To Prizren by bus
We arrived in Prizren by bus from Pristina, where we got to by bus from Tetovo in Macedonia. The route between Pristina and Prizren is served about every 30 Minutes and a single ticket cost 4 Euro. The trip takes around 2 hours.
We also used a bus from Prizren's bus station for a side trip to Gjakova. This route is also served about every 30 minutes. Tickets cost 2,50 Euro and the trip takes about 1 hour.
At the end of our time in Prizren we left the city by bus to Skopje in Macedonia. There are only two daily buses serving this route; one at 5:30 a.m. and one at 09:00 a.m. We took the latter one and arrived in Skopje at around 13:45 h. The fare was 9 Euro.
Besides many local towns, other destination which can be reached by bus from Prizren include: Peja (RKS, 6 daily, 2,5 hrs), Novi Pazar (SRB, 1 daily, 4 hrs), Tirana (AL, 2 daily, 3 hrs) and Podgorica (MNE, 1 daily).
In Kosovo bus tickets can usually be bought on the bus from a conductor who collects the money during the trip.
Prizren's bus station is located about 1 km north west of the old town and it can easily be reached on foot. A taxi should cost less than 2 Euro.
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Explore Prizren on foot
Although Prizren has a population of around 130.000, it is still small enough to be explored exclusively on foot. All sights are located within walking distance from the city's main square Shadervan.
Also a walk uphill to the fortress (Kalaja), which is probably the farthest sight, won't take much more than 30 minutes.
Prizren's historic old town has many pedestrianised, cobbled streets or pathways which are not accessible to cars or public transportation anyway.
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Buses to and from Prizren
Buses leave from Prishtina every half hour or so...just turn up, climb aboard and buy your ticket on the bus. It takes around 2 hours. If you're visiting Prizren as a day trip, the last bus back to Prishtina leaves around 6pm...check the timetable when you arrive.
From Prizren, I saw buses heading to Gjakova, Decan, Isniq and Peja.
International buses head to Skopje and Tetovo (Macedonia) and Tirana (Albania), the latter being a gruelling nighbus over the mountains which leaves at 8pm and arrives in Tirana at some ungodly hour in the morning. The road is fine up until you reach Albania, then it promptly disappears, and the driver negotiates a bumpy path through the mountains to Kukesi and beyond, taking forever. Ask at the travel agency inside the bus station for details and tickets.
From the bus station, turn right and keep going...you'll eventually meet the river and old houses start to appear...you should be able to see the castle in the distance anyway, so aim for that. It takes about 10-15 minutes to walk into town.
bus to Peja
There are buses every hour to Peja.
they leave in time, and prices are good, but in proportion quite exspensive for the area. They stop almost everywhere if you ask to, people continously get on from little farms or single houses.
The central bus station is located on the lower town...where there is a dark and unclean toilet not for free but it makes me laugh how many they ask for get in so...its like per free !!!
In any coach there is the name of the location where it runs... so easy this way...the problem is that the buses dont run till late...around 5 or 6pm run to Prishtina the last ones ...ask to the driver how you can (lol) and hop on ......its around 1h30 or 1h 45 to get Prishtina and then if you dont have the link to skopje you can do as i did....taxi or hitchhiking to the border ...cross it on foot after the stamp and haggle with the makedonian border the fare to Skopje
Or the second option is find out any place to sleep in Prishtina...there are several hostels there ..use your guide...i coudnt suggest anyone cos i rather come back to Skopje