Our advice would be DON’T DO IT. Tirana’s roads, and drivers, are insane. For the foolhardy, here are some car-hire agencies in Tirana:
Avis (235 011; Rogner Hotel Europapark Tirana, Bul Dëshmorët e Kombit)
Hertz (255 028; Tirana International Hotel, Sheshi Skënderbej)
Sixt (259 020; Rr e Kavajës 116)
Some of the major hotels offer guarded parking; others have parking available out the front.
Taxi stands dot the city and charge 400 lekë for a ride inside Tirana (600 lekë at night). Make sure you reach an agreement with the driver before setting off. Radio Taxi (377 777), with 24-hour service, is particularly reliable.