On this page you will find all the relevant practical information to help you plan your trip to and stay in Prishtina.
As always, don’t forget to pack lightly. Please consider bringing your walking shoes and a warm coat for the evening. Please bring your own water bottle and mug.
Please also use the IETM forum to share your suggestions on how to minimise your footprint travelling to and from this Meeting.
You can click on the links below to jump ahead to the desired section.
- Accessibility: Information on accessibility in Prishtina
- Locations: General information about the meeting venues
- Map: Overview of the meeting venues
- Transport: Advice on how to get to and around the city
- Accommodation: Tips on reserving your accommodation
- Meals: Meals served during the Caravan
- Restaurants: Places to enjoy a good meal
- Visa: Information on visa requirements
- Currency & payments: Info on exchange offices and cash dispensers
- Covid-19 travel regulations
- Useful numbers
In the city
Prishtina is a difficult city to navigate in a wheelchair and for people with visual impairments.
There are a number of crossings in the city centre that are equipped with acoustic traffic lights, but there is no tactile paving in the city.
Moreover, most buildings and public transport vehicles are not wheelchair accessible in Prishtina. Sidewalks are high and not always equipped with ramps and there is a lot of illegal parking on sidewalks in the city, which could block your passage.
To know more about accessibility for the IETM Kosovo Caravan Meeting, please go to: meeting venues, accommodation, restaurants.
At the meeting
It is our aim to make the IETM Kosovo Caravan Meeting as accessible as possible. However, it may not be possible to offer all access requirements at every location. We therefore recommend that you check the location of your interest beforehand.
The accessibility of each venue will be uploaded upon confirmation of the full programme.
All accessibility details are collected based on the information received from the venues' staff and their websites. If you need more information, please feel free to get in touch with the venues directly.
There will be a range of accessibility features available at the meeting.
As we have budget restrictions and are dependent on the local infrastructure, we cannot always guarantee that the conditions will be the same from one meeting to another. Nevertheless, for this meeting we are able to:
- Offer preferential rates for disabled participants;
- Offer a free registration for your support worker;
- Send you a large print version of the programme;
- Provide speech-to-text captions for all panel discussions of the meeting. Details of these services will be available online upon confirmation of the full programme;
- Offer English subtitles for all performances in Albanian;
- Offer our assistance before the meeting in order to answer your questions and to make accommodations to your access needs.
If you have any questions about the accessibility at the IETM Kosovo Caravan Meeting, please get in touch with us by writing to email@example.com.
Prishtina (Pristina) is the vibrant capital of Kosovo; a young country (still the youngest in Europe) that declared its independence in 2008. The city hosts inhabitants from all parts of Kosovo as well as other neighbouring countries, especially Albanian speaking territories of North Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania, and Serbia. Kosovo has a very young population: 56% are under 25 years old and 75% are younger than 35 years old. Most of the people younger than 50 (which is more than 85% of population) speak English. People and food are considered to be its biggest tourist attractions. According to Yahoo travels, the best Macchiato in the world can be found in Kosovo!
Kosovo has a continental climate with all four seasons, and expected temperatures will range from 4ºC early mornings and nights to maximums of around 18ºC in late October.
Teatri ODA (ODA Theatre)
Address: Pallati i Rinisë dhe Sporteve, 10030 Prishtinë
ODA is an independent organisation committed to professional development of the theatrical art, encouraging inter-relations with other arts and building strong arts and culture foundations for coming generations. ODA is determined to play its role in strengthening the cultural sector within society and powerfully influence on building a democratic and open Kosovo.
At Teatri Oda, we will be using the following spaces:
- Café Bar ODA
- Main Hall
Accessibility: The venue is not wheelchair accessible, as you need to use a staircase to enter the café and the main theatre hall.
Address: Brigada e Kosoves, 10000 Prishtinë
Kino ARMATA is a public cinema space in Prishtina, promoting alternative culture and social dialogue.
Accessibility: The venue is not wheelchair accessible as you need to use a staircase to enter.
Getting to Prishtina
Don’t forget to bring your passport when travelling to Kosovo and to check with your bank and phone service provider regarding any extra fees.
IETM is a strong advocate for encouraging low environmental impact travel, and we therefore encourage you to travel by land if you are able to.
If you are a category 1 or 2 IETM member, you may be eligible to apply for one of our travel grants if you need one.
Train travel is a rewarding way of travelling which reduces your contribution to climate change and brings you closer to the country you visit. On your journey you can relax, read a book, take a nap or dive into the programme of the IETM Kosovo Caravan Meeting.
However, Prishtina is not easy to reach by train but there are a few regional lines available to and from Prishtina. Prishtina train station is the main railway station, and you can view the location here.
Alternatively, we encourage you to reach cities such as Budapest, Vienna or Zagreb via the main European railways and finish your journey using a bus to Prishtina. Learn more about potential train routes across Europe on Trainline or Omio.
Coach travel is the easiest way to reach Prishtina by land, as there are many connections to and from neighbouring countries and other cities in the region, including Skopje, North Macedonia, Tirana, Albania and Podgorica, Montenegro. Please note that Flixbus is not operating in Kosovo. You can plan your bus journey on Rome2Rio or GetByBus.
Prishtina Bus Station is located 2 km away from the city centre and you can view the location here.
There are a couple of ferry connections to Albania from Italy.
You can connect to Durrës (Durazzo) in Albania in approximately 11 hours from Barri and in 16 hours from Ancona. The return fare costs approximately €150. Once in Durrës, a 5 hour bus trip from Durrës will take you straight to Prishtina and will cost around €15, one way.
If you choose to drive to Prishtina, don’t forget to ask other participants if they want to share a ride by posting on our Forum. Prishtina has direct connections to the European motorway networks, making it easy to get to and from most European cities.
Please note that Prishtina can be a difficult city to park in. On this site you can find information on how and where to park while you are in town.
Taking the plane is the quickest way to travel to Prishtina, with direct flights from Brussels, Milan, London, Istanbul, Vienna, Copenhagen, Munich, Frankfurt and more.
Prishtina International Airport Adem Jashari is located 17km away from the city centre. You can view the airport’s location here.
The A1 bus will take you from Prishtina International Airport to the centre of Prishtina for 3€. Learn more about tickets and the schedule here.
You can also take a taxi from Prishtina International Airport to the centre for around 12-13€, we would recommend booking with Blue Taxi.
Taking a flight to Skopje in North Macedonia is another option to reach Prishtina in Kosovo, as Skopje is located 1h15mn away by car. You can view Skopje International Airport’s location here.
If you are flying to Skopje Airport, you can travel to Prishtina either directly by taxi or by bus. There are licensed taxis available around the clock, without a reservation, for around 70€. You can also book a taxi in advance, for a cheaper price. We would recommend either of the following two services (download their mobile app to book):
- Dallas Taxi: 60€
- Online Taxi: 50€
You can take the airport shuttle to Skopje and the schedule is available here. After that, you can take a bus from Skopje to Prishtina and the bus schedule is available here.
In Prishtina, most places are within walking distance.
Trafiku Urban (TU) is the public transport company owned by the Municipality of Prishtina, operating the bus lines in the urban area. One bus ticket costs 0,40€ and shall be paid to the bus driver. Learn more about the bus lines and schedule here.
Taxis are commonly used to get around the city. You can often find taxis waiting at the following locations in Prishtina:
- Near the Shtepia e Shendetit QMKF in the city centre (Fehmi Agani – Luan Haradinaj street)
- Near the Cathedral, behind the bus stop, at the end of the city centre near the Grand Hotel
- Near Prishtina station
How to book: +38 344 800 900
Fare estimates: The starting price is 2€ and the 0,75€ per km.
Share a room or host an IETM participant
Looking for someone to share a room with? Post your accommodation offer or find a bunkmate on our Forum.
We will have a number of hotel deals for different price ranges in Prishtina. We will publish them between May and June. If you have any questions about accommodation in the meantime, feel free to get in touch on our Forum.
A number of light snacks may be served in case there is little time to grab some food in between activities. All meals served at the IETM Caravan will be locally sourced and vegetarian. Please make sure to communicate any allergies or dietary requirements beforehand via your IETM profile.
Most restaurants in Prishtina are open from noon until midnight. You will find many options around the city centre, whether you want to eat a full meal or just grab a coffee or a snack.
Wheelchair access is difficult in Prishtina and most restaurants are only accessible through a staircase, and are not equipped with wheelchair adapted toilets.
Please note that Kosovo does not have a smoking ban in all public indoor areas and private businesses - including restaurants, entertainment venues, workplaces etc.
There are a variety of delicious vegetarian restaurants in Prishtina which we have listed below.
Coffee & drinks
Café Bar ODA (inside Teatri ODA)
Address: Pallati i Rinisë dhe Sporteve Prishtina, Kosovo
Opening hours: Every day, from 09:00 - 00:00
Café ODA is a cosy underground bar and café in the lobby of Teatri ODA. It offers soft and alcoholic beverages at a good price and it will be the meeting’s main late night meeting point.
Please note that payments are cash only and that smoking is permitted in Café Bar ODA.
Accessibility: The access to Café Bar ODA is not step free, as there is a staircase to access the main floor of the venue. The venue is also not equipped with wheelchair adapted toilets.
Mulliri i Vjetër Prishtinë
Address: Luan Haradinaj, Prishtina, Kosovo
Opening hours: Every day, from 07:00 to 23:00
Located 3 minutes away from Teatri ODA, Mulliri serves different sorts of coffee, sweets and snacks.
Accessibility: The access to Mulliri is not step free, as there is a staircase to get inside. However, there are tables outside with a seating area.
Contact: +383 43 805008
Lunch & Dinner
Address: Fehmi Agani Prishtina, Kosovo
Opening hours: Every day, from 8:00 - 23:00
Tiffany serves traditional Albanian meals such as their signature dish “Elbasan tava”, slow cooked lamb (or chicken) with egg and yoghurt. Tiffany makes fresh salads and starters containing cheesy dips and homemade ajvar. There is no menu, an assortment of local dishes is served. It is recommended to make a reservation.
Contact: +381 38 244040
Price range: around €22, all included.
Address: 35 Musine Kokalari, Prishtina, Kosovo
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 17:00 - 23:00, closed on Sunday.
Renaissance has a fixed price menu and serves fresh products from Kosovo according to seasonal offerings.
Contact: +383 44 239377
Price range: 18€ for a three-course meal including wine.
Address: 16 Nurije Zeka, Prishtina, Kosovo, in the passage next to Foto Nesha
Opening hours: Everyday, from 8:00 - 00:00.
Arabella Taverna serves an à la carte menu of traditional dishes and daily specials in a warm and welcoming atmosphere just off Mother Teresa Boulevard.
Contact: +383 48 702777
Matcha Coffee and Eatery
Address: Fazli Grajqevci, no: 104, Prishtina, Kosovo
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday, from 8:00 to 18:00, Friday from 8:00 to 17:00, Saturday from 9:00 to 18:00, closed on Sunday
Matcha Coffee and Eatery serves snacks with vegetarian options such as toast, sandwiches, soups and salads along with a variety of cold and hot beverages.
Price range: 3€ for a toast or a sandwich, 5€ for a salad
Baba Ganoush Meze
Address: 1000 Johan V. Hahn, Prishtina, Kosovo
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 17:00 to 23:00, closed on Sunday
Small eatery that serves local food as well as other Mediterranean and Arabic-influenced dishes.
Price range: Low prices
Green & Protein
Address: rr. Rexhep Luci, no 20/1, Prishtina, Kosovo
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, from 8:00 to 22:00, closed on Sunday
Healthy food bar with vegetarian and vegan options located right in the city centre by the main promenade, offering salads, soups, bowls, wraps, hummus and burgers.
Price range: 4€ for a wrap or a burger, 6€ for a salad
Bazaar of Prishtina
Address: Pedestrian area east of Rruga Ilir Konusheci
Destroyed during the 1950s and 1960s, the Old Bazaar was the core merchandising centre of the Old Pristina since the 15th century. Nowadays, the Bazaar is a lively area where all kinds of goods are for sale: fruit, vegetables and Balkan specialties.
Kosovo has an extensive list of agreements with a number of countries. Nevertheless, we recommend that you view the list of countries for which a visa is requested to enter Kosovo here.
Upon arrival, please make sure that you have a proof of hotel reservation or a letter indicating you are being hosted by a friend or family member.
If you need an invitation letter to apply for a visa, please register for the meeting first and then contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your passport and legal address details.
The currency used in Kosovo is the Euro. Most places only accept cash payments so make sure you take out enough money for your trip.
Bank and exchange offices are located in the city centre close to the hotels, and cash points accepting major credit cards are conveniently located all over the city. If you have a EU bank account, please note that although your bank will not charge you for currency conversion costs, you will probably still be charged for withdrawal costs outside of the EU.
Please be aware that local COVID-19 regulations may affect your journey as well as the Caravan until the very last minute.
As of February 2023, all COVID-19 entry restrictions have been lifted. When entering Kosovo, foreign citizens will not be required to show a negative PCR test, a rapid antigen test, proof of recovery or a vaccination certificate, regardless of which country they come from.
Nevertheless, the general advice from the Kosovar health authorities should still be followed, and general infection prevention recommendations should be taken into account. We recommend that you regularly check the latest regulations and requirements leading up to your trip.
Make sure to also check if there are any restrictions when returning to your home country from Kosovo. If you travel by land, COVID-19 entry restrictions may differ depending on the countries that you cross. For an updated overview of the regulations in place around the globe, check here.
Emergency (Ambulance and fire fighting service): 112
Hospital emergency: 94
- 192 (mobile phone)
- 922 (mobile phone)
- 92 (landline)
For all emergency numbers, state at the outset your location and the location of the person in danger.