How to Get Here

  • Airline Routes
    • Corfu * (From Corfu Airport 2 hours by ferry or 1 hour by hydrofoil).
    • Ioannina (From Ioannina Airport by bus to Kakavia and then Kakavia-Himara with taxi or bus 150 km).
    • Tirana (From Rinas Airport by bus daily to Himara 215 km). There is also access to taxi from Rinas to all destinations.

    The airlines serving the country from around the world are:

    ALBANIAN AIRLINES, SWISSAIR, ALITALIA, AUSTRIAN AIRLINES, OLYMPIC AIRWAYS, TURKISH AIRLINES, ADRIA AIRWAYS, MALEV, ADA AIR, HEMUS AIR

  • By Car
    • From Athens following the roads (Athens - Ioannina -Kakavia -Saranda - Himara) overall length 550 km
    • From Ioannina following the roads Ioannina- Kakavia and then Kakavia -Himara overall length 150 km.

    There are 11 border crossings from neighboring states to Albania:

    • From MONTENEGRO: Hani i Hotit (Shkodra) Ulqini
    • From KOSOVO: Qafe Prush (Tropoje), Qafe Morine
    • From FYROM: Bllata (Peshkopi), Qafe Thane (Pogradec), Tushemisht (Pogradec)
    • From GREECE: Kapshtice (Korca), Kakavia (Gjirokaster) Mayromati (Siagiada)
  • Ferry Schedules

    The main ports of the country that offer ferry connections are:

    • Saranda and Himara are accessible from the island of Corfu. From Corfu to Saranda (all year) or from Corfu to Himara (in summer).
    • Durres can be reached by ferry connection through the Italian ports of Bari, Trieste, Ancona and Brindisi
    • Vlora in the south can be reached by ferry connection through the Italian ports of Bari, Otranto and Brindisi.

    The cruise lines that carry out ferry schedules to Albania are the following:

    ADRIATICA NAVIGAZIONE, ILLYRIA LINES, EUROPEAN SEA LINES, LA VIKINGA, VENTOURIS FERRIES, IONIAN CRUISE

  • Inland transportation by bus
    • Tirana - Himara (daily itinerary with a return) 275 km
    • Vlora - Himara (daily itinerary with a return).
    • Vlora - Kiparo (daily itinerary with a return).
    • Tirana - Saranda (daily itinerary with a return).
    How to come by taxi

    It is usuall that a taxi is engaged by more passengers, they travel together and share the fare f.e. 1/4th. The prices written below are for an entire hiring.

    • Sarande - Himara 32€
    • Vlore - Himara 45€
    • Kakavia - Himara 60€

    Helpful Taxi phone numbers:

    • 0684180872
    • 0692085964
    • 0684099926
    • 0682245678
    • 0682052744
    • 0687012899

Routes and Distances

Useful Links

Information

  • Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos":
    Tel.: +30 2103530000
  • Airport of Ioannina:
    Tel.: +30 26510 27058, Fax: +30 2651074192
  • Corfu - Airport "Ioannis Kapodistrias":
    Tel.: +30 26610 89600
  • Tirana International Airport:
    Tel.: +355 42381800
  • Olympic Air Athens:
    Tel.: +30 210 9666666 or 8011144444
  • Olympic Air Corfu:
    Tel.: +30 26610 38694
  • Aegean Airlines Athens:
    Tel.: +30 210 6261000 or 8011120000
  • Patras Port:
    Tel.: +30 2610 341002 or 341024
  • Port of Himara:
    Tel.: +35539322348
  • Port of Vlora:
    Tel.: +355 033 245 21 / 29418
  • Port of Saranda:
    Tel.: + 35585222235
  • Port of Durres:
    Tel.: +355 52 222 028
  • Port of Igoumenitsa:
    Tel.: +30 26650 99400
  • Port of Corfu:
    Tel.: +30 26610 40002, 32655
  • Bus station of Athens:
    Tel.: +30 210 5129443
  • Corfu Bus Station:
    Tel.: +30 26610 39985
  • Ioannina Bus Station:
    Tel.: +30 26510 25014 / 26510 27442
  • Himara Tours:
    Tel.: +306987103456 / +6936884505
  • Ionio Tours:
    Tel.: +302105222247 / +35539322738
  • Ruci Tours:
    Tel.: +302109018629 / +35539322442