How to get from Saranda to Himare? Taxi, Bus, Rental car, Prices

If you are wondering how to get from Saranda to Himare, I will give you the details in this blog post. I will discuss how you can get from Saranda to Himare by taxi, by bus or by rental car and compare the prices.

How to get from Saranda to Himare? You can get from Saranda to Himare by bus, by taxi or by rental car. A bus ticket from Saranda to Himare costs 600 LEK (5.60 EUR) p.p. The bus departs at 10:30 AM and 13:00 PM from the bus station in Saranda. A taxi from Saranda to Himare costs 50-70 EUR. A rental car costs at least 20-25 EUR per day.

In this blog post, I will share how you can get from Saranda to Himare by bus, including the ticket price, the bus operator, the bus station location and bus timetables. I will also compare the prices of independent taxi drivers for a journey from Saranda to Himare. And I will discuss what you can expect to pay for a rental car in Saranda so that you can drive to Himare.

How to get from Saranda to Himare by bus, taxi or rental car?

Below, I will give you a quick summary of how you can get from Saranda to Himare by bus, by taxi or by rental car. I do have a more detailed description and price comparisons down below, so scroll down for more details.

Saranda to Himare bus (quick summary)

  • A bus ticket from Saranda to Himare costs 600 Leke (5.60 euros) per person. 
  • The bus from Saranda to Himare is operated by Trans Dea. 
  • The bus departs from Saranda to Himare at 10:30 AM and 13:00 PM. 
  • The bus journey takes 1 hour and 30 minutes. 
  • Buses depart from the street between Friendship Park and the archaeological Remains of the Synagogue – Basilica in Saranda.

Saranda to Himare taxi (quick summary)

  • A taxi from Saranda to Himare costs 50-70 euros depending on which taxi driver you book.
  • Most taxi drivers quoted a price of around 60 euros, so that seems very reasonable. 
  • You can see a detailed price comparison of taxi prices below if you scroll down.

Saranda to Himare car rental (quick summary)

  • You can expect to pay at least 20-25 euros per day for a basic rental car in Saranda. 
  • Below you can find a detailed price comparison so that you can get a good idea of what you can expect for at least 20-25 euros per day.
  • If you are planning to travel to Saranda and Himare in July and August. I recommend you reach out to several car rental companies before you travel. Because car rental rates tend to be higher in the high-season months. Especially in hotspots such as Saranda.

How to get from Saranda to Himare by bus?

You can get from Saranda to Himare by bus. A bus ticket from Saranda to Himare costs 600 Leke (5.60 euros) per person. 

The bus from Saranda to Himare is operated by Trans Dea. The bus departs from the bus station in Saranda twice a day at 10:30 AM and 13:00 PM. The bus journey from Saranda to Himare takes 1 hour and 30 minutes. So you will arrive in Himare at 12:00 PM or 14:30 PM. 

If you plan on taking a bus from Saranda to Himare, I highly recommend you go to the bus station early in the morning. The bus station in Saranda is a road between Friendship Park and the archaeological Remains of the Synagogue – Basilica. 

Alongside this road, the small mini-buses to many destinations stop and there are bus agencies located alongside this street. It can be a bit chaotic, you will find different agencies and need to check with them and you might need to wait a while. So it is good to get to the bus station “street” early. 

You can find the office of Trans Dea, which operate a bus from Saranda to Himare, at this location: https://goo.gl/maps/DzAg3gZ7vwgxbUpB8 

Although bus timetables for Albania are published on the website of Gjirafa Autobus. I would only treat this website as a rough indication. You will always get more up-to-date and accurate bus information by asking around in person at the bus station. 

How much does a taxi from Saranda to Himare cost?

A taxi from Saranda to Himare costs between 50-70 euros depending on which taxi driver you book. 

To give you a good insight into the taxi prices from Saranda to Himare, I reached out to several independent taxi drivers and requested their prices. Most taxi drivers seemed to quote a rate of around 60 euros, so that seems reasonable.

  • Taxi Saranda in Rruga Butrinti charges 6000 Leke (56 euros) for a taxi from Saranda to Himare
  • Gerti Taxi Saranda charges 60 euros for a taxi from Saranda to Himare.
  • Taxi Rayan Saranda charges 70 euros for a taxi from Saranda to Himare.
  • Taxi Enea Saranda charges 60 euros for a taxi from Saranda to Himare.
  • Altin Taxi Saranda charges 50 euros for a taxi from Saranda to Himare.
  • Taxi Saranda 251 charges 65 euros for a taxi from Saranda to Himare.

You can reach out to independent taxi drivers in Saranda via WhatsApp for a quick response, quotation or booking a taxi. 


How to get from Saranda to Himare by rental car?

You can get from Saranda to Himare by rental car. You can expect to pay at least 20-25 euros for a rental car in Saranda per day. 

To give you a good insight into what you can expect to pay for a rental car in Saranda, I have reached out to several independent car rental companies in Saranda. Below you can see the price comparison for rental cars in Saranda. 

  • Leka Tours & Rent a Car Sarande charges 20 euros per day for a Citroen C1 or 25 euros per day for a Suzuki Swift.
  • Saranda Holiday Rent a Car charges 200 euros per week, so approximately 28.50 euros per day, for a Fiat Panda or a Toyota Yaris.
  • Moto Adventure Cars and Motercycles Rental charges 140 euros per week, so 20 euros per day, for a Toyota Yaris.
  • Centrum Rent a Car Saranda charges 25 euros per day for a Suzuki Swift, Chevrolet Spark or Volkswagen Polo. 
  • Brilant Car Rental Sarande charges 20 euros per day for a Toyota Yaris.
  • Saranda Center Scooter and Car Rental charges 200 euros per week, so approximately 28.50 euros per day, for a Toyota Yarris 1.4 Diesel.
  • Iri’s Car Rental charges 20 euros per day for a Nisan Note.

I will mention that the prices for rental cars do tend to increase in July and August. July and August are the tourist high season in Albania. And especially in Saranda, which is a tourist hot spot in the summer months. So if you want to get a good deal, I recommend you do your research before you travel. 

Driving in Albania can be daunting for a foreigner. Unfortunately, Albanian drivers do have a chaotic and sometimes aggressive style of driving. Of course, you are the only person, who can judge your driving abilities. But if you have any doubts about driving yourself, I recommend you plan your transportation by bus or by taxi instead.

The road from Saranda to Himare is a beautiful route alongside the coastline. The road turns and twists alongside the mountains that lead into the sea. You will see little villages and beautiful beaches alongside your journey. So take your time to take pictures and relax throughout your drive.

Is there a train from Saranda to Himare?

There is no train from Saranda to Himare because there is no train track or railway connecting Saranda and Himare. 

Train travel within Albania’s borders is very limited. When you travel through Albania, you might see some of the old railway tracks. However, many of these old railway tracks are currently not in use. 

The Albanian railway system was constructed by the former communist regime, which ruled the country between the end of the Second World War and 1992. Since 1992, there has been little to no investment in railway tracks, therefore, many railways are not in use.

As little as 2-4 trains operate in the entire country in any given week. Albanian Railways sometimes operates a train between Elbasan and Durres, but only 1-2 times per week. And sometimes a train is in operation between Shkoder and Lac, but only 1 time per week. 

Albania does not have international passenger trains. Because the former communist regime, who constructed the railway tracks did isolate Albania from the rest of the world. So at that time, there was no use or interest in international passenger trains. 

How long does it take to get from Saranda to Himare?

It does take roughly 1 hour and 30 minutes to drive from Saranda to Himare. 

When planning your journey through Albania, it is good to know that Google Maps usually underestimates the travel time required. Many Albanian roads turn and twist along the mountains, which makes it unsafe to drive very fast. And some roads are older national roads, which will slow your journey down.

The road from Saranda to Himare is a turning and twisting road that leads through little villages and beaches along the coastline. It is a very pretty route with many beautiful views of the Albanian coastline, so take your time to enjoy the journey.

How to get from Tirana to Himare?

You can get from Tirana to Himare by bus, by taxi or by rental car. 

The bus from Tirana to Himare costs 1000 Leke (9.35 euros) per person for a bus ticket. The bus departs twice per day. There is a bus from Tirana to Himare at 5:30 AM. And there is another bus from Tirana to Himare at 13:00 PM. 

Buses from Tirana to Himare depart from the Regional Bus Terminal North and South Albania. This bus terminal is located approximately 15-20 minutes outside the city centre. So you can take a taxi to get to the bus terminal. 

Should you miss the direct bus from Tirana to Himare, you can take a bus to Durres, Lushnje or Vlore. And then transfer onto another bus to Himare. 

A taxi from Tirana to Himare costs between 130 – 160 euros. Both Speed Taxi and Euro Taxi quoted a rate of 130 euros, so try to reach out to those companies for a quote first.

A rental car in Albania costs at least 20-25 euros per day for a basic rental car. Prices for rental cars tend to be higher in July and August, as this is the tourist high season. So do your research before you travel to get a good deal. Petrol from Tirana to Himare will cost you around 60 euros.

Related Questions

How do I get to Blue Eye from Saranda? You can get to the Blue Eye from Saranda by taxi or by rental car. A taxi from Saranda to the Blue Eye costs approximately 35-40 euros for a round trip. The taxi driver will wait 1-2 hours whilst you visit the Blue Eye. By rental car, the drive from Saranda to the Blue Eye Spring takes 30 minutes.

Is there a bus from Saranda to Ksamil? There is a bus from Saranda to Ksamil. A bus ticket costs 150 Leke (1.30 euros) per person. The bus departs between 6:30 AM and 18:30 PM. You can get on the bus at the Port of Saranda, near the SOS bar on Rruga Skanderbeu or at Hotel Butrinti in Saranda.

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