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Tirana Car Rental Deals

We have branches for a Sixt car rental in Tirana at the airport and in the city center making it easy to explore this exciting destination. The Albanian capital has seen a reawakening in recent years that has turned it into a popular destination. Buildings are painted in bright primary colors while its streets and squares are perfect for shopping and dining or simply watching the world go by in a cafe. When you rent a car in Tirana, you are free to fully explore this fascinating city.

  • Tirana Airport

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    Rinas airport 1
    11111 Rinas

    Mo. - Su.08:00 - 23:30

    Available vehicle categories: Compact Cars & Sedans, 4x4 / SUV

  • Tirana Downtown

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    Rr. Kavajes 50 (VW Dealer)
    1001 Tirana

    Mo. - Su.08:00 - 18:00

    24 h pickup

    Available vehicle categories: Compact Cars & Sedans, Sports cars & convertibles, 4x4 / SUV, Truck

  • Tirana/Sky Hotel

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    Deshmoret e 4, Shkurtit 5/1
    1019 Tirana

    Mo. - Su.08:00 - 21:00
    Bank Holiday08:00 - 21:00

    Available vehicle categories: Compact Cars & Sedans, 4x4 / SUV

Finding the best Car Rental in Tirana, Albania with Sixt

Our Services | Traffic Information | Sixt Tips | Sightseeing Destinations

Our fleet of rental cars in Tirana contains both economy and luxury vehicles from well-known and trusted names that include Volkswagen, Hyundai, and Mitsubishi. Pick a compact city car for navigating the busy streets, cruise further afield in a sports car or convertible or select a rugged and spacious SUV for exploring the countryside. Our prepaid deals and offers are designed to suit the budget of both the business and leisure traveler. While we guarantee your chosen category of vehicle we cannot do the same for specific models.

What to Do in Tirana in Winter 2019

The city is becoming increasingly popular for winter breaks, especially around Christmas and the New Year. Winters are cool and wet with some snowfall that rarely settles. Throughout December, Skanderbeg Square becomes a winter village with a huge tree, pop-up food and drink stalls, and a Christmas market. There is also a smaller Christmas market on Toptani Street. A party and fireworks light up Skanderbeg Square on New Years Eve. If it is raining outside, take the opportunity to explore the city's museums. The National History Museum is the largest in Albania and is full of archaeological treasures and historic artifacts that take you on a journey from pre-history to the post-communist period. The National Gallery of Arts showcases the brief history of art in Albania as well as an ever-changing program of contemporary work.

Our Services

For a speedy pickup when you rent a car in Tirana, we recommend reserving your vehicle in advance. Either go online or download our app to book rental cars on the go. As well as our full range of cars, we can also offer you a passenger van or minivan. These are ideal if you are traveling with a larger group or something to transport. We have cars suitable for different mobility needs and always welcome drivers under 25, for an additional fee. When making your reservation, browse our selection of useful add-ons. Extras available at our car rental in Tirana branches include:

  • Child and baby seats
  • Additional drivers
  • GPS
  • Snow chains
  • Tire and windshield protection
  • Personal accident and theft protection
  • Collision damage waiver

Traffic Information

Drive from the airport into the city on the SH60/SH2 route, a journey that takes approximately 45 minutes. Driving in Tirana can be an adventurous part of your visit so to make navigating the busy city streets easier add a GPS to your booking. Drive with caution as the quality of road surfaces can vary, especially away from the city center. Vehicles must have headlights on at all times, a rule that is strictly enforced by the police. Parking can be chaotic and is often at the roadside with a fee being paid to an attendant.

Sixt Tips

Settlement in the Tirana area dates to the Paleolithic period. It later came under Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman rule but was only fully established as a city in 1614 by Sulejman Pasha Bargjini. Its 20th-century history was turbulent with more than 60 years spent under the isolationist rule of Enver Hoxha, a period when private car ownership was banned. After his death in 1985, the country has slowly moved towards a free market model and today remains an intriguing mix of old and new. Drive around the city to get a feel for its atmosphere, starting at Sheshi Skėnderbej or Skanderbeg Square. This square is a popular meeting point and in the evening the focus of nightlife when it comes alive with buskers and street stalls. Blloku is a trendy district that buzzes with bars while the grand boulevards of Tirana are lined with imposing historic buildings and museums.

Sightseeing Destinations

There are several things to put on your list of things to see in Tirana. Bunk'Art is where a huge Cold War bunker in the suburbs has become a museum full of historical artifacts and contemporary art. It should be a highlight of any visit. Once a closely guarded secret, the bunker was built for the elite of the city at the height of the Cold War threat. In historical contrast is Tanners Bridge. This worn-smooth bridge is one of the few surviving remnants of the city's Ottoman period. A short drive from the city center is the 15th-century Petrela Castle. Here you can dine on traditional Albanian food while admiring panoramic countryside views. Mt. Dajti National Park is an easily accessible mountain about an hour drive from the city and a popular destination for locals wishing to escape the city. Walk its trails or take the Dajti Express cable car to the summit. Another day trip idea is Kruja, a medieval town where Albanian hero Kastrioti Skanderbeg fought the Ottomans in the 15th century. The Skanderbeg Museum delivers a fascinating insight into the country's history while Kruja's open-air market is a great place for souvenir shopping.

Business Travel

Tirana is the business hub of Albania with an economy that is now dominated by the service sector. Historically, it has been a manufacturing center for silk, cotton, leather, ceramics, and precious metals. With a car rental in Tirana, you can enjoy stress-free traveling between your hotel and business destinations including the Tirana EXPO Center.

    Distances to the EXPO Center from our:

  • Airport branch: 6 miles, 23 minutes
  • Sky Hotel branch: 4 miles, 30 minutes


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