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Sarajevo - Banja Luka
The Sarajevo-Banja Luka line is 191 km long, and there are four buses on it every day. The first bus of the day is the one from the Croatia Bus / Globtour carrier. The bus on that route departs from Sarajevo at 5:00 am to get to Banja Luka at 10:15 am. In addition to that, the said carrier has another line, during the afternoon. The time of departure of this line is scheduled for 4:30 pm and arrival at 9:45 pm.
The path in both cases lasts for about 5 hours and 15 minutes. On its way, the bus stops six times. Those stops are Zenica, Žepče, Maglaj, Doboj, Derventa, and Prnjavor.
Another carrier on the line is Babić-Bisstours. Its first line starts at 7:45 am and gets to the destination, ie at Banja Luka, at 12:45 pm. The journey to these two lines lasts exactly 5 hours. Despite this, by bus with this carrier, the bus stops at seven bus stops: Kakanj, Zenica, Žepče, Maglaj, Doboj, Derventa, and Prnjavor.
List of carriers Sarajevo - Banja Luka
- Babić-Bisstours d.o.o.
- Croatia Bus / Globtour d.o.o.
Bus station Sarajevo
The Sarajevo bus station was built back in 1968 at the Put života 8. Despite the fact that it's fairly outdated, it offers everything you need on the road and in front of it. One of the greatest advantages, especially for the unsafe travelers who found themselves in Sarajevo for the first time, is the cafe bar Time from which you look directly to the platform. No chance to miss your bus! Cool, right?
In addition to cafes, there are other contents such as, a bakery where you can buy a delicious biscuit to beat hunger, but also a kiosk where you can buy a drink or a newspaper that will shorten your waiting time.
Sarajevo - Banja Luka Journey
The Sarajevo-Banja Luka line is only a little less than 200 km long. Daily there are four buses on this lines of the two listed carriers every day. Average journey time on the line is 5 hours and 8 minutes.
The price of a one-way ticket is about 15.18 EUR / 29 BAM, which is worth due to the mileage you have to pass, as well as the time you'll spend on the travel from Sarajevo to Banja Luka.
Bus station Banja Luka
The Banja Luka bus station is located at Braće Podgornika. The city center is 2.8 km away, ie just a little over five minutes by car. Don't think about crossing it by foot, especially with a bag of luggage. So if you are in the absence of family and friends, call yourself a taxi.
From the contents at the bus station, you will find a toilet (paid) and a cafe. In addition to this, there are also 25 perons, of which every day, depending on the time of the year, starts up to 300 buses, or up to several thousand passengers.
If you are in the vicinity of Banja Luka Bus Station, look for these restaurants: Barbecue and Putnik. If you're looking for a place where you can have a tasty cafe, the nearest station is AS, while Princip is a little further away, is located exactly across from the taxi stand.
Sarajevo - Banja Luka bus operators information
Buses operating on the Sarajevo - Banja Luka line have a functional climate and often TV receivers. It's not uncommon for buses to have WiFi which will surely shorten your travel time but don't count too much on this.
In case you're one of those who feels lost without the Internet, make sure you have your own access to it.
Why you should travel from Sarajevo to Banja Luka by bus
The bus on the Sarajevo - Banja Luka line is definitely the best choice. Apart from the ideal length of travel, or rather the bus trip, the price is tailored to everyone's pocket. In addition, unlike traveling by car that would cost you more, by buses you have the opportunity to fully relax and rest.
Bus stops on Sarajevo - Banja Luka journey
On the road from Sarajevo to Banja Luka, you'll pass through the area: Vogošće, Travnik, Šišava, and Kneževa. Take the time to have fun with some kind of educational and fun reading or resting through the observation of the landscape you're going through.
Sarajevo is the city where you need to visit Baščaršija, walk along the Ferhadian promenade from Sebilj in the center of Baščaršija to the Eternal Fire in the center of town. Then go to the Latin Bridge where Franz Ferdinand and his wife were killed and the First World War began, making this bridge an inevitable station for tourists.
As long as you are in Sarajevo, shortly or not, there are no excuses for not trying ćevapi in Baščaršija. Plus, while drinking a cup of coffee try halva and baklava too.
For the information, the city center is only a ten-minute away from the bus station using public transport. For this reason, you don't have to worry that your journey to the center of the city will take a long time.
About Banja Luka
When you arrive in Banja Luka you walk to the most famous promenade - Gospodska ulica, in the street of Vaselina Masleša. In addition, visit Fortress Kaštel as the oldest historical monument in the city of Banja Luka and the Museum of Poetry Puppets. For visitors to the city, it might be interesting to visit the ethno village "Ljubačke doline".