Sarajevo to Banja Luka

Travel by Car: The driving distance between Sarajevo and Banja Luka is about 200 km (road A-1)  and travel time is around 3 hours. The road condition is not so good, so travelling time can be a little bit longer, especially in the summer season.

Travel by Bus: Timetable for direct buses between Sarajevo and Banja Luka is listed below.


Unfortunately we did not find any direct routes matching your search criteria! Here is what to do:

  1. Try to search for a bus to the nearest larger city e.g. Rijeka, Zagreb, Zadar or Split and then find a bus from there to your final destination
  2. If this does not give you any options matching your requirements from a time perspective, you should consider using other means of transportation, renting a car would probably be the best option.
  3. If you are travelling to or from an airport in Croatia, you will have to travel to the nearest larger city and then change bus there to reach your final destination.
  4. If you are travelling to one of the larger tourist attractions like e.g. national park Plitvice lakes, you have the option to join an organized bus excursion, more about that here


Alternative ways of travelling from Sarajevo to Banja Luka:

Travel by train: There are direct trains from Sarajevo to Banja Luka, and more info you can check here.

Travel by plane: On this route there is no direct flight.

Map with buses from Sarajevo:


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