Organising a visit to the Kosovan capital couldn't be simpler thanks to regular flights to Pristina from UK airports. This exciting Balkan destination is only a few hours away, and departures take off all year-round, opening up the possibility of outdoor adventures and off-beat city breaks.
There's only one major airport in Kosovo: Pristina International Airport. The international airport is located ten miles outside Pristina and is served by Bus 1A. This runs straight into the heart of the city every hour, with the last bus departing around 21:00. Anyone arriving after that time will probably need to arrange a taxi, and cars are available 24/7 from the arrivals hall.
There aren't many airlines that fly into Pristina from UK airports. However, Wizz Air provides a year-round connection from London-Luton. Convenient journeys with one change can also be booked with Eurowings, Norwegian or easyJet.
Flying to Pristina is almost always the best way to make the trip for a number of reasons. Above all, flights are always going to be the quickest way to reach Pristina. With flights taking just over three hours and buses taking over 30 hours, there's a massive difference. Moreover, the cost of flying to Pristina with Wizz Air won't be excessive, and budget fares are routinely available, while carriers like Eurowings may offer even cheaper routes with a single change included. Finally, flights to Pristina place arrivals at the heart of Kosovo, opening up the whole country for exploration, allowing visitors to discover one of Europe's least well-known destinations.
Pristina has a comprehensive bus network, which covers most parts of the city and often comes in handy. But the city centre isn't that large, so walking is a great way to see the sights. Highlights are numerous, so leave a few days to pack everything in. The Museum of Kosovo includes some exceptional ancient finds, as well as lovingly recreated Ottoman houses. Sultan Mehmet's 15th-century mosque is an elegant masterpiece, while the National Library has a strikingly modern facade. And after touring the sights, Pristina offers a lively cafe culture, with no shortage of places to sit back, chat about the day's events and relax.