Sarajevo public transport guide will provide you enough information to easily get around the city. Ticket prices, taxi companies and much more.
Sarajevo public transport is currently undergoing the renovation process. With that in mind, tram operations are limited. Hence, it is not possible to use the tram in the central part of the city. The only usable part of the tram line is from the Cengic Vila neighbourhood to Ilidza.
In case you want to use public transport in Sarajevo, an alternative in form of buses is available.
Complete reconstruction is scheduled for August 2023 and when it is finished, Sarajevo will have the most contemporary tram line in this part of Europe.
City transport system basically consists from tram, trolleybus, bus and minibus lines, run by two different companies – publicly owned GRAS and private company CENTROTRANS. Generally speaking, the quality of GRAS services is at a much lower level – they are often not punctual, they miss the rides, their vehicles are poorly maintained and often dirty, drivers and conductors rude. The tickets from one company can not be used in the vehicles of another (except monthly and annual tickets), and there are different tickets for trams, buses, trolleybuses and minibuses.
There are tickets for a single, two and five rides available, as well as daily and 10-days tickets for all transport means, but only for the central city zone A – which does, though, extend to Ilidža, Vogošća, Dobrinja and Old Town – Baščaršija. After leaving the vehicle, one needs to get a new single ride ticket or stamp again the one for several rides, if he/she wants to continue the ride.
Tickets that are needed for any form of public transportation can be purchased at kiosks (for 1.40 KM/0.70€) or from the driver (for 1.40 BAM/0.70€).
There are also multi-ride tickets available for the trams, which are ideal if you plan on using public transport for getting around town: for two rides they cost 3.00 BAM, for five rides 7.10 BAM, and for children tickets 0.50 BAM. The daily ticket costs 5.30 BAM and 10 days one is 37.20 BAM. You must have your tickets punched or stamped upon entering the vehicle. The ticket for the commercial line between Bašćaršija and Dobrinja costs 2.00 BAM. A single ticket for the Bašćaršija-Airport line costs 5.00 BAM and returns at 8.00 BAM. Both GRAS and CENROTRANS have also their own kiosks or sales points at several locations in town, where daily and 10-day tickets are sold.
Note: BAM is the official currency in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the local language also known as “KM” – Convertible Mark.
You should be careful to check the ticket – if it is not possible for any reason (often the machines don’t work), inform the driver. It is a known fact that the controllers often scam foreign tourists if they find them without a ticket or with improperly stamped or punched tickets.
A bus line runs between the Sarajevo International airport and Baščaršija, coinciding with flight schedules.
Buses to Bjelašnica, Igman and Jahorina mountains run only during the winter sports season.
GRAS Stops – Public company
CENTROTRANS Stops – Private company
In Sarajevo, one can find many taxi companies and we’ve shortened the list with their telephone numbers.
Important note: Be aware of taxi scams when you arrive, make sure the taximeter is on and advice is to ask the driver the approximate price for the ride.
How to get from Sarajevo old town to East Sarajevo bus station? You can take a taxi, trolleybus or bus. A taxi is the best option if you have a lot of luggage. If you prefer public transport you can ride a trolleybus line Trg Austrije – Dobrinja, then walk a few meters. Or, choose a private company Centrotrans line Vijećnica – Dobrinja, take the last exit then walk a few meters.
How to get from Sarajevo to main bus station? Easy, take a tram line 1 from the city centre directly to the Railway station, the bus station will be around 100 meters away.
How to get from old town Sarajevo to airport? The best option is to get our Sarajevo airport transfer for 20€ and our driver will take you directly to the airport with no delays and you will get on time. Make sure to book the transfer below!
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The city transport system basically consists of tram, trolleybus, bus and minibus lines, run by two different companies. The tickets from one company can not be used in the vehicles of another (except monthly and annual tickets), and there are different tickets for trams, buses, trolleybuses and minibuses.
There are tickets for a single, two and five rides available, as well as daily and 10-day tickets for all transport means, but only for the central city zone A – which does, though, extend to Ilidža, Vogošća, Dobrinja and Old Town – Baščaršija.
Tickets that are needed for any form of public transportation can be purchased at kiosks (for 1.40 KM) or from the driver (for 1.80 BAM).
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Blog contributor: Tarik Dreca