Dajti mountains and how to get there

This article is a quick guide on public transport to Dajti mountains cable car.

Public transport

Take Bus #1 – Porcelani (navy blue bus) near the local bus station close to Skanderbeg square.

Porcelani bus stop, Tirana
Porcelani bus stop, Tirana

It takes around 20-25 mins to get to the end of the bus line (even during rush hour) and only 40 leke one way. From the end of the bus line, its a short walk up hill (about 1.5km) to the start of the cable car station. Keep walking in the direction of the bus down the road passing the tunnel entrance to the bunk art museum (about 1km). Keep walking and then you come to a bigger intersection with a lot of cafe’s where there is a right turn towards the hill marked clearly for the cable car.

Tourist office in the city mentioned the entrance is close to the last stop of the bus which isn’t correct which lead me to write this article.

Alternatively, you can also get off the bus before going all the way to the end of the bus line by looking out for the cable car (Teleferick) sign which should be visible on the left hand side of the road (I recommend you sit of the left side of the bus if you wish to do this). A lot of people get off the bus at this stage which should be easy enough to spot the sign.

Whether you are taking either route, just follow the signs when you get to the main turn off and its a short uphill walk about 10 mins to the entrance.

You can pay with Leke or Euro. Its only 800 Leke for the return trip which has to be one of the cheapest cable car rides in the world!

Views from the top of the hill are amazing!

View from Dajti mountains
View from Dajti mountains

When you are at the top, why not enjoy a 360 view of the area by having a drink at the sky bar.

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