Sarajevo Transportation- Taxi, Train, Bus & Airport Tips

Sarajevo Transportation

Sarajevo is the largest city in Bosnia and has strong Muslim dynamics. If you would like to take a tour and gain some history behind the city, it’s important to know some transportation tips.

Getting to Sarajevo By Plane

The price can vary depending on where you’re flying in from. If your flying on Turkish Airlines, expect to pay a bit more. Sarajevo’s airport is fairly small which makes going through immigration simple. You also do not have to wait long on your luggage.


The trolleybus is an efficient way to get from place to place. Bus 103 has routes between Austria Square and Dobrinja. The cost for a bus ticket is 1.80 BKM. You can also save 0.20 BKM by purchasing ahead of time.


The tram is perfect for tourists. Tickets can be purchased at multiple locations such as bus stations, ticket shops, and on the driver’s buses. For a one-way ticket, expect to pay 1.60 BAM. If you are planning on traveling to multiple locations throughout the day, you have the option to purchase the daily ticket.

Keep your ticket on you since there’s a chance the ticket inspector could come on board and if you don’t have your ticket handy for validation, you could be fined 26.60 KM.


This is a popular form of transportation especially since the fare is cheap. The trains travel to Banka Luka, Belgrade, and Mostar. While the trains are not as fast as the ones in Britain, you’re in for a comfy and clean ride.

Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about transportation in Sarajevo.

By Christine Sarkis

There's a 95 percent chance Senior Editor Christine Sarkis is thinking about travel right now. Follow her on Instagram @postcartography and Twitter @ChristineSarkis.

Christine Sarkis is an SATW-award-winning journalist and executive editor at SmarterTravel. Her stories have also appeared on USA Today, Conde Nast Traveler, Huffington Post, and Business Insider. Her advice has been featured in dozens of print and online publications including The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, and People magazine. She has also shared travel tips on television and radio shows including Good Morning America, Marketplace, and Here & Now. Her work has been published in the anthologies Spain from a Backpack and The Best Women's Travel Writing 2008. She is currently working on a travel memoir.

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