Favourite airline: e.g. British Airways, blu-express, Wizz Air UK
6 % of flights booked on the route from London to Tirana are booked with British Airways, blu-express and Wizz Air UK.
British Airways
2 %
2 %
Wizz Air UK
2 %
Tip: book 5 months before departure
If booked 5 months before travel, flights cost only £123.00.
163 days before departure
Cheapest weekday: Saturday
Flight tickets are cheapest on Saturday when flights cost up to 9 % less.
Direct flights are more expensive
Direct flights on this route are £ 7.00 more expensive on average than flights with a stopover.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
03h 00min
05h 20min
25h 20min
Favourite connection: via Frankfurt
On this flight route, flights with a stopover in Frankfurt are the most popular.
1 stopover Frankfurt-Main
12h 30min, from £165
17 %
1 stopover Vienna
16h 55min, from £155
9 %
Direct flights
03h 00min, from £135
9 %
Return from £128.00
A return flight costing only £128.00 is for example available departing on 29/06/19 and returning on 13/07/19.


Tirana - a colourful mixture of a city

Albania's largest city, Tirana combines fascinating features of its history in a delightful mixture from ancient Illyrian to Communism. Its architecture, the wonderful Museum, Art Gallery and the city's lively commercial activity evidence a huge variety that is interesting and unusual. Delicious food and nearby attractions make Tirana a worthwhile destination.


Travel at the best time

Tirana has a hot Mediterranean climate with temperatures in summer reaching the thirties with little rain. Expect some snow and rain in winter. To explore the city and its surroundings, choose April to October to avoid the very hot months of July and August. If you are wanting nearby beaches get there before the rush by going in June. If you are heading to the mountains, August is ideal. Tirana's Festivals are becoming a strong feature for travellers, with the Film Festival at the beginning of December and the Jazz Festival generally in July. The Orthodox Easter date varies and is usually between 0 to 5 weeks after Northern European Easter. Easter celebrations and processions are memorable, especially in the older areas of the city.


Plan before you go

As a UK citizen you will not require a visa if your visit is 90 days or less. Check that your passport is valid for at least 6 months from entry date. Recommended vaccines for Albania is Hepatitis A. If you go for a longer stay Hepatitis B is also wise, and rabies should be considered. You will find cheaper prices in Tirana - about around 60% lower than in UK. For approximately 700 lek you can get a cheap meal out and street food cost even less. Try the fresh and traditional sufllaqe, doner, gjiro which cost 200 lek or so.


Tirana's transport and accommodation network

Taxis, found in front of the airport terminal, cost about 2,500 Lek from Nënë Tereza, the international airport and take about 25 minutes for the 17km journey to Tirana. From 1 am till 6 pm Rinas bus runs every hour for about 250 lek. Travel to or from the Port (Durres) you can use the shuttle bus; about 500 lek per person. visitors will find budget accommodation in shared rooms to be around 1400 lek while a single room in mid-priced hotel costs around 4000 lek. There is an accommodation tax for all hotels at about 1000 lek. The buses are slow but good for sightseeing. Approximately 30 lek one way. The "Unaze" buses travel the ring road. If you take a taxi you can get a flat rate of around 250 lek, 300 lek at night. Taxis are metered. The city is very accessible and enjoyable to walk around.