Sarajevo travel guide

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You're Going to Love Sarajevo

Sarajevo will capture your heart with its beauty, history and a sense of old-world European charm, convalescing in a modern city. Start at the Yellow Fortress to take in sweeping, panoramic views of the city before you head down for a viewing of the Olympic Bobsled. Tour the city's old mosques and cathedral's and finish the evening at Zlatna Ribica.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Sarajevo

1. Take In the City's Historical Architecture

Don't miss the Latin Bridge, the Academy of Fine Arts, the Orthodox Cathedral and the old Emperor's Mosque.

2. Check Out the Vibrant Nightlife

Nightlife around Sarajevo is youthful and trendy. Check out spots like Baghdad Cafe, which is a hookah bar as well as a dance club.

3. Stroll Around Old Town

Old Town is a real draw for travelers, with it's town squares, cobbled streets, craft stores and churches standing side by side with mosques.

4. Take A Sarajevo War Tour

Learn about the history of Sarajevo and its decade-long conflict. You can also visit several strategic sites that are for soldiers and citizens alike.

5. Sample the Best of Sarajevo's Cuisine

Local cuisine includes delicacies like burek, which are special meat pies, and ćevapi, minced-meat sausages served with fresh bread, raw onions and kajmak, a type of sour cream

Where to Eat in Sarajevo

If you're hungry, don't miss Petica, where you can dig into creamy kajmak and all-beef ćevapi starting at BAM3.5

When to visit Sarajevo

Sarajevo in November
Estimated hotel price
£36
1 night at 3-star hotel
Sarajevo in November
Estimated hotel price
£36
1 night at 3-star hotel

Sarajevo experiences four distinct seasons. Summer is the best with temperatures at 85°F. However, fall is incredibly pleasant as well, with temperatures hovering around 72°F.

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How to Get to Sarajevo

Plane

Located 3.8 miles from the city center is the Sarajevo Airport. To travel to the city center, use Bus #36. Purchase a ticket for BAM1.60 at the kiosks or shell out BAM1.80 to buy from the driver.

Train

International trains coming in from Croatia have been discontinued as of March 2017. However, there is a journey from Mostar and Čapljina to Sarajevo. Tickets cost BAM11. Trains arrive at Railway Station Sarajevo.

Car

Book a private car from companies like GEA Tours for BAM70. If you're traveling from Belgrade to Sarajevo, get on the A3/E75. Take Route 20, Route 136 and Route 26 before getting onto the M19.

Bus

Sarajevo's main bus station is called Autobuska stanica Sarajevo and is located right next to the train station. International tickets must be bought online. A one-way trip from Vienna costs around BAM86.

Airports near Sarajevo

Airlines serving Sarajevo

United Airlines
Good (2,306 reviews)
Lufthansa
Good (1,045 reviews)
Air France
Good (271 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (927 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (836 reviews)
SWISS
Excellent (288 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (149 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (570 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (329 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (255 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (1,007 reviews)
LOT
Good (209 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (175 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (25 reviews)
Aegean Airlines
Excellent (86 reviews)
Pegasus Airlines
Good (160 reviews)
Eurowings
Good (50 reviews)
Norwegian
Good (38 reviews)
Wizz Air
Good (210 reviews)
Air Serbia
Good (28 reviews)
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Where to stay in Sarajevo

Rest in luxury at the esteemed Radon Plaza. Or, feel right at home with great hospitality at Hotel Michele. Travelers on a budget will love Hostel Posillipo.

Popular neighbourhoods in Sarajevo

Bačarija – Thriving and alive, there are plenty of shops, eateries and bars in this neighborhood. You can also check out the local markets that pop up through the day.

Babića bača – One of the oldest neighborhoods in Sarajevo boasts beautiful public and residential gardens, picturesque stone bridges overlooking ponds and gorgeous sacred mosques.

Skenderija – Sitting on a hill is this neighborhood, which is famous for its significance as a sports and culture hub. The 194 Winter Olympic Games was held here.

Most popular hotel in Sarajevo by neighbourhood

Where to stay in popular areas of Sarajevo

Most booked hotels in Sarajevo

Hotel Colors Inn
Excellent (9.6, Excellent reviews)
£78+
Tarcin Forest Resort & Spa Sarajevo - MGallery
Excellent (9.2, Excellent reviews)
£87+
Malak Regency Hotel
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
£75+
Hotel Boutique 36
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
£30+
Europe Hotel
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
£95+
Hotel Walter
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
£26+
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How to Get Around Sarajevo

Public Transportation

Residents and travelers alike rely on the GRAS public transport in Sarajevo. Tickets cost BAM1.8 and there are also unlimited day passes available.

Taxi

Taxis in Sarajevo can be taken from various points around the city. Flat rates start at BAM1.50 and it is BAM1.62 for each mile after that.

Car

There are several rental company options like Minell or AutoEurope. Depending on the company, rental prices start at BAM189.

Car hire agencies in Sarajevo

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The Cost of Living in Sarajevo

Shopping Streets

Check out the Alta Shopping Center or Sarajevo City Center if you love to find deals at malls. Otherwise, potter around Old Town for one-of-a-kind wares from open-air bazaars.

Groceries and Other

A quart of milk in Sarajevo costs BAM1.35 and a dozen eggs will run you about BAM2.55.

Cheap meal
£3.29
A pair of jeans
£51.64
Single public transport ticket
£0.75
Cappuccino
£1.11