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Shkodra is a city in the northwest of Albania and is the capital of the Skhodra County. The city has around 120,000 inhabitants, although the total urban region has almost twice as many inhabitants.
There is at least one train a day to/from Tirana, but this is only for enthusiasts, as it takes almost twice as long than by bus.
There are regular buses to/from Tirana, taking about 2-2.5 hours. There are also two (mini) buses a day to Ulcinj in Montenegro and from Skhodra there are regular minibus connections to the border, where you have to cross by foot and take onward transport.
|Florian Shkodra Guesthouse||Reparti Ushtarak Shtoj i Ri||GUESTHOUSE||94|
|Colosseo - Shkoder||Kol Idromeno||HOTEL||-|
|Colosseo Hotel||Rruga 13 Dhjetori||Hotel||-|
|Tradita Geg&Tosk||L.N.Mazi Rr.Edit Durham Nr. 4||HOTEL||-|
|Lake Shkodra Resort||Rruga E Liqenit Grile / Omaraj||CAMPSITE||-|
Almost every city or town in Albania has public internet access, usually available at an Internet cafe. Some hotels, especially in Tirana, have broadband connections in the guest rooms; a few have Wi-Fi.
See also: International Telephone Calls
The country calling code to Albania is: 355. To make an international call from Albania, the code is: 00.
Coverage of cell phones is good, except in the most remote, mountainous areas.
Post Ashqiptare is the national postal service of Albania and services have been getting more reliable and faster over the years. Opening times of post offices are mostly between 8:00am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday and on Saturday mornings, although the bigger ones might keep slightly longer hours, while in small towns there might be shorter hours or a lunch break. For sending things other than postcards and letters or anything of value, you might consider using a private company like UPS, TNT, FedEx or DHL.
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