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City CodeSJJ
Popular Airlines
  • Turkish Airlines
  • All Nippon Airways
  • Lufthansa German Airlines
Flight Time9~14 hours

The flight time to Sarajevo is approximately 9~14 hours. Find out more about the history, economy, climate and transportation options before you visit Sarajevo.


Sarajevo is the capital and largest city of Bosnia Herzegovina located along the Miljacka River in the heart of Southeastern Europe. Sarajevo has an approximate population of 300,000. Sarajevo is a political, social and cultural center of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sarajevo is the only city in Europe that has a mosque, synagogue, Catholic and Orthodox church within the same neighborhood. This gave Sarajevo the name 'Jerusalem of Europe'. Sarajevo was the first European city to have a full-time electric tram network. This was running through the city. Sarajevo has been named a top ten city to visit.

Voice of Travelers to Sarajevo

A trip toSarajevo

I bought a ticket for a trip to Sarajevo to visit the tourist attractions. Baščaršija is Sarajevo's old bazaar and the historical and cultural center of Sarajevo. The Sarajevo Tunnel was an underground tunnel constructed during the Siege of Sarajevo. Bjelašnica mountain is to the southwest, bordering Mt. Igman. The Gazi Husrev-Bey Mosque is a mosque. The Sebilj is a pseudo-Ottoman-style wooden fountain in the center of Baščaršija square in Sarajevo. Skakavac is a waterfall located 12 km from Sarajevo. Svr zo's House is an old house established when the Ottoman Empire ruled the area. Trebević is a mountain found southeast of Sarajevo, a territory of East Sarajevo city. Sarajevo Synagogue is the primary and largest synagogue in Sarajevo. It's on the south bank of the river Miljacka.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Sarajevo is a city with many and beautiful attraction. When you land in Sarajevo you will realize it's a city to be for any trip. Walk over the Latin Bridge towards Bascarsija Square. This is a starting point for exploring Sarajevo Old Town. The scars of the recent war are still very evident in Sarajevo. Go for “The Complete Sarajevo War Tour” to learn about the siege of Sarajevo. Sarajevo has a coffee culture. Everywhere you stroll, the sidewalk cafes are packed with locals enjoying their coffee. You will have a chance to learn how to drink the Bosnian coffee. At the Yellow Fortress, you will have the sweeping panoramic views of Sarajevo. While in Sarajevo, stay at the modern and stylish Hotels that provide all the comforts of home.

Sarajevo Travel FAQs

When is the best time to visit Sarajevo ?

The best time to visit Sarajevo is May, June, and early September when the heat fades and the hiking is idyllic. February and March are great for winter activities, as the sun is out and the days are longer than in midwinter.

When is the best time to purchase an airline ticket?

It’s advisable for one to buy a ticket when many people do, approximately two to four months before you fly because research shows that at this time you are likely to find the lowest price for your tickets. Fares tend to rise especially when you are close to your departure date. It also allows you to know which seats will be available and you can choose the most suitable one. I would advise anyone willing to book a ticket to do so as early as possible.

will I find a place to stay in Sarajevo ?

The city now has a fair few hostels, though many are unofficial, so be careful when booking. If you get stuck, dozens of agencies around Baščaršija will be able to set you up with a private room.

What currency can I pay with?

The official currency of Bosnia and Herzegovina is the Convertible Mark (Konvertibilna Maraka or KM). It is officially abbreviated as BAM. This currency is tied to the EURO. Many private companies such as hotels, restaurants and other salesmen (street vendors, taxis etc) accept EURO’s for payment, but it is always good to ask beforehand to avoid surprises. Occiasionally, other currencies are accepted as well. Expect your change in KM however. You do not have to accept other currencies as change. There are cash machines in all major cities in BiH.

Sarajevo - Direct Flights to Major Airports

Airports handling direct flights to Sarajevo International Airport • Zurich Airport • Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport • Vienna International Airport • Munich Airport • Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport • Franjo Tuđman Airport etc.

Flight Routes to Sarajevo

You can purchase a direct air ticket to Sarajevo through Swiss Airlines from Zurich, Turkish Airlines from Istanbul, Lufthansa Airlines from Munich, Austrian Airlines from Vienna, Air Serbia from Belgrade, or Croatia Airlines from Zagreb.