Economy (Hyundai i10 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Albania.
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Like in most European countries, Albanians drive on the right side of the road, which is the same as the United States. Road conditions will vary, especially outside the city limits, where elevation gets higher. The use of mobile phones while driving is strictly forbidden, and as always, make sure you have all your documents before you set out on the road.
You must be at least 21 and no older than 70 to rent a car in Albania. Drivers under the age of 21 and over 70 will incur a daily surcharge of approximately 3 € ($3.50). Additionally, you must hold either a valid European Union license, an international license or a local license for at least one year at the time you make your reservation.
The average price for one liter of petrol across 42 European countries was about 1.48 € ($1.68) in early June, 2019, compared to 1.63 € ($1.85) in Albania, making the country above average in Europe. However, European cars are smaller and more fuel-efficient in general, so you can get great mileage from a single fill-up.
Speed limits vary according to the type of road, from 110 km/h (68 mph) on freeways and 90 km/h (56 mph) on expressways to between 40 and 80 km/h (25-50 mph) within various city limits. There are usually signs posted regarding speed limits, and these should be observed. Mopeds, caravans and other vehicles may have different regulations or standards, so it’s a good idea to check with your rental agency about vehicle-specific laws.