Getting to the center of Sarajevo from the Sarajevo International Airport

There are several ways to get from the Sarajevo International Airport to the center of town, which is about 12 kilometers east of the airport.

Arranging airport transportation through hotels

A number of Sarajevo hotels can organize transportation to and from the airport for guests. If your hotel does not offer such a service, the staff will recommend the best and most reasonable transportation options.

Airport Bus 

The Sarajevo International Airport is connected to the center of Sarajevo by buses operated by the company, Centrotrans Eurolines. The bus schedule matches the flight timetable.

During the summer, the bus runs every day from the airport to the city center at the following times: 6:30 a.m., 8:50 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 13:15 p.m., 14:15 p.m., 15:30 p.m., 16:15 p.m., 17:45 p.m., 19:45 p.m., 21:00 p.m., 22:15 p.m. and 23:30 p.m.

The daily bus also leaves the stop at Vijećnica for the airport at: 5:30 a.m., 7:15 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 14:00 p.m., 15:00 p.m., 16:15 p.m., 17:00 p.m., 18:30 p.m., 20:15 p.m., 21:30 p.m. and 22:45 p.m.

A one-way ticket costs 5KM and a return ticket costs 8KM. One piece of luggage (up to 23 kg) is included in the price but there is a charge of 5KM for each additional piece of luggage, as well as for bags that exceed 23 kg.

Taxi

Taxis in Sarajevo are among the cheapest in Europe and a few taxi companies in the city operate 24 hours a day.

There is a Sarajevo Taxi rank at the entrance to the airport near Terminal B.

If you do not find a taxi in front of the airport, you can ask the staff at the info desk to call one for you. Taxis also stop along the wide street near the airport, so you catch a cab at almost any moment as they pass by.

Taxi fares are paid exclusively in cash. A ride from the airport to Baščaršija should cost between 14KM and 20KM. The taxi meter starts at 1.50KM and every kilometer after that costs 1.00KM. There is a fee of 1.00KM for every piece of luggage.

You can ask the driver for a receipt and it is possible to agree upon the fare ahead of time, in which case the cost for a ride should not be higher than what it would be when going by the taximeter.

All legal taxi vehicles must have a roof sign that reads “TAXI” and the license plates should start with “TA.”

Rent-a-Car

Many rent-a-car companies have an office at the airport. They offer a wide selection of vehicles and work from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

You must have an international driver’s license in order to rent a vehicle and the cost of a rental can run from 50KM to 500 KM per day, depending on the class of the vehicle.

Public transport

You can also make use of public transport to reach the center of Sarajevo from the Sarajevo International Airport.

There is a trolleybus stop about a kilometer from the airport in the neighborhood, Dobrinja, which runs all the way to Trg Austrije, and there are buses that run from Dobrinja to Vijećnica.

The nearest tram stop is in Stup, which is about 3.5 kilometers from the airport. The trams run between Baščaršija and Ilidža.

Tickets for public transport that are purchased at kiosks cost 1.60KM and those purchased from the drivers cost 1.80KM. Be sure to punch your ticket upon entering.

Multi-ride tickets are also available, which are perfect if you plan on making frequent use of public transport.

For more information:

You can find additional information about transportation options from the airport to the city by visiting the following websites:

Sarajevo International Airport – Web: www.sarajevo-airport.ba, Tel: +387 33 289 100

Sarajevo Taxi – Web: www.sarajevotaxi.com.ba, Tel: +387 33 660 666

Centrotrans Eurolines – Web: www.centrotrans.com, Tel: +387 33 770 800