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Author: tUt
July 20, 2017, 09:28:10 pm
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Author: tUt
July 20, 2017, 09:20:17 pm
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Message: Hi again tUt,An extra note.  Is there any rhyme or reason behind the Spanish train
Author: SEL
July 20, 2017, 01:22:14 pm
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Message: Thank you very much tUt, I had assumed you might be away. Hope you had a good trip.  It can ann
Author: SEL
July 20, 2017, 03:28:07 am
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Message: Dear SEL, first of all sorry for the much delayed reply, this year summer vacation wasn't rail
Author: tUt
July 19, 2017, 07:22:02 pm
Albania (HSh) E-mail

Country info: Albania (Shqipëria)

Rail companies: HSh (Hekurudha Shqiptare)

Albanian Rail Network Map

Currency: 1 euro = app. 140 Albanian Lek (ALL)






Train travel in Albania: train schedules, fares & other useful info


albania_train
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):

hsh_2015        hsh_2015-2


tirana_station

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:

hsh_fares_2014

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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

One-Way Ticket (LEK)

        Return Ticket (LEK)


                 Full Fare

                Full Fare


 


I

40

70


II

55

80


III

70

110


IV

85

145


V

95

155


VI

120

192


VII

130

215


VIII

145

230


IX

160

240


X

190

265


XI

190

310


XII

205

325


XIII

230

335


XIV

240

350


XV

250

360


XVI

265

 


XVII

280

 


XVIII

295

 


XIX

310

 


XX

325

 


XXI

335

 


Number of Zones between stations in Albania (for the exact ticket fare based on this chart see the above fare table):

zones_hsh

 

albania_train_interior

 

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


Do you still have further questions or want to share your own travel experience? You are welcome on our Forum page


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