Directions, Airports, Flights, Ports & Ferry
From Montenegro (24km) - Enter Albania at Hani i Hotit, head towards the newly finished E762/SH1 south, pass by Koplik, head towards Omare/Omaraj and Grile (the direction of Shkoder). Before reaching Grile and the railway bridge, at the turning for Omare/Omaraj (on the left), turn right onto a small single track road and travel 0.9km towards the lake. Lake Shkodra Resort is sign posted from the main road. Head towards the lake and you will reach the resort. Approximately 25 minute drive from Montenegro.
From Shkoder/Shkodra (7km) - head out of Shkoder onto the E762/SH1 towards Hani i Hotit (& Theth), drive through the village of Grile, over the railway line bridge. When you drive off the bridge, after 200 meters turn left at the crossroad (not right for Omare/Omaraj). We are sign posted from the E762/SH1. Drive down the single track road for 0.9km until you reach the lake, we are at the end of the road. Approximately 10 minute drive from Shkoder.
From Tirana - You can get a mini-bus from Tirana airport or Tirana city centre direct to Shkoder (large timetabled buses run from Tirana city centre). You will then need to get off the bus in Shkoder at the final stop. Walk to `Rus' in Shkoder (5 minute walk) and get on another mini-bus to Koplik. See `from Shkoder' below.
From Shkodra - Get on a mini-bus signed for Koplik (most depart from `Rus' roundabout). The bus costs 50 leke per person to Lake Shkodra Resort. Travel through the village of Grile, go over the railway bridge, travel approximately 400 metres and get off the bus at the cross road for Omaraj and Lake Shkodra Resort. Lake Shkodra Resort is on the left and sign posted from the main road (opposite the sign for Omaraj on the right). Turn left down the single track dirt road and walk towards the lake. We are 900 metres from the main road where the bus will drop you off. We are 7km from Shkoder/Shkodra. The journey takes 10-15 minutes.
From Koplik - Get a min-bus signed for Shkoder. Travel approximately 7km. At the sign for Omaraj (on the left) and Lake Shkodra Resort on the right, get off the bus. Walk down the single track road towards the lake. We are 900 metres from the main road. The bus costs 50 Leke per person.
From Hani-i-Hotit - Get a mini-bus signed for Shkoder. You will go past Koplik, then follow the `from Koplik' instructions.
A taxi from Shkoder to Lake Shkodra Resort costs €7.50 (1,000 leke).
Airports & Flights
The closest airport to Lake Shkodra Resort is Podgorica airport in Montenegro (49km). With the border crossing, this journey takes (by car) between 1 - 1 hour & 10 minutes. Tirana airport in Albania (93km) is a 1 hour & 30 minutes journey by car. A taxi costs approximately €40 from Tirana and Podgorica airport.
Direct Flights to Tirana Airport
Direct Flights to Podgorica Airport
Ports (by sea)
The main ports have regular scheduled ferries to and from:
Durres, Albania (118km) to Bari, Trieste, Ancona and Brindisi (Italy).
Vlore/Vlora, Albania (229km) to Brindisi (Italy).
Saranda, Albania (357km) to Corfu (Greece).