Albania travel costs

Bordered by Montenegro to the north, North Macedonia to the east, and Greece to the south, Albania has something to see and do for every traveler. Involved in the massive struggles of the former Yugoslavia, the country was formerly a Soviet-Bloc country. Today, it’s a democracy struggling to find its economic foothold, which is one of the reasons Albania travel costs aren’t too high.

Albania also has the Adriatic Sea on its west coast and the Ionian Sea on its south coast. With the sea so close all the time, Albania is a paradise for water lovers.

The rest of Albania consists mostly of hilly and mountainous terrain. Korab, its highest mountain, reaches 2753 m. So the country is perfect for an array of sports like mountain climbing, hiking, mountain biking, nature watching and more.


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Albania travel costs in Berat

Berat

Its 2,413-year-old city, the pride of Albanian architecture protected by UNESCO, is located 120 km from Tirana. The city is a wonderful combination of western and eastern cultures, costumes, traditions, and outlooks. Berat is a treasure trove of Albanian history, culture, and the testament to the country’s tradition of religious harmony.

How much does it cost to visit Berat?

A budget traveler should plan to spend Lek 3,732 per day while visiting Berat. Please note that this does not include any accommodation costs. For more detailed Berat travel costs, please look below.


Berat accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one personLek 2,400
Typical double roomLek 4,800

Berat food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurantSend information
Meal in a mid-range restaurantSend information
Local beer (0.5 liter, draught)Send information
Water (0.33 liter, bottle)Send information
Albania travel costs for eating in Berat

Berat fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticketLek 30
Taxi (price per kilometer)Send information
Gasoline (1 liter)Send information
Albania travel costs for getting around Berat

Berat visiting costs – Top attractions in Berat

Berat CastleLek 300
Quarter Of GoricaFree
Bulevardi RepublikaFree
Kisha Shen Triadha (Holy Trinity Church)Send information
Gorica BridgeFree

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Albania travel costs in Saranda

Saranda

Over the summer months, half of Tirana appears to be coming here to enjoy the quiet beach and lively nightlife along the crowded seaside promenade of Saranda. What was once a sleepy farming village is now a bustling town, and although Saranda has lost much of its charm over the last two decades, it has maintained much of its charisma.

How much does it cost to visit Saranda?

If you’re going to visit Saranda on a budget, expect to pay Lek 3,232 per day, without taking accommodation into account. For more detailed Saranda travel costs, please see the tables below.


Saranda accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one personLek 1,988 – 6,340
Typical double roomLek 3,975 – 12,681

Saranda food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurantLek 350.52 – 737.80
Meal in a mid-range restaurantLek 508.62 – 1400.84
Local beer (0.5 liters, draught)Lek 60.05 – 185.06
Water (0.33 liter, bottle)Lek 50.25 – 69.86

Saranda fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticketLek 100.50
Taxi (price per kilometer)Lek 61.28 – 199.77
Gasoline (1 liter)Lek 89.47 – 180.16
Albania travel costs for getting around Saranda

Saranda visiting costs – Top attractions in Saranda

Mirror (Pasqyra) BeachFree
Lekuresi CastleSend information
Bora Bora BeachFree
Neasden Lane BeachFree
Pulebardha BeachFree

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Albania travel costs in Shkoder

Shkoder

Shkoder, one of the oldest cities in the world, was founded in the 4th century BC. It is surrounded by the waters of three rivers: Drini, Buna, and Kiri. Shkoder is one of the most important cities in Albania and it is also regarded as the center of Albanian Catholicism, bringing together tradition and unity between various faiths.

How much does it cost to visit Shkoder?

If you’re visiting Shkoder on a budget, expect to spend around Lek 2,194 per day, without accommodation. More detailed Shkoder travel costs are available below.


Shkoder accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one personLek 889 – 3,415
Typical double roomLek 1,777 – 6,830

Shkoder food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurantLek 300 – 737.70
Meal in a mid-range restaurantLek 600 – 1,300
Local beer (0.5 liter, draught)Lek 100 – 170
Water (0.33 liter, bottle)Lek 40 – 80

Shkoder fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticketLek 30
Taxi (price per kilometer)Lek 100 – 200
Gasoline (1 liter)Lek 90 – 180
Albania travel costs for getting around Shkoder

Shkoder visiting costs – Top attractions in Shkoder

Rozafa CastleLek 200
Lake ShkodraFree
Marubi National Museum of PhotographyLek 700
Venice Art Mask FactoryFree
Ebu Bekr MosqueFree

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Why you have to visit Shkoder Albania
Time to relax on the Komani Lake ferry ride!
Best place to stay in Shkoder: The Wanderers Hostel


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Albania travel costs in Tirana

Tirana

Tirana is the capital of Albania. It is an eclectic mix of traditional European architectures, soviet-style five-story towers, and mid-east-influenced architecture. Relatively small, Tirana is a city with a small-town feel.

How much does it cost to visit Tirana?

A budget traveler will probably spend around Lek 3,544 per day on a visit to Tirana. That is without including any accommodation costs, though. If you want to discover Tirana’s travel costs in detail, read below.


Tirana accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one personLek 1,489 – 6,283
Typical double roomLek 2,978 – 12,566

Tirana food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurantLek 350 – 614.75
Meal in a mid-range restaurantLek 1,100 – 2,000
Local beer (0.5 liter, draught)Lek 100 – 200
Water (0.33 liter, bottle)Lek 40 – 100

Tirana fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticketLek 40
Taxi (price per kilometer)Lek 100 – 250
Gasoline (1 liter)Lek 170 – 186
Albania travel costs for getting around Tirana

Tirana visiting costs – Top attractions in Tirana

Bunk’ArtLek 500
Dajti Ekspres “Cable Car” (Return ticket)Lek 800
Skanderbeg SquareFree
Grand Park (Parku i Madh)Free
House of LeavesLek 700

Planning to visit Tirana? Here’s some wanderlust inspiration:
Tirana, Albania’s colorful and creative capital
Radio Bar Tirana

Albania travel costs sources

  • Accommodation costs via Budgetyourtrip.com
  • Food, drinks, and transportation costs via Numbeo.com
  • Tap water safety researched separately via Google answers for each city.
  • Top attractions selected using TripAdvisor. Each attraction name is a link to the official website page of that attraction, if available
  • Ticket costs / free access information via the official websites of the attractions. I mentioned the cost of a regular adult ticket, for permanent exhibitions. Discounts and temporary exhibition prices are available on their official websites.
  • City pass information about prices and what each includes is from the official website for each travel pass. A link is available for each pass in order to easily find more information and/or to purchase a pass.