Train travel in Albania

A guide to Albania for train travellers

CurrencyAlbanian Lek
Population2.812 million (2021)

Albania Travel Updates

2024 Travel Update

There appears to be minimal train service across Albania since the end of 2023 and during the start of 2024. Please be sure to check ahead before travelling.

Albania, located in Southeast Europe on the Balkan Peninsula, offers a unique blend of history, stunning landscapes, and warm hospitality for rail travelers. Renowned for its rich cultural heritage, visitors can explore ancient ruins like those in Butrint, medieval castles, and vibrant cities like the capital, Tirana.

While Albania doesn't have an extensive rail network, the picturesque train journey from the coastal city of Durr√ęs to the mountain town of Shkodra provides scenic views of the Albanian countryside. Travelers can also enjoy the Adriatic and Ionian coastlines, pristine beaches, and the inviting atmosphere of local markets and cafes, making Albania a captivating destination for those seeking both cultural and natural experiences.

Where to buy tickets for Albania

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Booking Platform

Omio is a German online travel comparison and booking website based in Berlin.

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National Operator

Hekurudha Shqiptare or HSH is the state-owned operator of the Albanian railway system, a private company in 2005.

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