Tirana's compact and easy-to-use international airport is located 17km or so northwest of the city centre in the small settlement of Rinas and, with the exception of additional charter and summer-only flights, is used by 11 regular airlines operating flights between a number of different European destinations. Boasting free wireless internet throughout that we’ve never managed to connect to and containing several useful shops, cafés (there’s even a café with a smoking room) and a small tourist information kiosk, the relatively low frequency of flights means arriving at the airport an hour before your flight is scheduled to depart is a perfectly acceptable and normal thing to do. To get there from the city centre, take the hourly Rinas Express airport bus from Sheshi Skënderbej between 07:00 and 19:00 for 250 lek. Alternatively a taxi should cost somewhere in the region of between 2,500 lek and 3,000 lek. In good traffic both journeys shouldn’t take more than 40 minutes unless you’re travelling by taxi from the eastern or southern suburbs of the city, in which case you should give yourself more time.