Buying a Prepaid SIM Card in Albania Guide

Logos of Telecom Providers in Albania: Telekom Albania, Vodafone Albania, and ALBtelecom

Albania is one of the Balkan states in Europe. More Albanians live abroad than in the country, but many tourists and travelers flok to Albania to explore the beautiful country. What can you do in Albania?

Tirana, the capital of Albania, is known for its nightlife and the Skanderberg Square. Lake Skandar is beautiful and is a must-see. Sarandë is just a nice town, and Berat has the famous hilltop Berat Castle. There is no reason to be bored in Albania.

What also would not bore you is dealing with an expensive roaming bill you will get from your provider for roaming in Albania. Roaming can be expensive in many cases, which is why many travelers prefer to buy local SIM cards, like an Albanian one.

Mobile data in Albania is cheap compared to European standards, which is why you should take advantage of it.

In this article, I will go over everything you need to know about buying a SIM card in Albania. Let's do this.

Telecom Providers in Albania

Albania has 3 telecom providers:

  • Vodafone Albania
  • Telekom Albania
  • ALBtelecom

All operators have 2G, 3G, and 4G/LTE networks.

Which of these Albanian operators have the best prepaid SIM card and prepaid offerings?

If you want to buy a SIM card in Albania, then Vodafone or Telekom have the best prepaid offering. Both operators are good, although Vodafone’s coverage is better, and they are faster than Telekom.

You should, however, also consider ALBtelecom when staying in cities and large towns. They are the cheapest operator in the country, but their coverage is limited.

Like most countries in the Balkans, and Europe in general, you have to show your passport when buying an Albanian SIM card. Additionally, you have to let the operator know where you are staying in Albania.

A special reminder for those from the EU/EEA: Albania is not part of the EU or EEA, which means that the Roam like Home rule does not apply in Albania. Therefore, it is recommended that European citizens with EU SIM cards buy an Albanian SIM card instead of roaming with their providers. Some providers, however, offer free roaming in Albania, but this is not the case for all. Be sure to check your provider’s site to learn whether you can roam for free or not.

Additionally, as of April 2019, some Balkan states, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia, agreed to cap roaming costs in their nations. As a result, you will pay €0.025 per MB (or €25.60 per GB), €0.19 per minute, and €0.06 per SMS when roaming with an Albanian SIM card in those other countries.

Although still expensive, their plan is to abolish roaming costs entirely by summer 2021 in other to join the EU/EEA roaming zone, which would then allow EU/EEA SIM cards to roam for free in these nations and vice versa.

In the meantime, you will be better off buying a local SIM card when visiting those countries instead of roaming with an Albanian SIM card, except for in Kosovo.

Albania and Kosovo have a separate agreement since 2019 that has abolished roaming fees between the 2 countries, like within the EU/EEA. Although operators may still charge a small operational fee, these fees will be removed when the Balkan roaming deal comes into place.

With that being said, let’s see what Albania has to offer to us.

Vodafone Albania

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Vodafone Albania, just Vodafone, is the largest operator in Albania, with a market share of close to 50%. They also have the best coverage and the fastest speeds throughout the country.

You can get a Vodafone SIM card, called Vodafone Club prepaid SIM, for around 500 ALL ($4.45), and it comes with 400 LEK in credit. Reload cards are widely available. To top up, you send the Voucher Code to 141 or call 142. You can also top-up with Vodafone E-Top Up (top-up machines – quite cool!)

Vodafone has various data plans sold in daily, weekly, and monthly variants. There are also different bundles, such as YouMix, combo bundles, and add-on bundles. All Vodafone bundles can be activated by dialing #123#.

Vodafone Daily Bundles

The daily bundles are bundles that are valid for less than a week. There are 2 of them:

  • 60 ALL: 100 MB for 1 day
  • 300 ALL: 300 MB, 300 local minutes, 3000 on-net SMS, and 30 off-net SMS for 3 days

Vodafone Weekly Bundles

Weekly bundles are bundles that last for anywhere between a week and 10 days. There are 3 of them:

  • 300 ALL: 1 GB for 7 days
  • 700 ALL: 1.5 GB, 300 local minutes, 3000 on-net SMS, and 30 off-net SMS for 10 days
  • 1500 ALL: 15 GB, 5 GB video pass**, 500 local minutes, 10 international minutes*, and 100 (inter)national SMS* (unknown validity)

* International minutes for calls to Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Luxembourg, Montenegro, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States
** Video pass is a dedicated allowance for YouTube, Netflix, and Twitch

Vodafone 30 Days Bundles

The 30 days bundles are a mix of YouMix, Vodafone Combo, and Vodafone letter/color combos (such as Vodafone Z, Vodafone Silver, and Vodafone Gold).

Vodafone YouMix

YouMix uses a unit system, and you can spend your units the way you want to. 1 unit is equal to 1 MB, 1 minute (60 seconds), and 1 SMS. If you have 1000 units, you could decide to spend it all on data to get 1000 MB, or a mix of 500 MB, 250 minutes, and 250 SMS. The available combinations are limitless.

There are 3 YouMix bundles:

  • 1000 ALL: 800 units
  • 1300 ALL: 4000 units
  • 1600 ALL: 7000 units
Vodafone Combo

The combo bundles are your typical combo plans. There are 2 of them:

  • 800 ALL: 200 MB, 200 local minutes, and 200 local SMS
  • 1200 ALL: 2 GB, 2000 local minutes, 2000 on-net SMS, and 200 (inter)national SMS
Vodafone Letter/Color Combo

I was not sure how to group these bundles, but these bundles are named after a letter (Vodafone Z) or color (Vodafone Gold). There are 3 of them:

  • 1500 ALL: 5.5 GB, 10 GB Vodafone Pass**, 400 local minutes, and 400 local SMS
  • 1500 ALL: 5.5 GB, 2500 local minutes, 10 international minutes*, 3000 on-net SMS, and 300 (inter)national SMS
  • 2200 ALL: 12 GB, 3500 local minutes, 60 international minutes*, 3000 on-net SMS, and 400 (international) SMS

* International minutes for calls to Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Luxembourg, Montenegro, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States
** Vodafone pass is a separate allowance for WhatsApp, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Pinterest, and Vodafone Call usage

Vodafone Add On Bundles

The Add on bundles are simple data add-ons, although some restrictions apply. There are 3 data add ons:

  • 100 ALL: 300 MB for 7 days. Only with a weekly bundle
  • 500 ALL: 2 GB for 30 days. Only with a Vodafone Letter/Color Combo
  • 600 ALL: 4 GB for 30 days. Only with a Vodafone Letter/Color Combo

Vodafone 3 Weekly Tourist Pack

The Vodafone tourist pack costs 1500 ALL, is valid for 21 days, and comes with the following perks:

  • 15 GB
  • 5 GB Video Pass (YouTube, Netflix, and Twitch)
  • 500 local minutes
  • 10 international minutes
  • 100 (inter)national SMS*

* International minutes for calls to Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Luxembourg, Montenegro, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States

You can also activate any of the regular data bundles while your tourist bundle is active.

Telekom Albania

Telekom Logo (T-Mobile)

Telekom Albania, just Telekom, is the second-largest operator in Albania. The operator is owned by Deutsche Telekom, which is mainly known for the T-Mobile brand. However, Telekom Albania has been sold to Vivacom Bulgaria, but the sale is still pending government approval. We have to see if the Telekom brand will remain.

Telekom SIM cards are sold in different variants and for different prices. However, (data) packages called Paketa can be added. There are many types of packages out there:

  • Paketa Standarde
  • Paketa Ditore/Javore
  • Paketa Fundjava
  • Paketa Interneti
  • Paketa Shtesë
  • Paketa FIT
  • Electronic Beats

In most cases, you can activate the package by texting an activation code to a number. You can also enable a package online or on the My Telekom app. I recommend activating plans online or with the My Telekom app because you often get a bonus for doing so. For example, an additional 3 GB of data. All packages are valid for 30 days unless stated otherwise.

Paketa Standarde (Combo Plans)

Paketa Standarde are your typical combo plans. There are 4 of them:

  • 800 ALL: 200 MB, 200 local minutes, 100 minutes to the FIKS network, and 400 local SMS. Activation: text PS to 142
  • 1200 ALL: 2 GB, 2500 local minutes, 200 minutes to the FIKS network, 2000 on-net SMS, and 300 local SMS. Activation: text PM to 142
  • 1400 ALL: 5 GB, 3000 local minutes, 300 minutes to the FIKS network, 10 international minutes*, 2500 on-net SMS, and 400 local SMS. Activation: text PL to 142
  • 2000 ALL: 10 GB, 3500 local minutes, 500 minutes to the FIKS network, 60 international minutes*, 3000 on-net SMS, and 500 local SMS. Activation: text PXL to 142

* International minutes to Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Luxembourg, Montenegro, The Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Paketa Ditore/Javore (Daily/Weekly Packages)

The Ditore, daily, and Javore, weekly, packages are short-term packages that come with data, minutes, and SMS. You have 3 choices:

  • 150 ALL: 350 MB, 50 local minutes, and 150 local SMS for 24 hours. Activation: text Ditore to 142
  • 500 ALL: 1 GB, 300 local minutes, 100 minutes to the FIKS network, and 300 local SMS for 7 days. Activation: text Javore to 142
  • 1500 ALL: 15 GB, 5 GB for Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Viber, and Message+, 500 local minutes, 10 international minutes*, and 50 local SMS for 21 days. Activation: text Javore3 to 142

* International minutes to Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Luxembourg, Montenegro, The Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Paketa Fundjava (Weekend Packages)

The Fundjava Paketa, which stands for weekend, are packages that are only valid during the weekend. There are 2 of them:

  • 200 ALL: 3 GB and 5 GB for Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Viber, and Message+ for 48 hours. Activation: text PW to 142
  • 600 ALL: 12 GB and 5 GB for Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Viber, and Message+ for 4 weekends. Activation: text P4W to 142

Paketa Interneti (Data-Only)

The Paketa Interneti are your typical data-only packages. 4 of them are available:

  • 150 ALL: 500 MB for 1 day. Activation: text ID to 142
  • 300 ALL: 1 GB for 7 days. Activation: text IJ to 142
  • 500 ALL: 1.5 GB for 30 days. Activation: text M to 142
  • 1000 ALL: 4.5 GB for 30 days. Activation: text M1000 to 142

Paketa Shtesë (Add-ons)

The Shtesë are your packages that do not fit in another category. There are over 10 of these, but only 5 of them feature data:

  • 500 ALL: 3 GB. Activation: text MINT to 142
  • 550 ALL: 10 GB for Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Viber, Facebook Messenger, and “Android Messages.” Activation: text PSC to 142
  • 600 ALL: 5 GB. Activation: text MINT1 to 142
  • 1200 ALL: 20 GB for YouTube and Netflix. Activation: text VIDEO to 142

Paketa FIT (Units)

Paketa FIT packages are Telekom’s unit-based bundles. You get a set number of units, which can be used the way you want on data, minutes, or SMS. 1 unit = 1 MB, 1 minute, or 1 SMS. There are 3 Paketa FIT packages:

  • 500 ALL: 1000 units. Activation: text FIT1000 to 142
  • 1300 ALL: 4000 units and 400 local SMS. Activation: text FIT4000 to 142
  • 1500 ALL: 7000 units and 700 local SMS. Activation: text FIT7000 to 142

Electronic Beats

There is an Electronic Beats package, which is sold for 1400 ALL. It comes with the following perks:

  • 5 GB
  • 10 GB for Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Viber, Facebook Messenger, and “Android Messages”
  • 400 local minutes
  • 400 local SMS

You can activate the Electronic Beats package by texting EB to 142.

You also get discounts in over 40 stores and brands, can win data, minutes, and SMS every day, and activate exclusive packages, all in the Telekom FUNZONE.

Telekom All Inclusive Pack (Tourist Pack)

The All Inclusive Pack is a tourist SIM card that is sold for 1500 ALL and comes with the following perks that are all valid for 21 days:

  • 15 GB
  • 5 GB Social + Chat (Facebook, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Viber, and Message+)
  • 500 local minutes
  • 10 international minutes *
  • 100 (inter)national SMS

* International minutes to Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Luxembourg, Montenegro, The Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Telekom Data-Only SIM Card

You can also get a data-only SIM card, called Start Data SIM, for 890 ALL. It comes with 4 GB of data for 30 days. The following 2 monthly data packages are available:

  • 490 ALL: 2 GB. Activation: text MBB2 to 142
  • 790 ALL: 4 GB. Activation: text MBB4 to 142
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ALBtelecom

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ALBtelecom is the smallest operator in Albania. Their coverage is the worst, but they offer affordable data packages. They can be recommended for those staying in cities and large towns and want to get a lot of data for the money spent.

You can get an ALBtelecom SIM card for 200 ALL, which comes with 100 ALL, in ALBtelecom stores. Recharge cards can be found everywhere.

ALBtelecom has different types of packages that feature data, such as:

  • SUPER Packages
  • Extra Packages (SUPER Packages add-ons)
  • Internet Packages
  • GigaNatën Packages (night)
  • Super Weekend Packages

Let’s go through each of them.

SUPER Packages

The SUPER packages are your typical combo plans. There are 5 of them, which are all valid for 30 days:

  • 700 ALL: 300 MB, 200 local minutes, 400 on-net landline minutes, and 500 local SMS. Activation: text P700 to 131
  • 1100 ALL: 3.5 GB, 2500 local minutes, 500 on-net landline minutes, 1000 on-net SMS, 500 (inter)national SMS. Activation: text P1100 to 131
  • 1300 ALL: 6 GB, 3000 local minutes, 3000 on-net landline minutes, 30 international minutes*, 3000 on-net SMS, and 600 (inter)national SMS. Activation: text P1300 to 131
  • 1300 ALL: 16 GB (6 GB + 10 GB “Other Benefits”), 600 local minutes, 500 on-net landline minutes, and 600 SMS. Activation: text GIGA1300 to 131
  • 1900 ALL: 16 GB (13 GB + 3 GB 4G Internet), 3500 local minutes, 120 international minutes, 3500 on-net landline minutes, 3000 on-net SMS, and 600 (inter)national SMS. Activation: text P1900 to 131

* International minutes to Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Kosovo, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States

Extra Packages (SUPER Packages add-ons)

If you are almost out of data with one of the SUPER Packages, then you can activate an Extra Internet Package to boost your data allowance. There are 2 Extra Packages, which are both valid for 30 days:

  • 400 ALL: 3 GB. Activation: text IE 400 to 138
  • 500 ALL: 4 GB. Activation: text IE 500 to 138

Internet Packages

The internet packages are your typical data-only packages. There are 7 of them:

  • 100 ALL: 0.5 GB for 24 hours. Activation: text IM100 to 138
  • 300 ALL: 1 GB for 7 days. Activation: text IM300 to 138
  • 500 ALL: 2 GB for 30 days. Activation: text IM500 to 138
  • 750 ALL:  4 GB for 30 days. Activation: text IM750 to 138
  • 1000 ALL: 6 GB for 30 days. Activation: text IM1000 to 138
  • 1500 ALL: 20 GB for 30 days. Activation: text IM1500 to 138
  • 3000 ALL: 40 GB for 30 days. Activation: text IM3000 to 138

GigaNatën Packages (night)

Night owls can take advantage of one of these 2 night packages:

  • 100 ALL: 5 GB for 7 nights (11:01 PM until 6:59 AM). Activation: text N7 to 138
  • 300 ALL: 20 GB for 30 nights (11:01 PM until 6:59 AM). Activation: text N30 to 138

Super Weekend Packages

Need data for the weekend of multiple weekends? Then the Super Weekend Packages are for you:

  • 200 ALL: 5 GB for 1 weekend (Saturday 12 AM until Sunday 11:59 PM). Activation: text W1 to 138
  • 600 ALL: 20 GB for 4 weekends (Saturday 12 AM until Sunday 11:59 PM). Activation: text W4 to 138

Other Ways to Stay Connected When Traveling in Albania

So far, you have been informed about the SIM card options in Albania. However, that is not the only way to be online in Albania. I have already briefly mentioned that you can roam with your provider, although it can be expensive in most cases. Besides that, you can use free WIFI connections, mobile hotspots, or international SIM cards.

Roaming in Albania with Your Provider

Roaming is a term used in wireless telecommunication that indicates a mobile device is outside the range of its home network and has connected to a different, available cell network. Let’s say your provider is Econet Zimbabwe, then you would be roaming with Econet Zimbabwe in Albania.

You may have read horror stories of people coming back from a lovely holiday, only to be confronted with a roaming bill in the thousands. This can still be the case if you do not review your roaming options before going on a holiday. Luckily for you, I have written about the roaming options you have with various providers around the world, which you can read here.

Some operators offer roaming plans. Others allow you to roam for free in Albania, while several operators let you use your plan’s allowance for a daily fee. As you can see, roaming does not have to be a horrific experience. If your provider is generous and lets you roam for free in Albania, then you do not even need a local SIM card (although I would still recommend doing so, as your connection speed will be much slower as a roamer than someone who is a customer of the network).

No idea how roaming works? I made this comprehensive guide about what roaming is and how it works. It is worth the read – promised!

Pay As You Go roaming should be avoided, as that is how travelers get high roaming bills. One provider charges you about 1000 USD per GB in certain destinations, which is insane. If you really want to roam, check whether your provider has attractive roaming plans. Else, you will be better off with buying a local SIM card.

Using Free WIFI connections in Albania

This does not require a lot of explanation, but using free WIFI connections is the cheapest way to connect to the internet because you do not have to pay anything. Nothing beats free stuff, right? Well, not so fast.

First, you need to find hotspots in Albania. In some countries of cities, you will find so many hotspots that you can try them out one by one and find the one with the fastest speeds. In other places, however, WIFI connections do not seem to exist.

In the case of Albania, you can find many hotspots.

Additionally, public WIFI hotspots are unsecure. They are a prime target for hackers to steal your data and use it for illicit purposes. That is I use, and would recommend you to start using, a Virtual Private Network (VPN) if you connect to a public hotspot. What a VPN does is creating an encrypted tunnel between your device and the hotspot so that your data will stay private. I use NordVPN, and you can get up to 70% off when you get a NordVPN subscription. Get your subscription now or learn more about NordVPN.

Using a Pocket WIFI (Mobile Hotspot) in Albania

Pocket WIFI is a portable, battery-powered wireless router that allows you to connect your phone, laptop, or tablet without needing multiple SIM cards for those devices to be connected to the internet. They are compact and lightweight so that you take them along with you whenever you need internet access on the go.

Many companies have created mobile hotspots (just have a quick search on Amazon, for example, you will find many). Skyroam, Vision Global Wireless, and Travelwifi are reputable pocket WIFI providers I know. You can get a discount if you rent a router through Skyroam by using coupon code PHONETRAVELWIZ. Cellular access with Skyroam starts at $8 a day while using a Vision Global device starts at $2 a day. Travelwifi offers Teppy, the name of the pocket WIFI, starting from $7 per day. All these services cover more than 130 destinations around the world.

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I recently wrote an article analyzing the 7 Best Mobile Hotspots for Travelers like yourself, which should be an interesting read if pocket WIFI is something you are considering. I do reviews of individual devices every now and then, so check out my mobile hotspot category to stay up to date.

Getting an International SIM card for Traveling in Albania

International SIM cards are, as the name implies, SIM cards for international use. Well, that does not explain anything. Although most providers allow you to use your card abroad, some actually restrict this possibility. An international SIM card lets you go abroad without having to change SIM cards when visiting multiple destinations. They have been made with the traveler in mind.

All of this sounds lovely, but international SIM cards are much more expensive than local SIM cards in Albania. Not only that, some offer poor service as well for high rates. Some reputable companies I know are OneSimCard, SimOptions, Surfroam, BNESIM, and SimCorner.

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International SIM cards are appealing to those who travel frequently or are visiting multiple destinations in one trip. Many countries in Europe require you to register before you can use a SIM card, which can be a hassle for some. Additionally, the language barrier may be off-putting to some travelers, which is why an international SIM card can be handy. You order it before you depart and can use it in various destinations.

My recommendation, however, is to get a local SIM card if you are only visiting one destination. If you are visiting multiple ones, an international SIM card could be handy. If you want to learn more about international SIM cards, check out my international SIM card comparison article, where I analyze 10 international SIM card providers so that you do not have to.

The Best Way to Stay Connected When Traveling in Albania

Getting a SIM card from either Vodafone or Telekom would do you well when considering a Albanian SIM card. Be sure to explore the roaming options your provider offers you, as they may offer free or cheap roaming bundles.

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You could also consider getting an international SIM card or using a portable hotspot. International SIM cards are attractive for those visiting multiple destinations at once or within a year. Portable hotspots will be useful when traveling with multiple people so that not each individual has to get a SIM card but can use the hotspot.

Visiting other countries in Southern Europe? Check out my Southern Europe SIM card buying guide, covering other South European countries, such as Andorra, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Gibraltar, Greece, Italy, Malta, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Portugal, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, and the Vatican City (Holy See).

What about other places in Europe? My Europe SIM card buying guide covers all European destinations, such as Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, and Turkey.

Going to other places around the world? Then you should also check out my sim card buying guides for other destinations around the world.

What is next?

Looking for the best companies and gadgets to enhance your travel experience? Check out my resource page for the best companies to use when you travel! Save money on plane tickets, bus rides, cruises, and accommodation. Besides that, I also list services and items I use to make my life easier – and I believe they will help you too!

Book Your Flight for Albania

It is time to book your flight. Find cheap flights with AirWander so that you can add free or cheap stopovers in destinations you have not considered yet before going to Albania. If you are not ready to take off yet, set up flight alerts with Airfarewatchdog, and they will notify you once ticket prices to Albania drop.

Travel by Train within Europe with InterRail or EURail

Although low-cost carriers are a big thing in Europe, they are not the best way to experience Europe. Everyone knows that the European railway system is awesome. InterRail/EURail makes it much easier to explore Europe by train by having one ticket for participating countries instead of having to buy multiple tickets per country. InterRail is for European citizens and EURail is for non-European citizens.

Book Your Accommodation for Albania

I am a huge fan of Airbnb because it allows me to live with a local or get a local place for myself. Staying in someone’s house or apartment feels much different than being in a ho(s)tel, especially in Albania. At least, that is how I see it. Moreover, Airbnb can often be much cheaper than staying in an Albanian hotel.

Get Your Travel Insurance for Albania

You will regret not having travel insurance once you actually need it and “forgot” to get it. Nowadays, travel insurance is cheap and comprehensive unlike back in the days. World Nomads is by far the best travel insurance for adventurous travelers like yourself. You can even get insured WHILE already traveling in Albania, which is not something many insurance companies allow you to do.

Get a Travel Debit Card

Travel Cheques are outdated. Paying with your credit card or debit card can be expensive because of all the exchange commissions banks charge you. TransferWise allows you to convert your main currency to the local currency for a small fee (up to 8 times less than with your bank!) Getting a Transferwise Borderless account is FREE, so you will get an instant return on your investment.

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Enjoy your trip!

Ernest Adu

Ernest Adu, going by just Adu, is the founder and editor at Phone Travel Wiz. He has been a traveler for 6 years. Although from Europe, the Netherlands, Adu's favorite region in Asia, in particular, East and Southeast Asia. He currently lives in Tainan, Taiwan, and plans on exploring Oceania and more of East and Southeast Asia.

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