There are numerous ways of travelling around Bosnia and Herzegovina - by car, bus and train. Many bus companies offer routes to locations throughout the country. The train schedule is less extensive, but does offer a few good trips at very modest prices. Car rental is available from local and international companies. Taxis also serve the cities and are generally reliable and cheap.
The mode of transport you choose probably depends on what part of the country you're in, and how far you need to travel. Check the links below to get more details about travelling around.
Local bus system functions well and there are bus routes to and from all towns and even the small villages have some sort of bus connection. Every city and town has a bus station where tickets are sold and daily departure and arrival times posted in local language on the station's wall. Bus travel is inexpensive and comfortable and offers some beautiful scenery on the way.
You can buy ticket at the station, but you can also get one on the bus if there are seats left. Usually there is an extra charge of 1 or 2 KM for each large bag you carry with you.
Bus Companies in Bosnia and Herzegovina:
Please check the following websites for timetable and price details. (Unfortunately, some are in local language only).
Centrotrans - Sarajevo based company
Autoprevoz Bus Mostar - Mostar based company
Transturist - Tuzla based company
Bus timetable for major routes within Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Travelling by car is a decent option throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina. Road conditions significantly improved in the last few years, there are few dual carriageways, but the main roads are satisfactory. Work has started on certain sections of the Pan-European Corridor 5c Motorway, Budapest - Osijek - Sarajevo - Ploce, which will connect Bosnia and Herzegovina to main European traffic network.
Travelling by car also offer some magnificent scenery along the routes. Petrol is easily available as there are many petrol stations along the roads. If you need road assistance, the Bosnia and Herzegovina Auto Club (BIHAMK) Emergency Service (open 24/7) will help you. Their telephone number is 1282 or (033) 1282 if outside Sarajevo area. BIHAMK's Information Centre is open every day from 6am to 6pm.
Car Rental in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Renting a car in Bosnia and Herzegovina is a good option. Major car rental companies exist in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as local companies. Most have offices in the larger towns and at airports.
Below is a list of some of the car rental companies in Bosnia and Herzegovina:
National Car Rental B&H
The train network in Bosnia and Herzegovina is not as extensive as the bus network, but does offer a few really good trips in comfortable trains at very modest prices. The route most commonly used by tourists is from Sarajevo to Mostar, which has two daily trains, both of these continue to Ploce on the Croatia coast.
Routes, timetable and price details can be found at the following websites.
Railways of Republic of Srpska
Timetable for all routes in Bosnia and Herzegovina and prices info for routes within Republic of Srpska (currently only on local language)
Timetable and prices for travelling from Croatia and other European countries can be found at the following websites:
Die Bahn Useful timetable info from German Railways
Click here for the rail map of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Train timetable for major routes within Bosnia and Herzegovina