Albania Car & Van Hire

Flying in to Albania

Travelling to Albania? Whether you’re visiting the capital, Tirana, the scenic countryside, or the turquoise-blue seas off the Adriatic coast, you’re probably flying into Tirana International Airport, the largest airport in Albania.

For a seamless journey, opt for a car hire at Tirana International Airport, so you can start your holiday without delay. With plenty of vehicle options available, from SUVs to family cars, you’ll find the ideal car for your trip. 

Popular Destinations and things to do in Albania

From scenic natural landscapes to shopping experiences, there are plenty of exciting things to do in Albania. So, if you’re wondering where to visit in Albania, here’s our top tips:

Places to visit in Albania

When it comes to sightseeing and exploration, Albania has something for everyone. Here are some must-visit locations: Saranda Port: Situated on the Albanian Riviera, Saranda Port offers breathtaking views of the Lonian Sea. Explore the charming coastal town, relax on pristine beaches, and visit attractions like the ancient city of Butrint. Korça City: Known for its rich cultural heritage, Korça is a lively city with a vibrant arts scene. Discover its museums, art galleries, and historical landmarks such as the Mirahori Mosque and the National Museum of Medieval Art. Durres Beach and Port: Just a short drive from Tirana, Durres is famous for its sandy beaches and the ancient city of Durres. Relax by the azure waters, explore archaeological sites, or visit the Venetian Tower and the Roman Amphitheater. Port of Vlore and Vlore Beach: Vlore, located on the Adriatic coast, offers stunning beaches and a lively promenade. Enjoy water activities, stroll along the boardwalk, and soak up the sun on Vlore Beach.

Shopping in Albania

From traditional markets to modern shopping centres, visitors will find a wide range of shopping experiences. Explore local markets like Kruja Bazaar, where you can find handmade crafts and souvenirs. For a modern shopping experience, visit Tirana's Blloku area or the TEG Shopping Centre, offering a wide range of international brands.

Food in Albania

Albanian cuisine is known for its flavoursome dishes and fresh ingredients. Don't miss the opportunity to taste traditional specialities such as qofte (meatballs), fërgesë (a savoury dish with meat and peppers), and byrek (a delicious pastry filled with cheese or meat).

Best Time to Visit Albania

The best time to visit Albania is during the summer months (June to September) when the weather is warm and ideal for beach activities. However, spring and autumn also offer pleasant temperatures and fewer crowds, making it a great time for outdoor exploration.

Driving in Albania

Before hiring a car in Albania, familiarise yourself with the local road rules and regulations. Here's what you need to know:

Licence Requirements in Albania

You must possess a valid driving licence from your home country and may be required to have an International Driving Permit (IDP) depending on the location within the country. A valid passport is also required when hiring a car in Albania.

Driving Age in Albania

The minimum driving age in Albania is 18 years for most vehicles. However, be sure to check specific requirements if you are hiring a car in Albania beforehand.

Driving Side in Albania

In Albania, vehicles drive on the right-hand side of the road. Take note of this if you are used to driving on the left-hand side.

Main Arterial Roads

For travelling around Albania, major roads connect different regions. The A2 highway links Tirana with Durrës, providing easy access to the coastal areas. The SH4 road connects Tirana with Vlore, offering scenic views of the Albanian Riviera. Albania has several main access and exit arteries connecting different regions. Key routes include: The A1 connects Tirana with Durres and provides access to the Adriatic coast. The A2 links Tirana with Durrës and Vlore, offering access to the Albanian Riviera. The SH1 connects Tirana with eastern regions, The SH2 connects Tirana with northeastern regions. These main arteries serve as major transportation routes within the country. Ready to experience the rich culture and beauty of Albania? Check out our various car hire options for a smooth trip.

Car and van hire in Albania with Enterprise

Enterprise Albania offers a range of car and van hire services including one-way, long-term and short-term vehicle hire. Commercial clients can speak to our award-winning business rental team who will tailor a mobility solution for your needs and budget.

We are part of the Enterprise group, the largest transportation solutions provider in the world. Our global network covers more than 90 countries and over 9,500 locations, allowing us to serve your mobility needs, wherever you’re going.

We are committed to providing the best service possible and exceeding our customers’ expectations for quality and value.

Car hire in Albania

If you are travelling with your family or in a big group, you may find a 7-seater or a people carrier will give you more space to travel comfortably with your luggage. For a city trip, a handy hatchback that’s easy to park may suit you better. For business trips or long drives an executive car will combine comfort and performance.

Whether you prefer automatic to manual transmission, no problem. If you want a petrol, diesel or hybrid engine, we’ve got you covered. You may also need GPS, a child seat or want to add another driver to the contract, let us know and we’ll arrange it for you.

Van hire in Albania

Should you need to hire a van while you’re in Albania, all our vans can be driven on a standard licence and are modern, clean and easy to drive. Just ask and one of our branch team will happily show you around your hire van to make sure you are comfortable with it before you head off.

Car & Van Hire in Albania

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is proud to serve customers in Albania. As part of the largest rental car company in the world, which owns and operates more than 1.5 million vehicles, we’re sure to have a location near you or your travel destination. And while we are an internationally recognised brand, Enterprise remains family-owned with one goal in mind for our customers: to exceed your expectations for service and overall value.

With unique attractions, such as Berat, Apollonia and Durres, Albania is a popular destination with tourists and business travellers alike. No matter if you’re visiting for only a few days or staying for a month or more, you can count on us to provide the perfect vehicle for your transportation needs. Get your trip started by searching the map or browsing the locations below.