How to Reach Sarajevo


By Air: Sarajevo Airport serves:

  • National Carrier B & H Airlines (Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Gothenburg-Landvetter, Istanbul-Atatürk, Zürich)
  • Adria Airways (Ljubljana)
  • Austrian Airlines (Vienna)
  • Croatia Airlines (Zagreb)
  • Germanwings (Cologne/Bonn, Stuttgart)
  • Jat Airways (Belgrade)
  • Lufthansa (Munich)
  • Norwegian (Oslo-Rygge, Stockholm-Arlanda seasonal)
  • Turkish Airlines (Istanbul-Atatürk)
  • Pegasus (Istanbul-SabihaGocken)

Get to the city by:

  • Route 200E.
  • Bus #36 to Nedzarici; from Nedzarici take a tram to city centre.
  • Take tram or taxi to the Ilidza Terminus; take tram to the city centre from there.
  • Taxi drivers will overcharge and be unwilling to negotiate.

By Train: One line takes Budapest, Belgrade, Osijek and Pecs. It takes 105 KM (currency, not distance) to Belgrade. There are two trains daily to Zagreb via Zenica, Doboj and Banja Luka. Tickets cost 22 – 26 KM. The Sarajevo-Mostar-Ploce line is one of the most scenic in Europe. Costs 9 KM. Sarajevo is further incredibly well connected by road to most major European destinations, and the scenery is frequently awesome.


Trams, buses and taxis are the main way to get around. Each time you change a public transport you’ll have to get a new ticket. It’s best to get a map of Sarajevo from the bookstores downtown (the maps are very good). Don’t bother asking of directions; for all their friendliness, the locals don’t have a clue what is where. Worst luck scenario, they’ll amiably point you in the wrong direction. USE THE MAP.

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Sarajevo. The most preferred mode of transport in Sarajevo is Car.

Average distance: 7.22 km Average time: 29.61 min

  • Car 42.42%
    Driving 27.43 min Walking 1.79 min Overall average time for 10.07 kms 29.21 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 9.09%
    Bus 18.33 min Waiting 11.67 min Walking 7.67 min Other 6 min Overall average time for 9.33 kms 43.67 min
  • Bike 3.03%
    Bike 15 min Overall average time for 10 kms 15 min
  • Walking 39.39%
    Walking 20.85 min Driving 3.85 min Bus 1.92 min Waiting 1.54 min Tram 0.77 min Bike 0.38 min Overall average time for 3.79 kms 29.31 min
  • Tram/Streetcar 6.06%
    Tram 13.5 min Bus 4.5 min Waiting 2.5 min Overall average time for 5 kms 20.5 min
Route Distance Time
Tuzla to Sarajevo 77.56 km 1 hour 17 mins
Banja luka to Sarajevo 167.42 km 2 hours 47 mins
Belgrade to Sarajevo 246.37 km 4 hours 6 mins
Prishtina to Sarajevo 330.36 km 5 hours 30 mins
Zagreb to Sarajevo 340.48 km 5 hours 40 mins
Budapest to Sarajevo 389.56 km 6 hours 29 mins
Arad to Sarajevo 403.02 km 6 hours 43 mins
Bratislava to Sarajevo 476.86 km 7 hours 56 mins
Ljubljana to Sarajevo 493.53 km 8 hours 13 mins
Smolenice to Sarajevo 503.57 km 8 hours 23 mins
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