How to get from Sarajevo to Mostar

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How to get from Sarajevo to Mostar by train, bus, or private transfer

You have arrived in Bosnia and Herzegovina and you were staying in Sarajevo, somewhere in the old town or in the center for the last few days and now looking to depart from Sarajevo to Mostar. Located just a few hours away, this beautiful city is home to some of the most stunning architecture in all of Europe. There’s plenty to see and do in Mostar, so make sure to plan your visit carefully. Here are a few tips to help get you started. If you are looking for the cheapest way to get to Mostar or the most comfortable one, here are 4 ways to travel in order to get there.

Traveling by bus from Sarajevo to Mostar

Buses are the most popular way to get from Sarajevo to Mostar. There are several buses that run between Sarajevo and Mostar each day, and the journey usually takes around two hours. You can buy tickets at the station in either city. There are 2 bus stations in Sarajevo, Sarajevo Central Station which is located close to the city center, and East Sarajevo station. If you are staying around the city center then you will need to find your way to the Central station.

The main or central bus station in Sarajevo

Keep in mind that there is no official Google Maps listing for the Sarajevo Central Station, but there are a few different ones. We chose to use this one as its location is accurate. If you think it would be helpful, leave a review and post some photos of the station so that other travelers have an accurate idea of what to expect.

The main bus station was constructed in 1964 but was ruined during the war. Once the fighting had ceased, it was renovated. The main or central station is large and has over 10 platforms.

If you get hungry and want to grab a quick bite around the station, there are several cafes and small restaurants to choose from. And if want something cheaper, in front of the station there’s a čevabdžinica where you can get a good meal for a decent price.

There are small shops inside and in front of the station where you can purchase items such as snacks, drinks, and newspapers. The station also has a toilet for public use (with an extra charge). Furthermore, there is a station service fee of 1 KM. The fee for this is covered by the cost of your ticket.

If you are staying in the center around Bascarsija you have the following options to reach the Central Station:

  1. Walk: A 30 min walk would take you to the central station.
  2. Tram: The tram stop is close by and will take about 10 minutes. You can catch a number 1 and it will take you straight to your destination. Make sure you bring some change with you to pay for the ticket. You can purchase the ticket after boarding.
  3. Taxi – There are lots of taxi companies that provide their services near hotels, or even on the street. The front desk staff at your hotel or hostel can help you order a taxi.

Sarajevo to Mostar Bus schedule

When it comes to finding information about the Bus schedule and going from Sarajevo to Mostar by bus, that is not as straightforward as you might think it would be. The main station does not have a website and the only way you can get information about the timetable is by calling or visiting the info desk/ If you decide to call, you can use this number. +387 33 21 31 00

A reliable source of information is Autoprevoz Bus Mostar, a Bus company based in Mostar with regular departures from Sarajevo to Mostar as well as Mostar to Sarajevo. If you have a look at their website, you can see that there are 2 departures a day, one at 5 pm and the second one at 6 pm.

There are probably morning departures as well but to get that info, best ask the front desk staff at your hotel. They most likely have that information on hand and they can also call the bus station and check for you. They can also get you a taxi if you want.

How to get from Sarajevo to Mostar by Train

If you’re after a more scenic way to travel to Mostar, you can also take the train from Sarajevo to Mostar. The travel time usually takes around three hours, and there are 2 trains that run between the two cities each day. The main railway station is located in the immediate vicinity of the main bus station.

Sarajevo to Mostar Train schedule

If you’re looking for information about the train schedule from Sarajevo to Mostar, that can be found on Bosnia and Herzegovina Railways website. You can see that there are 2 trains departing daily from each city, one in the early morning and another in the afternoon. The travel time is around 3 hours, and the ticket price is around 14.10 KM

So if you’re looking for a scenic, more relaxing way to travel from Sarajevo to Mostar, taking the train is definitely an option worth considering. Just make sure you plan ahead so that you can purchase your ticket in advance and don’t miss your departure time

Talgo train route from Sarajevo to Mostar

The best way to travel the scenic 129 km (80 miles) between Sarajevo & Mostar is by train, using one of the two impressive air-conditioned Bosnian Talgo trains.

The trip from Sarajevo to Mostar by Talgo train is a great way to explore the Bosnian railways scenic route between Sarajevo and Mostar, covering almost 80 miles of stunning countryside. These trains are air-conditioned for maximum comfort – and are an efficient, reliable way to get around this part of the world. Each carriage has comfortable seating, with plenty of legroom for the journey. There’s also plenty of space for luggage and other items, making it ideal for those who don’t want to be weighed down by bags. With two daily departures from Sarajevo, you can easily plan your journey around your own schedule. On board, you’ll be able to enjoy beautiful views as you travel through some of Bosnia’s most picturesque towns and villages. And when you reach Mostar, there are plenty of attractions to explore and activities to enjoy.

Another way to get from Sarajevo to Mostar is with a private transfer

If you want to make sure that you get to Mostar in complete comfort and style, you may want to consider hiring a private transfer. This is a great option if you’re traveling with a group or have a lot of luggage. You can find private transfer companies online, and the journey usually takes around an hour and a half.

A one-way transfer from Sarajevo to Mostar costs around 80 EUR, but prices may vary depending on the company you choose.

A stress-free travel option is joining an organized tour to Mostar

If you’re in the mood for an easy and stress-free way to get to Mostar, consider joining an organized tour. This is a great option if you’re traveling solo or don’t have a lot of time to spare. You can find organized tours online, and the journey usually takes around an hour and a half.

There are several different tours available, depending on your interests and preferences.

A great way to get to Mostar from Sarajevo is by joining a Neretva Rafting tour, which includes a thrilling ride down the Neretva River and a visit to Mostar. This is a great way to experience both the city and the natural beauty of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Make sure you book a private tour with a private transfer. The driver will take you to the Rafting base camp at the start of the day and then, when it’s all over, drive you back to your hotel or private accommodation in Mostar.

No matter how you choose to get from Sarajevo to Mostar, you’re sure to have an amazing time. This beautiful city is home to some of the most stunning architecture in all of Europe, and there’s plenty to see and do. Make sure to plan your visit carefully, and enjoy everything that this charming city has to offer.


Armel Sukovic

Travel expert