Qafë-Thanës-Struga border crossing

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Qafë-Thanës-Struga border crossing
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Information
Countries: Flag of Albania Albania | Flag of Macedonia Macedonia
Type: Road
Motorway: E 852

The border can be reached from the Albanian city of Elbasan in a shared taxi for 600 lekë (July 2009).

Hitchhiking out

East into Macedonia

Position yourself a hundred meters down from the border and put your thumb out. Alternatively, ask the parked truck drivers. Plenty of trucks pass through this border crossing, and you may even get a lift as far as Bulgaria.

West into Albania

There's a fork in the road pretty soon after the border (some 3km) where you can either go right towards Elbasan and Tirana or left towards Pogradec and Korçe. If you got dropped off at the border, it might be worthwhile to walk here.

Experiences

  • Quarim had major problems crossing this border with the autobus from Tirana in May 2008, because they found cocaine in the bus. After he gave a bribe (which could have been dangerous), they let him go.