GETTING AROUND - TIRANA
The main form of public transportation in Tirana are buses with trips usually costing around 40 LEK. There are a number of inter-city uses marked “Unaza” which travel in a loop around the city center. There isn’t a central bus station in the city, there are various bus stop locations in the city.By Fergon
Furgons are minibusses and privately owned public transportation, large vans that travel back and forth between chosen destinations that are displayed in the front window. You can wave these down and if they have the room they will stop and pick you up.By Bicycle
Bicycle lanes are becoming more available in the city of Tirana, the Ecovolis Bicycle Sharing Program launched in 2011 with several rental locations including Rinia Park and along Deshmoret e Kombit Boulevard. The cost of a full day is 100 LEK, and bicycles should be returned to the original station or origin. Rruga Qemal Stafa is the unofficial ‘bike street’ of Tirana with lots of rental shops. The bicycle-only lanes are located on Skanderbeg Square, Deshmoret e Kombit Main Boulevard and sidewalks along the Lana River and Kavaja Street.On Foot
The best way to explore the city of Tirana is on foot with the city center small and compact enough to walk around. You can easily cover the central area of the city in a day with leisurely walks to museums, monuments, historic buildings, and parks. Walking along the main streets in Tirana and stopping for a coffee or snacks while browsing the stores and sights is a rewarding experience both day and night.
There are many walking tours of Tirana which will visit all the main attractions such as BunkArt, Blloku, and a chance to sample Albanian street food along the way.By Car
Renting a car when visiting Tirana is not really necessary unless you wish to visit different places outside of the city or explore the country more. There is public transport in the city and the downtown area is walkable and close to most sights and attractions. Parking is a problem in the city and if available can be very expensive. Some of the roads in Albania are not in the best shape, some are not even paved, traffic lights don’t always work or drivers don’t adhere to them.By Taxi
Taxis are plentiful in Tirana and offer a good option to get around. Taxis can be found all over the city center, outside major attractions, hotels, restaurants, and even ordered over the phone from your hotel. Agree on a fare before riding, some drivers are willing to provide area tours for a relatively low price.