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Tirana International Airport

Tirana International Airport is located 10 miles (17km) outside Tirana and is easy to reach via the new access road from the Tirana - Durres motorway.

Information & Facts

Car Parking

Long and short-term parking is available.

Car Rental

Sixt, hertz, Avis and Europcar are available.

City Transfers

Rinas Express operates 12 hours (6am to 6pm) as an hourly bus service between the Airport and the National Museum in the centre of Tirana. Taxis are also available outside the terminals.

Contacts

Tel: +355 42 381 800.

Departure Tax

US$10 is levied on all foreign nationals. Nationals of Albania pay Lek1, 000.

Facilities

Tirana International Airport a small duty-free shop, ATM (in arrivals terminal), restaurants, newsagents, souvenir kiosk and cafe.

Language

The official language of Albania is Albanian but Greek is also spoken in many areas. English is not widely understood but is spoken in some of the hotels and restaurants.

Money

The currency in Albania is the Lek. There are numerous ATMs in Tirana and main towns, as well as bureaux de change where Sterling, US Dollars and Euros are widely accepted for exchange. Although street money changers operate openly, they do so illegally. Credit cards are not as widely accepted as one would expect, except in a few of the most up-market hotels and restaurants. Travellers' cheques are not accepted as payment by hotels or anywhere else but it is possible to cash them outside Tirana. Foreign currency can be changed in banks at exchange offices (kambim valutor). The most commonly accepted currencies are the US dollar and the euro. Banks are open only on weekdays from 8.30am to 2.30pm.

Time

Local time in Albania is GMT + 1 hour (GMT +2 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).

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