Albania car hire, at least through recognised brands with international safety standards and quality, is currently limited to the capital Tirana.
The roads outside the capital can be of questionable quality, which makes 4x4s popular due to their more robust build, but journeys around the country are a great way to see more of the mountains, lakes and rivers.
Car firms include international companies such as Budget and Sixt, and local companies including Albania Car Rental.
Car hire excess insurance is offered by some insurers, but not all as some specifically exclude rental agreements or driving in Albania. We suggest running a quotation through our more detailed car hire insurance comparison site. Albania is termed as a European country by all insurers.
Be aware that the Liability insurance offered by some hire companies can be at a fairly modest level, but you can buy a supplementary liability policy through our comparison service, which will top up your cover to at least $1m. However do look out for policies which cover you anywhere worldwide as some companies will only offer cover in the Americas.
This content was last reviewed on 30/08/2017