Are one-way rentals possible in Albania?
One-way rentals, i.e. dropping off your rental car at a location other than the pick-up station, are of course possible in Albania by prior arrangement. You have to consider thought that these will cost extra.
What are the refuelling policies of car rental companies in Albania?
Most car hire companies in Albania or Tirana offer a full/full policy, where you pick up your rental car with a full tank and return it with a full tank. This is the best way to drive.
With a full-empty arrangement, on the other hand, where you pick up the rental car with a full tank and return it with an empty tank, you are more likely to make a loss. This is because an expensive service charge is often added to the rental price for the first tank of petrol, and the petrol that is still in the tank when you return the car is given to the car rental company as a gift.
What insurance options are available for rental cars in Albania?
The basic insurance is included in your booking. In addition, rental companies offer various service packages that provide you with tailor-made insurance cover. The basic package includes comprehensive insurance with excess.
A service package with „comprehensive insurance and reimbursement of excess“ is recommended. You can extend this if necessary, for example to include glass and tyres or an additional driver. This way you are optimally covered and can consider in good conscience beforehand whether you want to buy further additional insurance on the spot.
Is there a minimum age for rental cars in Albania?
Driving a car in Albania is allowed from the age of 18, which is why this is also the minimum age when booking a rental car. However, some car rental companies set the minimum age for drivers of a rental car even higher. Depending on the type of vehicle, such as an SUV or a high-priced model, a minimum age of 21 or even 25 may also be required. In addition, some require you to be in possession of your licence for at least 1-2 years.
Do I need a credit card to book a rental car in Tirana or other places in Albania?
Often, yes, you must always present a valid credit card at the time of pick-up. Make sure that your card is indeed a credit card. Some debit cards look very similar to credit cards but are not accepted by car rental companies. If in doubt, contact your bank and ask. There are also rental car companies that offer cash payment and cash deposits.
How much is the deposit for a rental car, e.g. from Tirana?
The amount of the deposit depends on the type of car you want to rent and the car rental company. It is best to check with the car rental company about the amount involved before booking.
What do I have to consider when returning my rental car?
Depending on the fuel arrangements you have made, you should return the car with a full tank or with as empty a tank as possible. It is best to get written confirmation that the car is in perfect condition and that the tank is full when you return it. This way, you are on the safe side and can end your holiday completely relaxed. Some companies also require you to return the car cleaned or clean (as delivered).