- Kakavia in southern Albania on the Greek border
- Kapshtica on the south-eastern border with Greece
- Qafe-Thane in the east on the border with Macedonia (FYROM)
- Kukes in the northeast along the border with Kosovo
- Hani I Hotit in the north on the border with Montenegro
- Ulqini, also in the north on the ocean border with Montenegro
- The port of Durres can be reached by ferry from several Italian ports, including Bari, Brindisi, Ancones, and Triest.
- The Port of Vlore in the south can be reach by ferry service through the Italian ports of Bari and Brindisi.
- Saranda is accessible from the island of Corfu. From Korfu to Saranda (all year) or Himara (in summer), than take the bus to Himara. Or from Italy Bari, Brindisi to Vlora and Dures, than take the bus direction to Saranda or Himara.
Port of Durres: +355 052 220 28
Port of Vlora: +355 033 245 21 / 294 18
Port of Saranda: +355 0732 2734
Mother Theresa Airport (also known as Rinas) is approximately 25 kilometers from Tirana and has many direct flights from Europe.
Main city connections include Athens, Belgrade, Bologna, Budapest, Istanbul, Milan, Rome, Vienna, and Zurich.
Take the busses south towards Saranda and Himara. Or first you go to Corfu, take the boat to Saranda (in the morning or in the afternoon),
then with the bus to Himara, (in the afternoon 14:00 PM).
Lost & Found: +355 69 20 666 26
From Tirana take the bus directly to Himara every midday, at the bus station for south. Buses run erratically between Vlorë and Sarande. They are cheap and also stop at the national park just south of Vlorë which has several restaurants. The road is excellent over the top of the mountain pass as you head south, but the good road stops at Himara. Be aware that the buses are often full and this makes it hard to get picked up at Himara on your way on down or up the coast. The bus south takes about 3-4 hours to reach Sarande because of the quality of the road.
Passport / Visa
All the foreigners from the following countries enter the Republic of Albania without a visa, with the passport and by paying 10 Euros. The foreigners that enter without a visa have the right to stay in Albania only 30 days for an entry and they may stay up to 90 days within the calendar year. The citizens of the following countries may obtain a visa at any entry point by payment:
- FYR Macedonia (10 euros; at the Embassy 5 euros)
- Montenegro (free of charge)
- Israel (30 euros).
The citizens of other countries are required to obtain visas at the missions of the Republic of Albania that cover the country of residence. These missions can also provide them with the necessary information about Albania. The Albanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs web site carries information in English and Albanian about visa requirements and where to apply.