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Getting Around in Bosnia Herzegovina
 
 
 

By Rail

Rail links between Bosnia & Herzegovina and Republika Srpska have been restored. In addition, a few local services are operating. It is recommended that you check with a tour operator to determine whether rail service is available to the destination that you desire.

By Road

Travel by road is the usual means of transport in Bosnia & Herzegovina. During winter and spring, block ice and landslides can make driving difficult. Road conditions are still poor, but many roads are now being restored. The safety and condition of urban roads is generally fair, although rural road maintenance is seriously lacking. The risk of landmines has decreased in the last few years, as most mines remaining from the war are now clearly marked. However, visitors are still advised to exercise caution when travelling outside main cities and towns. Caution should also be taken when driving at night or during winter. Drivers should keep to the main roads. The emergency number for roadside assistance is 987. The capital, Sarajevo, is the nodal point for all Bosnia & Herzegovina's main communications routes, which go west to Banja Luka, and then to Zagreb, capital of Croatia; north to Doboj, and then to Osijek in Croatia; east to Zvornik, and then to Belgrade in Serbia; south to Mostar, and then the Adriatic Sea; and southeast to Foca, and then to Podgorica.

Bus

The best way to get around with public transport is with bus. The bus network is more extensive and run more frequently than trains. Surprisingly, prices do not differ very much from trains, neither do the travel times (bus might be slightly cheaper). The main bus provider in Bosnia and Herzegovina is Centrotrans Bus-Eurolines.

Car Rental

Rental cars are available from Avis, Budget, Hertz and the likes.

Documentation: An International Driving Permit is required. All Green Cards, etc, should include cover for the 20km-strip of coastline at Neum on the Dalmatian Coast highway.

Urban Transportation

In Sarajevo, the local bus system is the best in the country. Most inner city busses runs until midnight and will get you to even the most isolated villages on Bjelasnica. The 31e buses are the handiest of all. They run through the entire length of the city every half hour.. Starting by the National Archives and finishing in Dobrinja by the airport, this is the quickest, cleanest and easiest bus route in town.

The trams constantly run along the main east-west road. There is also a tram station at the main bus/train station that operates all day and most of the night. The tram lines extend all the way to Ilidza, a suburb to the west of Sarajevo, and for budget travellers it is a great way to check out the Bosna River Springs and the park in Ilidza.

Taxis are easy to find and cheap. With a few exceptions, a taxi ride to anywhere in Sarajevo shouldn't cost more than 12-15KM - and for most trips you will spend less than 5KM. Waiting for an empty taxi will rarely take you more than a minute. There are also 24-hour taxi stands located all over the city.

 

 
 


 



 


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