There are a number of ways you can get to the Cableway. This page has information about Public bus lines, the Dajti Ekspres Minibus & advice on Taxi’s in Tirana including a special rate we have negotiated for our customers!

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Public Bus Lines

Save some money and do the right thing for the planet at the same time! There are various buses that visitors can catch from Tirana but finding your way around the Albanian transport system can be challenging.

You can reach Dajti Ekspres via the following bus lines:

Qender (Center) – Porcelan
Kombinat – Kinostudio

Below you will find a detailed bus guide for each of these lines. For your convenience you can also download our bus guide for all the lines here.

Note: The bus ticket costs 40 Albanian Leke (one way) for all bus lines.

Qender – Porcelan

The Porcelan bus is blue and departs from the tower clock (Sahati), in the centre of Tirana near Skenderbeg square. The bus operates at the following times:

  • 5:30 – 24:00 all year round
  • The frequency varies from 5-10 min depending on the time of day
  • The journey from the center takes approximately 15-20 minutes
  • Journey times may vary depending on traffic
  • Please Note: During summer season the cable car opens from 9:00 – 22:00 with the last cable car going up at 21:00. Visitors should plan their trip accordingly.

The lower station of Dajti Ekspres is a 5 minute uphill walk from the last bus stop (Teleferiku). Alternatively, visitors may get off the bus at I.K.V and take the Dajti Ekspres minibus which is stationed 10 metres behind the I.K.V stop. The minibus operates every 30 mins between the hours of 09:00 – 20:00 during the summer months and 09:00 – 18:00 during the winter months.

Kombinat – Kinostudio

The Kombinat bus is Orange and departs from Garibaldi Square (Sheshi Kombinat). Vistors may also alight this bus in the center close to the National Bank or at “9 Kateshet”. In total there are 20 stations, the first is Garibaldi Square and last station is called IKV. If you are planning a trip to Dajti Ekspres the following bus times apply:

  • This bus operates from 5:30 – 24:00 all year round
  • The frequency varies from 5-30 min depending on the time of day
  • The journey from Kombinat takes approximately 45 minutes
  • The journey from the center takes approximately 15-20 minutes
  • Journey times may vary depending on traffic
  • Please Note: During summer season the Cable car opens from 9:00 – 22:00 with the last cable car going up at 21:00. Visitors should plan their trip accordingly.

From I.K.V tourists can either walk the 15 minutes to get to our lower station or take the Dajti Ekspres minibus which is located just across the road. The minibus operates every 30 mins between the hours of 09:00 – 20:00 during the summer months and 09:00 – 18:00 during the winter months.

Dajti Ekspres Minibus

We currently have an unfortunate situation on our hands with the Dajti Ekspres minibus. Local government have withdrawn the space that our company were renting in the city centre and there is currently no allocated place in the city centre for visitors to alight our free service! We will continue to press the relevant department to allocate a place for our visitors and will put an update on our website once the situation is resolved. We apologise for the inconvenience.

For your convenience the Dajti Ekspres shuttle bus is stationed very close to I.K.V stop towards the end of the public bus lines. Visitors can alight this bus to avoid the 5 minute (from Teleferiku stop) or 15 minute walk (from I.K.V stop) to the cableway station.

Taxis

Meter taxis are available for hire across the city centre. You can flag one down anywhere in the city, the charge from the centre to Dajti Ekspres varies from 700 to 1000 leke one-way.

Tip: Always ask the driver to put on the meter or alternatively negotiate a fixed price before you get in.

SPECIAL RATE

Due to negative feedback from our customers regarding taxi’s, we have negotiated preferential fixed rates with the company “Merr Taxi”. Whether you are visiting us from the city centre or from Rinas airport, our visitors can now benefit from the best rate possible (see rates below). To benefit from this offer simply call “Merr Taxi” on the number provided and ask to go to Dajti Ekspres (Teleferiku).

Tirana Centre - Dajti Ekspres

Leke590One-way
  • Offer 1

Rinas Airport - Dajti Ekspres

Leke2000One-way
  • Offer 2

Please show this section to your driver if there is a disagreement on price.