Cheapest car hire in Albania

Top tips when hiring a car in Albania

  • The roads are generally in quite poor condition, consider hiring an SUV or drive carefully to avoid damage to your hire car
  • Drive on the RIGHT, consider hiring an automatic hire car if you’re worried about gear changes
  • We recommend taking an international driving permit (IDP 1949)
  • Don’t be tempted to use a mobile whilst driving, locals may well, but it is illegal and will result in a fine
  • There are 7 car hire companies in Albania to choose from, Avis are currently ranked the best whilst SurPrice one of the most popular

Albania car hire reviews

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Laws and rules of the road when driving in Albania



    Road Driving Side



    Urban speed Limit



    Rural Speed Limit



    Motorway Speed Limit


    LEK  181.03/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price



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    Min Rental Age


    Min Driving Age


    Front and Rear



    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras


    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Recent customer reviews (average rating 8.7/10)



We use Rhino re

We use Rhino regularly throughout Europe, however first time in Albania. Small supplier, but car was fine and as ever, Rhino prices were very competitive.



First time use

First time use Rhino rental car. Cheap prices for Tirana car hire. Airport pick up easy and car was fine.



Booked with Rhi

Booked with Rhino as were the cheapest we found online. I use brokers all the time so know the score and Rhino were the cheapest this time. Service was good, no problems and a nice looking website. Read some pretty decent review of Rhino online and happy to add my own positive feedback.


Compare car rental agents in Albania

Rental Agent
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
€ 8.88
€ 19.44
€ 35.46
€ 15.35
€ 19.64
€ 44.96
 Sicily by car
€ 17.21
€ 22.47
€ 31.84
€ 73.54

Car rental agent statistics in Albania

  • 7.8/10
    Highest rated agent:
  • 5.3/10
    Lowest rated agent:
  • 82
    Total number of reviews in
  • 8
    Most Locations in Albania:
  • 27
    Average wait time
  • 12
    Total rental companies

Average prices per day for car hire in Albania

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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Albania

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Sep , 2020 1.36 1.36
Aug , 2020 1.36 1.36
Jul , 2020 1.36 1.36
Jun , 2020 1.36 1.36
May , 2020 1.36 1.36
Apr , 2020 1.37 1.37
Mar , 2020 1.31 1.31
Feb , 2020 1.40 1.41
Jan , 2020 1.40 1.41
Dec , 2019 1.40 1.41
Nov , 2019 1.44 1.44
Oct , 2019 1.43 1.43

Car rental price statistics in Albania

  • € 62.16
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 451.19
    Highest daily price:
    Citreon Berlingo
  • 505
    Total cars available
  • 48
    Most popular model:
    Hyundai i10
  • 132
    Location with most cars:
    Tirana Airport
  • € 8.9 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    OPTIMORENT - Tirana Downtown

FAQs about car hire in Albania

How much does it cost to hire a car in Albania?

Car hire in Albania starts from just €8.90 per day for a (economy) class car from Optimorent. The average price to hire a car in Albania is just €55.80 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Albania is a Citreon Berlingo car for a (intermediate) class from Mex costing €451.20 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in Albania?

We often have special offers on car hire in Albania including free additional drivers, for example, Enterprise is offering free additional driver and express check-in at Durres Downtown for €17.86 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Albania?

Car hire prices in Albania are kept low thanks to the 12 car hire companies across the country. With over 10 car hire locations and 4,046 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Albania.

Who is the best car hire company in Albania?

Based on over 82 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Albania Is Surprice who score on average 6.7/10 across all locations in Albania.

What is the most popular car hire location in Albania?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Albania is Tirana Airport with 12 car hire companies and 132 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Albania?

Current fuel prices in Albania are €1.36/ltr for petrol and €1.36/ltr for diesel as of 21 September 2020, it’ll cost on average €54 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €54 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Albania?

Speed limits in Albania are in km/h and are generally 40 km/h on urban roads, 80 km/h on rural roads and 90-110 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Albania?

Optimorent is the cheapest car hire company in Albania offering a (economy) class car such as the Fiat Panda for as little as €62.30 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Albania?

The most popular car hire category in Albania is the Ford Focus available from 5 car hire companies in over 10 locations.

Most popular rental cars in Albania

Across all rental agents in Albania, the most popular rental cars by class are;
  • Volkswagen Up (mini)
  • Hyundai i20 (economy)
  • Ford Focus (compact)
  • Suzuki Vitara (SUV)
  • Volkswagen PAssat (standard)
  • Volkswagen Caddy (minivan)
  • Mercedes Vito (9 seater)

How to get the best deal on car hire in Albania

We all have different views on what constitutes the best deal, for some it’s the lowest price, others it’s the car and to many best service outweighs both. With no less than 10 rental agents across Albania and over 100 model / agent configurations, it’s no wonder that you might find yourself a little confused about what car / agent combination is best for you.

Take into account the following criteria and you’ll be well on your way to finding the best value rental car for your trip to Albania;

Rental agent reputation

Big names like Alamo, Enterprise and Sixt are all present in Albania and for first time renters in Albania, these international brands will likely be appealing and for good reason, they offer a great service and one that many are used to. You’re unlikely to go far wrong by renting a car from any of these, but prepare to pay a premium for the privilege. For many, that’s a price worth paying, but it needn’t be a given.

Local agents like OptimoRent and Surprise offer a compelling argument against the big 3, expect to pay as much as 20% less and don’t assume the standard of car or service will be any less.

Type of rental car

You might think that you already know what type of car you want to rent in Albania, but being flexible and open minded could result in a big saving, or a better car than you thought. Size isn’t everything when it comes to great value car hire, you might find a bigger car offers better value for money and can at times be even cheaper than the smaller, in demand rental car. SUV’s generally offer excellent value compared to a compact car and consider renting a single minivan (7 or 9 seater) rather than 2 cars if travelling in a group. You’ll save on not only the car, but fuel, insurance and parking costs also.

When to book car hire in Albania

It’s important to book your rental car at optimum time, but when is that? Book too early and you might find that you’ve paid over the odds, but leave it too late and you might end up missing out on the car you want if they are sold out and quite likely paying more than the average price for your rental. We’ve looked back at pricing data over the last 6 months and advise booking car hire in Albania between 4-12 weeks before you travel.

Albania car hire hacks

No matter what you read, there are always hacks to getting the best deal on car hire and Albania is no different. Here are a few tips to getting rock-bottom deals on car hire in Albania.

Use the sort function

rental cars are usually sorted by most popular, but just because most people want to rent an SUV or economy class car, that doesn’t mean it’s the best value. Sort by price to see the full list of available cars starting with the cheapest first and then hone in on the car you want by using other features such as class, fuel, pick-up location and customer rating. A sure way to finding the best value hire car in Albania that ticks all the boxes for you.

Check prices regularly

Even once booked, there are still ways to save on car hire in Albania. Set up a reminder to check prices for your same rental even after you’ve booked. All of our rentals can be cancelled for free (within 48 hours of pickup) so if you find the price has dropped after you book, you can always rebook and have the difference refunded.


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Fuel Prices in Albania

  • Price of petrol in Albania in September

    € 1.36/Ltr

    ($ 1.67/Ltr | 181.03/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in Albania in September

    € 1.36/Ltr

    ($ 1.67/Ltr | 181.03/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in Albania in September

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 54.40  ($ 66.62) | € 54.40  ($ 66.62)
Compact € 54.40  ($ 66.62) | € 54.40  ($ 66.62)
Full Size € 68.00  ($ 83.27) | € 68.00  ($ 83.27)
SUV € 81.60  ($ 99.92) | € 81.60  ($ 99.92)
Carrier € 95.20  ($ 116.58) | € 95.20  ($ 116.58)

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Other Car Hire Locations in Albania

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Car Hire Tirana
Mini 3 4 1 from €14.2 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €22.0 per day
Economy 5 5 2 from €15.4 per day
Car Hire Tirana Airport
Mini 3 4 1 from €14.2 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €22.0 per day
Economy 5 5 2 from €15.4 per day