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There are 6 ways to get from Bucharest to Sarajevo by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Sarajevo (SJJ) OTP - SJJ

$115 - $328

Cheapest option

Train, bus via Zvornik  •  18 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Drobeta Turnu Severin Ir
  2. Take the bus from Kladovo to Belgrade
  3. Take the bus from Beograd to Zvornik
  4. Take the bus from Zvornik to Istočno Sarajevo

$40 - $59

4 alternative options

Bus  •  18 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from București to Piteşti
  2. Take the bus from Piteşti to Drobeta Turnu Severin
  3. Take the bus from Kladovo to Belgrade
  4. Take the bus from Beograd to Zvornik
  5. Take the bus from Zvornik to Istočno Sarajevo

$49 - $66

Train, bus  •  21 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Drobeta Turnu Severin Ir
  2. Take the bus from Kladovo to Belgrade
  3. Take the bus from Beograd to Istočno Sarajevo

$47 - $57

Bus via Skopje  •  30 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest - Gară Filaret to Sofia - Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Skopje
  3. Take the bus from Skopje to Sarajevo

$59 - $111

Drive  •  12 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Sarajevo 530.8 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Sarajevo is to train and bus which costs $40 - $60 and takes 18 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Sarajevo is to fly which costs $110 - $330 and takes 6 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bucharest to Sarajevo. However, there are services departing from Bucharest - Gară Filaret and arriving at Sarajevo via Sofia and Skopje. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h 30 min.

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The distance between Bucharest and Sarajevo is 622 km. The road distance is 849.3 km.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Sarajevo without a car is to bus which takes 30 h 30 min and costs $55 - $120.

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It takes approximately 6 h 34 min to get from Bucharest to Sarajevo, including transfers.

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Bucharest to Sarajevo bus services, operated by ETAP Group, depart from Bucharest - Gară Filaret station.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Sarajevo is to fly which takes 6 h 34 min and costs $110 - $330. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $70 and takes 18 h 14 min.

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There is no direct flight from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Sarajevo Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Bucharest to Sarajevo bus services, operated by Makedonija Soobrakaj AD, arrive at Sarajevo station.

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Map of how to get from Bucharest to Sarajevo.
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  • Distance: 388.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 34 min

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Austrian Airlines, Croatia Airlines and eight other airlines fly from Bucharest to Sarajevo every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bucharest to Sarajevo via Piteşti, Drobeta Turnu Severin, Kladovo, Beograd, and Zvornik in around 18 h 14 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Sarajevo via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Sarajevo via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Sarajevo via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Sarajevo via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Sarajevo via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Sarajevo via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $380
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Sarajevo via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Sarajevo via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Drobeta Turnu Severin
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Bus operators
Fany
Phone
0741 607 941
Email
office@fany.ro
Website
fany.ro
Bus from București to Piteşti
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
fany.ro
Alfa Star Implex SRL
Arriva Srbija
Phone
012 538400
Email
predstavnistvo.bas@arriva.rs
Website
arriva.rs
Bus from Kladovo to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Schedules at
arriva.rs
Drina Trans
Phone
+387 56 260-077
Website
drinatrans.com
Bus from Beograd to Zvornik
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
drinatrans.com
Bus from Zvornik to Istočno Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
drinatrans.com
Transprodukt-Bus Prevoz
Phone
+381 11 7614 715
Email
office@transprodukt.rs
Website
transprodukt.rs
Bus from Beograd to Istočno Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
transprodukt.rs
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Bucharest - Gară Filaret to Sofia - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Skopje
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Sofia to Skopje
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Schedules at
ms.mk
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
matpu.com

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Sarajevo is 1 h behind Bucharest. It is currently 1:29 PM in Bucharest and 12:29 PM in Sarajevo.

Yes, the driving distance between Bucharest to Sarajevo is 849 km. It takes approximately 12 h 14 min to drive from Bucharest to Sarajevo.

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Tarom, Air Serbia, Croatia Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Sarajevo Airport.

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There are 2023+ hotels available in Sarajevo. Prices start at $28 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is to shuttle which takes 44 min and costs $1 - $2.

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