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How to Get From Sarajevo Airport to City Center

It is a big problem to reach Sarajevo city center (Bascarsija) from Sarajevo Airport for strangers. We have tricks for Sarajevo Airport transfer.

But if you learn tricks it will be easy for you 😉

You have four options with descending order:


#1: Rent a Car From Sarajevo Airport

You have too much alternatives for renting a car in Sarajevo Airport.

If you want to choose that way please read article about rent a car Sarajevo Airport.


#2: Getting a Taxi in Airport (€7)

There are too many taxis in airport and they all have standard tariff for going city center. The price is 30 KM (15 €). But when they use taxi-meter it will cost 14 KM. So don’t use taxis in airport.

How to get a cheap taxi?

Go outside of the airport area (Dont worry. Airport is too small and it has only one entrance). Call Lav Taxi. Number: +387 57 342 000

Say that you are at the entrance of the airport. The person who will answer the phone knows English and they will say when a taxi  can come for you.

By Law Taxi the way from Sarajevo Airport to Bascarsija will cost approximately 14 KM.


#3: Shuttle Bus in Sarajevo Airport (€2,5)

You can use shuttle bus to get city. It’s not public but organizing by a special company, Centrotrans Eurolines.

A one-way ticket costs 5 KM, double-way costs 8KM (first luggage to 23 kg free of charge, second luggage over 23 kg 5 KM)

Sarajevo Airport shuttle bus schedule (summer timetable):

  • 05:30
  • 06:25
  • 07:15
  • 08:45
  • 11:15
  • 13:15
  • 13:50
  • 15:10
  • 16:40
  • 17:30
  • 20:45
  • 22:00

Sarajevo Airport shuttle bus schedule (winter timetable):

  • 06:25
  • 07:10
  • 09:15
  • 11:45
  • 13:45
  • 15:40
  • 16:15
  • 20:00
  • 22:30


If you want to go airport from city, you should go to Vijećnica (Sarajevo City Hall).

Sarajevo Airport shuttle bus timetable from city (summer timetable):

  • 5:00
  • 6:00
  • 6:50
  • 8:45
  • 10:25
  • 12:10
  • 14:10
  • 14:45
  • 15:50
  • 17:20
  • 18:15
  • 21:20

Sarajevo Airport shuttle bus timetable from city (winter timetable):

  • 6:50
  • 8:45
  • 09:55
  • 12:15
  • 14:15
  • 17:10
  • 18:10
  • 20:50


#4: Go With Bus From Sarajevo Airport to City Center (€1)

Unfortunately there is no direct public transportation from Sarajevo Airport to city center. So, you have to walk for a while. You should go to Dobrinja. Here is the route:

From Dobrinja you can use Trolleybus number 103 or Bus number 31E. One way ticket is 1,80 KM if you buy it from driver. Also you can buy tickets from kiosk for 1,6 KM. Travel to city center will last 35 minutes.

Check this article for bus timetable:



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Comments (9 Comments)
Hazel Joy
Hazel Joy Reply
- 9:17 pm

Great instructions, Abbas. This is really easy for readers to understand.

    Abbas Türkoğlu
    Abbas Türkoğlu Reply
    - 9:33 pm

    Thank you very much. It was a big problem for me to get city center from Sarajevo Airport so I want to help people about it.

Christina Rutler
Christina Rutler Reply
- 4:43 pm

Is it possible to use tramway to get city center? My apartment is in Čengić Vila, so what kind of transportation vehicle should I use?

    Abbas Türkoğlu
    Abbas Türkoğlu Reply
    - 8:38 pm

    Hi Christina,
    You can use taxi, it will cost around 7 KM or trolleybus number 103. If it is Čengić Vila 2 use trolleybus, it follows Safeta Hadžića avenue and get out closest stop to your apartment. If it is Čengić Vila 1 and you don’t want to walk then I advice to use taxi.
    Tramway pass close to Čengić Vila 1 but closest tramway stop is 3 km away from airport.
    In any option except taxi you should walk a bit.
    Have a nice trip!

Ayo Reply
- 1:14 pm

Hi Abbas,
Thanks for this information. I will be arriving in Sarajevo in few days and would like to know Where one could take the Centrotrans buses from Sarajevo airport? Also, where does one get off if going to the city centre (Baščaršija)

    Abbas Türkoğlu
    Abbas Türkoğlu Reply
    - 1:44 pm

    Hi Ayo,
    Centrotrans buses wait in front of Sarajevo Airport building. There is only one building and building has only one entrance and one exit. I outlined places on this photo.

    You can get out in front of Vijećnica (Sarajevo City Hall) to reach Baščaršija.

    Have a nice trip.

Mohd Nasir
Mohd Nasir Reply
- 1:03 pm

Salam Abbas,

I will arrive sarajevo airport on 25 jan 2019 and my group consist of 24 passengers.

Can you advice me how to take a coaster or mini bus for my group.

Thanks, assalaamu ‘alaikom

    Abbas Türkoğlu
    Abbas Türkoğlu Reply
    - 10:44 pm

    Salam Alaikom Mohd Nasir,
    For a professional service you can rent a bus from Eurolines-Centrotrans company which arranges airport transfer. It is optinal from 8 up to 82 pessengers.
    Phone Number: tel:+387 33 770 800
    Web site:

ok Reply
- 9:37 pm

which place do you recommend to exchange the money in airport or in city center? Any specific place in city center? post office or private?
Also, how can we go to the “tunnel”? Easy from airport?

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