How much is a taxi in Albania?

If you want to get from A to B in Albania by taxi, you might be wondering how much a taxi costs in Albania. And whether or not a taxi in Albania is affordable and within your budget. Therefore, I wrote this blog post about the costs of a taxi in Albania.

How much is a taxi in Albania? A taxi in Albania costs: Airport to Tirana €10-25, Airport to Durres €21-30, Tirana to Durres €21-29, Tirana to Kruje €25-30, Tirana to Berat €63-75, Tirana to Gjirokaster €121-158, Tirana to Vlore €74-107, Tirana to Dhermi €117-148, Tirana to Himare €130-160, Tirana to Saranda €134-191, Tirana to Ksamil €142-200, Tirana to Apollonia €70-106, Tirana to Shkoder €55-72, Tirana to Theth €205-222 and Tirana to Koman €115-132.

The prices between different taxi companies vary significantly in Albania. Which taxi company will give you the best deal? How do you contact the taxi company? And can you use Uber in Albania? Let me give you all the information you need about taxi travel in Albania.

The costs of taxis in Albania

I have reached out to many taxi companies in Albania and requested their rates for each popular destination. Scroll down to see what each taxi company charges for your favourite destination so that you can calculate your budget and reach out to the taxi company with the best deal.

How much is a taxi from Tirana airport to the city centre?

A taxi from Tirana airport to the city centre of Tirana costs between 10 euros – 25 euros.

  • Tirana Airport taxi charges 20-25 euros for a taxi from Tirana airport to Tirana’s city centre
  • Merr Taxi charges 18 euros for a taxi from Tirana airport to Tirana’s city centre
  • UPs Taxi charges 1738 Leke (15 euros) for a taxi from Tirana airport to Tirana’s city centre
  • Speedtaxi charges 1200 Leke or 10 euros for a taxi from Tirana airport to Tirana’s city centre
  • City Taxi charges 1200 Leke (10 euros) for a taxi from Tirana airport to Tirana’s city centre
  • Euro Taxi charges 15 euros for a taxi from Tirana airport to Tirana’s city centre

It will take you 30 minutes to travel from Tirana airport to the city centre of Tirana, depending on the amount of traffic in the city centre.

How much is a taxi from Tirana airport to Durres?

A taxi from Tirana airport to Durres will cost you between 21 euros – 30 euros.

  • Tirana Airport taxi charges 25-30 euros for a taxi from Tirana airport to Durres
  • Merr Taxi charges 23 euros for a taxi from Tirana airport to Durres
  • UPs Taxi charges 2603 ALL (21.50 euros) for a taxi from Tirana airport to Durres
  • Speedtaxi charges 2500 Leke or 21 euros for a taxi from Tirana airport to Durres
  • City Taxi charges 3000 Leke (25 euros) for a taxi from Tirana airport to Durres
  • Euro Taxi charges 30 euros for a taxi from Tirana airport to Durres

It will take you 30 minutes by taxi to travel from Tirana airport to Durres. If you are staying in Golem, which is further to the south of Durres, it will take you 45 minutes.

How much is a taxi from Tirana to Durres?

A taxi from Tirana to Durres costs between 21 euros – 29 euros.

  • Merr Taxi charges 29 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Durres
  • UPs Taxi charges 3128 ALL (26 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Durres
  • Speedtaxi charges 2500 Leke or 21 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Durres
  • City Taxi charges 2500 Leke (21 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Durres
  • Euro Taxi charges 25 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Durres

By taxi, it will take you 45 minutes to travel from Tirana to Durres. If you are travelling to Golem beach, it will take you approximately 1 hour.

How much is a taxi from Tirana to Kruje?

A taxi from Tirana to Kruje costs between 25 euros and 30 euros.

  • Merr Taxi charges 30 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Kruje
  • UPs Taxi charges 3081 ALL (25.50 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Kruje
  • Speedtaxi charges 3000 Leke or 25 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Kruje
  • City Taxi charges 3000 Leke (25 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Kruje
  • Euro Taxi charges 30 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Kruje

By taxi, it will take you 45 minutes to travel from Tirana’s city centre to Kruje. If you want to take a taxi from Tirana airport to Kruje, it will cost you 22 euros with the official Tirana Airport Taxi company.

How much is a taxi from Tirana to Berat?

A taxi from Tirana to Berat costs between 63 euros – 75 euros.

  • Merr Taxi charges 69 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Berat
  • UPs Taxi charges 7623 ALL (63 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Berat
  • Speedtaxi charges 9000 Leke or 75 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Berat
  • City Taxi charges 9000 Leke (75 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Berat
  • Euro Taxi charges 70 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Berat

By taxi, it will take you roughly 2.5 hours to get from Tirana to Berat.

How much is a taxi from Tirana to Gjirokaster?

A taxi from Tirana to Gjirokaster will cost you between 121 euros – 158 euros.

  • Merr Taxi charges 158 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Gjirokaster
  • UPs Taxi charges 17618 Leke (145 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Gjirokaster
  • Speedtaxi charges 14500 Leke or 121 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Gjirokaster
  • City Taxi charges 15000 Leke (123 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Gjirokaster
  • Euro Taxi charges 130 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Gjirokaster

By taxi, it will take you 4 hours to travel from Tirana to Gjirokaster. If you are travelling directly from Tirana Airport to Gjirokaster, it will cost you 134 euros with the official airport licenced taxis.

How much is a taxi from Tirana to Vlore?

A taxi from Tirana to Vlore will cost you between 74 euros – 107 euros.

  • Merr Taxi charges 107 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Vlore
  • UPs taxi charges 11867 Leke (98 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Vlore
  • Speedtaxi charges 9500 Leke or 80 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Vlore
  • City Taxi charges 9000 Leke (74 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Vlore
  • Euro Taxi charges 90 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Vlore

By taxi, it will take you 3 hours to travel from Tirana to Vlore. If you want to take a taxi from Tirana airport to Vlore, it will cost you 86 euros with the officially licenced airport taxis.

How much is a taxi from Tirana to Dhermi?

A taxi from Tirana to Dhermi will cost you between 117 euros – 148 euros.

  • Merr Taxi charges 144 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Dhermi
  • UPs taxi charges 16129 Leke (133 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Dhermi
  • Speedtaxi charges 14000 Leke or 117 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Dhermi
  • City Taxi charges 18000 Leke (148 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Dhermi
  • Euro Taxi charges 120 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Dhermi

A taxi ride from Tirana to Dhermi will take you 3.5 hours. If you are travelling from Tirana airport to Dhermi, the official airport taxis will charge you 135 euros.

How much is a taxi from Tirana to Himare?

A taxi from Tirana to Himare will cost you between 130 euros – 160 euros.

  • Merr Taxi charges 155 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Himare
  • UPs taxi charges 17354 Leke (143 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Himare
  • Speedtaxi charges 15500 Leke or 130 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Himare
  • City Taxi charges 19500 Leke (160 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Himare
  • Euro Taxi charges 130 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Himare

It will take you 4 hours to travel from Tirana to Himare by taxi. If you take a taxi from Tirana airport to Himare, the licenced taxis will charge you 140 euros.

How much is a taxi from Tirana to Saranda?

A taxi from Tirana to Saranda costs between 134 euros – 191 euros.

  • Merr Taxi charges 191 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Saranda
  • UPs taxi charges 21502 Leke (177 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Saranda
  • Speedtaxi charges 16000 Leke or 134 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Saranda
  • City Taxi charges 16000 Leke (134 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Saranda
  • Euro Taxi charges 130 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Saranda

The taxi journey from Tirana to Saranda takes 5 hours. If you take a taxi directly from Tirana airport to Saranda, the licensed airport taxis will charge you 165 euros.

How much is a taxi from Tirana to Ksamil?

A taxi from Tirana to Ksamil will cost you between 142 euros – 200 euros.

  • Merr Taxi charges 200 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Ksamil
  • UPs taxi charges 22440 Leke (184 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Ksamil
  • Speedtaxi charges 17000 Leke or 142 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Ksamil
  • City Taxi charges 17000 Leke (142 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Ksamil
  • Euro Taxi charges 170 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Ksamil

From Tirana, it will take you 5 hours and 15 minutes to get to Ksamil by taxi. If you plan on taking a taxi from Tirana airport to Ksamil, the official airport taxis will charge you 175 euros.

How much is a taxi from Tirana to Apollonia?

A taxi from Tirana to Apollonia will cost you between 70 euros and 106 euros.

  • Merr Taxi charges 106 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Apollonia
  • UPs taxi charges 9269 Leke (76 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Apollonia
  • Speedtaxi charges 9000 Leke (75 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Apollonia
  • City Taxi charges 9500 Leke (78 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Apollonia
  • Euro taxi charges 70 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Apollonia

By taxi, it will take you 2 hours and 20 minutes to get from Tirana to Apollonia.

How much is a taxi from Tirana to Shkoder?

A taxi from Tirana to Shkoder costs between 55 euros – 72 euros.

  • Merr Taxi charges 72 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Shkoder
  • UPs taxi charge 7838 Leke (64 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Shkoder
  • Speedtaxi charges 6500 Leke or 55 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Shkoder
  • City Taxi charges 8500 Leke (70 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Shkoder
  • Euro Taxi charges 70 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Shkoder

It takes 2 hours by taxi to travel from Tirana to Shkoder. If you are taking a taxi from Tirana airport directly to Shkoder, the licensed airport taxis will charge you between 55 – 62 euros depending on your destination in Shkoder.

How much is a taxi from Tirana to Theth?

You cannot take a direct taxi from Tirana to Theth. Because the last part of the mountain road to Theth is in a bad condition.

Step 1: Take a taxi from Tirana to Shkoder (55 – 72 euros)
Step 2: Hire a local driver with 4 wheel drive from Shkoder to Theth (around 150 euros)

It takes 2 hours by taxi to drive from Tirana to Shkoder. Then from Shkoder, it takes another 3 hours to drive to Theth. The first two hours of the road to Theth are in a good condition. However, the last hour is a stony dirt track.

Therefore, I recommend you hire a local driver with a 4 wheel drive for the road from Shkoder to Theth. A local driver with a 4 wheel drive from Shkoder to Theth and back costs 150 euros. If you stay 1 night in Theth, the driver will stay overnight in Theth too and drive you back the next day.

It is also possible to take the local bus from Shkoder to Theth. This bus costs 10 euros per person for a one-way trip.

Bear in mind that you will need to hike a lot when you arrive in Theth by bus. Because the bus will drop you in the Theth village and from the village, it takes 4 hours to hike to the Blue Eye of Theth and 4 hours back.

When you hire a private driver with a 4 wheel drive, the driver can bring you to the trailhead, which means you only hike for 1 hour to the Blue Eye of Theth and 1 hour back.

How much is a taxi from Tirana to the Lake Koman Ferry?

If you want to go from Tirana to the Lake Koman Ferry, you will probably need to switch transportation to Shkoder. Because the road from Shkoder to Koman is in a bad condition. The road is essentially a stony dirt track.

Step 1: Take a taxi from Tirana to Shkoder (55 – 72 euros)
Step 2: Hire a local driver with 4 wheel drive from Shkoder to Koman (60 euros)

It takes two hours by taxi to get from Tirana to Shkoder, which will cost you between 55 – 72 euros.

Then in Shkoder, you can hire a local driver with a 4 wheel drive to bring you to Koman. From Shkoder it takes another 2 hours to get to Koman. It is also possible to take a local bus for 10 euros from Shkoder to Koman.

If you plan on taking the Lake Koman Ferry, I always recommend you plan your journey beforehand. Because the Lake Koman Ferry only departs once a day from Koman at 9:00 AM. And from Tirana, it will take you at least 4 hours to get to Koman. So you will depart Tirana at 5:00 AM.

Is there Uber in Albania?

There is no Uber in Albania. Uber does not exist in Albania. Although Uber did announce in the past that they would come to Albania, Uber never launched in Albania.

However, there are some Albanian taxi apps that you can use instead of Uber.

Albania taxi apps

There are 3 x popular taxi apps, that you can use to request a taxi in Albania. These 3 x apps are alternatives to Uber, which does not exist in Albania.

Popular Albania taxi apps
1. UPs Taxi App
2. Speed Taxi App
3. Taxi.al App

The UPs taxi app is similar to UBER. Because it will connect you to a taxi owner near your location. If you request a taxi through UPs taxi, it is always a licenced taxi.

Speed Taxi is a branded taxi company, who has its own taxi app. So if you request a taxi through the app, you will get a branded taxi and the driver is an employee of the Speed taxi company. Which is a bit different from UBER.

The Taxi.al App is very similar to Uber. Because drivers register on their website and these are private drivers with their own cars. You will most likely pay for your taxi in cash.

How do you call a taxi in Albania?

You can call a taxi in Albania in these ways:

1. Taxi app
2. Whatsapp
3. Viber
4. Telephone

Speed Taxi

You can contact Speed Taxi by using their mobile app, which you can download from their website. Speed Taxi also uses Whatsapp, which is convenient, if you do not have an Albanian sim card. You can find their contact details here: https://speedtaxi.al/

Taxi.al

Taxi.al is a popular taxi app. You can download the app and request a private driver, who is close to your location. You can download the taxi app here: https://taxi.al/

UPs taxi

UPs taxi is a popular taxi app. You can also contact UPs taxi via Whatsapp or Viber. You can find the contact details and download the taxi app on their website here: https://www.upstaxi.com/#/contact

Merr Taxi

Merr Taxi has a very user-friendly taxi fare calculator on their website. So if you wondering how much your taxi journey from A to B would cost, you can open the taxi fare calculator here: https://merrtaxi.com/tirana-taxi-fare-calculator

Tirana Airport Taxi

Tirana Airport Taxi is the officially licensed airport taxi company. They have a set price list for the popular destinations in Albania, which you can view here: https://tiataxi.al/travel/ . When you arrive at Tirana International Airport, you will see the taxis waiting right outside of the arrivals hall.

City Taxi

You can contact city taxi via Whatsapp and Viber. You can find the contact details of City Taxi here: https://www.citytaxi.al/

Euro Taxi

You can contact Euro Taxi via Whatsapp or call their free phone number on their website: https://eurotaxi.al/

Buy a sim card in Albania

If you prefer to buy a sim card in Albania so that you can call a taxi and use the internet. You can buy a sim card from Vodaphone or Albtelecom in the arrivals hall of Tirana International Airport. Of course, Vodaphone and Albtelecom have stores everywhere in the city as well.

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