About Albania


Albania is part of the Mediterranean zone. So it has a sunny and hot summer (40 C aren’t rare during July - August) and the winter is rainy but mild in the plains.

The best time to come

The best season to travel in Albania is between June and September. The end of the spring and the beginning of the autumn are the best moments.

How to come to Albania?


Check out all the alternatives below, how to travel to Albania


The international airport “Mother Teresa” (known also as Rinas) is nearly 25 km far from Tirana and has many direct flights in Europe.
The principal cities that have direct flights are London, Frankfurt, Milan, Rome, Vienne, Zurich, Athens, Bologna, Budapest, Istanbul, etc. It has also a bus service from the airport to Tirana. You may find the bus station in Skanderbeg square every time.

Maritime borders

The port of Durres is linked with the Italian port of Bari, Brindisi, Ancon, Trieste and Coprin in Slovenia.

The port of Saranda has every day a ferry line with the isle of Corfu.

Port of Vlora from Brindisi and Otranto.

Land borders

From Greece:

  • Kakavija is the southern border with Greece, you may arrive in Gjirokastra.
  • Kapshtica is the border east-south with Greece, you may arrive in Korca.
  • Through Qafe Boti – Konispol toward to Filat
  • Through Three bridges it links Permeti with Konica.

From Montenegro:

  • Through Hani Hotit and Murriqan –Sukubina you may arrive in the city of Shkodra and the lake of Shkodra.
  • Through Ulqini in the southern border with Montenegro, you may arrive in Shkodra.
  • You may pass through Vermosh where you may arrive in the region of Kelmend in Albania and Plava Gucia.

From Macedonia:

  • Through Qafe Thana which is linked with Pogradec, Elbasan and Librazhd.
  • From Tushemisht, in the south-east of Ohrid lake toward Pogradec.
  • From Blade toward Peshkopia, Bulqiza and Burrel.
  • From Gorica the mountainous route toward the north of Prespa lake.

From Kosovo:

  • Vernica
  • Qafa e Prushit
  • Qafa e Morines

By bus service, you have the opportunity to travel from city to city:

  • Tirana – Tetovo, Macedonia through Qafe Thana.
  • Tirana – Prishtina and other cities of Kosovo through Morina.
  • Korçë – Thessaloniki, Greece through Kapshtica.
  • Tirana – Athens, through Kakavija.
  • Tirana – Sofia – Bulgaria, Istanbul and Qafe Thana

Conditions and the obtaining of visas

The citizens of the countries who enter Albania without a visa:

  1. Andorra
  2. Argentina
  3. Australia
  4. Austria
  5. Belgium
  6. Bosnia
  7. Brazil
  8. Bulgaria
  9. Canada
  10. Chili
  11. Croatia
  12. Cyprus
  13. The Czech Republic
  14. Denmark
  15. Estonia
  16. Finland
  17. France
  18. Germany
  19. Great Britain
  20. Greece
  21. Holland
  22. Holly Siege
  23. Hungary
  24. Ireland
  25. Island
  26. Israel
  27. Italy
  28. Japan
  29. Kosovo
  30. Latvia
  31. Liechtenstein
  32. Lithuania
  33. Luxemburg
  34. Macedonia
  35. Malaysia
  36. Malta
  37. Monaco
  38. Montenegro
  39. New Zealand
  40. Norway
  41. Poland
  42. Portugal
  43. Rumania
  44. Russia
  45. San Marino
  46. Serbia
  47. Singapore
  48. Slovakia
  49. Slovenia
  50. South Korea
  51. Spain
  52. Sweden
  53. Switzerland
  54. Turkey
  55. USA
  56. Ukraine

All the citizens who have a valid Schengen visa with multiple entrances, type C or D, or a valid residence permit in one the countries member of Schengen, may enter and travel through Albania without a visa according to the valid deadline of visa or residence permit.
You may enter in Albania even with the Identification Card.

Source: http://www.mfa.gov.al/index.php?option=com_multicategories&view=article&...

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