Transportation


Compared to many other Eastern Europe’s capitals, Sarajevo is highly isolated in term of the numbers of affordable flights in and out of Sarajevo. SkyEurope, Germanwings, EasyJets or Ryanair to name a few cover an impressive list of European cities. But Sarajevo and its ex-Yugoslav sister cities in Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro still remain in oblivion.

Less accessible from Europe, Sarajevo is probably less accessible from America. Normally, American travelers are recommended to fly to UK and then connect to their final destination in Eastern Europe. Without any budget airlines flying from UK to Sarajevo, these following travel companies are the best (many cases) alternatives.

A sample round trip ticket with Jat Airway and Austrian Airlines from the 10th and 17th of November  between Edinburgh or Glasgow and Saraejvo costs around 290 GBP including taxes and booking fees while route London-Sarajevo is 100 GBP cheaper.

As for accommodation, you can find last minute hotels with Cheaperthanhotelsfrom 10 GBP in London, 15 GBP in Edinburgh and 32 GBP in Glasgow.

According to our original plan, there were two routes

1.1 Sarajevo to Zagreb: departed at 6.50 a.m. and arrived at  1 p.m. Cost 54KM for oneway.

1.2 Zagreb to Prague: departed at 9 p.m. and arrived at 9 a.m. Don’t know

I did not know what got in my head; I opted for the route through Vienna. Have we gone to Zagreb, we only had to wait for 8 hours during day at the bus station and caught another bus from the same place to Prague.

But no!
2.1 Sarajevo to Vienna: departed at 8.00 a.m. and arrived at 10 p.m. Cost 86KM for oneway.  Paid 8 euros/16KM for luggage (4 bags).  It would have been less for Zagreb.
2.2 Stayed overnight in Vienna until 6 a.m.

2.3 Walked for < 10 mins to the metro stop at Sudbiroler Platz. Paid 1.5 euros for the metro ticket.

2.4. Rode 20 mins to Praterstern.

2.5. Walked 5 mins to the Wien Nord Praterstein bus stop of two early buses to Praha.

2.6 Chose the first bus (blue bus) departing at 8.15 from Tourbus because of the free luggage.  Paid 4.70 euros for ticket to Brno.  The second bus (yellow bus) from StudentAgency departing at 8.20  might charge extra for luggage and some cents more for the ticket. However, according to Jan, the bus was much bigger, ran faster, and served coffee and newspaper.

2.7 Arrived in Brno at around 10 a.m. Wanted to get on the bus to Praha at 11.  Could not since the bus driver refused to sell us tickets since the bus had only one seat left and was full in term of reservation.  Kicked myself on my behind for yielding to other people.   Got on the bus departing at 11.30 p.m. to Praha.  This Slovakian owned bus was extremely slow and hot.  Jan pointed to other yellow bus which passing our bus and ridiculed my choice.

2.8 Arrived in Prague at 2.20 p.m.  Walked > 5 mins to the metro to the train station. Paid 1 euros for the ticket. Rode 10 mins.

2.9 Arrived at the train station and took the 2.50 train to Celakovice.  The metro ticket included the train ride.

2.10 Arrived in Celakovi at 4 p.m. Walked 15 mins home.

Imagine luggage twice my weights and all of those changing and walking. Bye bye Vienna.  So you know my recommendation, I hope?

Railwy Station
Put života 2
033 65 53 30

 

From

To 

cost(KM)

duration

Budapest

17. 45

20.32

92/180

12 hours

Ploce

06.40
16.20

06.25
18.18

18/29

4 hours

Zagreb

08.57

10.41

45/74

9 hours

 
Train time table (pdf)
Remember to double check the dates and time though.

Adria airways
Sarajevo – Ljubljana – Sarajevo
D ED 15:30
A ED 15:30

Aero Flights
D M 10:15 F 16:15
A M 9:30 F 15:15

Air Bosnia
Sarajevo – Istanbul – Sarajevo
D M,T,W,Th,F,Sun 06:45
A
T,Th,Sat,Sun 12:30

Sarajevo – Zurich– Sarajevo
D
W,F,Sat,Sun 07:00
A
Sat 14:30

Sarajevo – Cologne – Sarajevo
D M,F 13:10
Austrian Sarajevo – Viena – Sarajevo
D ED 7:50, 15:25
A ED 14:40, 21:05

Alitalia
Sarajevo – Milan – Sarajevo
D ED 17:55
A ED 16:30

Croatia airlines
Sarajevo – Zagreb – Sarajevo
D ED 6:30 M,T,W,Th,F,Sat 16:15
A ED 22:00 M,T,W,Th,F,Sat 15:145
Czech airlines
Sarajevo – Prague – Sarajevo
D M,W,F 14:05 F 8:005 Sun 8:40
A M,W,F 13:30 Th,Sat 21:10

Jat airways
Sarajevo – Belgrade – Sarajevo
D T,W,Th, Sat, Sun 6:30
A M,T,W,F,Sat 14:40, 21:40

Lufthansa
Sarajevo – Munich – Sarajevo
D ED 12:55
A ED 12:20

Malev
Sarajevo – Budapest – Sarajevo
D ED 14:50
A ED 14:05

Turkish airlines
Sarajevo – Istanbul – Sarajevo
D M,T,Th 14:00 W,F 19:00
A M,T,Th 13:00 W,F 18:00

Legend: (Bosnian legend in parenthesis)

ED: Every day (SP svaki dan)
D: Departures (P polasci)
A: Arrivals (D dolasci)
M, T, Wed, Th, F, Sat, Sun (1,2,3,4,5,6,7)

Bustation
Put života 8
21 31 00

Departure from Days Single KM/EURO Return KM/EURO
Amsterdam Wed, Sat 250/127 370/188
Antwerp Wed 230/114 330/165
Berlin Sat 225/115 325/115
Dortmund Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat 239/122 358/183
Dubrovnik every day 40/20.50 60/ 30.5
Hamburg Fri 239/122 358/183
Ljubljana Mon, Wed, Fri 70/36 120/ 61
Makarska every day 27/14 38/ 19.5
Munich every day 102/52 141/ 72
Pula Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 80/41 130/ 66.5
Rotterdam Sun,Thu 240/122 340/174
Stuttgart Sun 156/80 235/120
Split every day 30/15.50 45/ 23
Vienna every day 72/37 115/ 59
Zagreb every day 50/25.50 80 / 41

Open the pdf file for schedule of international and local buses.

Bus time table

Bus to Vienna for 30 dollars rountrip fare.

Vienna to Sarajevo for 120 KM roundtrip

TOURIST AGENCIES

Sarajevo discoveries
www.sarajevo-discovery.com

ATLAS TOURS
Zelenih Beretki 17 Sarajevo
+387 33 271 750
www.atlasbh.com

SOL AZUR
Ferhadija 8 Sarajevo
+387 33 550 540
www.solazur.ba

BOSNIA TOURS
Kulovića 7 Sarajevo
bosniatours@bosniahotels.com

PREVOZNE AGENCIES

Adria Airways
Ferhadija 23/2 Sarajevo
+387 33 232 125

Adria Tours
Trg nezavisnosti 25 Sarajevo
+387 33 461 162

Austrian Airlines
Kurta Schorka 36 Sarajevo
+387 33 474 444

Avio Express Airlines
Zelenih beretki 22 Sarajevo
+387 33 208 333

Centrotrans bus
Ferhadija 16 Sarajevo
+387 33 211 282
www.centrotrans.com

Croatia Airlines
Branilaca Sarajeva 29 Sarajevo
+387 33 666 123

Czech Airlines
Kurta Schorta 36 Airport
ww.csa.cz

Luftansa Prušaćka
1 Sarajevo
+387 33 451 552
www.lufthansa.com


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