Bus Station Vitez
About Bus Station Vitez
How to get to the bus station?
The entire municipality of Vitez has about 25,000 inhabitants so don't expect city transport in Vitez as one of the ways to get to the Bus Station. So, options for coming to the Vitez Bus Station are on foot if you're located in the narrower city center, taxi, or that somebody gets you at the Vitez Bus Station by car.
What can I find here?
The bus station in Vitez is located near the Hotel Vitez. This is a small bus station with a couple of platforms and doesn't offer particularly rich content. So at the Bus Station, there are the waiting room, toilet, and the information desk. The taxi stand is right next to the bus station, as well as fast food restaurant and daily newsstand, plus, ATMs can be found on the main square or at the Post Office. Moving from the bus station towards the city center, you'll pass by a range of cafes that are nice to drink coffee or some other refreshing drink.
But despite all this, Vitez is well connected with other cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, such as Sarajevo, Mostar, Travnik, Bugojno, Tomislavgrad, Zenica, Tuzla and many others. From this bus station, you can easily reach the neighboring countries and their centers as well as in the larger centers of Europe.
Time to spare
Vitez is a city that developed only after World War II. Its history goes a long way further, an example of this is the Ahmed-bey mosque that was built in 1590 and is the oldest facility in Vitez. One shouldn't neglect the area around Mošunj near the Vitez where traces of the Roman times and the remains of an early Christian basilica have been found.
Vitez is a pleasant little place, but if you're in there at the moment, you don't have too many options for having fun. If you're not picky you can walk and have a drink at one of the many cafes in town.
Almost all worth seeing is a few kilometers outside of the city itself. What Vitez stands out from other cities of its size are, of course, numerous shopping centers. As we said before, Vitez has only about 25,000 inhabitants, and yet there you can buy groceries for the house, clothes, footwear, decorations, a brand new car and many other things that would take us time to count.
And yes, there is one place, really hidden, which you must visit - Ethno village Čardaci. The ethno village offers its guests a beautiful environment and a return to ancient times with numerous houses built on old Bosnian houses, watermills, fish farms, pubs, restaurants, swimming pools, wellness and spa treatments.
Prices in cafes and restaurants are similar to those in other parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Where to go next
Vitez is located in the heart of the Lašva Valley and is extremely well connected to the surrounding places, perhaps thanks to the large shopping centers where literally everything can be found.
It's certainly worth to buy a bus ticket and go to Travnik. Travnik is about 17 km from Vitez, and only travel takes up to half an hour depending on the time of day. In the Middle Ages, Travnik was the capital of the Bosnian kings and from 1686 until 1850 the seat of the Ottoman viziers, whose cultural heritage is still visible today in Travnik. The fortress overlooking Travnik was built in the second half of the 11th century. Now, if you know that in 1806, in Travnik, there was an embassy in France, and in 1807, and Austro-Hungarians it is enough to talk about the importance of Travnik at that time, but now that it is the capital of the Central Bosnia Canton.
Immediately above Travnik, and about 50 kilometers from Vitez, lies Vlašić Mountain. From 1977 to 1990, Vlašić was an internationally recognized mountain because of the competition in the Nordic jumps from the Vlašić sledgehammer. In 90-meter jumps, jumps from Europe, America and Japan have usually taken place.
Today, Vlašić is a large tourist center during the winter days due to numerous ski trails and large accommodation facilities, as well as the ever-increasing supply of so-called rural tourism. Vlašić is known for its tradition of making Vlašić cheese, so don't leave Vlašić without having to try authentic dishes.
If you think this isn't interesting enough then turn to the other direction towards Zenica or Sarajevo.
Zenica is a large industrial town with over 140,000 inhabitants, which are characterized by high-pitched steel chimneys. But if you move away from the city you'll find the beautiful Vranduk Fortress. The name Vranduk was mentioned in the 14th century, and the kings of Bosnia had signed contracts and received delegations. The fortress, no matter what the later remodeling, preserved its original form. This fortress is one of the many fortresses that remained in the Middle Ages in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The mosque of the Mehmed Fatih Mosque was built near the tower of the fortress Vranduk after the fall of the Turks. On your way to the Fortress, you'll pass through the small tunnel below Vranduka, which was built in World War II.
And finally, all the roads lead to the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, so the Vitez - Sarajevo route is extremely intriguing both locals and all those who aren't from this region. The capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, is about 70 km from Vitez and the most recognizable tourist center in BiH.