Putting behind its greatest tragedy behind, the Bosnia War, Bosnia tourism is slowly warming up and opening new avenues for the globe-trotters. Thanks to its newly found global recognition, traveling to Bosnia has got a lot easier than it ever was. Every now and then, new flights are introduced to connect Bosnia-Herzegovina to a number of cities worldwide. With much improved bus services and repaired roads, exploring this exquisite piece of land has become much more convenient.
Planning a trip to Bosnia? Want to know how to travel to Bosnia?
There are quite a few ways to travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina. we have listed them all below, as per your convenience.
Travel to Bosnia by Air
Sarajevo International Airport is the main airport of Bosnia which connects this gorgeous country to the world. The B&H Airlines is the national airline of Bosnia and Herzegovina and caters to flights to all major European cities.
The Sarajevo International Airport is also served by Alitalia and British Airways, Croatia Airlines, Etihad Airlines and Adria Airlines.
One can catch a flight (connecting or non-stop) to Bosnia and Herzegovina from several major locations including Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Zurich, Switzerland, Cologne, Germany, Stuttgart, Germany, Istanbul, and Turkey.
Travel to Bosnia by Train
If you are not pressed for time, you should definitely opt to travel by train to explore the scenic beauty of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Train travel, although slow, provides a brilliant opportunity to see the country and its smaller, less accessible regions.
‘Railway station Sarajevo’ is the main railway station of the county and it connects cities like Doboj, Banja Luka and Mostar to Belgrade in Serbia and Zagreb in Croatia. Take the train from Croatia or Budapest when traveling from other European locations on your way to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Travel to Bosnia by Road
Bosnia has a large and robust bus network of intercity and international buses and it is the most used form of public transport. Bus routes are operated by a large number of privately owned bus companies.
Banja Luka, Zenica, Mostar and Sarajevo are the main bus hubs in Bosnia. Sarajevo has two main bus station, one of which caters to the eastern part of the country and the other to the western part of the country.
One can easily find international bus services to Sarajevo from Croatia, Slovenia and Serbia.
Another alternative to reach Bosnia is by hiring a taxi from Zagreb or Belgrade, which takes about 5 hours to reach the city of Sarajevo.
How to travel in and around Bosnia?
Getting around in Bosnia is best done through buses and trains. You will find a dense network of bus lines, run by small private companies, who operate on a stringent policy of buying tickets for your return trip with the same company you bought the ticket with, initially.
Cycling is also one way of discovering the beauty of this scenic country. Adventurous kinds can try their luck with hitchhiking, which is surely fun in Bosnia as you get free rides from local people. Personal discretion is advised.
Rent a car in Bosnia
If you are looking to explore the sights of Bosnia, there is no other best way other than renting a car in Bosnia. It is not only the most convenient way of doing so…but also the fastest. You could check out various car rentals in Bosnia on the internet and then choose one offering the best deal. Europcar, Sixt, AutoEurope are few prominent and reliable names for car rentals in Bosnia and can be checked with while looking for car related services.
If you plan to drive the vehicle yourself, make sure you have all the documents, maps, insurance, car papers and other papers related to personal identification handy. Beware of rash drivers and with unknown streets and indifferent drivers, remain extremely cautious.