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

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Buy your ferry tickets for Albania online at Direct Ferries.

Rail Passes

There are no rail passes available for Albania.

TrAIN tYPES

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.

Routes

Frequently Travelled Routes In Albania

National

From > To
DurationStopsTransport
Tirana to Durrës1:001Bus
Tirana (Kashar) to Shkoder3:26DirectTrain
Tirana (Kashar) to Fier3:14DirectTrain
Durrës to Shkodër3:45DirectTrain
Durrës to Himarë6:531Train, Bus

 

 

International

From > To
DurationStopsTransport
Tirana to Pristina, Kosovo4:00DirectBus
Tirana to Podgorica, Montenegro4:00DirectBus
Durrës to Skopje, North Macedonia6:471Bus & Train
Durrës to Bari, Italy10:45DirectFerry

 

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

Booking

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

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Hostelworld

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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Guidebooks For Albania

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Travel Insurance

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