Dajti Ekspres “Cable Car”

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Dajti Ekspres “Cable Car”

Dajti Ekspres “Cable Car”
4.5
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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.
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Imogen
London, UK10 contributions
Nov 2021 • Solo
I took the cable car up to Mount Dajti during a November afternoon after hearing that you can get a beautiful view of Tirana and the surrounding landscape, and I was not disappointed!

You can ride the L11 Porcelan bus from the centre of Tirana for around 20 minutes, and then it’s a 10 minute (uphill) walk to Dajti Ekspres. The bus is a little confusing to navigate as a tourist but I managed it. It cost me 40lek for the journey. I decided to get a taxi for the return journey, and this cost me 800lek.

The ticket price for the cable car was 1000lek for a return journey which is a little expensive for Albania but I feel it was worth the price. The cable car journey takes around 15 minutes each way, and you get to take in the amazing views of the city, and once you get further up the mountain, all the beautiful nature surrounding it. The cable cars feel safe and secure, but maybe if you are scared of heights you should consider whether this experience is right for you.

Once I got to the top, I headed straight for the viewpoint at the top of the mountain, and spent ages just looking at the view. It’s truly breathtaking, it can’t be captured in a photo, although I tried! :)

Then I had a meal at the restaurant with, again, stunning views. I had some traditional Albanian food recommended to me by the waiter. It was very good value for money, tasty food and big portion sizes. The atmosphere in the restaurant was really relaxing as well.

Overall, a perfect way to spend the afternoon. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Tirana’s main streets for a few hours, I can only recommend this experience.
Written December 5, 2021
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Faithalicious_x
London, UK624 contributions
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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Corinne W
Amsterdam, The Netherlands112 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Our family of 4 had a fun day out here. We took the cable car up and in 15 min we were at the top. The kids had fun playing mini golf (book with your ticket at the bottom as it is expensive at the top) and then we went to lunch in the restaurant. There weren't any tables by the window (mostly prebooked parties) but still was nice. Good service. Portions are huge so you could easily share a salad, hamburger or pizza. They have a big menu so should be something for everyone. Good service. We wish we would have had time to walk on the trails but the day was great. We combined with BunkArt2 which is just a 5min walk away from the bottom. Just be sure you plan to take the bus back to town, text Green Taxis in advance or walk down the hill to town (less than 10min) to get a taxi. Def recommended!
Written February 19, 2020
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Jools1979
Scunthorpe, UK1,426 contributions
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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The Balkans and Beyond
Glasgow, UK36 contributions
Jul 2019
We took the cable car to the top. This is the longest cable car in the Balkans and in 15 mins you will travel far above Tirana up to the top of Dajti Mountain, standing at 1,613m. The cars are Austrian made and very safe but this is not a trip for the faint hearted. The views of the city are incredible but as Tirana fades into the distance you pass over small, rural houses and farms, a little lake and plenty of greenery. Upon reaching the top you can take a break at the Dajti Tower hotel which has a rotating bar and a viewing terrace where you can gaze over Tirana and beyond. Mount Dajti National Park is located at the very top of the mountain. It is well worth exploring the trails that wind up and down the summit but just make sure you keep going beyond the fairground style antics located as you get off the car, unless of course that's your thing!

To get to the the beginning of the Dajti Ekspres you can take the bus going to "Linze" from Skanderbeg Square or you can easily walk from the centre in about 40 minutes. If thats not an option you can hail a cab. It is very easy to do both the cable car and Bunkart in one day and still have time to enjoy a leisurely lunch. If you are already at Bunk'Art, it is a 5-10 minute walk uphill. A return ticket on the cable car costs around £5.
Written June 9, 2020
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Follow-the-Lemur
Washington DC, DC17 contributions
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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Attenzione Attrazione
Florence, Italy98 contributions
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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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia13,456 contributions
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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Dream22175880739
21 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Superb cable car experience with stunning views. At the moment each group has their own car so there is plenty of space.
There is a good restaurant at the top and a revolving bar which gives you 360 degrees of views in 45 minutes.
We walked directly back from the bar/hotel to a signed path behind an abandoned hotel. Follow the path up and leftwards, sticking to the main path and after about an hour you will be rewarded with stunning views across the mountains and plain below. Well worth it.
Written July 15, 2021
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Julian S
Stone, UK104 contributions
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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