car hire in Albania

Tips for driving your rental car in Albania

If you're travelling to Albania, a rental car is the best way to reach all the spots this country has to offer. Albania is a very interesting country to explore and its capital city Tirana counts 763,634 inhabitants. In Tirana lives 25,4% of the entire country's population, which counts over 3,010,000 inhabitants. In Albania the language spoken most widespread is albanian but people also speak other minor languages. The time zone in Albania is GMT+01:00 so make sure you adjust your watch at landing. We suggest adjusting your watch before take-off to help conquer jetlag! The electric plug type in Albania is C / F and the electric voltage is 230 V, so it could be a good idea to bring an adaptor with you to protect your devices' lifetime. The calling code in Albania is +355, make sure you note this down as it can come useful at times.

More travel information about Albania

With a fuel cost in Albania averaging at 1,34 GBP, driving around the country won't break the bank. Albania shares its land borders with Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo, which mean there are plenty of road trip options for travellers wishing to explore a little further. Before crossing any border, please make sure that this is in line with the terms and conditions of your car hire as these might vary according to the supplier you rent your car from. The roads stretch for 11,185, which ranks Albania as the 116th country in the world with the longest road system. This amount of road will let you drive across the country and discover its wonders, secret spots and the delicious local tastes. Please note that in Albania there is a right-hand traffic law - it's important to know that the currency is the Albanian Lek (ALL). Speed limits in town are 40 km/h and on motorways they are 110 km/h. Bear in mind that in Albania, speaking on the phone while driving is allowed therefore we recommend caution at any time.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Albania

Albania boasts two UNESCO sites which confirm this country's important heritage. Should you visit this country for leisure you can't miss spots like the cultural site of Historic Centres of Berat and Gjirokastra and the cultural site of Butrint. Hire your car choosing among the most popular car hire suppliers in the world, including Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Alamo, Budget and many more.