Pristina - Post Report Question and Answers

Are local buses, trams, trains or taxis safe and affordable?

Yes, safe and affordable. The bus system is good in the center but not great if you live in IV. Sometimes it is nearly impossible to get a taxi. I'm glad we have our own vehicle, but sometimes we take a taxi to the center just because parking is such a pain. Look on or google maps for parking lots before you go. - Aug 2021

No experience with the local buses (there are a few). No trams and while I hear that there are trains, I've never actually seen one. Taxis are plentiful and affordable, lots of good companies to choose from and the dispatchers generally speak English. - Jul 2019

Buses are cheap. Trains are rarely available. Taxis are inexpensive as well. They should have a taxi meter and switch it on. A ride within Pristina should not cost you more than 2 or 3 Euros during the day. At night, it's a bit more expensive. - Nov 2016

Yes. - Jun 2016

All are safe. There's a train to Peja, but that is more for the experience. Taxis are plentiful and cheap. - May 2016

All are safe and affordable, though I've only ever heard of expats using taxis. The train only goes to Skopje (and is thus a bit useless.) - Aug 2015

Taxis are very cheap. You can get around downtown for about 2 Euros. If you go to the Albi Mall or Viva Fresh supermarket, right outside of downtown, it'll cost about 4 Euros. - Jun 2014

I have not used the local trains or buses. From all reports, the buses are safe, inexpensive, and predictable, once you figure out how to use them, which reportedly can be difficult. Taxis need to be called rather than waved down on the street. They are safe and affordable--approximately 5 Euro from housing on the outskirts of the city to the Embassy, or 4 Euro to downtown. - Apr 2014

Taxis were safe and cheap. 3 euros to downtown. 10 euros to Gracanica. Buses are super cheap but are not recommended due to safety and comfort issues. 30 euro cents from downtown to Germia park. Hearsay: the train from Pristina to Skopje is worthwhile, if a bit rustic, and is only once-a-day. For other tourism, drive. - Apr 2013

Yes to all, though the buses are not really that convenient. The taxis were so cheap I never used the bus. - Sep 2012

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