Turkish Airlines offers four different flight alternatives in average every day from New York to Tirana. All flights in this route are operated as connecting over Istanbul Airport (IST). The duration of the journey, on the other hand, varies by the layover at Istanbul, ranging from 15 to 32 hours.
Turkish Airlines turns the layover at Istanbul during your journey from New York to Tirana into a splendid opportunity. If your layover is between 6 to 24 hours, you may have a chance to benefit from the free sightseeing service Touristanbul to explore the magnificent Istanbul. Moreover, the service Stopover, which is also offered complimentary by Turkish Airlines for its passengers with a layover for more than 20 hours, provides a chance to both enjoy a sightseeing and accommodation opportunities.
Situated in the northeastern United States, New York ranks among the top dynamic cities worldwide. As a pioneer also in culture and art by its thousands of art galleries, numerous museums and countless events taking place all year round, New York welcomes millions of guests at all seasons.
The globally famous Statue of Liberty on the Liberty Island is the most noteworthy icon in the city. The Empire State Building which had inspired many movies, together with the Brooklyn Bridge in the best spot of the city also serve as the first stop for the tourists wishing to get to know this enchanting metropolis better. New York is also very attractive with its neighborhoods to observe the city’s cosmopolitan presence. The neighborhoods where you can see the utterly colorful and different cultural mosaics like Chinatown, Little Italy, Harlem and SOHO, stand out as the notable spots to see the city’s profile.
The giant metropolis of New York has three different airports to manage the air traffic: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA). Flights from New York with Turkish Airlines take off from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).
There are a couple of different alternatives in transport for reaching John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) from the city center. The most frequently preferred option is the railway system. It is possible to reach Howard Beach station by the train line A from Brooklyn and Downtown Manhattan districts and change here to JFK Airtrain heading towards the airport.
You may use the train line E for reaching the airport from Queens and Midtown Manhattan and the line J or Z from Brooklyn and Downtown Manhattan. After arriving at Jamaica station by these lines, you may transfer here to JFK Airtrain to reach the airport. For getting to the airport from Long Island or Brooklyn, you should reach Long Island Penn station and then transfer here to JFK Airtrain.
There are also airport shuttles operating between the center and the airport. In addition, you may take the cabs serving all over the city or the buses heading towards the terminal 5 in the airport.
As a city established by the Ottomans, Tirana stands out today as the capital and the largest city of Albania. The city is a significant destination especially for the cultural tour lovers by its numerous historical artifacts and noteworthy buildings.
Palace of Culture of Tirana hosts a large number of events every year. You may accordingly join one of these events to witness the city’s culture and art atmosphere. The Block Area, which was one of the forbidden places to enter during the communism period, is another worth-seeing site, serving as the most vibrant living space today, contrary to those days. The verdant space known as the name Grand Park, which also has an artificial lake, hosts the Presidential Palace and Saint Procopius Church. Mount Dajti as a National Park, together with the Botanical Garden and the Zoo are the favorite of particularly the families with children.
Tirana International Airport (TIA) is 17 kilometers from the city center. Passengers booking their flights to Tirana with Turkish Airlines land at this airport.
The most popular alternative for reaching the city center from Tirana International Airport (TIA) is using the bus services named Rinas Express. Serving once in every hour between 06.00 and 18.00, these buses operate between the airport and Skanderberg and reach the center within nearly thirty minutes.
Moreover, you may use the cabs available 7/24 on the way out the airport or rent a car to comfortably reach any destination you wish in the city.