How to get from Tirana International Airport to Durres
Kathryn ShawJuly 19, 2023
Tucked away on the Adriatic coast, Durres is a stunning sea town in Western Albania, with lots to do! Home to beautiful beaches, unique archaeological landmarks and delicious food, it is a vibrant city waiting to be explored.
So when visiting the buzzing port town, you will be landing at Tirana International Airport (TIA) and you have 2 transportation options to travel the 29 km to Durres; you can take a taxi or a bus. Choosing to take a taxi or private transfer is the safest and most convenient way to travel as Tirana airport cabs are available 24/7 and take 30 minutes to reach your Durres hotel.
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Taking a taxi or a private transfer from Tirana airport to Durres is by far the safest and most comfortable option, especially if you are travelling with children and/or late at night. Taxis are reliable and provide 24/7 door-to-door transportation, taking you to Durres in 30 minutes.
Taxi fare from Tirana airport to Durres
Tirana taxis calculate their fares using a taximeter based on time and distance travelled to your exact location. The 30-minute trip from Tirana airport to Durres costs around €25 (LEK 3,010), traffic dependant.
Taxis are available 24/7 at Tirana International Airport (TIA)
Where do I get a taxi from?
You can find Tirana airport’s official taxi ranks outside the arrivals hall. Licensed taxis at Tirana airport are operated by “Taxi Tirana Airport by Holiday Albania” – the vehicles are yellow and have the airport logo on the side.
Taking a cab is a great way to travel around Albania; taxis are safe, and reliable, providing 24/7 door-to-door services in the comfort of a private vehicle.
Nonetheless, if you prefer to travel at a set rate with a local English-speaking driver, it is recommended to pre-book your taxi from Tirana airport to Durres with Welcome Pickups.
It is important to know that licensed taxis at Tirana airport are only operated by "Taxi Tirana Airport by Holiday Albania"; the vehicles are yellow and have the airport logo on the side.
Ensure the taximeter has been turned on and reset before starting your journey.
Please note that some taxis accept card payments, and others do not; it is recommended to ask your driver beforehand.
It is not common to tip your Tirana taxi driver, but it is always appreciated. Most travellers leave a 10% tip or round up their end fare.
How to get from Tirana airport to Durres by bus
An alternative option to get from Tirana airport to Durres for travellers on a budget would be to take the bus. Operated by Adis Travel & Tours, the bus leaves the airport five times a day and takes 45 minutes to reach Durres.
How much is a bus ticket from Tirana airport to Durres?
A one-way ticket on the Tirana airport to Durres bus costs €4 (LEK 480). You can purchase your tickets directly from your bus driver in the local currency or in Euros.
€4 (LEK 480)
Ensure that your arrival time at the airport matches a bus departure time.
Value for Money
The bus is available daily at 10:00, 12:00, 15:30, 17:00 and at 22:00.
Where do I get the bus from?
You can find the bus stop outside Tirana airport’s arrivals hall.
Although being a great cost-savvy alternative to a taxi, the Tirana airport bus has long waiting times between each departure. Moreover, the bus only operates from 10:00 to 22:00 and does not provide door-to-door services.
Your tickets can be purchased directly on the bus with the driver, either in the local currency or in Euros.
The bus vehicle is large and supplies ample luggage space.
It is important to note that the bus only departs five times a day between 10:00 and 22:00.
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There are two transportation options from Tirana airport to Durres; you can get a taxi or private transfer, taking 30 minutes, or you can get a bus, which takes 45 minutes.
Is there a direct bus from Tirana airport to Durres?
Yes, you can take a bus to Durres from Tirana airport. The bus is operated by Adis Travels & Tours and leaves the airport 5 times a day.
How much does a taxi from Tirana airport to Durres cost?
The 30-minute taxi trip from Tirana International Airport to Durres costs €25 (LEK 3,010), depending on traffic conditions. To guarantee a competitive fixed-fare price for your ride and budget for your trip better, you may wish to pre-book your transfer with Welcome Pickups.