Bosnia and Herzegovina by bus
Traveling by bus in Bosnia and Herzegovina is definitely one of the safest and cheapest ways of traveling while ensuring at the same time that you don't miss out on the beautiful natural landscapes around the country. Thanks to the well connected bus network between Bosnia and Herzegovina cities it is easy to reach the majority of the most popular destinations within the country in a day.
Intercity buses in Bosnia and Herzegovina
In Bosnia and Herzegovina intercity buses are available on more than 3665 travel combinations, while traveling with an average speed of 45 km/h. Of course, intercity bus routes via highway have a higher average speed. The majority of the Bosnia and Herzegovina intercity buses are comfortable long distance coaches, but older vehicles might be used on busier travel days.
The timetable for popular intercity bus routes like Zivinice - Travnik or Banja Luka - Nevesinje can be found online, but for some shorter intercity bus routes you might have to go to the bus station. Tickets are sold both online and on the spot, but after the COVID-19 pandemic an increasing number of travellers prefer buying their tickets online.
As mentioned above there are more than 3665 domestic intercity bus travel combinations in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Below you will find some of the most popular Bosnia and Herzegovina travel routes with minimal or no stops along the way:
The majority of these international bus lines are daily departures, that are operated by various Bosnia and Herzegovina bus companies.
Most of the International bus departures drive from Tuzla, Banja Luka, and Siroki Brijeg. Of course, there are also some international bus departures from other cities throughout the country.
Below we have listed the most popular international bus routes:
Airport buses in Bosnia and Herzegovina
If you are flying to Bosnia and Herzegovina you will land in one of 4 airports located throughout the country. From the majority of Bosnia and Herzegovina airports you have a bus shuttle to the nearest largest city and in some cases even intercity buses to other cities in the region. Click on the airport name below and read more about getting to and from the airport.
Bus companies in Bosnia and Herzegovina
There are over 99 bus companies operating in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 56 companies offer intercity bus lines, 0 companies drive airport shuttles, 6 companies operate regional and local lines, 30 bus companies offer bus rental and 28 companies offer bus tours. The bus companies are located in 48 cities throughout the country. The majority of companies can be found in Banja Luka and Tuzla.
56 intercity bus companies operating in Bosnia and Herzegovina are very different in size. The largest Bosnia and Herzegovina company Centrotrans Eurolines BiH connects more than 160 cities, whereas the smallest intercity bus company IN Travel only has service to 5 cities.
Below we have listed some of the most popular bus companies in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Full list of bus companies in Bosnia and Herzegovina can be found here.
Bus stations in Bosnia and Herzegovina
In most cities there is a dedicated bus station, in smaller cities the bus station might be a parking lot with a shelter or a section on the road marked for multiple buses. In some cities buses also stop at public road bus stops or at gas stations and hotel parking lots. In larger cities you will find bus stations with amenities like toilets, luggage storage, kiosks, fast food restaurants and other useful services for travellers. In Bosnia and Herzegovina there is a total of 148 bus stations, below we have listed 15 of the most popular bus stations, for a full list of bus stations in Bosnia and Herzegovina click here.
Hire a coach in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina bus rental companies offer coaches for any kind of group trip, whether it’s a transfer from the airport to your hotel, or single and multi day excursions to the many sights in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Rest assured you will be able to find a suitable partner. If you are travelling during the high season, it is advisable to book your bus in advance to secure one of the best vehicles for your group.
Here you can see a list of some companies offering bus rental in Bosnia and Herzegovina:
Public transportation in Bosnia and Herzegovina
In the majority of larger Bosnia and Herzegovina cities, public transportation is available, in the cities like Sarajevo or Banja Luka you have an extensive network of buses connecting all suburbs to the centre of the town.
Buying tickets for public transportation varies from city to city, sometimes they are bought at dedicated sales points and other times they are bought on the bus for example, so be sure to check which options are available for the city you are travelling in.
Here is a list of some Bosnia and Herzegovina companies operating both local and suburban bus lines.
What to see in Bosnia and Herzegovina
As a visitor of Bosnia and Herzegovina, you have lots of great Bosnia and Herzegovina sights to visit. Some of the most popular sights are Počitelj in Capljina, Kula Počitelj in Capljina, and Dervish House in Mostar. That said, there are a lot of other sights in Bosnia and Herzegovina worth visiting! Some of the sights do not have an entrance fee, whilst others charge for entrance. Below you will find a list of the most popular sights in Bosnia and Herzegovina:
Kula Počiteljmonumental building
Dervish Housemonumental building
Museum of Ivo Andrićmuseum
Banski Dvormonumental building