Tirana International Airport Car Rental
Tirana International Airport is the only airport that operates routes abroad, it is named after St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta and is known as Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza with IATA code TIA and ICAO LATI.
The main structure was built during the late 1950s, between 1955 and 1957, instead of the small airport which guaranteed the internal routes and the connections to Belgrade; the actual operativity of the airport began in the first days of 1958 and since then no important extension work have been made, except the renovation of the passenger terminal, finished in 2009.
The airport has two terminals, one for the passenger traffic and one for the freight traffic, which are, however, not equipped with fingers so that boarding and disembarkation take place through ladders; moreover, the airport has only one runway used for both the functions.
After having booked a rental car on RentalUp and picked it up at Tirana Airport, you can reach the city which is about 17 km from it; the airport is well connected through the highway Tirana – Durres and it takes about 20-25 minutes for the complete route, depending on the traffic conditions.
Tirana: points of interest
The most interesting place in Tirana is Skandember Square, overlooked by museums and by the main attractions, such as the Clock Tower or the Etem Bei Mosque. In the middle of the large square there is the statue of Gjergj Kastrioti Skenderbeu, the Albanian hero who resisted for more than 20 years the Turks.
Thanks to the car rental at Tirana Airport you can reach the Catholic Cathedral of St Paul, dedicated to St. Teresa of Calcutta, with precious stained-glass windows dedicated to the saint and to John Paul II.
After having visited these two splendid places of worship, thanks to the car rental service at Tirana Airport, you can easily visit the city and its surroundings.
Tirana: art and culture
The Opera House, in the city centre, is the biggest theatre throughout Albania and the fulcrum of all the cultural events in the Albanian capital city; its construction dates to the early 1950s.
Another cultural attraction in the city is the International Centre of Culture, commonly called Pyramid: a former museum dating back to the early 1980s, built at the behest of the daughter of the communist dictator Enver Hoxha; nowadays, the building hosts the most important cultural events and the biggest expositions in the country.
Taking advantage of the car rental service at Tirana Airport, you can easily reach the museums of the city, such as the Archaeological Museum, with historical artefacts dating back to the Roman domination, and the Natural Science Museum, whose theme is the Albanian environment (in particular of Tirana), with its flora and fauna.
The most important museum in Tirana is surely the National History Museum, in which you can retrace precisely and in detail the whole history of Tirana and Albania, deepening the Albanian culture and the origin of all the arts and traditions. The time span is very wide, because it retraces a journey from the Illyrians to the communist regime.