Getting Around Kosovo
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Road quality is poor, especially in rural areas and during bad weather. For this reason, driving at night is not advisable on minor roads in the countryside.
There are tollbooths along the motorways. Foreign-registered vehicles are charged at a higher toll than local vehicles.
Both major international and local firms offer car hire at airports and larger towns. Note that many Serbian car hire firms do not allow their vehicles to be driven in Kosovo.
Main cities have metered taxis. It is possible to negotiate a fare when the meters are not in use. In this case, agree a fare before setting off. Only use officially marked taxis.
Buses connect Kosovo's towns and cities and are reasonably frequent, if slow.
Speed limits are 110-130kpm (68-81mph) on motorways, 80-100kph (50-62mph) on other roads and 50kph (31mph) in built-up areas. Road signs may be poorly marked and new signs are likely to be in Cyrillic script in some areas of the country. Seatbelts must be worn at all times. Children under 12 are not allowed to sit in the front passenger seat.
Dial 112 to reach the emergency services.
A valid national driving licence is required. The Green Card is not valid in Kosovo and vehicle registration/ownership documents and locally valid insurance policy are necessary. You can buy third-party insurance at the border.
Trainkos (tel: +381 38 534 821; www.trainkos.com) runs Kosovo's limited rail network. There's a service between Pristina and Peja, as well as an international connection to Skopje, Macedonia.