How do I book a taxi from Tirana airport?

If you want to take a taxi from Tirana Airport, you might be wondering how you can book a taxi from Tirana airport. In this blog post, I will give you different options to book a taxi from Tirana airport.

How do I book a taxi from Tirana airport? You can book a taxi from Tirana airport on the Tirana Airport Taxi website: https://www.tiataxi.al/ . A taxi from Tirana airport to Tirana’s city centre costs 20-25 euros. You can also book a taxi using the Speed Taxi app, UPs taxi app or Taxi.al app.

In this blog post, I will explain the best ways to book a taxi from Tirana airport, including the official airport taxis and taxi apps. I will also discuss the Tirana airport taxi prices. And how much taxis cost in Tirana city. Furthermore, I will discuss if you can use Uber and the best ways to call a taxi in Tirana.

The best way to book a taxi from Tirana airport

The best ways to book a taxi from Tirana airport are:

  1. Official Tirana Airport Taxi Service
  2. UPs Taxi App
  3. Speed Taxi App
  4. Taxi.al Taxi App
  5. Book a taxi via Whatsapp or Viber
  6. Call a taxi from Tirana Airport with a local sim card

1) Booking a taxi from Tirana airport with the official taxi service

You can book a taxi from Tirana airport with the official taxi service. The licenced taxi service at Tirana airport is called “Taxi Tirana Airport by Auto Holiday Albania”. You can book a taxi on the website here: https://tiataxi.al/ . To book a taxi from Tirana airport, you can fill out the form on their homepage.

It is important to note, that you do not have to book a taxi from Tirana airport in advance. Because the Tirana Airport Taxi Service always has 6-8 taxis waiting at the airport arrivals hall. But of course, you can reserve a taxi beforehand if you do prefer to do so.

You can recognize the officially licensed taxis because they are yellow taxis with the airport logo on the side. Moreover, they are parked in the official taxi bays right in front of the arrivals hall, in a very prominent spot.

The Tirana airport taxi service has an official price list, which you can check online here: https://tiataxi.al/travel/ . A taxi from Tirana airport to the city centre of Tirana costs 20-25 euros for a one-way journey. A taxi from Tirana airport to Durres costs 25-30 euros for a one-way journey.

2) Booking a taxi from Tirana airport with the UPs Taxi App

You can book a taxi from Tirana airport with the UPs taxi App. You can download the UPs taxi app from the UPs taxi homepage here: https://www.upstaxi.com/#/ . The Ups taxi app is available from the App Store and the Google Play Store. The UPs taxi app is available in the English language.

The Ups taxi app is similar to Uber. However, Uber is not available in Albania. Simply said, Uber did announce in the past, that they would come to Albania, but that did not happen yet.

When you book a taxi from Tirana airport, the UPs taxi app will connect you with a taxi owner nearby. UPs taxi does not own the taxis or cars, they simply connect you with existing taxi owners in the vicinity.
Actually, booking a taxi with the UPs taxi app is safer than Uber, because UPs only connects you to licensed taxi owners.

3) Booking a taxi from Tirana airport with the Speed Taxi App

You can book a taxi from Tirana airport with the Speed Taxi App. You can download the Speed Taxi app from the website here: https://speedtaxi.al/

Because Uber does not exist in Albania, the Speed Taxi App is a good alternative. Speed Taxi is a big taxi company. The good thing about Speed Taxi is that it has competitive prices. Don’t get me wrong, travelling by taxi in Albania is not cheap. But if you do compare the rates of Speed Taxi with other taxi companies, you will find that Speed Taxi is always on the lower end of the spectrum.

If you compare Speed Taxi with Uber it is actually safer. Because all the Speed Taxis are licensed taxis and the taxi drivers are employed by Speed Taxi.

4) Booking a taxi from Tirana airport with the Taxi.al Taxi App

You can book a taxi from Tirana airport with the Taxi.al App. You can download the Taxi.al App from the website here: https://taxi.al/

The Taxi.al App is actually the most similar to the Uber App. Because taxi drivers can register on the Taxi.al website. So the drivers are private taxi or car drivers, just like Uber. You must bear in mind that you will likely need to pay in cash because private taxi drivers will not have a credit or debit card machine in their taxi.

5) Booking a taxi from Tirana airport with Whatsapp or Viber

You can book a taxi from Tirana airport by using Whatsapp or Viber. Both Whatsapp and Viber are incredibly popular in Albania. And the advantage is that you won’t need to download any additional apps on your phone, if you already use Whatsapp or Viber.

You can contact Speed Taxi on Whatsapp on these phone numbers: +355 69 64 22 211, +355 67 27 77 776, +355 69 60 76 780 and +355 67 66 66 644. You can always check the most up-to-date contact information here: https://speedtaxi.al/

You can contact City Taxi Albania via Whatsapp and Viber. You can find links to their profiles on the bottom of the home page here: https://www.citytaxi.al/contact

You can contact Green Taxi via Whatsapp, the link to their Whatsapp profile is here: https://green.al/

You can contact UPs Taxi via Whatsapp and Viber on this phone number (+355) 672249999.

6) Calling a taxi from Tirana airport with a local sim card

You can book a taxi from Tirana airport by phone upon arrival. If you prefer to call a taxi upon your arrival at Tirana Airport, you can buy a local sim card at the airport.

If you are flying to Tirana International Airport, you can buy a sim card at the airport. There are stores of Vodafone and ALB Telecom in the Arrivals Hall at the airport. When you arrive by airplane, you will first pass the passport control, then luggage collection and after that you will go to the Arrivals Hall. In the Arrivals Hall, you will immediately see the Vodafone and ALB Telecom stores.

In case you do not have Albanian Leke currency with you, you can ask if they accept cash euros or foreign currency. If not, you can withdraw from the ATMs in the arrivals hall to pay for your sim card.

How much is a taxi from Tirana airport to the city centre of Tirana?

A taxi from Tirana airport to the city centre of Tirana costs between 10 euros – 25 euros.

  • Tirana Airport taxi charges 20-25 euros for a taxi from Tirana airport to Tirana’s city centre
  • Merr Taxi charges 18 euros for a taxi from Tirana airport to Tirana’s city centre
  • UPs Taxi charges 1738 Leke (15 euros) for a taxi from Tirana airport to Tirana’s city centre
  • Speedtaxi charges 1200 Leke or 10 euros for a taxi from Tirana airport to Tirana’s city centre
  • City Taxi charges 1200 Leke (10 euros) for a taxi from Tirana airport to Tirana’s city centre
  • Euro Taxi charges 15 euros for a taxi from Tirana airport to Tirana’s city centre

It will take you 30 minutes to travel from Tirana airport to the city center of Tirana, depending on the amount of traffic in the city center.

How much is a taxi from Tirana airport to Durres?

A taxi from Tirana airport to Durres will cost you between 21 euros – 30 euros.

  • Tirana Airport taxi charges 25-30 euros for a taxi from Tirana airport to Durres
  • Merr Taxi charges 23 euros for a taxi from Tirana airport to Durres
  • UPs Taxi charges 2603 ALL (21.50 euros) for a taxi from Tirana airport to Durres
  • Speedtaxi charges 2500 Leke or 21 euros for a taxi from Tirana airport to Durres
  • City Taxi charges 3000 Leke (25 euros) for a taxi from Tirana airport to Durres
  • Euro Taxi charges 30 euros for a taxi from Tirana airport to Durres

It will take you 30 minutes by taxi to travel from Tirana airport to Durres. If you are staying in Golem, which is further to the south of Durres, it will take you 45 minutes.

Tirana airport taxi price

You can see the taxi prices from Tirana airport to any city in Albania on the website here: https://tiataxi.al/travel/ This is the price list of the official Tirana airport taxi service.

  • The taxi price from Tirana airport to the city centre of Tirana is 20-25 euros.
  • The taxi price from Tirana airport to Durres is 25-30 euros.
  • The taxi price from Tirana airport to Kruje is 22 euros.
  • The taxi price from Tirana airport to Shkoder is 55 – 62 euros.
  • The taxi price from Tirana airport to Vlore is 86 euros.
  • The taxi price from Tirana airport to Pogradec is 110 euros.
  • The taxi price from Tirana airport to Gjirokaster is 134 euros.
  • The taxi price from Tirana airport to Dhermi is 135 euros.
  • The taxi price from Tirana airport to Korce is 135 euros.
  • The taxi price from Tirana airport to Himare is 140 euros.
  • The taxi price from Tirana airport to Sarande is 165 euros.
  • The taxi price from Tirana airport to Ksamil is 175 euros.

These are the prices of the official Tirana airport taxi service. Obviously, independent taxi operates might charge little bit less, than the official airport taxi service.

Basically, Tirana airport has a lisenced taxi service. The lisenced taxis are yellow and have the airport logo on the side of the car. These lisenced taxis are parked at the taxi bays right in front of the Arrivals Hall at Tirana Airport.

The great advantage of these licenced taxis is that they are trustworthy and they operate on a set taxi price list. So you won’t be surprised by the price of your taxi ride upon your arrival.

Is there Uber in Tirana?

There is no Uber in Tirana, because Uber does not exist in Tirana or Albania.

However, you can use popular taxi apps like: Speed Taxi app, Ups Taxi App or Taxi.al Taxi app. You can also use Whataspp or Viber to get in touch with many taxi companies. Taxi rates are relatively high in Albania.

Tirana taxi app

The 3 most popular taxi apps in Tirana and Albania are: the Speed Taxi App, the UPs Taxi App and the Taxi.al Taxi app.

Speed Taxi App

Speed Taxi is a professional taxi company in Albania. So basically, if you request a taxi via the Speed Taxi App you will get a licensed and branded Speed Taxi. So it is different from Uber, because all the Speed Taxi drivers are employees of the Speed Taxi company, rather than individuals who signed up to be an Uber driver. The advantage is that Speed Taxi is a professional company, so you are more certain you will get professional service.

You can download the Speed Taxi App from the Google Play Store here:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=al.speedtaxi.app&hl=en

You can download the Speed Taxi App from the App Store here:
https://apps.apple.com/al/app/speed-taxi-albania/id1054113261

This is the website of Speed Taxi Albania:
https://speedtaxi.al/

UPs Taxi App

The UPs Taxi App is actually quite similar to Uber. Basically, UPs is an app that connects you to taxi owners. So the taxi drivers are not employed by UPs Taxi and UPs Taxi does not own the cars. It is worth mentioning that all the UPs Taxi drivers are licensed taxi drivers and cars. So it is actually safer than Uber, where anyone with or without a license can drive an Uber.

You can simply type in your pickup location and destination and select the correct spot on the map and you immediately get a price quoted.

You can download the UPs Taxi App from the Google Play Store here:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.upstaxi.taxi.rider

You can download the UPs Taxi App from the App Store here:
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ups-taxi/id1119391072

This is the website of UPs Taxi Albania:
https://www.upstaxi.com/#/

Taxi.al App

Taxi.al is very similar to Uber. You could basically describe this app as the Albanian version of Uber. Basically, drivers can register on the Taxi.al website, so they can be lisenced drivers or private car owners aiming to make some extra cash. In most cases you will pay cash for your Taxi.al taxi ride.

You can download the Taxi.al App from the Google Play Store here:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.netinformatika.merrtaxi

You can download the Taxi.al App from the App Store here:
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/taxi-al/id1474960140

This is the website of Taxi.al:
https://taxi.al/

Tirana taxi prices

Below, I have included a list of Tirana’s taxi prices. You will see a price comparison of the taxi prices of the different taxi companies in Tirana.

How much is a taxi from Tirana to Durres?

A taxi from Tirana to Durres costs between 21 euros – 29 euros.

⦁ Merr Taxi charges 29 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Durres
⦁ UPs Taxi charges 3128 ALL (26 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Durres
⦁ Speedtaxi charges 2500 Leke or 21 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Durres
⦁ City Taxi charges 2500 Leke (21 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Durres
⦁ Euro Taxi charges 25 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Durres

How much is a taxi from Tirana to Kruje?

A taxi from Tirana to Kruje costs between 25 euros and 30 euros.

⦁ Merr Taxi charges 30 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Kruje
⦁ UPs Taxi charges 3081 ALL (25.50 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Kruje
⦁ Speedtaxi charges 3000 Leke or 25 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Kruje
⦁ City Taxi charges 3000 Leke (25 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Kruje
⦁ Euro Taxi charges 30 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Kruje

How much is a taxi from Tirana to Berat?

A taxi from Tirana to Berat costs between 63 euros – 75 euros.

⦁ Merr Taxi charges 69 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Berat
⦁ UPs Taxi charges 7623 ALL (63 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Berat
⦁ Speedtaxi charges 9000 Leke or 75 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Berat
⦁ City Taxi charges 9000 Leke (75 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Berat
⦁ Euro Taxi charges 70 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Berat

How much is a taxi from Tirana to Gjirokaster?

A taxi from Tirana to Gjirokaster will cost you between 121 euros – 158 euros.

⦁ Merr Taxi charges 158 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Gjirokaster
⦁ UPs Taxi charges 17618 Leke (145 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Gjirokaster
⦁ Speedtaxi charges 14500 Leke or 121 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Gjirokaster
⦁ City Taxi charges 15000 Leke (123 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Gjirokaster
⦁ Euro Taxi charges 130 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Gjirokaster

How much is a taxi from Tirana to Vlore?

A taxi from Tirana to Vlore will cost you between 74 euros – 107 euros.

⦁ Merr Taxi charges 107 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Vlore
⦁ UPs taxi charges 11867 Leke (98 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Vlore
⦁ Speedtaxi charges 9500 Leke or 80 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Vlore
⦁ City Taxi charges 9000 Leke (74 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Vlore
⦁ Euro Taxi charges 90 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Vlore

How much is a taxi from Tirana to Dhermi?

A taxi from Tirana to Dhermi will cost you between 117 euros – 148 euros.

⦁ Merr Taxi charges 144 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Dhermi
⦁ UPs taxi charges 16129 Leke (133 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Dhermi
⦁ Speedtaxi charges 14000 Leke or 117 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Dhermi
⦁ City Taxi charges 18000 Leke (148 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Dhermi
⦁ Euro Taxi charges 120 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Dhermi

How much is a taxi from Tirana to Himare?

A taxi from Tirana to Himare will cost you between 130 euros – 160 euros.

⦁ Merr Taxi charges 155 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Himare
⦁ UPs taxi charges 17354 Leke (143 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Himare
⦁ Speedtaxi charges 15500 Leke or 130 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Himare
⦁ City Taxi charges 19500 Leke (160 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Himare
⦁ Euro Taxi charges 130 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Himare

How much is a taxi from Tirana to Saranda?

A taxi from Tirana to Saranda costs between 134 euros – 191 euros.

⦁ Merr Taxi charges 191 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Saranda
⦁ UPs taxi charges 21502 Leke (177 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Saranda
⦁ Speedtaxi charges 16000 Leke or 134 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Saranda
⦁ City Taxi charges 16000 Leke (134 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Saranda
⦁ Euro Taxi charges 130 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Saranda

How much is a taxi from Tirana to Ksamil?

A taxi from Tirana to Ksamil will cost you between 142 euros – 200 euros.

⦁ Merr Taxi charges 200 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Ksamil
⦁ UPs taxi charges 22440 Leke (184 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Ksamil
⦁ Speedtaxi charges 17000 Leke or 142 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Ksamil
⦁ City Taxi charges 17000 Leke (142 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Ksamil
⦁ Euro Taxi charges 170 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Ksamil

How much is a taxi from Tirana to Apollonia?

A taxi from Tirana to Apollonia will cost you between 70 euros and 106 euros.

⦁ Merr Taxi charges 106 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Apollonia
⦁ UPs taxi charges 9269 Leke (76 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Apollonia
⦁ Speedtaxi charges 9000 Leke (75 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Apollonia
⦁ City Taxi charges 9500 Leke (78 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Apollonia
⦁ Euro taxi charges 70 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Apollonia

How much is a taxi from Tirana to Shkoder?

A taxi from Tirana to Shkoder costs between 55 euros – 72 euros.

⦁ Merr Taxi charges 72 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Shkoder
⦁ UPs taxi charge 7838 Leke (64 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Shkoder
⦁ Speedtaxi charges 6500 Leke or 55 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Shkoder
⦁ City Taxi charges 8500 Leke (70 euros) for a taxi from Tirana to Shkoder
⦁ Euro Taxi charges 70 euros for a taxi from Tirana to Shkoder

Related Questions

How much is a taxi from Tirana to airport? A taxi from Tirana to the airport costs 10-25 euros. The official airport taxi service charges 20-25 euros. Merr taxi charges 18 euros. UPs Taxi charges 15 euros. Speed taxi charges 10 euros. City charges 10 euros. And Euro Taxi charges 15 euros.

How can I take the Tirana airport bus? The bus from Tirana airport to the city centre of Tirana departs every hour between 8AM and 24PM. A bus ticket costs 300 Leke (2.5 euros) for a one-way journey. The bus is operated by Luna Travel.

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