Travel and Useful Information

Getting There

Flights

Sarajevo International Airport is 17 km from the meeting venue, Swissôtel.

Direct flights arrive here daily from:

  • Austria – Vienna (VIE)
  • Croatia – Zagreb (ZAG)
  • Germany – Cologne (CGN), Stuttgart (STR)
  • Qatar – Doha (DOH)
  • Serbia – Belgrade (BEG)
  • Slovenia – Ljubljana (LJU)
  • Turkey – Istanbul (IST)

By bus

The Sarajevo International Airport is connected to the centre of Sarajevo by buses operated by Centrotrans Eurolines. The bus schedule is aligned to the flight timetable.
A one-way ticket costs BAM 5 and a return ticket costs BAM 8. One piece of luggage (up to 23 kg) is included in the price but there is a charge of BAM 5 for each additional piece of luggage, as well as for bags that exceed 23 kg.

By taxi

Taxis from Sarajevo International Airport to Sarajevo cost about BAM 20 (EUR 10). The taxi driver is obliged to write out a receipt on passenger's request. The price may be agreed in advance but it must not exceed the taxi metre amount. The taxi rank is located outside terminal B.

By bus (outside Sarajevo)

Gea Tour and Terra Travel offer services to and from Sarajevo from:

  • Austria
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia


Useful Information

Taxis

Taxi stands are clearly marked, and the starting fare is BAM 1.50. All vehicles use a taxi metre and the driver will issue a receipt upon request.

All legitimate taxis are required to have a “TAXI” sign on the top of the car and license plates with “TA” on them. Taxi fares can only be paid in cash and BAM 1 is charged for each piece of baggage.

Some taxi companies are:

  • Sarajevo Taxi +387 33 523 156
  • Paja Taxi +387 33 15 22
  • Yellow Taxi +387 663 555

Useful Telephone Numbers

Bosnia and Herzegovina use the universal European emergency number 112 for Police/Fire/Ambulance. An operator will redirect the call to the appropriate service.

For specific cases, use the following numbers:

  • Police: 122
  • Fire: 123
  • Ambulance: 124

The telephone prefix for Bosnia and Herzegovina is +387.

Currency

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s currency is the Convertible Mark.
Abbreviation: BAM
Exchange rates for foreign currencies, valid on 19 November 2018:
EUR 1 = BAM 1.96

ATM

ATM machines are available at main banks and at airports and shopping centres.

Language and Alphabet

Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian are the three official languages in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The primary language is Bosnian, although all three languages bear similarities with each other.

Electricity

EU standard: 220V 50 Hz — round two-pin plugs, type C and type F.

Time Zone

In April, Bosnia and Herzegovina operates on UTC+2.

Weather

The climate of Sarajevo has a humid continental climate, with an average summer temperature of 27°C and winter temperatures of -3°C.

The average temperature in April is 10°C.

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre

Address: Sarači 58
Phone: + 387 33 580 999
Email: tourinfo _at_ bih.net _dot_ ba

Website: Sarajevo Tourism

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