Bosnia-Herzegovina By Train
Bosnia-Herzegovina, slowly becoming a popular destination, is an amazing mix of history and natural landscape. With your Eurail pass, explore the diverse capital city of Sarajevo, try your hands at white water rafting and visit the magnificent Kravica waterfalls.
UPDATE 2017: There are currently no trains running on the line Zagreb-Sarajevo. It's unclear when this train will start running again. If you're planning to visit Bosnia-Herzegovina, you'll have to travel there by bus or by car.
Train types in Bosnia-Herzegovina
ZFBH (Željeznice Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine) operates in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, including the Doboj – Sarajevo – Ploče main line.
ZRS (Željeznice Republike Srpske) operates in the Republika Srpska, including the line Doboj – Banja Luka – Novi Grad.
The most commonly traveled route is the scenic route from capital city Sarajevo to Mostar.
All international connections to Zagreb and Ploče (Croatia), Belgrade (Serbia) and Budapest (Hungary) have been suspended.
Reservations are required for travel within Bosnia-Herzegovina. You can book your seat locally at the train station for a fee of approximately €0.50. For international and night trains advance reservation may be required.
Bikes are not allowed on trains in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Rail passes for Bosnia-Herzegovina
Have the freedom to explore Bosnia-Herzegovina and up to 32 other Eurail countries
Standard prices from € 185
More about Bosnia-Herzegovina
Population: 4.5 million
Language: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Currency: Bosnia and Herzegovina Convertible Mark (BAM)
Dialing code: +387
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Places to visit in Bosnia-Herzegovina
Bosnia-Herzegovina is a fantastic place for river-sports and the whitewater rafting is some of the best in Europe. Go to the popular town of Bihać for year-round rafting and canoeing along the Una River. The country also offers great winter sports – after all it was the host of the 1984 Winter Olympics. It has excellent slopes, gorgeous scenery and it’s much cheaper but not so well-known ski destinations. Jahorina, Bosnia’s second tallest mountain, offers a range of slopes from beginner runs through to expert. Hiking is possible during the rest of the year.
For the culturally curious
Mostar, the capital of the Herzegovina region breathes a flawless charm. The main focal point of the city is the 16th century Ottoman bridge that arches over the sapphire waters of the river Neretva, known as Stari Most (Old Bridge). Sadly the bridge was destroyed in 1993 during the Croat-Bosniak war, but has since been (painstakingly) rebuilt. Surrounding this area are a number of mosques – the oldest and most sacred in the area is Karadoz-Bey Mosque, a splendid example of Muslim architecture of that period.
One of the most heavenly sights in Bosnia-Herzegovina (and in Europe) is the Kravica waterfall, located along the Trebižat river. The crystal water from the river appears to spill out of the blanket of the green forest that surrounds it, tumbling into a turquoise pool. For more breathtaking beauty visit Sutjeska National Park – one of Europe’s few remaining primeval forests. The river Sutjeska sculpts its way through the 4 great mountains of this area – including Bosnia-Herzegovina’s highest, Maglić (2386m) which makes for a challenging hike.
Sarajevo - a welcoming city
Sarajevo, the capital, has a lot of history to be dug into and the warmth of the people make it very welcoming. Visit the famous Latin Bridge – the location of Franz Ferdinand’s assassination and the site from which World War I spawned. There are also a number of mosques scattered around – make sure you catch the fine Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque.