Tirana Airport

General information

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.

Airport Map

Nearby airports

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.

Airport Distance
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
17 km
30 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Tirana Airport by public transport. Visit the Tirana Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Bus services

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.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

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
17 km
30 min
ALL 2500.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

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.

Airport parking

Tirana Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Tirana Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Tirana Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Tirana Airport.

Flight tickets

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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
  • Alitalia
  • Adria Airways
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Blue Panorama Airlines


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Tirana Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Hotel Airport Tirana, Rinas

Located right in front of the Tirana International Airport, Hotel Airport Tirana is a modern 4-star hotel. It features an outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant and a conference centre. Free on-site parking and free airport shuttle service are provided.


Best Western Premier Ark Hotel, Rinas

Best Western Premier Ark Hotel is located in front of the Tirana Airport and provides air-conditioned accommodation with free WiFi access. The hotel's restaurants Shija and Ark Gourmet serve Mediterranean cuisine and traditional Albanian...


Hotel Jurgen, Rinas

Located just next to the Tirana International Airport, Hotel Jurgen offers an on-site Italian restaurant with a spacious terrace. Free Wi-Fi access is available. The rooms are air-conditioned and provide a flat-screen TV.

Hotels in Tirana

Looking for the best hotels in Tirana? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


The Rooms Hotel, Residence & Spa, Tirana

Featuring a spa & wellness centre, The Rooms Hotel, Residence & Spa offers free WiFi and rooms with modern furnishings. This boutique hotel is located in a prestigious area of Tirana only 1.2 km from the city centre.


The Plaza Tirana, Tirana

Offering a spa centre, sauna and hot tub, Hotel Plaza Tirana is situated in Tirana in the Tirana County Region, 200 metres from Skenderberg Square. The guests can enjoy a drink at the bar or have a meal at the restaurant.


New W Hotel, Tirana

Located in wider Tirana centre, New W Hotel is 1.5 km from the locally popular Blloku area, packed with boutiques and cafés. The hotel offers free WiFi access. Free private parking is available on site. All the rooms are spacious and air conditioned.

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!


Day Trip to Ardencia and Apollonia

This tour includes two important Albanian destinations filled with historical importance.

Tour & transport

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.


From Tirana: Full-Day Berat Tour

Visiting Berat city will be a unique experience of your lifetime. Explore the city of thousand windows, UNESCO World Heritage site, historic architecture of the Ottoman period and one of the few cities with an inhabited castle nowadays.


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