Albania Driving Advice and Car Hire Info
Driving In Albania
Roads are generally in poor condition, and there are no street lights outside built-up areas and major roads – and there are frequent power cuts. Avoid driving at night away from towns where you are likely to encounter poorly lit vehicles , pedestrians in the road and hidden hazards such as pot holes. Albanian drivers tend to be quite aggressive and disputes can get out of hand. I’ve had personal experience of this myself and have actually had a ‘car chase’ scenario in Albania .Unfortunately you may also find a high percentage of drivers are armed . During the winter months, roads throughout mountainous regions in northern Albania can be dangerously snowy and icy.You should ask the rental company if winter tyres are needed. You should exercise caution when driving in Albania and expect the unexpected from other road users.
Albania Self Driving Rules
Cars can’t be driven into or dropped off in any neighbouring country , though Hertz allow driving into and drop off in Kosovo for an additional charge. Sixt allow the car to be taken to the following countries with prior written agreement -Andorra, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, San Marino, Switzerland, Spain.