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There are 4 ways to get from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo by car, train or bus

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Drive, train  •  4h 3m

  1. Drive from Dubrovnik to Čapljina
  2. Take the train from Čapljina to Sarajevo

Cheapest option

Bus via Ilidža  •  7h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Dubrovnik to Ilidža

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Bus  •  7h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo Dubrovnik Central Bus Station - Zagreb Central Bus Station

Drive  •  3h 34m

  1. Drive from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo 231.6 km
Croatia → Bosnia and Herzegovina
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International entry into Bosnia and Herzegovina from Croatia

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Croatia
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Bosnia and Herzegovina from Croatia

  • No quarantine required
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • No quarantine required
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia

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Rules to follow in Bosnia and Herzegovina

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Croatia

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Bosnia and Herzegovina is currently allowed from Croatia.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Sarajevo is 121.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Sarajevo is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Sarajevo is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 121.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Croatia from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Last updated: 15 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Institute of Public Health of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo is to drive and train which costs 120 kn - 180 kn and takes 4h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo is to drive which costs 180 kn - 270 kn and takes 3h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo. However, there are services departing from Dubrovnik - Gimnazija and arriving at Sarajevo via Dubrovnik. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 12m.

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The distance between Dubrovnik and Sarajevo is 136 km. The road distance is 231.6 km.

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The best way to get from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo without a car is to bus which takes 7h 12m and costs 110 kn - 190 kn.

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It takes approximately 4h 3m to get from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo, including transfers.

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Dubrovnik to Sarajevo bus services, operated by Croatia Bus International, depart from Dubrovnik station.

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Dubrovnik to Sarajevo bus services, operated by Croatia Bus International, arrive at Sarajevo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dubrovnik to Sarajevo is 232 km. It takes approximately 3h 34m to drive from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo.

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There are 111+ hotels available in Sarajevo. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 135.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 3m

What companies run services between Dubrovnik, Croatia and Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Croatia Bus International operates a bus from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo once daily. Tickets cost $24 - $35 and the journey takes 6h. Three other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Railways of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ŽFBH)
Phone
0038733657313
Email
info@zfbh.ba
Website
zfbh.ba
Train from Čapljina to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
zfbh.ba
Bus operators
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Globtour
Trans Turist
Centrotrans Eurolines
Phone
+387 33 770 800
Email
info@centrotrans.com
Website
centrotrans.com
Bus from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Schedules at
centrotrans.com
Bus from Dubrovnik to Ilidža
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Schedules at
centrotrans.com

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