Albania Driving Advice and Car Hire Info

The research for this website was carried out mainly in 2011 and 2012. Therefore there is a good chance that much of the information may now be out of date. This is particularly true of countries in the developing world, especially Asia, Africa and parts of South America where conditions can change often. Also, the political climate in many countries has changed a lot in recent years. Therefore the information on this website should be treated with caution. You should always check with your Government’s website or the UK Foreign office travel advice website before finalising plans to drive abroad.

Driving In Albania
Roads are generally in poor condition, and there are no street lights outside built-up areas and major roads – and there are frequent power cuts. Avoid driving at night away from towns where you are likely to encounter poorly lit vehicles , pedestrians in the road and hidden hazards such as pot holes. Albanian drivers tend to be quite aggressive and disputes can get out of hand. I’ve had personal experience of this myself and have actually had a ‘car chase’ scenario in Albania .Unfortunately you may also find a high percentage of drivers are armed . During the winter months, roads throughout mountainous regions in northern Albania can be dangerously snowy and icy.You should ask the rental company if winter tyres are needed. You should exercise caution when driving in Albania and expect the unexpected from other road users.

Albania Car Rental
Hertz, Alamo, Sixt, Europcar, National, Budget and Avis  all have outlets.Also usually features on Car rental broker sites such as Argus Car Hire
These are some Albanian companies

Albania Self Driving Rules

Cars can’t be driven into or dropped off in any neighbouring country , though Hertz allow driving into and drop off in Kosovo for an additional charge. Sixt allow the car to be taken to the following countries with prior written agreement -Andorra, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, San Marino, Switzerland, Spain.

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