Practical Information

Tourist information centre

The official tourist information centre stands just behind the National History Museum. As well as housing an ever-increasing stock of printed materials on what to see and do in Tirana, this is also a good place to come for books and leaflets on Albania’s other major tourism attractions.

One Info Point is inside Tirana International Airport Mother Tereza, where one can find maps and information on Tirana. Some additional Info Points have been introduced into the city by the current mayor, Erion Veliaj. You can find them in some of the main squares and crossroads in Tirana. When coming from the airport, the first one a visitor is likely to find will be at Zogu i Zi. These info points are in the form of large green and white bus stops. They display maps of Tirana, giving directions to the main attractions

Currency Exchange

Exchanging currency in Albania is straightforward. There are many licensed exchange shops in Tirana with several located near the centre, some behind the National History Museum, and others near the Bank of Albania. We advise you to always ask for a receipt for your transaction.

Learn some Albanian

Some basic phrases in Albanian and their comparable English pronunciations:

Miredita = meer-detae = Good Day

Mirmengjes = meer – men – jazz = Good Morning

Faleminderit = fall – ae – minter – it = Thank you

Si jeni ? = See – ye – ne ? = How are you?

Mire = Me – rae = Good

Po = Po = Yes

Jo = Yo = No


Useful numbers in Albania /Numra emergjence në Shqipëri

Airport Tel. +355 4 2381 600

Lost Luggage Tel. +355 4 2381 681

Police Information Tel. 122

Police Emergency Tel. 129

Traffic Police Tel. 126

Fire Department Tel. 128

Emergency Room Tel. +355 4 2222 235

24 hour Pharmacy Tel. +355 4 2222 241


Albania Public Holidays 2018

Friday-Jan 01-New Year’s Day

Sunday- Mar 14- Summer Day

Monday-Mar 15- Summer Day (in lieu)

Sunday Mar 21-Newruz

Sunday-Apr 04- Easter (Catholic)

Saturday-May 01- Labor’s Day

Sunday-May 02- Easter (Orthodox)

Thursday-May 13-Eid-al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)

Tuesday-Jul 20-Eid Al Adha (Feast of the sacrifice)

Sunday- Sep 05- Saint Teresa Canonization Day

Sunday- Nov 28- Liberation Day

Wednesday- Dec 08-Albanian National Youth Day

Saturday- Dec 25- Christmas Day


Embassies in Tirana

If you need to contact the authorities of your home country, here is the link of foreign embassies and consulates in Tirana.


Insurances Companies in Tirana

Insurance market is fairly new to Albania. It came up during the transition years and was  developed within the democratic system. Nowadays, Albanians are ensuring their lives and their wealth and travel. There are  some providers if you need any help with insurance during your stay in Tirana, Albania, such as: Sigal; Eurosig, Albsig, Sigma, SiCred etc.

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Post offices

If you want to send a postcard from Tirana to your loved ones, here are a couple of post offices in the center of Tirana.

  1. Elbasanit
  2. Çamëria
  3. Wilson Square (Post Office No: 8)





opening hours

Monday – Wednesday: 8:00am/4:30pm

Thursday: 8:00am/5:00pm

Friday: 9:00 am/20:00 pm

Saturday-Sunday closed

Time zone

Tirana follows Central European Time (CET), an hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), and six hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST). From the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October, the country follows Daylight Saving, meaning that the clocks are turned one hour forward. Albanians write using the 24-hour clock, and write the day before the month, for example 11pm on 12 September 2016 will be written 23:00 on 12.09.2016.

TAGS: Practical information for Tirana, Tourist information centre in Tirana, Useful numbers in Albania, Currency Exchange in Tirana, Explore Tirana

Reference from: Visit Tirana

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