Airport universal photo - Banja Luka Airport

Banja Luka Airport



Passengers: ~ 140.000

Banja Luka International Airport (BNX) is also known as Mahovljani Airport, named after the village where it is located. It is an international airport serving Banja Luka, the second largest city in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the capital of the entity Republika Srpska. It is located 18 kilometers northeast of the city’s railway station and also, near the exit to the highway Banja Luka – Gradiška. After the Sarajevo and Tuzla ones, it is the biggest airport in the country.

Its construction began in 1976 when it was supposed to receive and send only domestic flights. But, Banja Luka became Republika Srpska’s capital after the Yugoslav breakup, and Mahovljani Aiport gained international status.

Getting from Banja Luka Airport to Banja Luka

Mahovljani Airport is located 24 kilometers from the city center which is a 30-minute car ride. 

Below you will find all the important information about the transportation options from BNX to the city.


There is a bus operating from BNX to the city center. These shuttle buses are carried by the bus operator Smiljić on the days when there are flights scheduled. They also operate in the opposite direction –  from the “Old Bus station” (Stara autobuska) bus stop to the airport. The ride to the center lasts approximately 35 minutes. Furthermore, a one-way ticket costs about 10 BAM (5€). You can check the timetable and tickets below:

Banja Luka Airport – Banja Luka
Banja Luka – Banja Luka Airport


Getting from Banja Luka Airport to the city by taxi is a convenient way for those who don’t like using buses. There are three taxi companies offering rides from BNX to the city: Taksi prevoz Milanović, Taxi prevoz Aleksić, and Taksi Dragan. The price of a taxi ride costs between 35 and 45 BAM.


Another transportation option from BNX is a private, door-to-door transfer directly to your accommodation in the city. You can pre-book a transfer for a hassle-free experience. If you do, a professional driver will wait for you at the airport and take you to your destination.

Car hire

For those who prefer to drive at their own pace, the best option is to hire a car at BNX. You will find offices of several car rental agencies at the airport. On average, renting a car in Banja Luka will cost you about 50 BAM daily. 

Banja Luka Airport Airlines

Banja Luka offers only international flights. The most popular ones are flights to Malmo, Basel and Brussels.  It is well connected to various cities in Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy and Belgium. Besides, the airport offers many other flights, like seasonal ones to Tivat and Antalya.

Here is the list of all airlines operating at BNX:

  • Air Cairo 
  • Air Montenegro
  • Air Serbia
  • Freebird Airlines
  • Ryanair
  • Wizz Air

Banja Luka Airport Facilities

In case you are waiting at Mahovljani Airport, you might want to know what the airport has to offer. 

Here is a list of facilities and amenities at BNX:

  • Currency exchange
  • ATM
  • Free WiFi
  • Café

Banja Luka Airport Accommodation

There is no airport accommodation, so it is advisable to look for accommodation in the city.

Banja Luka Airport FAQ

I arrive late at Banja Luka Airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to Banja Luka?

There shouldn’t be a problem as the bus company organizes transportation to the city in accordance with flights.

Can I exchange money at Banja Luka Airport?

Yes, you can.

Is there a free WiFi service available at Banja Luka Airport?

Yes, there is free Wifi service available at Banja Luka Airport.

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