How to get to the Regional Bus Station in Tirana?
If you want to take the bus from Tirana to another city in Albania, you have to travel to the Regional Bus Station to get on the bus.
Basically, all the busses from Tirana to the other cities in Albania depart from the Regional Bus Station. The Regional Bus Station is a large bus station, where all the busses to other cities in Albania come together.
The official name of the regional bus station is:
Regional Bus Terminal North and South Albania
Terminali i Autobusave të Jugut dhe Veriut
You can see the location of the regional bus terminal if you click this link to Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/mpUH6dd6PScY8mJ47
IMPORTANT: The location of the regional bus terminal has changed recently! In the past, the regional bus terminal was close to the Dogana roundabout. However, the Dogana roundabout is under reconstruction and the regional bus terminal has been moved to the location above. So do not go to the Dogana Roundabout!
How can I get from Tirana’s city centre to the Regional Bus Station?
You can get from Tirana’s city centre to the Regional Bus Station by taxi or with a city bus. From the city centre of Tirana, it will take you approximately 20 minutes to get to the Regional Bus Terminal.
The city bus from Tirana’s city centre to the Regional Bus Terminal departs close to Skanderbeg Square. Skanderbeg Square is the central square in the city centre of Tirana. If you are standing on Skanderbeg Square, you need to walk to the back of the National History Museum, to the Dede Gjo Luli Street (In Albanian: Rruga Dede Gjo Luli).
From the bus station on Dede Gjo Luli Street (In Albanian: Rruga Dede Gjo Luli), you must take the bus to Instituti Bujqesor. The bus to Instituti Bujqesor makes a stop at the Regional Bus Terminal North and South Albania. A bus ticket will cost you less than 1 euro, so take some Albanian Leke coins with you.
A taxi ride from the city centre of Tirana to the Regional Bus Terminal costs around 5 euros. By taxi, it will take you approximately 20 minutes to get to the Regional Bus Terminal. But I do recommend that you leave on time! Because traffic in the city centre of Tirana can be heavy and it may slow you down significantly.
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Where can I check the Albanian bus timetables?
You can check the Albanian bus timetables on the website of Gjirafa Autobus.
Gjirafa Autobus shows all the intercity busses. So if you want to travel from one city to another city in Albania, you can see the timetables on the website of Gjirafa Autobus. This is the link to the website of Gjirafa Autobus: https://gjirafa.com/autobus
Simply type the name of your departure city and your destination city in the search bar and search.
If you are departing from Tirana to another city, you can be sure that the bus departs from the Regional Bus Terminal North and South Albania.
If you want to check the bus timetables in Tirana’s city centre, you can check this website: https://moovitapp.com/index/en/public_transit-lines-Tirana-5771-1420739
Or you can download the Tirana Public Transport App here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=inovacion.al.tiranapublictransport&hl=sq&gl=US
Do I have to book my bus ticket in advance?
You do not need to book your bus ticket in advance and you do not need to reserve your place on the bus online.
Albanian people always pay for their bus ticket in cash to the bus driver. In Albania, a mobile ticket or a PDF ticket that you download does not exist. Simply show up at the bus station and pay for your ticket in cash.
Can I pay for my bus ticket by credit card?
You cannot pay for your bus ticket by credit card or debit card in Albania. Always bring some cash money with you to the bus station.
Many Albanian busses do not have a card machine. So it is not that the Albanian driver does not want to accept your payment card, he simply has no payment machine to process your card payment.
If you carry cash euros or pounds or us dollars, you can exchange your currency easily. Because there are currency exchange offices everywhere in the cities in Albania.
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