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Albania (HSh) E-mail

Country info: Albania (Shqipëria)

Rail companies: HSh (Hekurudha Shqiptare)

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Currency: 1 euro = app. 130 Albanian Lek (ALL)




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


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National (Domestic) Train Service:

Albanian Railways (HSh) at the moment do not offer a big variety of different train types, thus passengers traveling by train in Albania can basically meet just one type of train - ordinary "trenit" without any obligatory seat reservation. Due to a number of reasons, rail network & passenger rail service in Albania is quite limited and seems to "deteriorate" each year. As result Albanian passenger train service is "alive" only on some major lines & routes (with trains to/from Durres, Shkoder, Elbasan, etc.), however taking a train in Albania is very cheap (HSh ticket fares are very low and inexpensive compared to any other European country) and in many instances quite scenic, so, in case you are not in hurry, taking a train in Albania might be a good and interesting travel experience.

 

Since it is not an easy task to find an Albanian train schedules we publish below current Albanian Railway (HSh) timetables (timetable is from 2017, but it seems to be valid for 2018 as well):

Kashar to Durrës:

  • Kashar (dep. 7:00) - Vorë (7:11-7:12) - Durrës (arr. 7:43)
  • Kashar (dep. 8:30) - Vorë (8:41-8:42) - Durrës (arr. 9:13)

Durrës to Kashar:

  • Durrës (dep. 7:10) - Vorë (7:40-7:41) - Kashar (arr. 7:52)
  • Durrës (dep. 14:30) - Vorë (15:00-15:02) - Kashar (arr. 15:13)

Shkodër to Durrës:

  • Shkodër (dep. 5:45) - Laç (7:44) - Vorë (8:58) - Durrës (arr. 9:35)

Durrës to Shkodër:

  • Durrës (dep. 13:00) - Vorë (13:32) - Laç (14:48) - Shkodër (arr. 16:45)

Rrogozhinë to Elbasan:

  • Rrogozhinë (dep. 8:44) - Elbasan (arr. 10:20)

Elbasan to Rrogozhinë:

  • Elbasan (dep. 14:30) - Rrogozhinë (arr. 16:04)

Durrës - Rrogozhinë – Vlorë & back: no sevice at the moment

 

tirana_station

NB: Since the late 2013 Tirana train station was closed for any passenger and freight transport, it was demolished to make room for a new boulevard that will lead over the station area to the north of the city. 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 the leg between Tirana and Kashar remains closed, but Kashar station is basically located in the north-western outskirts of Tirana (7 km to Tirana city center), thus these days Albanian trains terminate there and a special bus to Kashar station is introduced


 

2017/2018 Ticket Fares on the main routes of Albanian Railway (HSh):

albania_train_fares_2017

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Albanian Railway (HSh) ticket fares also can be calculated knowing the number of zones on the chosen 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

 

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International Train Service:

There is 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:

At the moment it is not possible to purchase Albanian train tickets online via HSh (or any other) website website, so potential passengers will have to rely on ticket purchase already on the spot, but it's not a big problem, since Albanian (HSh) trains does not require any seat reservation (= tickets are alaways available)


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