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        About Tirana

        Strolling, drinking coffee, and cafes serving hearty Balkan food are the kind of simple pleasures for which Tirana lends itself well. But if you want to explore the city more in detail, there are definitely a few things you should not miss in Tirana. One of the good choices to visit is the quirky and colourful Pazari I Ri, where you'll find fresh fruits and vegetables.  Afterwards, make your way to the city centre and admire Skanderberg Square, the main square of Tirana, where is a fountain, a huge statue of Skanderberg himself and gardens surrounding the square. One of the most important things to do in Tirana is to visit the Bunk'Art 2 Museum. Located 20 minutes by bus from the city centre. This museum is dedicated to the history of communism in Albania. it is also good to mention that Tirana is a very safe city. Pickpocketing and random acts of violence are virtually unknown in Albania. Perhaps because there are not so many tourists as in other European cities, locals are more willing to help you and ask questions about where you are coming from than to try to scam you.

        Basic info and car hire in Tirana

        • Location: Central Albania
        • Population: 700.000
        • Official language: The Albanian language is Shqip but many Albanians also speak Italian.
        • Currency: Albanian lek  
        • Internet coverage: WIFI is available in most hostels, so you can easily stay connected while you are out in Tirana. Cafes are also a reliable place to find WIFI if you need to stay connected while on the road.
        • Road conditions:  Main roads are generally fine, like the coastal road or the roads leading to the borders, always had road markings and although they had a little more potholes than you might be used to, that was not a concern. 
        • Car hire in Tirana:  The ideal way to explore the capital city is to hire a car at Tirana Airport. The city centre can be reached in less than half an hour. The impressive Mother Teresa International Airport in Tirana is located very close to the city centre and is very easy to reach via Tirana-Durrës highway, which connects Albania's two largest cities. 

         Driving in Tirana

        We would strongly recommend hiring a 4×4 Vehicle. In this way, most potholes will not bother you too much and any roads that went more off-road will be still manageable. There are potholes on many roads. With a car with wider tires, you will not even notice most of them. If you just want to drive from Tirana to Durres or Vlorë, you do not need a 4x4, but if you want to drive to Syri I Kaltër, to Përmet, or from Pogradec to the Macedonian border, a 4×4 is a very good choice. Try to avoid white roads on your GPS. Yellow roads are completely fine but white roads are bad. While yellow roads can be potholed, winding, and mountainous, white roads are usually little more than dirt roads. In Albania, they drive on the right side. UK/US driver's licences or international driver's licences are valid. However, if you are staying in Albania for more than a year, you will need a full driving licence. You must be at least 18 years old to drive, and car rental companies usually require you to be over 25.

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        Most popular car hire at Tirana

        The most selected hire car in Tirana is the Dacia Sandero and Hyundai i10 The most popular car types in Tirana are Mini and Economy. 

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        At you can find cheap car hire deals in Tirana. We work hard to find the best offers from all the major car rental companies and local rent a car company to provide you with exclusive deals and the best prices on the car hire market. We do our best to provide a service that will make your car hire in Tirana stress-free.

        What to see in Tirana

        Tirana is a place known for its immense natural beauty and is the perfect gateway to Albania and the neighbouring countries of Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia and Greece. The rich assortment of ancient churches, monasteries, mosques, bridges and monuments offers today's visitors an exceptional level of historical and cultural interest. Tirana was of strategic importance in many important periods of European history, especially in the times of ancient Rome and the Byzantine Empire, and hosted a number of conquerors, including the Ottomans and the Venetians, both of whom left indelible marks on the city.

        Why rent a car in Tirana

        Check if you are looking for a cheap car rental in Tirana. Our team negotiates with all the major car rental companies to bring you exclusive deals and the lowest prices on a range of vehicles. We will always do our best to provide a service that will make your car rental in Tirana hassle-free. If you have any further questions about car rental at  Tirana, you can also contact Orbit Car Hire where we offer 24/7 customer support. 

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        Where to eat, drink, and party in Tirana

        In Tirana, you will find many restaurants that offer various international dishes, so it is easy to keep the whole family happy during one visit. The Albanian capital is certainly a good place to enjoy traditional Albanian food, but you will also have no problems finding pizza, pasta, burgers and even sushi. 


        What you need to know about renting a car

        How to make a booking with Orbit Car Hire?

        You can easily book your vehicle with Orbit Car Hire. First, you must choose the date and location of your rental in our booking form. In the next step, you can pick out the vehicle you want from the list provided. After filling out the personal information form, there is a step where you choose the payment method, and you simply fill in your credit card information. Finally, you can print out your voucher, which is needed at pick-up time.

        What are the charges for security deposits?

        Every car rental has a security deposit policy. You will find the information about the security deposit while booking the vehicle or on your voucher. 

        What if I would like to change my booking?

        If you need to change the booking you made through Orbit Car Hire. Please contact our customer support team at or by phone at +44 20 8089 0089. You can cancel your booking free of charge at least forty-eight hours before your rental is due to start. For further information, please read the Terms of Use. 

        How do I cancel my booking?

        You can cancel your booking free of charge at least forty-eight hours before your rental is due to start. For further information, please read the Conditions of Use. Our customer service team will address your requests in due time:

        When do I pay for the rental car?

        You pay a small deposit when making the booking as a guarantee. The remaining balance is paid when you pick up your rental vehicle. Please keep in mind that the payment at the counter is paid in local currency. 

        What is included in the price?

        Most of the reservations made by Orbit Car Hire include unlimited mileage, local tax, mandatory fees, and collision damage waiver. In steps 1 and 2 in the booking process or on your voucher, you can see all the details about your booking inclusions.

        Are there any hidden fees?

        There are no hidden charges! All mandatory surcharges and fees are presented in the 3rd step of the booking process and our Terms and Conditions. Please note that additional charges may apply for some rentals in the case of:

        • Out-of-hours surcharge (when picking up the vehicle outside of office hours),
        • One-way fee (when returning the vehicle at a different location),
        • The service charge for fuel (prepaid fuel policy),
        • Young/senior driver fee (this condition is set by the car hire company and is usually not about the regulation of the specific country),
        • Excess and deposit amount (before hiring, you need to make sure your credit card limit is high enough for the deposit amount to be blocked, which usually equals the excess amount or higher).

        We advise our clients to read the Terms and Conditions carefully before the rental to avoid surprises. Our knowledgeable customer service agents will gladly help you with any questions via phone, email, or live chat during our opening hours.

        What is a voucher, and why do I need it?

        A voucher is a document that confirms your booking, the price for your booking, and the payment of your booking. It is mandatory to have your voucher with you at the time of pick-up. If you do not have the voucher at the pickup, the vehicle provider may refuse to release the vehicle to you or change the rental price.

        What is an airport or premium location fee?

        A Premium location/airport fee is a fee that covers the location service costs. This fee is usually included in the price but may still occur at some locations and is charged locally.

        What is Premium Coverage, and how does it work?

        Premium Coverage is an optional service by Orbit Car Hire that, if accepted, covers your financial accountability for damage or theft to the hired vehicle. This is not insured with a car hire company that reduces the excess amount, but a cover refunds you if the car hire company charges you for damage or theft. With this option, you will be reimbursed up to 3000 EUR. You can read the Terms and Conditions or contact us for more information.

        How do I find cheap car hire online?

        Prices vary frequently. It is best to book a car 3 to 8 weeks before your desired pick-up date - this will ensure you get the cheapest rental rate. Alternatively, it is also possible to find cheap last-minute car hire. 

        How many countries do you compare to?

        We at Orbit Car Hire compare car hire prices in over 140 countries, including popular destinations within Europe such as Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Iceland, Croatia, Malta, France, Slovenia, and Germany. 

        What currency should I use to pay for the car?

        You can pay the confirmation fee on Orbit's page in EUR, GBP, ISK and USD. When you pick up your car hire, you will pay the remaining balance in the currency in the pickup country. 

        Can I rent a car from inside the terminal?

        You can hire a car from inside the terminal. When you compare our offers, you can filter "In Terminal" to see all the offers we have that are inside the terminal. 

        What is the cheapest car to rent?

        The cheapest car to rent is the Fiat 500, Volkswagen Up and Fiat Panda. 

        Can I add a driver to my booking?

        You can always add a driver to your booking when finding your car hire deal on Orbit Car Hire. If you have already made a booking, you can contact us to add the additional driver. You can also add a driver to your booking when you pick up the vehicle. 

        What payment methods are accepted

        You can pay with a debit card and credit card when making a booking with Orbit Car Hire. We accept Mastercard and Visa. 

        Can I drop off my car at a different location?

        Yes, you can. When you look for car hire deals on our webpage, you can press "Yes" to "Different drop off location" and see all the best deals for one-way car hire. 

        How can I add a flight number to my booking?

        You can add a flight number on our webpage when you make a booking. If you already have a booking, email us at, and our customer service will add your flight number to the booking. 

        Do I have to pay for toll roads?

        If you drive where toll roads are required, you are responsible for paying for the toll roads on which you drive the rental vehicle. 

        What does deductible mean?

        If a rental car is damaged or even stolen while on rent, there will be a limit to how much the renter has to pay for it to be repaired or fixed. Excess (also known as deductible) is a name for the amount that has to be paid. This excess is different between countries and car rental companies in each country. Depending on the car rental company, this can include fire, vandalism, theft, or loss of use while the car is being repaired. You can read more about deductibles right here.

        What is Collision Damage Waiver

        Collision Damage Waiver, or CDW, is a basic car rental insurance offered to renters by rent a car company. CDW limits your financial liability in case of damages to the body of the hired vehicle with an excess. The driver is responsible for paying for the excess, but the car rental company waives the rest of the cost. This excess can be different between rent a car company.

        What is Theft Protection

        Theft Protection is a car rental insurance that car rental companies offer. It protects the renter up to a certain amount from the risk of stealing the rental car or somebody trying to steal it. There is an excess, also known as a deductible, that comes with each Theft Protection. This excess is the limit to what the renter would have to pay if the car is stolen or if somebody tries to steal it.

        Which brands can I compare with Orbit?

        With Orbit Car Hire, you can compare car hire with all the major car rentals like Europcar, Enterprise, Alamo, Sixt and Budget. You can also compare over 100 local companies from all over the world. 

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