Tirana Airport is the only international airport in Albania, it is a small airport named after Mother Teresa. The airport is widely used by Albawings from Albania and Ernest Airlines and Blue Panorama Airlines from Italy, the owner of the airport is China Everbright Limited.
Where is Tirana Airport?
The only international airport in Albania is located northwest of Tirana in the village of Rinas. The highways SH1 and SH2 (Tirana – Durrës) are in close proximity to the airport, this makes Tirana Airport easily accessible from the north and west of the country.
How many terminals does Tirana Airport have?
Tirana Airport has a small terminal, divided into an Arrivals hall and Departures hall with 29 check-in desks. Upon arrival, you can withdraw money and buy a SIM card in the Arrivals hall. After the security check you will reach the 7 gates, where you will also find an airport lounge, duty free shop and two bars, one with a smoking area.
The new terminal of Tirana Airport was put into use in 2007, two years later in 2009 the terminal was expanded. Nowadays travellers are very enthusiastic about the small, but modern airport terminal.
A good alternative for flying to or from Tirana Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Albania.
|Podgorica Airport (Montenegro)||112km|
|Tivat Airport (Montenegro)||137km|
|Pristina Airport (Kosovo)||168km|
|Skopje Airport (North Macedonia)||170km|
|Brindisi Airport (Italy)||171km|
|Dubrovnik Airport (Croatia)||174km|
The distance from Tirana Airport to the centre of Tirana is 17 kilometres. By car, it takes 30 minutes to get to the centre of Tirana.
From TIA Airport to Tirana City centre by Car
It is possible to travel to and from Tirana Airport by public transport. Visit the Tirana Airport transportation page for the possibilities.
You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Tirana Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.
A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Tirana Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Tirana is about ALL 2500.-. Book your taxi at Tirana Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.
From TIA Airport to Tirana City centre by Taxi
At Tirana Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Hertz, Dollar (The Hertz Corporation), Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation), Sixt, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Enterprise, National (Enterprise Holdings), Alamo (Enterprise Holdings) and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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Which airlines fly from and to Tirana Airport?
We offer you a list of airlines at Tirana Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:
- British Airways
- Adria Airways
- Turkish Airlines
- Blue Panorama Airlines
Hotels near the airport
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Hotels in Tirana
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Things to do
It is possible to book tours in the city and near Tirana Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!
Highlights of Tirana 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour
See the main sights of Tirana on a tour that features a guided walk through the city center, where you’ll see examples of Ottoman and Communist-era architecture. Stop at the National History Museum to learn about significant periods in the country’s past.
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