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Travelers need to take a valid passport with them on their trip, and this passport needs to stay valid for at least 90 days beyond your date of arrival in Albania. If you are a citizen of the United States, there is no need to obtain a visa to travel to this country. If you plan on staying in the country for more than one year, you will need to apply for a residency permit.
Flights to Albania from the U.S. land at Tirana Airport (TIA), the country’s only major international airport. Located about 11 miles northwest of Tirana’s city center, TIA is also convenient to most of the other major cities in the country. It is about 18 miles east of Durrës, 35 miles northwest of Elbasan, 52 miles south Shkodër, and 92 miles northeast of Vlorë.
In this country, any child up to the age of four years old needs to travel in some type of child restraint seat. Children under the age of 12 can only travel in the front seat of a vehicle if they have an appropriate child restraint device. It is important for travelers with children to remember that car seat laws only apply to passenger vehicles but not to taxis, where children only need to ride in the rear seat of the vehicle.
Although there is no train service from TIA, you can take a Rinas Express bus, which departs hourly to the city from the airport. The bus ride takes about 30 minutes, and buses are available from the early morning until late at night.
Since the Tirana International Airport is the only airport that offers international service from the United States, travelers need to fly to this airport first. Once your flight arrives at the airport, there is a dedicated airport shuttle that will make the trip to this city in around 2h 30min. Alternatively, passengers can travel to the Brindisi Airport (BDS) in Italy, and then take the ferry provided by Starlines or European Seaways to Vlore in around 7h 30min.
You can certainly fly from Montenegro’s Podgorica Golubovci Airport (TGD) to Albania and the flight to Tirana International airport (TIA) will take aproximately 3h 35 min. Another more convenient solution would be renting a car from the airport. Almost all car rental companies will allow you to travel from Montenegro to Albania. However, you should notify your rental car company in advance that you will be traveling out of the country, and your rental company may charge a small fee if you leave the country. Also, you may need to pay an additional fee for car insurance or show proof that you have coverage of your own that will cover a rental car; be sure to carry this proof with you as you travel.
There are no airports in the United States that offer direct flights to Albania. There are several airports in the United States that offer one-stop flights, including Chicago O' Hare International Airport (ORD), Denver International Airport (DEN), Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL), and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS).
TIA is about 92 miles to the northeast of Vlorë, making it the closest airport to the coastal city. However, if your travel plans include visiting Greece, you may want to consider arriving at Corfu Airport (CFU) on the Greek island of Corfu, which is located about 121 miles south of Vlorë.
This festival takes place in the city of Dhermi, which is a beautiful seaside destination along the southern coast of Albania. Most travelers visiting will fly from the United States to the Tirana International Airport. Once at this airport, there is a shuttle service that can take you to the town of Vlore in around 2h 30min, and then you can board another shuttle provided by Go To Albania that takes you to Dhermin in around 1h.
TIA is your best option if you plan to visit the Prespa Lakes and other attractions in eastern Albania and even western North Macedonia. TIA is located about 114 miles northwest of Prespa National Park, and it takes about 3h 20min to get there by car.
One of the easiest and quickest ways to make this trip is to fly to the Preveza Airport (PVK) in Greece from a wide selection of departure points in the United States. Once you arrive at this airport, you will find abundant bus services to take you to the city of Igoumenitsa in Northern Greece, which makes a great jumping-off point for tour providers in this amazing park.
Travelers from the Southeastern U.S. will find the widest variety of one-stop flights to Albania’s Tirana Airport (TIA) departing from Atlanta’s Hartfield-Jackson Airport (ATL) and Charlotte’s Douglas Airport (CLT).
An average nonstop flight from the United States to Albania takes 19h 55m, covering a distance of 5391 miles. The most popular route is New York - Tirana with an average flight time of 10h 55m.
The cheapest ticket to Albania from the United States found in the last 72 hours was $476. The most popular route is New York John F Kennedy Intl to Tirana Rinas and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $486.
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I liked that the air staff is very good, but the ground staff still has lots of areas of opportunity. They raise their voices over the passenger questions or requests for information.
Flight was ok , but crew staff need to be more professional and available for help as where Lufthansa need to take preventive action, otherwise flight was good.
Since the flight wasn’t full, the crew let me sit in the row ahead of my original seat, which had extra leg room. Made all the difference! The crew was also very friendly and helpful.
Late arrival caused us to miss our connection. Absolutely no one to help or direct us. Three hours later on our own we secured a flight and a hotel. Terrible service!
It was the worse experience seats too small , the service was so bad after 4 hours they served water and food , my monitor was not working I couldn’t watch movie or lesson to music , they selling the blanket and headphones We paid for checking bag only carry on was free It was bad and will never fly them
Flight was delayed because it took a really long time to get the plane ready. Boarding was not well-organized. Sandwich with zucchini for breakfast is certainly cheap and has an interesting taste, but not a great combo.
Never made it to Newark, I was redirected to Chicago, and lost another 5 hours
The trip was non existent. You failed to provide me the proper information concerning my trip and failed to rectify the problem, causing me extreme expense in purchasing a ticket at a later day. Y.our customer service stinks. I am so disappointed. I would discourage anyone from doing business with your company. It was stressful to the point of ruining my long awaited vacation.
the only problem was mechanical and who knows if it could've been prevented or not. but the team made sure we were comfortable regardless. it's a quality staff, that despite circumstances did their best to accommodate it's passengers. overall, everyone i met on the ba flight was very friendly and professional.
I paid for premium seats and the last minute they changed the aircraft for a bigger one, they bumped me to another seat which was NOT at all comfortable for an 11 hour flight, will fight for a refund!!
The landing was catastrophic. I was very scared. I thought it were my last lminues. Pilotes should be more experienced
ALL services were good. An announcement should’ve been made at the end of the flight that filling out a customs form would not be necessary anymore for USA travelers entering Philadelphia.
The flight was smooth, the premier economy seats were comfortable, the flight crew were excellent. The on board food, however, was AWFUL. I suggest bringing your own food on board.
The flight was smooth, our premier economy seats were comfortable, the flight crew were especially fine - attentive, cheerful. The food, however was AWFUL. I advise bringing your own on board.
The service on board should have been better fast service
Everything was good crew, food and comfort but the entertainment was a little bad the tvs stopped working half way through travel.
The boarding was delayed and they didn’t let us know why until after we sat on the plane (the plane was delayed getting in) but they had us waiting in line for over 1/2 hour for some reason which I didn’t understand.
They were on time that’s the only good thing I can say about them. Everything else could’ve been better starting from the rude crew to the condition of the plane to the food and the entertainment system not working very well but they did get my bags to me (which they forced me to check even though I only had a small carry on) which friends that also flew on ITA did not get, so at least there’s that.
The programming in the entertainment features was very out of date.