The Albanian Post is the biggest trading company operating in both postal and financial service markets in Albania, with 550 offices all over the country, they service nationally and internationally; letters, small packs, coli posts, but you can also get payments and money transfers done, as well as other financial services that will be listed down here.
Albanian Post Offices of Tirana operate:
Monday –Friday: 08:00-16:30
Main Post Office of Tirana
located at Rruga Cameria (next to Bank Of Albania Museum)
Monday-Saturday: 07:30 to 20:00
Note: Staff is not guaranteed to speak English. Please bring a translator with you.
Internal Express Postal Service of the Albanian Post offers fast postal services within the city or between cities at a set fee, the post is delivered within 2 hours in the same city and 24 hours in other cities.
Letters: written communication, sealed in a rectangular envelope, where you have written the recipient address on the right front and the address of the sender on the left front. Letters are accepted with a weight of up to 2 kg for both inside and outside of the country.
Small Packs: small objects up to 2 kg, carefully packaged in appropriate packaging for the object; banknotes are not allowed.
Postal Cards: thin cardboard or 90×140 mm thick paper, and Postal Cards with the paid reply, which consists of two simple postal cards folded over one another.
Celograms (postal items for the blind person)
Check out the list of prohibited goods for each country for more clarification and safety.
The Albanian Post offers a fast oversees delivery service called Super Express Mail (SEM), delivering within 24 hours for Europe destinations, and 48 hours for other countries (America, Canada, Asia, etc); as well as EMS (Express Mail Service)which ships items up to 20kg within 2-5 days in 200 destinations.
CUSTOMS – If your item is held by customs find out more info here.
ITEM TRACKING Service – Online tracking of your shipment Click here.
MAILBOXES – Most of the mails in Albania are delivered under the door. Only the newer apartment buildings have mailboxes at the main entrance.
POSTAGE STAMPS: Postage Stamps are only purchased at the post office while you are using the postal services, thus you cannot purchase them in advance anywhere else.
Posta Restante of Tirana is located in Bulevardi Zogu I (Maliq Muco 46-3-8) / They only keep letters and not packages or boxes. They also rent out Post Office Boxes.
Make sure your letter’s address is:
Posta Restante, Tirane, Albania
POST OFFICE BOX
The PO Box cost 3600 Leke / year, adding to that the deposit for the key costing around 1500 Leke. Head to your nearest Post Office to get one. *Note: not all Post Offices have PO Boxes.
Financial Services at Albanian Post
The following payments can be made at the Post Office located near you:
– Electricity Bill (OSHEE) – you need to present the ‘Libreza’ with acct #
– Water Bill (UKT) – you need to present the ‘Libreza’ with acct #
– Police Fines
– School Payments
– Money Transfers – click Money Transfers
Postal codes in Albania have 4 digits, the first two digits show the district, and the second two digits show the postal office offering service related to the respective municipal unit.
• 1000 District of Tirana
• 1500 District of Kruje
• 2000 District of Durres
• 2500 District of Kavaje
• 3000 District of Elbasan
• 3300 District of Gramsh
• 3400 District of Librazhd
• 3500 District of Peqin
• 4000 District of Shkoder
• 4300 District of Malesi e Madhe
• 4400 District of Puke
• 4500 District of Lezhe
• 4600 District of Mirdite
• 4700 District of Kurbin
• 5000 District of Berat
• 5300 District of Kuçove
• 5400 District of Skrapar
• 6000 District of Gjirokaster
• 6300 District of Tepelene
• 6400 District of Permet
• 7000 District of Korçe
• 7300 District of Pogradec
• 7400 District of Kolonje
• 8000 District of Mat
• 8300 District of Diber
• 8400 District of Bulqize
• 8500 District of Kukës
• 8600 District of Has
• 8700 District of Tropojë
• 9000 District of Lushnjë
• 9300 District of Fier
• 9400 District of Vlorë
• 9700 District of Sarandë
To find your zip postal code according to your location please head to this map.
DHL, UPS, and FEDEX are also present in Albania, their services are faster than the Albanian Post, but without a doubt more expensive.
They offer Import/ ExportExpress Services with Item Tracking.
1. Rr. Ismail Qemali Perballe Bankes BKT Bllok, Tirane
2. Rr. Durresit. Near ‘Flora’ Bar, Tirane
Monday to Friday: 08:00 to 18:00
Saturday: 08:00 to 12:00
1. Rr. Durresit, Blloku Gintash, Nr.3, Tirane
2. Rr. Mine Peza Nr. .2, Tirane
Monday to Friday: 08:00 to 18:00
Saturday: 09:00 to 16:00