Bosnia by bus
Bosnia and Herzegovina has a large bus network of long distance, intercity and international buses. Bus is the most used form of public transport. Bus routes are operated by a large number of privately owned bus companies.
The main bus hubs in Bosnia are Banja Luka, Zenica, Mostar and of course Sarajevo. Sarajevo has two main bus station, one from where bus departures to the eastern part of the country and one with buses departing to the western part of the country.
International buses to and from Bosnia:
From Bosnia there are all year around connections, to these countries: Germany, Austria, Croatia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden and even Norway.
During the summer season, there is an increased number of buses to the Adriatic coast.
Quality of bus service in Bosnia:
The bus fleet in Bosnia, is still in the process of being renewed, which means you can find both outdated and modern buses. The newest buses, with air-conditioning are mainly used for the international bus routes to and from Bosnia.
Not all the drivers on the national route speak English, but on must international routes, the drivers speak a foreign language.
Prices of bus service in Bosnia:
Compared to other means of transport bus transportation is fairly cheap in Bosnia, price on the most competitive routes is about 50-60 lipa (7-9 cent) per Km. on less competitive routes price is about 80 lipa to 1 Kuna (11-14 cent) per Km.
Return or open return tickets with SAME COMPANY
are discounted with up to 60% for the returning leg ticket. If you choose a different bus company for your return journey, the price is the same as for the one way ticket.
Discounted ticket is usually available for kids and in most cases also pensioners. But the rules and discount scheme vary from company to company which can make it a bit complicate.
Buying a ticket:
Obviously the easiest way to buy a ticket is here on Getbybus.com, alternatively it is possible to buy ticket at the bus station and in most case also on the bus. Be aware that you are obliged to carry your ticket on during the journey.
If you buy your ticket on the bus, make sure that the ticket is issued by the ticket machine which most buses have now days.
Good to know when travelling on bus in Bosnia:
- If you carry luggage for the hold, you will be charge and extra fee of about 1-2 Euro per piece.
- During the summer season buses can be delayed due to heavy traffic.
- Pets are not allowed by all bus companies
- During the summer season it is usually not possible to bring a bicycle.
- Buses for disabled people are not available, as far as we have been informed.