If you want to explore Tirana by yourself, or need to get somewhere, you can do it through Public Transport, or by Taxi. But also you can rent a car. There are plenty of opportunities to travel in Tirana city.
International buses to Tirana
You can come with bus from all neighboring countries: Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia and Greeece. Every city of Albania also has a direct bus to Tirana, the capital. Despite the popularity of intercity bus travel in Albania, Tirana remains the last city in the universe without a bus station. Buses drop off passengers at various points around the city; you may need a taxi or city bus to get to the centre.International buses timetable.Terminal of International Buses, Google Map
Tirana City Transport
Tirana is very busy city, and has more than 20 bus lines. But it doesn’t have a terminal yet. All bus stations are located around Tirana Center, From Kulla Sahatit, to Piazza, behind the Cultural Palace, Behind National Museum, close to National Bank, close to Rruga e Kavajes and Rruga e Elbasanit. The ticket is 40 leke. You can find public bus from 6 AM-11 PM. It takes from 3-10 minutes to wait in bus stops for next bus.Here are the urban bus lines:
- Uzina Dinamo-Sharrë
- Uzina e Traktorëve
- Tirana e Re
- Tirana Zoo
- Mjull-BathoreIn addition, there are several bus lines linking Tirana to several shopping centers in the suburbs:CityparkQTUCasa ItaliaTirana East GateRinas Express
Interurban buses tirana
Many buses run between the major cities of Albania. Bus travel is inexpensive and a good way of seeing the countryside. Buses travel nearly always in the day-time, but they do not always run to a regular schedule. A long-distance fare, such as from Tirana to Saranda, costs between 1,000 and 1,200 lek. Many travellers prefer to use the many private vans that rival the scheduled bus routes but which operate almost entirely without schedules or set fares. You should always consider the condition of the van before choosing to travel in one, as many operate informally.Timetable of North BusesSouth-East buses timetableSouth buses timetable
From Tirana the main routes are:Line:Tirana-DurresSouthbound: Tirana-Berati; Tirana-Vlora; Tirana-Gjirokastra;Tirana-SarandaNorthbound:Tirana-Kruje;Tirana-Lezhe;Tirana-Shkoder;Tirana-Bjaram CurriAll intercity bus lines in the area South, Durres and North are located at the Turn of Kamza,Kastriotet road,Kashar,Tirana– Southeast:Tirana-Pogradec; Tirana-KorcaSoutheast buses depart from “Qytet Studenti” station.Many buses run between the major cities of Albania. Bus travel is inexpensive and a good way of seeing the countryside. Buses travel nearly always in the day-time, but they do not always run to a regular schedule. A long-distance fare, such as from Tirana to Saranda, costs between 1,000 and 1,200 lek. Many travellers prefer to use the many private vans that rival the scheduled bus routes but which operate almost entirely without schedules or set fares. You should always consider the condition of the van before choosing to travel in one, as many operate informally.Timetable of Interurban bus for South and North Terminal
There are many taxi companies in Tirana. You can find them easily on the Internet, or at most street corners; the prices are pretty much standard. It costs approximately 20–30 euro to reach Tirana from the airport. Inside the city, depending on your destination, you can get around for 3 or 4 euros.
Tirana Car rentals
Book a car today from leading national and international car rental companies. There are many companies offering a car rental service online. Good quality local companies offer competitive prices and flexibility. With their large car fleets and good range of models these companies will provide you with a suitable vehicle in which to explore this exciting country.
Tirana by train
Trains- The rail network comprises approximately 470 km of single track, and all trains in Albania are diesel-powered. Rail travel is affordable, but generally considerably slower than other means of transport.The country’s first standard rail line was built in 1947, (Durres-Peqin).The railway system was extensively promoted by the regime of Enver Hoxha, during which time the use of private motor transport was effectively prohibited. After 1947, a significant infrastructure undertaking was the construction of the country’s rail network as Albania was considered as the only state in Europe not to have standard rail service.By 1987, 677 km of railway were constructed in total linking the main urban and industrial centers for the first time since the end of World War II. Train transport was the main transportation method until 1990. After the collapse of Communism, the network fell into disregard. Reference from: Visit Tirana