Sarajevo Airport – City Centre: 8,5 km (19 min.)
PUBLIC TRANSPORT FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE CITY CENTRE
To reach the city by public transportation it is necessary to combine different forms of transportation. The best way to do so is the following:
Walk for 20 minutes to Dobrinje where you can find the trolley bus stop near the market Merkator. The line 103 of the trolley bus will bring you to the Austria’s Square. From this square you have to cross the river to reach the centre of Dobrinje where you will find the bus stop of the line 31 towards the city centre but this bus is not frequent.
The bus 31E is the most efficient service of the city and it is active until midnight. You can buy the tickets in both the tobacco shops and in the bus and they have to be validated in the bus. Tickets are valid for one bus ride with no time limits; there are also daily tickets valid for all Transports but not for the line 31E.
Bus rides generally start from 6.00 am to 11.00 pm and on Sundays from 7.00 am to 10.00 pm.
To reach the city centre from the airport in a easy way we suggest you to book a private transfer. Below you will find the price range:
- Minibus: max 8 pax: € 35,00
- Taxi: max 3 pax: € 19,50
- Minivan: max 6 pax: € 26,50
RENT A CAR
In Sarajevo Airport you will find some agencies where you could rent a car.
Below you will find the price range:
- Standard: € 26,00 per day
- Luxury: € 39,00 per day
Taxi stations are in the whole city but you can stop a taxi along the road with the hand. You can choose between a lot of companies but you have to pay attention to the taximeter; usually in Sarajevo a tourist pays more.
Avoid the Taxi Company “Co’ Company” which offers exagerate prices compared with others.
The Tram runs along the entire city. It starts from Ilidža, along the ride it stops in Spa, Vrelo Bosna Park, the Airport and Spasa Tunnel. Then it goes through Bulevar Meše Selimovića and Zmaja od Bosne to reach the historical centre and turns back to Ilidža.
- Line 1 Željeznička Stanica – Baščaršija.
- Line 4 Željeznička Stanica – Ilidža.
- Line 3: Ilidža – Baščaršija (full turn).
Prices: 1.60 KM; Children: 0.50 KM. You can buy the tickets on the tram or in a tobaccos.
Runs start from 6.00 am to 11.00 pm; on Sundays: from 7.00 am to 10.00 pm.
Line 103: Dobrinja – Trg Austrije (full turn).
Prices: 1.60 KM tobaccos, 1,80 KM on the trolley bus. Children 6-10 years old: 0,50 KM.
Minibuses are very important for the city. The rides are short but they reach every part of Sarajevo, also the highest neighborhoods.
Terminus: Baščaršija, the square in front of Sebilj, Trg Osloboðenje the square in front of the new Otodox Church, Children’s Park in the Maršala Tita and Viječnica in front of the National Library.
Prices: 1,60 KM. Children 6-10 years old: 0,50 KM. Tickets on board.
Pharmacies are open H24.
The national currency in Bosnia Herzegovina is Bosnian Mark (KM).
€ 1,00 = 2,00 KM
We suggest to change money in the banks.
EURO AND CREDIT CARDS
Hotels and high level restaurants accept credit cards. Kiosks, normal restaurant and shops of Baščaršija just accept Bosnian Marks.
Euro isn’t the local coin but you can use it to pay small sums and only with bills (NOT coins).
The official language is Bosnian and latin writing is used. To comunicate you have to use English language.
In July there are temperatures which start from 13° C to 26° C but in some days the temperature can reach 37° C. During the night the temperature is cooler.
In the summer: t-shirt, light clothes but also long trousers, light jackets and sweatshirt for the evening. Always bring with you the umbrella.
USEFUL PHONE NUMBERS
124: First Aid
033 289100: Sarajeco’s Airport
Islamic Religion: 40%
Ortodox Religion: 31%
Catholic Religion: 15%
Protestant Christianity: 4%
We suggest to repeat the DT-Polio vaccine.
Drink only bottled water and don’t eat uncooked food (meat, fish, vegetables, fruit…)
Sarajevo’s Hospital: (00 387) 33 664 724
Sarajevo’s First Aid: (00 387) 33 611 11
Below you will find the banks in the city centre:
Address: Fra Anđela Zvizdovića 1, Sarajevo 71000
Timetables: 08 am – 4 pm
Phone: 033 252-280
Address: Alipašina 6a, Sarajevo 71000
Timetables: 08 am – 4 pm
Phone: 0038 781 929 292
Address: Ibrahima Ljubovića 20, Sarajevo 71210
Timetables: 08 am – 3.30 pm
Phone: 0038 733 250 950
Ćevapčići: is the National Dish. It is a sausage of beef and minced sheep with special spices. The recipe is secret. It is served in the Bosnian bread called Sàmun with chopped onion.
Another dish to taste is Pljeskávica that it is like a big hamburger and it is served into the Sàmun.
The Súdžukice is a sausage roasted on stone.
Finally, we suggest to taste the Pita a very thin rolled up pastry filled with meat or vegetables. You have to eat it very hot with yogurt.