Tirana Airport: Cheap Flights, Tickets and Travel Deals

Tirana, Albania's bustling capital city, has undergone a rapid transformation since the end of Communism in the early 1990s. While Albania is often portrayed in movies as a country of crime and poverty, a visit to Tirana, with its brightly painted buildings, pedestrianized streets, and thriving arts community, will show you just how wrong those stereotypes are. While Albania still faces challenges, in Tirana you will find a friendly people who are eager to embrace the future without forgetting the past.

Tirana's, and indeed Albania's, main airport is the Tirana International Airport, also commonly called the Rinas International Airport. One of the busiest airports in the Balkans, Tirana International Airport offers flights to and from destinations throughout Europe, although many of them only seasonally. With Skyscanner you can find a cheap flight to Tirana quickly and easily. If you sign up for Price Alerts you'll be able to stay on top of any discounts on airfares on popular routes to Tirana.

Flying to or from Tirana International Airport

Tirana International Airport is Albania's main international gateway with connections throughout Europe. While you can always find a flight to Tirana fairly easily, keep in mind that many carriers only operate here on a seasonal basis. Some of the most popular routes to or from Tirana are with Milan, Rome, Istanbul, Vienna, London, Frankfurt, and Athens. Some of the biggest airlines currently flying to Tirana International Airport are:

  • Aegean Airlines
  • Air Serbia
  • Alitalia
  • Austrian Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Eurowings
  • Lufthansa
  • Norwegian Air Shuttle
  • Pegasus Airlines
  • Transavia
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Wizz Air

Transportation Options

There is a shuttle bus, called the Rinas Express, that operates between the airport and downtown Tirana. It operates once every hour from 6 am to 6 pm and takes about 20 to 30 minutes. It stops at the National Museum in downtown Tirana. There are car rental agencies at the airport as well and renting a car is certainly a practical way of getting around. Be aware, however, that roads are not always well maintained and large unmarked potholes can cause damage to your vehicle, so drive carefully. The drive to the city takes about 25 minutes depending on traffic.

Terminal Information

The terminal is modern, clean, and bright, although still small enough to navigate easily. There are plenty of stores here, including a duty-free shop, jewelry store, bookshop, souvenir shop, and more. There are also a number of bars and restaurants, including one with an outdoor seating area. A business lounge is also available if you'd like to wait for your flight in extra comfort. While the airport does offer free WiFi, service is spotty at best, and passengers often have trouble connecting to the network.

What to see and do in Tirana

If your first thought when thinking of Albania is drab concrete apartment blocks from the Communist era, then Tirana will come as quite a pleasant surprise. While there are plenty of reminders of Albania's difficult 20th-century history, Tirana is now a modern city with brightly painted buildings, wonderful galleries, and pedestrianized shopping streets. You can learn about Albania's fascinating and ancient history at the National Historic Museum. Bunkers from the Cold War also dot Tirana, and many have been converted into museums and art galleries. There are plenty of hotels in Tirana and Skyscanner can help you find one that fits your needs and budget.

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 Airport Contact Details

Tirana Airport

Tirana International Airport,
Nënë Tereza,
Administration Building,

Tel:+355 (0)4 2381600


 Location Details

Longitude:19° 43' 0'' E
Latitude:41° 25' 0'' N

 Airport Location

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