Staying Connected

Your guide to tourist SIM cards and international eSIM options for your Albania visit.

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A Guide for Visitors

If you are visiting Albania soon, maintaining internet connectivity is essential. Here are the best connectivity options based on your device.

For eSIM Compatible Phones

Go with Airalo eSIM for instant, reliable connectivity on eSIM-compatible phones or tablets. Airalo offers flexible Albania data packages starting at just $4.50. Follow simple sign-up, activation, and installation steps on Airalo’s website or mobile app to get connected in minutes.

The eSIM Solution
Airalo eSim

Airalo is the world’s first eSIM store that solves the pain of high roaming bills by giving you access to eSIMs (digital SIM cards). With eSIMs from Airalo, download and install a digital data pack from 200+ countries and be connected anywhere in the world the second you land.

For Non-eSIM Phones

If your device does not support eSIM functionality, conveniently order an international SimOptions SIM card tailored for Albania. With multi-country coverage, high-speed 4G/LTE data, and no roaming fees, SimOptions SIM cards provide visitors with optimal connectivity.

The eSIM Solution
Airalo eSim

Having reliable internet while traveling internationally is more important than ever. SimOptions eliminates the headache of finding a local SIM card at your destination by shipping the best packages globally.

Other Connectivity Options to Consider

🌐 Use your phone’s international roaming add-on
🌐 Purchase a SIM card in-country

Purchasing a Local SIM Card

Local SIM cards can be purchased at Tirana airport and Vodafone, One, and ALBtelecom outlet stores starting at around 500 Lekë (€4).

Top Local SIM Card Providers

For non eSIM-enabled devices, the recommended options are:

📶 Vodafone Albania – Largest network with strong coverage
📶 One Telecommunications – Affordable prices and decent coverage
📶 ALBtelecom – Budget-friendly SIM cards

Albania SIM Card FAQs

A SIM card provides connectivity to a cellular network for calls, texts, and data. Using your regular SIM abroad can mean expensive roaming fees. An Albania SIM gives affordable access to connectivity during your trip.
Vodafone Albania has the most extensive network coverage across Albania based on several recommendations. Their SIM card provides reliable connectivity.
Standard, micro, and nano SIMs are common sizes. Check your phone’s technical specifications to see which physical size it requires.
The card itself is cheap, but data packages vary. Basic options start around 500 Lekë (€4) for calls/texts + some data. More comprehensive tourist packages are about 1500 ALL.
The card itself is cheap, but data packages vary. Basic options start around 500 Lekë (€4) for calls/texts + some data. More comprehensive tourist packages are about 1500 ALL.
You can quickly recharge your SIM with additional high-speed data by purchasing top-up vouchers available widely across Albania.
You can quickly recharge your SIM with additional high-speed data by purchasing top-up vouchers available widely across Albania.
Although I was born in Albania, I've spent my adult life traveling there as a tourist. Being a native who visits frequently, I can give you an insider's view of Europe's best-kept secret.
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