British Airways has frequent flights to Tirana, landing at Tirana International Airport, which is located ten miles northwest of the Albanian capital, Tirana. As you enter the city after your Tirana flight, look out for the communist-era buildings, which have been brightly repainted as part of Tirana's urban renaissance. Within an hour of your flight landing, stand and admire Tirana's huge focal point, Skanderbeg Square, lined by imposing buildings.
After your Tirana flight has landed, hop in a taxi for the inexpensive 30- to 45-minute journey to central Tirana. Taxis wait in front of Flight Arrivals - make sure you use only yellow licensed taxis to get into Tirana after your flight. An hourly bus service called Rinas Express also connects Tirana International Airport with Skanderbeg Square in central Tirana around the clock. When arranging transport for your flight back, note that Tirana International Airport is also known as both Nn Tereza Airport and Rinas Airport.
Start in Tirana's central Skanderbeg Square and see the impressive Ottoman Ethem Bey Mosque and Clock Tower. Dine in Tirana's trendy Bllok area, and gain insight into Tirana's past at the National History and Archaeological Museums. Close by, Tirana's historic Mujos and Pazari districts are separated by the Lana River. Shop on Luigj Gorakuqi or Barricadave Streets for wooden, copper and silver souvenirs to take back with you on your flight from Tirana. If you have time, take a trip out of Tirana to explore Albania's pristine beaches and mountains before your flight home from Tirana.