing cold, but good experience), went to Ksamil and did waster activities and lunch at Poda. On the way back to Tirana we stopped at Durres to check out the amazing Surrideo Dental practice and had lunch at the best restaurant. Every single person we met were amazing and their recommendations led to a total change in itinerary for us.
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United Kingdom
Renault Captur
23 June 2024
We stopped in the North of Albania near Lezhë. Then visited various beaches and was able to take the car into Montenegro.
United Kingdom
Citro?n C3
15 June 2024
We saw all of Albania, the mountains, the beaches and everything in between!
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Up
8 June 2024
Very good
United Kingdom
Hyundai i20
3 June 2024
Drove down to the Albanian coast through the mountains. Based ourselves in Ksamil and visited Roman ruins at Butrint, the Blue Eye and Gjirokaster.
United Kingdom
Kia Stonic
17 May 2024
People are very friendly and there are some amazing things to see
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
9.5 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
CITY Rent a Car
5.5 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
137
Total rental companies
49
Average daily price
£34.89
Lowest daily price
£25.52
Total cars available
1785

Top 49 suppliers in Albania in 2024

OTOQ
OTOQ
Exceptional 9.5 / 448 reviews
1 location
£38 - £71
CAPITAL CAR RENTAL
CAPITAL CAR RENTAL
Exceptional 9.5 / 88 reviews
2 locations
£27 - £176
Flexways
Flexways
Exceptional 9.5 / 34 reviews
1 location
£36 - £61
Sharr Express
Sharr Express
Exceptional 9.2 / 23 reviews
1 location
£28 - £132
drive365
drive365
Exceptional 9 / 129 reviews
1 location
£29 - £58
Europcar
Europcar
Exceptional 9 / 30 reviews
1 location
Select Rent a Car
Select Rent a Car
Very good 8.9 / 117 reviews
5 locations
£30 - £188
WheeGo
WheeGo
Very good 8.9 / 114 reviews
2 locations
£41 - £314
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.9 / 66 reviews
2 locations
£83 - £311
Alma Car Hire
Alma Car Hire
Very good 8.8 / 25 reviews
2 locations
£34 - £159
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.7 / 164 reviews
2 locations
£58 - £413
Viaggiare
Viaggiare
Very good 8.7 / 99 reviews
1 location
£27 - £43
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Very good 8.5 / 147 reviews
2 locations
£34 - £95
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 8.4 / 141 reviews
2 locations
Autounion
Autounion
Very good 8.3 / 207 reviews
4 locations
£85 - £894
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.2 / 88 reviews
5 locations
£47 - £536
Autowill
Autowill
Very good 8.1 / 14 reviews
1 location
£45 - £77
Radius Car Rental
Radius Car Rental
Very good 8.1 / 10 reviews
2 locations
£45 - £107
Sicily By Car
Sicily By Car
Very good 8 / 458 reviews
2 locations
£36 - £154
Ecorent
Ecorent
Very good 8 / 152 reviews
2 locations
£29 - £180
Rent Point Albania
Rent Point Albania
Very good 8 / 33 reviews
3 locations
£56 - £185
Ok Mobility
Ok Mobility
Good 7.9 / 112 reviews
1 location
£34 - £144
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Good 7.8 / 234 reviews
1 location
£42 - £86
Avis
Avis
Good 7.8 / 9 reviews
3 locations
£74 - £112
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.8
1 location
EUROCAR Rentals
EUROCAR Rentals
Good 7.7 / 184 reviews
2 locations
£63 - £86
Budget
Budget
Good 7.7
2 locations
£60 - £84
National
National
Good 7.7
1 location
ABBYCAR
ABBYCAR
Good 7.6 / 375 reviews
1 location
£39 - £110
Street Rent A Car
Street Rent A Car
Good 7.6 / 2 reviews
2 locations
£52 - £134
Infinity Car Rental
Infinity Car Rental
Good 7.6 / 1 review
2 locations
£47 - £156
Stir Rental
Stir Rental
Good 7.6
1 location
£54 - £63
CarQ
CarQ
Good 7.5 / 163 reviews
2 locations
£34 - £51
MEX RENT A CAR
MEX RENT A CAR
Good 7.5 / 9 reviews
2 locations
£30 - £35
MOVIS Car Rental
MOVIS Car Rental
Good 7.5 / 3 reviews
1 location
£31 - £173
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Good 7.4 / 94 reviews
5 locations
£36 - £83
ACARENT
ACARENT
Good 7.2 / 132 reviews
1 location
£27 - £111
Surprice
Surprice
Good 7.1 / 411 reviews
14 locations
£26 - £190
Finalrentals
Finalrentals
Good 7 / 94 reviews
2 locations
£30 - £108
Autovia
Autovia
Good 7 / 37 reviews
2 locations
£45 - £52
EXER
EXER
Satisfactory 6.8 / 79 reviews
2 locations
£34 - £127
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Satisfactory 6.6 / 30 reviews
2 locations
£69 - £272
AddCar
AddCar
Satisfactory 6.5 / 94 reviews
5 locations
£32 - £100
Carwiz
Carwiz
Satisfactory 6.3 / 182 reviews
2 locations
£31 - £62
Zezgo
Zezgo
Satisfactory 6.2 / 183 reviews
1 location
£33 - £119
United Rent A Car
United Rent A Car
Satisfactory 6.1 / 19 reviews
2 locations
£29 - £131
Cargini
Cargini
Satisfactory 6 / 72 reviews
1 location
£64 - £123
Ecovia
Ecovia
Poor 5.6 / 47 reviews
2 locations
£44 - £51
CITY Rent a Car
CITY Rent a Car
Poor 5.5 / 177 reviews
2 locations
£32 - £138
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