Cheap flights to Albania

Top Cities to Visit in Albania

Cheap round-trip flights to Albania

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Book a Flight to Albania

One of Europe’s best-kept secrets, Albania combines a practically pristine coastline with Ottoman ruins and rugged Alps – an impressive sight, and increasingly popular for skiing. Tourism here is slowly on the rise, but for the time being Albania remains one of Europe’s most unspoiled destinations.

When to Book Cheap Flights to Albania

For those wanting to secure cheap flights to Albania, it all depends on where you want to go.

In summer months, Albania’s sun-kissed Ionian and Adriatic coasts rival the best in Greece, with a collection of quiet, unspoiled beach resorts that are increasing in popularity year by year.

However, Albania is also one of Europe’s most affordable ski locations and the inland Albanian Alps are becoming popular during winter months.

At present, most flights remain affordable even during peak season, but you should still book as early as possible to secure the best deal.

How to Find the Best Deals to Albania

The best way to find cheap flights to Albania is to be as flexible as possible on dates. To this end, we’ve included a ‘Show flexible dates’ option, which you will find above your search results.

While the majority of flights land in Albania’s capital, Tirana, being flexible on your UK departure location may also help you find a better deal. For instance, be sure to search for flights from ‘All London airports’, not just Gatwick or Heathrow.

We’ve also provided a search filter that allows you to sort results by price, meaning you can see all the cheapest flights at a glance.

UK Departures to Albania

Most direct flights to Albania from London arrive in the country’s fascinating capital, Tirana, which is famed for its unusual communist architecture. If you’re considering combining your visit with a trip to neighbouring Greece, be sure to check for cheap flights to the island of Corfu, which is located off southern Albania.

Optimal flight times to Albania from the UK are as follows:

Main Airports in Albania

Albania’s largest airport is Tirana International Airport, situated seven miles north of the capital. In 2017, 2.6 million passengers passed through here, and this number is increasing each year, a firm indicator that Albania’s popularity as a holiday destination is on the up.

Some flights also land at the smaller Sarande Airport in the south of the country, close to Corfu. However, flights here are much less regular.

Which Airlines Fly to Albania?

Airlines flying to Albania from the UK include:

Getting Around Albania

That Albania is so unspoiled is largely a result of its communist past. While this makes it affordable and pleasantly non-commercial, it can be a bit of a double-edged sword when it comes to getting around. Although the situation is slowly improving, Albanian transport systems are relatively undeveloped.

Bus is the chosen form of transport for most, although be aware that the lack of bus stations can sometimes make even this a challenge. This is particularly true in larger cities such as Tirana, where things get a bit chaotic. Hiring a car in Albania is often your best bet if you are hoping to travel around.

What are the Must-Sees in Albania?

With a history dating back to the Ottoman Empire and beyond, not to mention a varied climate rivalling that in Greece, Albania has something for sun seekers, sports lovers and cultural enthusiasts alike.

With less than a million inhabitants, the capital city of Tirana is relatively small by European standards. However, it is home to some excellent and almost space age architecture, including the communist-era Pyramid of Tirana.

In northern Albania, the largest town is medieval Shkoder, which blends a range of historic influences. From Roman to Ottoman, Illyrian and Venetian, its famous cathedral and Rozafa Castle are definitely the highlights.

Tips for Travelling in Albania

Without a visa, British citizens are permitted to stay in Albania for up to 90 days in every six-month period. This should more than cover any holidays you might want to book. However, passports do need to be valid for three months upon your date of entry into the country, so be sure to check this before you travel.

Due to its communist history, most infrastructure in Albania is focused on the capital city. However, if you’re looking to visit the south of the country, another tip is to check for cheap flights to the nearby island of Corfu, hopping over to Albania by boat once you arrive. This will reduce the stress of having to travel from the airport in the capital.

 

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my flight booking to Albania due to COVID-19?
Many airlines now provide more flexibility due to COVID-19. Our convenient Customer Service Portal will help solve most questions about changes to your flight. It’s also wise to check the terms and conditions of your airfare — preferably before locking in your tickets!
What's the best way to find cheap flights to Albania that have flexible change policies?
It’s as easy as can be with Expedia. Step 1: Type in your preferred dates and destination and click the “Search” button. Next step? Check “No change fee” under the “Flexible change policies” subheading on the top left of your screen. Step 3. Bag your flexible and cheap ticket to Albania.
What are some of the general tips for travelers to Albania during the COVID-19 outbreak?
COVID-19 has changed how the world works in countless ways, including how and where we’re able to travel. These tips will help you understand the new challenges and get you ready for your trip to Albania:

  • Before committing to anything, check if any travel restrictions or bans apply — in both your destination and origin. Get up-to-date information by checking official government websites.
  • Requirements state that you must wear a face mask throughout your travel experience, including at security checkpoints. You should be prepared to adjust your mask for ID verification when asked.
  • Do not hand your boarding pass (paper or electronic) directly to a TSA employee. Rather, position the pass on the scanner and then hold it up for inspection.
  • You’re permitted to take one container of hand sanitizer up to 12 oz (350 ml) in your carry-on luggage. You’ll have to remove it for screening.
  • To minimize handling during the screening process, place personal items such as your phone, keys and wallet into your carry-on rather than into the bins.
  • Transport any food items in a clear plastic bag and also put them in a screening bin. Keeping food separate from your carry-on makes it less likely that a TSA agent will need to open and touch your bag for inspection.

How can I find cheap tickets to Albania?
In the last seven days, £77 was the lowest price for a flight to Albania. For an even cheaper fare, book ahead of time and be flexible with your dates. Search for your flight to Albania, then compare prices for similar time frames by clicking on our “flexible dates” link.
How much is a flight to Albania?
In the last seven days, round-trip tickets to Albania sold for as little as £77 and reached a maximum cost of £171. For one-way trips leaving Istanbul (SAW), the cheapest seat during this time was £39.
When is the cheapest time to fly to Albania?
Consider leaving early on in the week to get the best fare to Albania. Tuesday is commonly the most affordable day to depart, with Monday a close second. Saturday often has the most expensive prices. This is because lots of travelers like to begin their getaway on a weekend.
How much is a plane ticket to Albania?
Seats to Albania varied from £77 to £171 in the last seven days. Generally, the quicker you book the bigger the bargain.
What are the best things to do in Albania?

  • Brimming with culture and atmosphere, Tirana is an ideal starting point for your Albania adventure. Take a look at leading attractions like Skanderbeg Square, hit up the stores or wine and dine your way around some of this location’s wonderful eateries. The decision is yours!
  • When you’re organizing the activities for your escape, bear in mind that Tirana is known for its mediterranean climate. It’s a good idea to check the weather conditions before you go so you have a better picture of what to expect.
  • When you’d like to get out and see more of this region, grab the keys to one of our budget car rentals and travel to Preze. It’s about 10 miles to the northwest of Tirana and also has notable tourist attractions, such as Preze Castle.

What is the best time to go to Albania?
A great time to go to Tirana is after June 20 when summer starts. In Albania’s leading city, average temperatures fluctuate from 65 ºF (17 ºC) to 85 ºF (30 ºC) during this time — prime weather for seeing the sights! are the most popular months to travel to this destination.
What months are the cheapest to book a flight to Albania?
February is the best month to book a seat for your Albania adventure. Airfares are at their most expensive over the month of December, so avoid this time if you can.