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Trains in Bosnia-Herzegovina

The train network in Bosnia-Herzegovina is still expanding, but there are good connections between key cities in comfortable trains.

UPDATE 2018: There are currently no trains running on the line Zagreb-Sarajevo. It's unclear when the trains will start running again. If you're planning to visit Bosnia-Herzegovina, you'll have to travel there by bus or by car.


Map with main train connections in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Two railway companies operate in different regions of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

ZFBH (Željeznice Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine)

ZRS (Željeznice Republike Srpske)

  • Operates in the Republika Srpska

  • Includes the line Doboj – Banja Luka – Novi Grad.


Bikes are not allowed on trains in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Popular Connections in Bosnia-Herzegovina

  • The most popular route is from the capital Sarajevo to Mostar.

  • The train used to continue to Ploče on the coast of Croatia, but this part has been suspended by the Croatian Railways.

  • Sarajevo to Novi Grad: 6.5 hours.

The international connections to Zagreb, Ploče (Croatia), Belgrade (Serbia) and Budapest (Hungary) have been temporarily suspended due to construction works.

Reservations for trains in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Reservations for regional trains are compulsory.

  • The fee to make these reservations is €1.50 (BAM 3, the local currency).

  • The cost of the reservation itself depends on the distance travelled.


For international and night trains advance reservation may be required.


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