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Sarajevo Airport

General information

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.

Airport Map

Nearby airports

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.

Airport Distance
Tuzla Airport 77km
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
10 km
25 min

Travel by car

Public transport

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.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

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
10 km
25 min
BAM 20.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

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.

Airport parking

Sarajevo Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Sarajevo Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Sarajevo Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Sarajevo Airport.

Flight tickets

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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
  • Flynas


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Sarajevo Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Spa Hotel Terme, Sarajevo

Providing free pick-up from and transfers to Sarajevo Airport, the air-conditioned Spa Hotel Terme features a hot tub, sauna, gym and massage parlour. It is located in the Ilidža suburb and has free WiFi.


Apartment near the Airport, Sarajevo

With Sarajevo War Tunnel reachable in 4.1 km, Apartment near the Airport offers accommodation, a restaurant, a garden, a shared lounge and a terrace. Both WiFi and private parking are accessible at the apartment free of charge.


Malak Regency Hotel, Sarajevo

Featuring an indoor swimming pool, a sauna and a fitness centre, Malak Regency Hotel is set in Ilidža, 12 km from Sarajevo. Free WiFi is provided and free private parking is available onsite.

Hotels in Sarajevo

Looking for the best hotels in Sarajevo? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Hotel President Sarajevo, Sarajevo

Situated in Sarajevo, 100 metres from Latin bridge and 200 metres from Sebilj Fountain, Hotel President Sarajevo boasts a terrace and views of the city.


Hotel Noble, Sarajevo

Offering accommodation in the very centre of Sarajevo, Hotel Noble is located within the Old Town pedestrian zone, about 150 metres from the Latin bridge and 200 metres from the lively Baščaršija. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.


Hotel City One Diamond, Sarajevo

Enjoying a central position in Sarajevo, Hotel City One Diamond is situated only 100 metres from the Latin and 400 metres from the vivid Bašćaršija area. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free WiFi access is provided.

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!


Sarajevo: Bosnian & Yugoslav Wars Tour with Tunnel Museum

Learn about Sarajevo's destruction and salvation on a guided tour. Explore Sarajevo's key sites including Sniper alley, War Tunnel Museum, Trebevic mountain, the Jewish cemetery, and the Yellow Fort.


Sarajevo: 1914 Archduke Assassination Tour

Go back in time to June 28th 1914, and discover how one of history's most pivotal events unfolded. Walk the streets where the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand took place, and learn how it plunged the world into The Great War.

Tour & transport

From Sarajevo: Mostar, Dervish House, Pocitelj and Waterfall

Mostar, the city famous for its Old Bridge is for sure one of most beautiful places that you will see, but it is not all that Herzegovina has to offer. Konjic, Blagaj and Pocitelj are also gems of Herzegovina, so why not see them too?


  2 reviews

Have you visited Sarajevo Airport lately? So far, 2 airport passengers have written an airport review about Sarajevo Airport. This airport has an average score of 2 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport review

6 months ago

My flight arrived late due to delayed departure and my checked in baggage (and the whole other passengers) were left behind the departed airport. It was already 10 pm when I walked out of the airport building. No bus and not even Taxi lined up there. Only rental car counters were still open before the exit door.

A local airport merchant staff voluntarily helped me to call a Taxi but it didn't arrived either. After waiting for more than 30 minutes, some black colored Taxis lined up and the same local airport merchant staff called it for me.

Compared to what this website informed about the bus fare, the Taxi costed very high. They have fixed price list where to drop me around the Old Market costed me Eur 20. The driver was polite and helped me to make a phone call to the guest house.

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