Flights to Pristina
Enjoy an urban escape to Kosovo’s coffee capital
As the largest city in Kosovo, Pristina is a developing destination attracting new tourists year on year. Its cosmopolitan café culture, lively nightlife venues and Ottoman mosques and bazaars make it an interesting and alternative city break.
Pristina has the most youthful population in the whole of Europe, helping to create its distinctively vibrant, friendly and idiosyncratic atmosphere. While it’s not the most aesthetic Balkan city, it boasts intriguing attractions, from bustling bazaars to quirky coffee shops serving famous macchiatos. See the Newborn Monument which is repainted annually to mark Kosovo’s independence and explore the historic Imperial Mosque in the old quarter. The Kosovo National Art Gallery is well worth visiting if you enjoy contemporary art whilst Kosovo Museum is the largest in the country, housing a range or intriguing archaeological artefacts. Pristina is also ideally situated to explore the dramatic countryside and charming towns on its outskirts– including the picturesque town of Prizren. Book your holiday to Pristina with British Airways to enjoy direct flights and high-quality service before touching down in Kosovo’s up-and-coming capital.
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A flyer's guide: Tips for flying to Pristina
Everything you need to know before you fly to Pristina from London with British Airways.
How long does it take to fly to Pristina from London?
We operate direct flights from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Pristina International Airport (PRN) so that you can touch down in just three hours. With seasonal flights from July to mid-September, you will be able to explore Pristina during its peak season.
How many bags can I check in on my flight to Pristina?
With our generous baggage allowances, flying with us is always convenient. Our flexible allowances allow you to fly with hand-baggage only or a 23kg checked baggage allowance, which is included in all standard economy or package holiday bookings. If you fly in Club Europe you’ll be entitled to an even larger checked baggage allowance of two 32kg bags.
Passengers are permitted to bring an additional laptop case or handbag, as well as a larger backpack or cabin bag.
Families can check in one car seat, travel cot or fully collapsible pushchair for younger children.
Read our baggage essentials guide for further information.
Do I need a visa for Pristina?
British citizens with a valid UK passport will not need a visa to travel to Kosovo - including Pristina. Find more visa requirements details on our visa information page.
Where is Pristina International Airport and how far is Pristina?
Pristina Airport is just over 12 miles from Pristina’s city centre. When leaving the airport, you can take a taxi. For convenience and peace of mind, add a private transfer to your British Airways booking.
Which cabins can I book when I fly with British Airways?
Which cabins can I book when I fly with British Airways?
Our Euro Traveller fares are cost effective as you’ll experience high-quality service with the option to purchase onboard M&S refreshments. Select one of the three economy fare options:
- Basic – ideal if you want the lowest fare and a hand baggage only allowance.
- Plus – a more flexible option which includes checked baggage and allows you to change flights on the departure day.
- Plus Flex – includes checked baggage and is best for those with changing schedules as you can change flights up to an hour before departure.
Club Europe (business class) cabins offer more personal space to relax or work, whilst complimentary food and refreshments are provided. As a Club Europe passenger, take advantage of priority boarding and increased checked baggage allowance.
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What language do locals use?
Most locals speak the Albanian language which is the official language alongside Serbian. Turkish and Bosnian are also spoken, whilst English is spoken more amongst the youth.
The remarkable natural beauty surrounding Pristina presents fantastic exploring opportunities. Whether you head to Mirusha Waterfalls or hike the impressive Rugova Valley, there are so many dramatic landscapes to discover beyond the city. For a gentler excursion, Germia is a popular regional park located just three miles to the north-east of Pristina. Here you’ll find a backdrop of lush mountain, walking and cycling trails, a large open-air swimming pool and local restaurants.
When to go
Generally, the best time to visit Pristina is from late May to early September. The weather is warm and pleasant during these months, with a lower rainfall on average. Contrastingly, winters can be very cold– hence why Pristina becomes a winter sports destination in this season.
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Things to do
Step back in time at the Ethnographic Museum, a delightful Kosovar home which is outfitted with traditional textiles and furnishings from past times. There’s also the Visoki Dečani Monastery which was built in the 14th century and houses unique frescoes, as well as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Gracanica Monastery–a stunning example of Byzantine architecture. In terms of modern design, don’t forget to see the National library, an iconic brutalist masterpiece built in the 1980s. For keen explorers, head to Prizen (53 miles distance) one of the most charming towns in the whole of Kosovo. Marvel at the quant buildings of the old quarter and enjoy panoramic views from the historical fortress.
The best restaurants in Pristina
While Pristina is best known for its abundance of quality coffee shops, it surprisingly enjoys a diverse dining scene ranging from bakeries, cosy jazz bars and sophisticated terraced restaurants to hip microbreweries. Head to the old quarter to find atmospheric eateries offering an interesting blend of Albanian, European, Balkan and Asian cuisines. Try local dishes such as flia (a layered pastry pie filled with cream) or Tavë kosi (baked meats with yogurt). Wash down with a glass or raki or traditional Kosovo wine.