Dajti Ekspres “Cable Car”

Dajti Ekspres “Cable Car”

Dajti Ekspres “Cable Car”
4.5
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Located just 15 mins from the centre of Tirana, “Dajti Ekspres” provides it’s visitors with an unforgettable experience. Take the 15 minute trip up Dajti Mountain on the longest cableway in the Balkans and enjoy the breathtaking views of the city. At the summit, relax and enjoy the surroundings, take a stroll and enjoy the view! Enjoy a hot or cold drink in our rotating bar/cafe, located on the 7th floor of the Dajti Tower Hotel. A 45 minute stay at the bar will ensure you get a full 360 degrees view of the beautiful surroundings, including the Dajti national park. Fancy a bite to eat? Head over to our on-site restaurant perched on the edge of the mountain! Serving both traditional & International cuisine, we're told that the food is great (we are currently rated 10th on Trip Advisor out of 300 restaurants in Tirana) but even we must admit, it's the panoramic view that is the main attraction, simply breathtaking! We look forward to welcoming you soon.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • IanRWilliams
    Norwich, United Kingdom20 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Up and away in Tirana
    1200 Lek got me to the top and down again. Some family activities to do up there crazy golf to name one. There is a basic cafe and a restaurant. They only accept cash for payment. Free car parking. On a local bus route. Buner art 1 is 9 mins walk away. Nice view across Tirana
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written April 8, 2023
  • Naija M
    Algiers, Algeria667 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Escape form the city
    This is a simple way to escape the city and catch some fresh mountain air and do some outdoor exercise. A number of mountain hikes are possible, although I would question how well signposted they are. If you don’t fancy a hike, you could have a go at other activities such as horse riding or crazy golf. There is also a restaurant and a cafe. The panoramic view of Tirana is impressive. You. can reach the cable car by catching the number 11 bus (it’s always blue) heading to Porcelana, from the bus station behind Toptani Mall. You get off near Bunkart 1. The cable car does not operate on Tuesdays.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written April 21, 2023
  • Georgia Louise
    71 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the ride
    Took a taxi to the cable car station which is away from the city centre. The return cost for the cable car is about 12 euros. The cable car ride is quite uniquely long and takes you high into the mountains over several peaks. At the top there are great views of the whole city on a good day and some activities such as hiking, mini golf and a cafe. Worth the money.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 23, 2023
  • Shafia H
    Cranford, United Kingdom9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic view and food
    Absolutely amazing. The cable cars were so comfy and the journey up was enough time to enjoy the scenery. The restaurant was amazing. We had some delicious lunch definitely a must see if you are in Tirana. The mini golf seas enjoyed by the teenage kids. Just sitting down having a coffee and enjoying the surroundings was really worth it.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 30, 2023
  • pshurd
    906 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful views between the rain showers!
    The views were wonderful. We were inbetween rains, so we got to enjoy the marvelous views both up & down and all along the walking areas. Didn't have time for a long hike. Maybe next time! We ate at the restaurant while we were there. Definitely recommend this if you are anywhere near Tirana.
    Visited April 2023
    Written June 14, 2023
  • Griffboy
    Nottingham, United Kingdom118 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views and a peaceful cable car ride
    You can reach the cable car station by taking the bus from Skanderbeg Square near the clocktower, it's blue and has Porcelan written on the front. Ask the conductor for the stop for the Teleferik. It's then a walk of about 500 m to the cable car station. Strangely, they didn't accept card payment there. The cable car journey is delightfully peaceful and takes 15-20 minutes. At the top, there are nice views of Tirana. We used it as a starting point for a steep hike through woodland to Mount Tujanit, where are the view was even better, this took about an hour and a quarter. Buy some water and snacks at the Supermarket when you get off the bus, because they are much more expensive when you get off the cable car.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 30, 2023
  • Suzanna C
    Stockholm, Sweden87 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views
    15 minute cable car ride up the mountainside. Quite high at times and very steep at the top which was a little scary going down but felt safe and the views are beautiful so worth it. It was a very peaceful and romantic trip. Restaurant at the top has a terrace with great view over the area. Was a bit hazy over the city the day we went.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 9, 2023
  • Infinitewalks
    Stuttgart, Germany103 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Super fun ride to the top by cable car
    The experience to the top is underrated with fewer tourists visiting as it lies in the city outskirts. One can visit the Dajti Ekspres cable car for the massive 4.3 km long ride, with amazing views from the top. I don’t think one can easily find a cable car with a longer duration for an economical price. If you have an entire day, the Dajti Ekspres cable car top has many activities like Mini golf, an Adventure park, Roller skating, Paragliding, and a Kids playground. It also includes a hotel with a rooftop and a lounge Bar. The complete review of my experience is present in my travel blog/website infinitewalks. I have included the cost, how to reach by bus, what to expect at the top
    Visited August 2022
    Written July 10, 2023
  • Maria
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice view, not crowded in the morning
    We visited the cable car and Bunk'Art on the same day. We went there on foot from the city centre (you can also take a bus but it is not listed on google maps). The cable car roundtrip costs 14 euro per person and takes about 15 minutes one-way. I recommend to take a roundtrip ticket, hiking is not really an option unless you want to spend the entire day there. We did not try but the distance is large. You can enjoy the view of Tirana and also see the mountain during the ride. On the mountain, there are some possibilies to spend time such as roller skating, a Café, an adventure park, mini golf etc. Some of them may be closed, though. I would recommend to visit the mountain in the morning and then visit Bunk'Art when it gets warmer in summer since it is 16 degrees Celsius in the bunker. Also, there are less people in the cable car in the morning (we went there on Saturday at around 10:30 am and we were alone in the car although in busy hours it is supposed to fit 8 people).
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 12, 2023
  • italianforbeginners
    Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom94 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Superb views and cable car
    This is an excellent activity as long as know that the only thing to do at the top really is to walk around a bit and go to a restaurant. At the top, we walked a couple of km down the road to a different restaurant - the road is pretty quiet, so it's fine. Some reviews complain about the price of the cable car, equivalent of 14 Euros pp return but the cable ride is really long (4km each way, I think). Mount Dajti is higher than any mountain in Britain (I know that's not saying much), so I was impressed. The cable car is easy to get to from the city centre - just get the blue bus from Skanderbeg Square (the extremely helpful bus conductor will tell you when you get off). The cable car is about 10 minutes walk uphill from the bus stop so this needs a degree of fitness.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 13, 2023
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Jools1979
Scunthorpe, UK1,427 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
If you are staying in Tirana you can reach Dajtit fairly smoothly by jumping on a blue no.11 Porcelan bus near Skanderbeg and the fare equates to about 30 odd pence and takes 20 odd minutes dependant on traffic.

My biggest issue is the fact that the website drums into you that the place is closed on a Tuesday but open on Monday, so we jumped on a bus all the way to Dajtit, trekked up the steep hill to it on Mon 21st March to find it was closed and the security guard told us it would be open the following day which was no good to us we were due on a 7am bus to Kosovo. The bunk art museum nearby was also shut so it was straight back on the bus back to central Tirana. The website badly needs correcting as the place is quite a way out and most visitors will be making journeys to get out there.

We had a evening flight home on 24th March and so was able to get the bus back to the cable car. It's inexpensive to use the cable compared to many expensive cable cars around the world that cost far more. Also confusing is that the website says the cable car starts running at 9am but we and the other couples that turned up were not allowed to get on any cable cars until 9.30 - not an issue as we all got a cable car each but it wasn't clear how it was going to work and some couples jumped in front of couples who had been much earlier. Not sure what that would be like at busier times of the season.

I quite liked the cable rode, it was interesting going over the terrain and having the different angles at different points of the journey.

The view at the top was nice, there's some kiddie play areas and the horses and shooting range up there. Trails weren't clearly marked or obvious. A highlight for us was all the old war bunkers and abandoned buildings to poke around although a stray dog did scare the hell out of us and I question do all the dogs up there have a safe temperament?

We tried to go to Balkoni restaurant for a drink but they would only let people in that wanted food and kept sending us all to the sky bar - which would have been cool had it not been shut! Why send people to a closed bar! There was a boring canteeny type room where everyone had to make do with buying a coke to sit outside and drink.

There's some real good points to Dajtit but some real flaws that need working on.
Written April 5, 2022
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Maria
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We visited the cable car and Bunk'Art on the same day. We went there on foot from the city centre (you can also take a bus but it is not listed on google maps). The cable car roundtrip costs 14 euro per person and takes about 15 minutes one-way. I recommend to take a roundtrip ticket, hiking is not really an option unless you want to spend the entire day there. We did not try but the distance is large. You can enjoy the view of Tirana and also see the mountain during the ride.

On the mountain, there are some possibilies to spend time such as roller skating, a Café, an adventure park, mini golf etc. Some of them may be closed, though.

I would recommend to visit the mountain in the morning and then visit Bunk'Art when it gets warmer in summer since it is 16 degrees Celsius in the bunker. Also, there are less people in the cable car in the morning (we went there on Saturday at around 10:30 am and we were alone in the car although in busy hours it is supposed to fit 8 people).
Written July 12, 2023
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Faithalicious_x
London, UK627 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Solo
The Dajti Ekspres is a fun way of seeing Tirana from above. The cable car takes you up the mountain from where you can get great views. For an even better experience try to go late in the afternoon so you can time your descent with sunset. Just be careful that the last cable car is at 7.30.

At the top there is an adventure park for children, mini golf, restaurant, toilets, and hotel. The cable car is 1000 LEK for a return journey and tickets can only be bought from the kiosk at the start, not once you are up the mountain. The journey takes 15 minutes each way.

The cable car (ask locals for Teleferic) is outside of the main part of town, but can be done in conjunction with Bunk’Art which is also nearby. You can get a taxi or get a local bus L11-Porcelan from the stop opposite where the airport bus drops you. Locals will help you if you don’t know where this is. The bus costs 40 LEK and takes about 15 mins, there is then a 15 min walk to The cable car. You can walk all the way but it will take 50 mins and isn’t particularly interesting.
Written August 29, 2021
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Julian S
Stone, UK111 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Went on my first trip to Tirana at the weekend, and as the weather was clear, I thought I’d take the opportunity to go up the mountain. Taxi from the city centre was 900 Lek, as the traffic was pretty heavy. Return trip on the cable car 800 Lek.
Had a gondola to myself, so was able to take in all the views on the way up. At the top, there was an eclectic mix of activities - from air rifle shooting, mini golf and horse rides, to quad buggies and paragliding. Personally I just went for the views....and lunch.
I discovered one major drawback when I got back down to the base station. No way of getting back to the city....no buses or taxis. Tried to use an online booking service, but their only communication was by email about 90 minutes after I tried to book. I was lucky enough that the lady at the ticket booth understood my problem, and called a taxi for me. Otherwise it would have been a very long walk....so my advice is to book a taxi before you go up!
Written March 2, 2020
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kay c
Southampton, UK115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
We decided to go on the cable car whilst having a short break in Tirana at Christmas. It was 800 Lek per person for a return ticket. The cable car ride took about 15 minutes to get to the top. The views were very good. It’s just a shame people have scratched their names in the glass. Once at the top they have some view points to take photos, there is also a coffee shop and a restaurant. There is also an adventure park up there which opens in the summer. There is also horse riding available. If you go in the winter it is very cold up there. It snowed while we were up there so make sure you wrap up. I would go again if I went back to Tirana it was definitely worth the ticket price.🚠
Written January 1, 2020
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia17,760 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
I'm so surprised with so many 5 stars and must do reviews here.
Dajti Express is just an ordinary average cable car ride taking you to the Dajti mountain peak. The starting point is in north-eastern suburbs of Tirana, and I wouldn't even advise coming here, if there wasn't a terrific must visit BunkArt 1 museum (5 min away, read that review).
The cable car takes 20 min one way, and when on the peak you can have a drink, play mini golf or "admire" the view - or hike which makes most sense if you're that kind of traveller.
"Admiring" the view is very boring (speaking me, as a viewpoint maniac, been on hundreds worldwide), as Tirana's panorama is far below average.
On our first day in Tirana it was cloudy, so we went late afternoon next day when it was sunny. But, then again we barely saw anything due to heat haze and extensive sun.
To conclude - do not come only for the cable car, only if you're already here for the BunkArt 1.
Written August 30, 2020
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Follow-the-Lemur
Washington DC, DC21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Family
The Dajti Express offers a wonderful vantage point to see the sprawling city of Tirana. It is reasonably priced, runs constantly during working hours, and takes you over one ridge, then a valley, then another ridge, then another valley, and then finally up the final steep slope to the top of Mount Dajti. It is safe (Austrian-built — and Austrians know their cable cars) and comfortable. Combine it with lunch at the top at one of the Balkonn Dajti, and then hit the incredible Bunk’Art1 after you get down. Makes for a lovely late morning/early afternoon.
Written March 6, 2021
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Ananya G
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates512 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We enjoyed our return trip to Dajti mountains (Balkony Dajti, a restaurant) by the 17-18 min one way cable car ride during rain during our recent visit to Albania. The cable car ride is quite steep, taking you all the way up the mountain top which offers magnificent views of the city. There are also entertainment opportunities available once you disembark at the upper station of the Dajti cable car such as horse riding, children park, mini Golf. There is a hotel & restaurant also at the top. The return fare was around 1200 Leks per person which is a bit costly.
Written August 7, 2022
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Attenzione Attrazione
Florence, Italy150 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Cable car, mountain, hot summer weather over 40C, small windows, no AC, masks and everything else you will find it if you decide to take a day trip to the Dajti Mountain in the summer.
We recommend it, but maybe go when the temperature is little lower.
Parking is free for the visitors.
Entrance price is 800 Lek (7 EUR or 8 USD)
Cable cars are all drawn and scratchy.
On the top you have a hotel and self service restaurant and an amazing view of Tirana city, adventure park mini golf, a lot of benches to sit and relax.
It is worth it if you have time.
Written July 2, 2021
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Infinitewalks
Stuttgart, Germany103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The experience to the top is underrated with fewer tourists visiting as it lies in the city outskirts.

One can visit the Dajti Ekspres cable car for the massive 4.3 km long ride, with amazing views from the top. I don’t think one can easily find a cable car with a longer duration for an economical price.

If you have an entire day, the Dajti Ekspres cable car top has many activities like Mini golf, an Adventure park, Roller skating, Paragliding, and a Kids playground.

It also includes a hotel with a rooftop and a lounge Bar.

The complete review of my experience is present in my travel blog/website infinitewalks. I have included the cost, how to reach by bus, what to expect at the top
Written July 10, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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