Albania

Toll roads. Traffic rules. Fuel prices.

Roads and traffic rules in Albania

The total length of roadways is 18,000 km. Paved roads - 12,920 km and unpaved roads - 5,080 км.

There is a dual carriageway connecting the port city of Durrës with Tirana, Vlorë, and partially Kukës. There are three official motorway segments in Albania: Thumanë-Milot-Rrëshen-Kalimash (A1), Levan-Vlorë (A2), and partly Tirane-Elbasan (A3).

    Toll roads

    The all roads in Albania are free.

    Map of Albanian roads

    Map of Albanian roads

    Road rules in Albania

    Speed limit

    Speed limit in Albania

    Standard speed limits in Albania (unless otherwise indicated on the signs).

    Cars (to 3.5 tons) and motorcycles :
    • in built-up areas - 40 km/h
    • outside built-up areas - 80 km/h
    • expressways - 90 km/h
    • motorways - 110 km/h
    Cars (to 3.5 tons) with trailer :
    • in built-up areas - 40 km/h
    • outside built-up areas - 60 km/h
    • expressways - 70 km/h
    • motorways - 80 km/h

    Alcohol

    The maximum permitted level of alcohol in the bloodstream is 0.1 ‰.

    If the level of alcohol in the bloodstream exceeds the allowable, a fine will be imposed from ALL 2,500 to 10,000 (€ 20 - 82) and suspend driving license from 6 to 12 months.

    If the driver refuses to take a test for the presence of alcohol in the blood, a fine will be imposed from ALL 5,000 to 20,000 (€ 41 - 163) and suspend driving license from 6 to 12 months.

    Dipped headlights

    Dipped headlights are not mandatory for daytime driving and are mandatory when driving at night. Dipped headlights should be switched on when visibility is poor due to bad weather conditions.

    For non-compliance, you could be fined from ALL 250 to 1,000 (€ 2 - 8).

    Children in cars

    Children under 12 and less than 1.5m tall cannot travel as a front or rear seat passenger unless using an appropriate child restraint.

    A child under four can not be transported in a vehicle without a child seat/restraint.

    For non-compliance, you could be fined from ALL 250 to 1,000 (€ 2 - 8).

    Seat belts

    The use of seat belts is mandatory for both front and rear passengers, if fitted.

    For non-compliance, you could be fined from ALL 250 to 1,000 (€ 2 - 8).

    Mobile phone

    The use of a mobile phone while driving is restricted to the use of a hands-free device.

    A hands-free phone may be either a selfcontained or a hand-held unit allowing hands-free use, provided that in either case the user does not have to hold the phone in the hand.

    For non-compliance, you could be fined from ALL 250 to 1,000 (€ 2 - 8).

    Offenses

    If a car is detained by a police officer, he must explain the reason for the stop.

    Traffic fines in Albania:
    Traffic fines in Albania
    Violation Fine (on the spot) (ALL)
    Failing to comply to give a signal before driving 500 - 2,000 (€ 4 - 16)
    Overtaking dangerously 500 - 2,000 (€ 4 - 16)
    Violation of passage through the level crossing 500 - 2,000 (€ 4 - 16)
    Failing to comply to give way to the car, which takes advantage in motion 500 - 2,000 (€ 4 - 16)
    Driving in the left lane with the free right lane (when two lanes in the same direction) 500 - 2,000 (€ 4 - 16)
    Not enough distance to the car in front of you (Tailgating) 500 - 2,000 (€ 4 - 16)

    If you pay a fine in the first 5 days after it is imposed, the amount of the fine is reduced by 20%.

    Speeding fines in Albania
    Speeding fines in Albania
    Violation Fine (ALL)
    1 - 10 km/h 500 - 2,000 (€ 4 - 16)
    11 - 20 km/h 1,000 - 4,000 (€ 8 - 33)
    above 20 km/h 2,500 - 10,000 (€ 20 - 82)
    and license withdrawal from 1 to 3 months

    Road rules Republic of Albania in Albanian (504 Кб).

    Useful information

    Fuel

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    Fuel prices are regulated by the goverment.

    The quality of fuel at small gas stations, especially away from cities, may cause problems. Therefore, it is recommended to refuel only at large gas stations.

    Average prices for all types of fuel at 2019-12-02 :

    Albania
    • Benzine 95ALL 177 (€ 1.444)
    • DiezelALL 176 (€ 1.436)
    • LPGALL 62 (€ 0.506)

    Trends gasoline prices in Albania for last years.

    Emergency phone numbers

    • European emergency number – 112
    • Police - 129
    • Ambulance - 127
    • Fire brigade - 128
    • Road police - 126

    Compulsory equipment

    • Warning triangle
    • Reflective Jacket

    Winter equipment

    Winter tires

    The using of winter tires in Albania is optional.

    Spiked tires

    Studded tires are permitted.

    Snow chains

    Snow chains are allowed in conjunction with summer tires from November 1 to April 30. They must be worn at least on 2 driving wheels. Snow chains are only allowed if the road is completely covered with snow or ice.

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