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How to get from the airport to the Baščaršija

If you’re considering traveling to Sarajevo, Bosnia, and Herzegovina, you might be wondering how to get to the city center after arriving at the Sarajevo International Airport. We’ll outline different modes of transportation in this travel guide to make sure you can get from the airport to the center of Sarajevo quickly and easily.

airport sarajevo
Airport Sarajevo

Option 1: Taxi

When you get to the airport, a taxi stand is located right outside the terminal building. Reaching the city center by taxi is easy and rather quick. Select only authorized taxis with a functional taximeter. Depending on traffic, the trip often takes 20 to 30 minutes. The usual cab rate, excluding any additional fees for luggage or waiting time, is about 15-20 BAM (Bosnian Convertible Mark), though prices can vary significantly.

Sarajevo taxi

Option 2: Airport shuttle bus

Taking the airport shuttle bus, which runs frequent trips between the airport and Sarajevo’s city center, is another convenient option. The shuttle bus runs on a timetable that coincides with airplane arrivals, and it is positioned directly outside the terminal building. Depending on traffic, the trip normally takes 30 to 40 minutes. One-way tickets can be obtained from the driver directly or through the information desk at the airport for about 5 to 10 BAM.

airport bus
Airport bus

Option 3: Public Transportation

For budget-conscious travelers, public transportation offers an affordable way to reach the city center. Sarajevo has a well-developed public transport system, and Bus Line 36 connects the airport to the city center. Buses operate frequently throughout the day, and the journey takes around 30 to 40 minutes. There is also a tram. Due the renovation of tramway tram operates from Ilidža to Čengić Vila. From Čengić Vila, passengers can transfer to a bus that will take them to Baščaršija. The tram and bus combination provides an efficient way to navigate from the airport to the city center. The journey duration can vary but typically takes approximately 40 to 50 minutes. The cost of a single bus ticket is approximately 1.60 BAM and can be purchased from the driver or at kiosks located near the bus stops.

Sarajevo tram
Sarajevo tram

Option 4: Rental Car

Renting a car at the airport is a practical choice if you prefer the independence and adaptability of independent driving. In the terminal’s arrivals area, there are desks for a number of automobile rental firms. Check the terms and conditions of the rental agreement in advance, and make sure to have a current driver’s license. Depending on traffic, the distance from the airport to the city center can be traveled in 20 to 30 minutes

Regardless of which transportation option you choose, reaching Sarajevo city center from the airport is a straightforward and accessible process. Taxis provide convenience, while the airport shuttle bus offers a cost-effective solution. Public transportation is ideal for budget travelers, and renting a car provides flexibility. Consider your preferences, budget, and travel requirements to select the best option that suits your needs. With these transportation options at your disposal, you can embark on a memorable journey through the charming streets of Sarajevo. Safe travels!

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