Sarajevo International Airport SJJ: Departure times and transfers

Airport Information

Sarajevo International Airport

AddressKurta Schorka 36, Sarajevo 71000
Airport CodeSJJ
Distance to City Center3.36km

Flying from/to Sarajevo International Airport

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Travel from Sarajevo city center to Sarajevo International Airport

Sarajevo is not only the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina but is also the largest city in the country, with a population of over 500,000. It is famous for its rich cultural and religious history and is often referred to as the Jerusalem of the Balkans with Orthodox Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Catholicism commanding a significant influence within its borders. Sarajevo International Airport connects the city to the rest of the country and the world at large. Passengers traveling from the city center to the airport can choose to travel by bus, taxi or rent a car. Airport buses run from the city center to Sarajevo International Airport every day and their schedules often coincide with flights offered by various airlines. Trolleybuses carry passengers from the city to Dobrinja. The taxis operate throughout the day while car rental companies at the airport operate from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

What's the best way to get to the airport to the city center?

The cheapest and most convenient way to travel to the airport from Sarajevo city center is through the airport buses. The buses are operated by Centrotrans Eurolines and are available at different intervals throughout the day. Their timetables mirror flight schedules of various airlines at the airport. Although the trolleybuses are cheaper than the airport buses, they stop at Dobrinja which is a 10 minute walk to airport. Bus 103 departs for Dobrinja every five minutes while bus 31E departs every 15 minutes. Visitors who want to get to the airport quicker can choose between a taxi and renting a car. Taxis are cheaper, and some companies operate 24 hours a day. The cost of renting a car will depend on the vehicle's class.

How far is it from the city center to the airport?

Sarajevo International Airport is 7.5 miles (12 kilometers) from Sarajevo city center. It will take around 20 minutes for a rented car or taxi to cover the distance. A journey via the airport buses will take approximately 30 minutes while a trolleybus will take roughly the same time to get to Dobrinja that is located around 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) from the airport.

What facilities are there at the airport?

Duty free shops are available in Terminal B, and they offer over 6000 foreign and domestic products, including drinks, cigarettes, cosmetics and perfumes. There is a restaurant and a cafe located on the first floor of Terminal B and a bar on the ground floor of the terminal where visitors can sit and enjoy their favorite alcoholic drinks, beverages, meals and snacks. Stylish business lounges where guests can hold important meeting are located on the first floor in Terminal B. Sarajevo International airport offers one-hour free WiFi that is only available to visitors in the departure area. Free WiFi is also available for 15 minutes in the main lobby and arrival area. Visitors who want to surf longer can buy vouchers.

How accessible is the route for those with limited mobility?

Sarajevo Airport has specialized facilities including elevators and ramps to make it easy to access the terminals. It also has reserved parking spaces and accessible restrooms. The airport recently acquired a particular vehicle referred to as Ambulift that will make it easier for persons with reduced mobility to embark and disembark the aircraft. The airport also installed an intercom that will make it easier for PRM passengers to communicate with the staff inside the building from the parking lot facing Terminal B. Any PRM passenger who needs further assistance should contact their respective airlines.

Local tips: how to travel to the airport like a local

The cheapest route is via trolleybuses that will pick you up from the city center and drop you at Dobrinja near the airport. The tickets purchased at the kiosks are cheaper than those obtained from the driver. Multiple tickets are more affordable and readily available for anyone who intends to travel along the route frequently. Those who prefer to travel by taxi should prepare to pay the fares in cash. Not all the taxis use a taximeter, so passengers should ensure that they agree on the price first, before the journey begins. One must have an international driver's license to rent a car in Sarajevo.

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