Country info: Albania (Shqipëria)
Rail companies: HSh (Hekurudha Shqiptare)
Currency: 1 euro = app. 140 Albanian Lek (ALL)
Train travel in Albania: train schedules, fares & other useful info
National Train Service:
Albanian Railways (HSh) don't offer variety of different train types, so passengers traveling by train in Albania can basically meet just one type of train - ordinary "trenit". Due to various reasons rail network & passenger rail service in Albania is quite limited, as result passenger service it is "alive" only on some major lines & routes (with trains to/from Durres, Shkoder, Vlore, Elbasan, etc.), however taking a train in Albania is very cheap (HSh ticket fares are very low and inexpensive compared to other European countries) and in many instances quite scenic, so, in case you are not in hurry, taking a train in Albania might be a great experience.
Since it is not an easy task to find Albanian train schedules we publish below current Albanian Railway (HSh) timetables (timetable is from 2015, but it seems to be valid for 2016 as well):
NB: Since late 2013 Tirana train station was closed for passenger and freight transport, it was demolished to make room for a new boulevard that will lead over the station area to the north. In the northwestern district of Tirana Laprake a new station will be built, which is planned as a multi-functional terminal for railway, tram and bus. Until then railway transport on leg between Tirana and Kashar remains closed, but Kashar station is basically located in the north-western outskirts of Tirana (< 10km to Tirana city center), thus these days Albanian trains terminate there.
Ticket Fares on Albanian Railway (HSh) routes:
Albanian Railway (HSh) ticket fares also can be calculated knowing number of zones on route passenger intends to take (see below fares & zones tables):
Number of Zones between stations in Albania (for the exact ticket fare based on this chart see the above fare table):
International Train Service:
There are no international passenger trains originating or transiting Albanian territory (although Albania is connected by rail line with Montenegro, while lines to Kosovo & FYR Macedonia are being projected)
How to Purchase Train Tickets in Albania:
Currently it is not possible to purchase Albanian train tickets online via HSh or any other website website, so any potential passengers will have to purchase tickets on spot
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