Sarajevo Airport was reopened in 1996 and has been growing ever since, the airport handled 1.1 million passengers in 2019. One of the places of interest in Sarajevo is located below the airport runway, namely the Sarajevo War Tunnel. During the siege of Sarajevo, the tunnel between the neighbourhoods of Dobrinja and Butmir played an important role.
Where is Sarajevo Airport situated?
Sarajevo Airport is located southwest of the city centre, in the suburb of Butmir. The airport is conveniently located on the outskirts of Sarajevo and close to the M17 and M18 motorways.
How many terminals does Sarajevo Airport have?
In 2023 the renewed and expanded terminal of Sarajevo Airport will be put into use. The new terminal consisting of four floors is modern and a big step forward for Sarajevo Airport.
A good alternative for flying to or from Sarajevo Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
|Dubrovnik Airport (Croatia)||141km|
|Tivat Airport (Montenegro)||161km|
|Split Airport (Croatia)||167km|
|Podgorica Airport (Montenegro)||178km|
|Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport (Serbia)||191km|
The distance from Sarajevo Airport to the centre of Sarajevo is 10 kilometres. By car, it takes 25 minutes to get to the centre of Sarajevo.
From SJJ Airport to Sarajevo City centre by Car
It is possible to travel to and from Sarajevo Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Sarajevo Airport you can travel by bus. Visit the Sarajevo Airport transportation page for the possibilities.
A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Sarajevo Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Sarajevo is about BAM 20.-. Book your taxi at Sarajevo Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.
From SJJ Airport to Sarajevo City centre by Taxi
At Sarajevo Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Europcar, Dollar (The Hertz Corporation), Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation), Budget, Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), Enterprise, National (Enterprise Holdings), Sixt and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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Which airlines fly from and to Sarajevo Airport?
We offer you a list of airlines at Sarajevo Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:
- Wizz Air
- Air Serbia
- Croatia Airlines
- Turkish Airlines
Hotels near the airport
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Hotels in Sarajevo
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Things to do
It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Sarajevo Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!
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