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Sarajevo

Sarajevo is the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is also the country's largest city, surrounded by the Dinaric Alps, at the heart of the Balkans. The city is the country's leading centre for politics, entertainment and culture, and is a major economic centre.

The city features a tram system that has been in operation since 1885, and which played a role in the city's growth. The system is supported by trolleybus lines and traditional bus routes. The city also has regular international rail connections to Croatia, Hungary and beyond, as well as national rail routes.

How to get to Sarajevo from
Route 1:

The Drava InterCity train route between Budapest and Sarajevo is pretty quick and comfortable, although this direct service operates only once per day in either direction. First class seating and a buffet car is available between Budapest and Pecs.

The journey is relatively long and prone to delays. We recommend that you take some food and drinks with you for comfort. Passengers are asked for travel documents four times along the way.

An alternative route is also available between Zagreb and Sarajevo which may be of interest.

Route 2:

There is one train a day between Belgrade and Sarajevo. The journey takes around 9 hours when it runs on time. The service isn't known for its reliability, so don't be surprised to arrive a few hours behind schedule.

The train consists of three carriages, one of which is a restaurant car. Generally speaking, most of the people that use the service are tourists/backpackers, and very few locals use the service. The restaurant car doesn't tend to be that well stocked, so make sure that you bring extra food and drink for the journey.

Be aware that there is no air conditioning on-board the train, which can get extremely hot and uncomfortable. Dress lightly and bring a fan and plenty of water to drink. The whole train is second class seating only, there is no first class option. Generally, the carriages are fairly dirty, but still more enjoyable than the alternative bus ride.

You can read more about one journalist's expierences on this train here.

This route is currently suspended.

Route 3:

The overland journey between Tirane and Sarajevo is not a short one, nor is it that simple! The best way to do it is by several buses. The journey may be possible in less than a day, but it really depends on how lucky you get with connecting mini-buses and taxis. A more relaxing way to make the journey would be to spend a night somewhere in Montenegro, taking advantage of the spectacular scenery.