Author: Ana Buljan
The capital city Sarajevo is located in the central part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which makes it a good starting point for visitors and tourists who want to discover the rest of the country.
One of the most popular destinations in Bosnia and Herzegovina is the city of Mostar, located in the region of Herzegovina. Mostar is considered to be the center of the southern part of BiH and keeps many cultural and historical gems. The cities of Mostar and Sarajevo are very well connected with bus and railway traffic.
The train journey from Sarajevo to Mostar is considered to be among the most beautiful ones in terms of landscape and sightseeing. This route has become increasingly popular among the citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as tourists visiting the country.
‘Zeljeznice FBiH’ (‘FBiH Railways’) is the company offering train rides in the FBiH and is maintaining the route from Sarajevo to Capljina, which passes through Mostar twice a day. The train leaves the Sarajevo Railway Station (Put Zivota Street 2) and carries the passengers all the way to Capljina, with Mostar Railway Station (Trg Ivana Krndelja 1) being one of the main stops.
The first train from Sarajevo leaves the station at 07:15 hours and arrives in Mostar at 09:05 hours. This train arrives at its final station in Capljina at 09:32. The second train from Sarajevo leaves at 16:49 hours and arrives in Mostar at 18:44 hours, while it reaches the final station at 19:11 hours.
The morning train from Capljina leaves the station at 06:12 hours, arrives in Mostar at 06:39 and reaches Sarajevo at 08:33 hours. The afternoon train from Capljina leaves at 16:38 hours, arrives in Mostar at 17:05 and reaches Sarajevo at 18:55 hours.
The usual price for this route for one adult is BAM 11.90, while children between the age of four and 12 receive a 50 percent discount.
Another convenient and cheap way to reach the biggest city in Herzegovina is to take a bus. Several private transport companies offer busses from the Sarajevo Bus Station (Put Zivota Street 2) to the Mostar Bus Station East (Trg Ivana Krndelja b.b.).
The main transport company operating on this route is Mostar-based ‘Autoprevoz’, which offers nine daily services from Sarajevo to Mostar and back.
The times of the buses leaving the Sarajevo Bus Station every day are as follows: 06:00, 09:00, 11:30, 12:30, 14:30, 15:30, 17:00, 18:00 and 19:55 hours. The bus rides last around two and a half hours, depending on traffic conditions.
The times of buses leaving the Mostar Bus Station East are as follows: 06:00, 07:00, 08:00, 09:00, 11:00, 12:15, 15:00, 18:15 and 20:00 hours. One-way ticket from Sarajevo to Mostar for an adult costs around BAM 20.