Tirana Airport arrivals

Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza

Address: Ruga Nene Tereza, Rinas 1504, Albania
Phone: +355 69 708 1800
Web: tirana-airport.com
Airport code: TIA
Hub for: Air Albania, Albawings, Wizz Air
Elevation: 33 m
Serves: Tirana

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It is also often called Rinas Mother Teresa Airport or Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza. The location of the airport is near Tirana. It is about 20 km north of the city and it takes 30-50 minutes driving by car. The airport has 1 runway, which is 9022 feet (2750 meters) long for all Tirana flight arrivals. Tirana Airport, Tiranë, Albania is UTC + 1 (DST + 2) time zone. It is 126 feet (38 m) above sea level. Most flights are operated by the airline Air Albania to European destinations but also beyond. In recent years, an average of 3 million passengers per year use the airport.

Airport Codes

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) refers to the airport code TIA. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) uses LATI when Aeroporti Ndërkombëtar i Tiranës Nënë Tereza (Tirana Airport) is meant.

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Tirana airport Terminal

The terminal of the airport is relatively new. This allowed the airport to grow considerably from 1 to eventually 3 million passengers. There is also a cargo building. The terminal is easy to reach. If you are standing in front of the terminal you can walk right in. You enter the check-in hall  where you can check in at the counter, but there is also a self check-in. Then you go through the security channel and after boarding your flight can start. For arrivals you come in the same hall as departure. You can only go to the Rinas Arrivals Hall after arrival. There is the baggage claim area. Then you go out through security.

Terminal map

tia arrivals terminal

Ground transportation

After arrival you can continue your journey for example by taxi or bus. Taxis are waiting outside the terminal to take you to your final destination. You could also rent a car. There are various counters and car rental agencies companies where this is possible. If you want to travel to the center of the capital, you should take into account 30 minutes without delay.

Traveling by public transport is also an option. A shuttle bus service is available from the airport to the city of Tirana (behind the National Theatre). This is offered by LU-NA shpk. Here you pay 400 Albanian Lek for each way. There is 1 bus every hour. From the airport they run from 7 to 2 am and from the city from 6 to 12 am late in the evening. You can also take the bus to Durres for 600 Lek, to Fier for 1000 Lek or to Vlore for 1000 Lek.


There is no large car park at the airport. You have Zone P1 and Zone P2 which are similar in size. Parking 1 is slightly more expensive because it is also a bit closer, but it doesn’t make much difference. There is free parking for the first 7 minutes at both parking locations. Parking 2 is generally used more for long term parking. There is also a Kiss and Fly zone. Here you can only park for a short time to drop off passengers. For the first 4 minutes you pay 300. Ideal for a pick up or drop off.

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Italian airlines have a market share of about 45 percent. Blue Panorama Airlines, Ernest Airlines Alba Air and Alitalia transport half of all the passengers at the airport to mainly Italy, UK, and Turkey to Tirana and back. There is 1 runway of 2,750 meters (9,002 feet) long for the Tirana Airport arrivals. In 2019, there were a total of 3,338,147 passengers using the airport. That is double compared to 2012. The growth has arisen because more and more people from Italy go to Albania for holidays but also business.

Flights from Milan Malpensa and Rome Fiumicino have the most TIA arrivals, or ‘Arrivi dell’aeroporto di Tirana’ as the Italians would say. You can also have cheap Tirana arrivals with the airline Wizz Air.



There are several 3* and 4* hotels within walking distance of the airport. So there is plenty of choice to choose from. We highlight a few:

  • Hotel Jürgen
  • Best Western Premier Ark Hotel
  • N Hotel by Noshi
  • Hotel Airport Tirana