Flights to Tirana

Tirana’s lively and vibrant atmosphere makes it a great holiday destination. You can while away the days in Albania’s capital, exploring the city’s neighbourhoods by foot. Tick off the tree-lined pedestrian streets, squares housing old churches and minarets and the old communist buildings - now painted in bright colours.

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Immerse yourself in colourful Tirana

Fly to Tirana with British Airways and discover everything this mountain-fringed city has to offer. 

Visit Skanderbeg Square and the nearby National History Museum, the Et’hem Bey Mosque and the National Theatre. Then make sure to visit the House of Leaves, the city’s newest museum, where you can learn about Albania’s communist past. After, take a stroll across the bridge above the Lana River and explore the Blloku district, which is packed full of trendy restaurants, lounges and designer boutiques.

If you’d like a trip out of the city, you can get the Dajti Express, which connects Tirana to the towering Dajti Mountain. Admire the views as you ride the cable car up into the dense forest and explore the Dajti Mountain National Park for the day. Book your flight to Tirana today.

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Flight time

3 hours

Time Zone

GMT +1

Currency

Tiranai Dinar

Tirana flight FAQs

A flight from London Heathrow to Tirana International Airport takes about three hours.

Use our low fare finder to discover the cheapest time to visit Tirana. The most popular time of the year to visit Tirana is spring and autumn, so book your flights in the summer or winter to save but enjoy the summer festivals or the Christmas lights.

You can easily make your trip to Tirana fit your budget. Enjoy walking around this small city and explore its sights or join one of the many free walking tours to gain some insider knowledge. You can also head up to the mountains, which are easily accessible via cable car, and spend a day exploring the many hiking trails.

Once you land in Tirana International Airport, you can catch a bus or taxi into the city centre, which takes around 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can also hire a car with British Airways to get out of the city and see more of what Albania has to offer. You’ll receive great benefits, with all mandatory charges included and 24-hour customer support, plus you’ll collect Avios points on every rental.

Tirana is located between the Adriatic coast’s beaches and the hiking trails of the Dinaric Alps. Before you venture out of the city to enjoy the sea breeze or the mountain air, make sure you spend a few days exploring its Roman and Ottoman influences. Full of rainbow-coloured houses, Tirana is a city of contrasts – from its communist legacy to modern cocktail lounges.

Citizens of the UK and Ireland and EU passport holders do not need a visa to visit. If you hold a passport from a country or territory outside of these areas, you may need to apply for a visa before you travel. You can find out more about visa requirements for all the countries we fly to at the IATA Travel Centre.

You can book a hand baggage-only ticket or make the most of our generous baggage allowance. If you choose economy standard or one of our British Airways Holidays’ packages, each passenger can check in a bag weighing up to 23kg – in addition to a handbag, laptop case or other small bag. Families travelling in any cabin with younger children can also check in one car seat and one fully collapsible pushchair. Read more about baggage allowances for children.

If you’re flying in our business cabin, you can check in two bags weighing up to 32kg each. Read our baggage guide for full details.

Discover outstanding service from the moment you book. Fly with just hand baggage and you can carry two bags free of charge. Choose our checked baggage option and you can travel with hand baggage and a 23kg bag checked into the hold, plus enjoy free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. On board you’ll find HEPA-filtered air, quality on-board catering, and a warm, uniquely British welcome. 

Simply relax and let us take care of you, every step of the way.

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All our cabins offer the same great – and uniquely British – experience. Choose your perfect way to fly, from economy to business.

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Our Euro Traveller cabin offers all the touches you need to enjoy your flight at an affordable price.

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Work or relax in our Club Europe cabin and enjoy lounge access, a dedicated check-in area and more personal space.

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