Warning to Visitors

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Tirana is the capital and largest city in Albania. It has been the capital since 1920, and is home to around 760,000 people. As the country's most important city, it is host to a number of cultural insitutions.

Within the city, most people travel by bus or taxi. International bus services are also available to Greece and Macedonia. Regular train services link the city with Durres and Elbasan. 

How to get to Tirana from
Route 1:

The service between Vlore, Durres and Tirane is ideal for travelling between western Europe and Albania. The Albanian Railways (HSH) service is basic, but perfectly comfortable. Only one class is offered, and this may involve open carriages or shared compartments. The service is generally safe, although as with any other journey, be aware of your valuables at all times.

One of the six services (in either direction) a day, continues to Vlore, and a connecting service is available to/from Shkodra.

Route 2:

The overland journey between Tirane and Sarajevo is not a short one, nor is it that simple! The best way to do it is by several buses. The journey may be possible in less than a day, but it really depends on how lucky you get with connecting mini-buses and taxis. A more relaxing way to make the journey would be to spend a night somewhere in Montenegro, taking advantage of the spectacular scenery.