Albania by Train

Trains - Tickets - Routes

A Travel Guide For Train Travel In Albania.

Here you will find information for Albania about trains, routes, tours, connections, where to buy train tickets, and more.

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Useful Information

Population: 2.87 million

Currency: Albanian Lek

Language: Albanian

Capital: Tirana

Country Code: +355

Time Zone: Central European Time

Train Companies

The trains in Albania are operated by the national rail company Hekurudha Shqiptare (HSH).

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Train Tickets


Buy your train tickets online at OMIO and compare trains, buses & flights.

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Buy your ferry tickets for Albania online at Direct Ferries.

Rail Passes

There are no rail passes available for Albania.


The major rail network in Albania is composed of the following trains:

Regional Trains

Tren (T)

  • 2nd Class only
  • No reservation required
  • Some services offer air conditioning

There are no direct trains connecting in Albania with the rest of Europe but by coupling a bus ride or ferry journey, you will still be able to reach other places outside of Albania.


Frequently Travelled Routes In Albania


From > To
Duration Stops Transport
Tirana to Durrës 1:00 1 Bus
Tirana (Kashar) to Shkoder 3:26 Direct Train
Tirana (Kashar) to Fier 3:14 Direct Train
Durrës to Shkodër 3:45 Direct Train
Durrës to Himarë 6:53 1 Train, Bus




From > To
Duration Stops Transport
Tirana to Pristina, Kosovo 4:00 Direct Bus
Tirana to Podgorica, Montenegro 4:00 Direct Bus
Durrës to Skopje, North Macedonia 6:47 1 Bus & Train
Durrës to Bari, Italy 10:45 Direct Ferry


Albania travel routes

Ancient History in Italy, Albania, & Greece

Ancient History in Italy, Albania, & Greece

Main Train Stations

  • Kashar (Tirana’s station until construction is completed)
  • Durrës

Good to know

Best Time To Travel To Albania

We recommend traveling anytime between April and September because the weather is perfect for hiking, city exploring, and beaching. Keep in mind, during the month of July and August the Albanian Riviera will be packed accompanied with scorching heat.

When coming in winter, the snow-covered peaks are the perfect place for your first Albanian ski or snowshoe trip. Whether you are coming for a beach festival, old Ottoman buildings, the Albanian Alps, or to sit in natural hot springs, you will be surprised you hadn’t come here sooner.


  • High Season: July – August
  • Low Season: November – March

Accommodation In Albania


The best place to find cheap hotels for is to book by www.booking.com. There you will find a large selection of cheap hotels, hostels, and apartments. > BOOK HERE



If you are looking for a low budget accommodation, then go on www.hostelworld.com. They have the best choice of cheap hostels for backpackers and low budget travelers. > BOOK HERE

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