Bosnia & Herzegovina by Train

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A Travel Guide For Train Travel In Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Here you will find information for Bosnia & Herzegovina about trains, routes, tours, connections, where to buy train tickets, and more.

Useful Information

Population: 3.32 million

Currency: Convertible Mark

Language: Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian

Capital: Sarajevo

Country Code: +387

Time Zone: Central European Time

Train Companies

The rail network in Bosnia and Herzegovina is operated by two railway companies.

The ZFBH (Željeznice Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine) operates lines throughout the country and also includes the main line Doboj – Sarajevo – Ploče.

The ZRS (Željeznice Republike Srpske) operates lines in the Srpska region of the country and also operates on the Doboi – Banja Luka – Novi Grad line.

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Train Tickets

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Buy your train tickets for Bosnia & Herzegovina online on the ZFBH official homepage.

Buy your train tickets online at OMIO and compare trains, buses & flights.

Rail Passes

Interrail / Eurail Pass

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Balkan Flexi Pass

With the Balkan Flexi Pass, you can travel by train through 8 countries in Eastern Europe. This pass allows you to travel by train in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey, and Romania.

TrAIN tYPES

BH Trains are operated by ZFBH and offer express services

  • 1st and 2nd Class offered with reclining seats
  • Reservations required
  • Trains are equipped with air conditioning, WiFi, and power sockets as well as a bar carriage with snacks and drinks
  • Express services include:
    • Sarajevo – Mostar – Capljina
    • Sarajevo – Doboj – Banja Luka – Bihac
  • No bicycles allowed

Putnički Voz operated by ZFBH, are regional trains connecting Sarajevo to Kakanj, Konjic, Maglaj, and Zenica, as well as run from Tuzla to Doboj.

  • 2nd Class only

Putnički Voz operated by ZRS, are regional trains connecting Banja Luka to Novi Grad, Dobrljin, and Doboj,

  • 2nd Class only

Helpful Tip: Bicycles are not permitted on any trains in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 

There are no direct train connections from Sarajevo to Belgrade, Serbia, or to Zagreb, Croatia; however, you may travel to Zagreb by train and take a taxi transfer over the Croatian border and then get on another train to continue your journey.

Una-Bahn runs between Sarajevo to Bihac.

  • 1st and 2nd class seats 
  • Double compartment with 2 beds
  • The train is equipped with air-conditioning, WiFi, and power outlets. There is also a bar offering drinks and snacks.

Routes

Frequently Travelled Routes In Bosnia & Herzegovina

National

From > To
Duration Stops Transport
Sarajevo to Mostar 1:50 Direct Train
Sarajevo to Bihac 6:40 Direct Bus
Sarajevo to Banja Luka 5:00-6:05 0-1 Bus, Train & Bus
Sarajevo to Jajce 3:00-3:30 0-1 Bus, Train & Taxi
Bihac to Banja Luka 4:40 1 Bus

 

 

International

From > To
Duration Stops Transport
Sarajevo to Belgrade, Serbia 7:47 1 Train & Bus via Zvornik
Sarajevo to Zagreb, Croatia 8:00 Direct Bus via Banja Luka
Mostar to Dubrovnik, Croatia 3:15 Direct Bus via Počitelj

 

 

Bosnia travel routes

Bosnia: Crossroads Of The East And West

Bosnia: Crossroads Of The East And West

Main Train Stations

  • Sarajevo
  • Bihac
  • Banja Luka
  • Mostar

Good to know

Best Time To Travel To Bosnia

We recommend travelling anytime between April to September for ideal sightseeing weather, outdoor activities, mosque exploration, or for a seaside holiday in Neum. Keep in mind since Neum ist he the one and only coastal town in Bosnia, it gets busy in the summer.

Take a visit to Mostar to check out the Red Bull Cliff Diving Competition or in the autumn all throughout the country you can see the trees turn fiery colors.

• High Season: June – August
• Low Season: October – March

 

Accommodation In Bosnia

Booking

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Hostelworld

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Guidebooks For Bosnia

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Travel Insurance

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