COVID-19 Travel restrictions may apply upon entering Bosnia and Herzegovina. Learn More.

There are 6 ways to get from Istanbul to Mostar by plane, train, bus, ferry or car

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Fly Istanbul to Sarajevo, train  •  6h 39m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Sarajevo (SJJ) IST - SJJ
  2. Take the train from Sarajevo to Mostar

$84 - $347

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Ferry to Sabiha Gokcen, fly to Sarajevo, train  •  9h 42m

  1. Take the ferry from Eminönü Ferry Terminal to Kadıköy
  2. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Sarajevo (SJJ) SAW - SJJ
  3. Take the train from Sarajevo to Mostar

$44 - $215

4 alternative options

Fly Istanbul to Dubrovnik, bus  •  7h 4m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Dubrovnik (DBV) IST - DBV
  2. Take the bus from Dubrovnik to Mostar

$183 - $391

Bus, train  •  22h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sarajevo
  2. Take the train from Sarajevo to Mostar

$47 - $74

Bus  •  29h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Beograd
  2. Take the bus from Belgrade bus station to Mostar Istočni Kolodvor Chr067

Drive  •  14h 48m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Mostar 1264.3 km

$160 - $240

Turkey → Bosnia and Herzegovina
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International entry into Bosnia and Herzegovina from Turkey

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey
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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 Turkey

  • No quarantine required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Turkey
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  • No quarantine required
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 Serbia, Montenegro and Croatia

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Rules to follow in Bosnia and Herzegovina

1.5m

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Turkey

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Bosnia and Herzegovina from Turkey.

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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 Mostar is 121.

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

The social distance requirement in Mostar 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 Turkey from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Last updated: 2 May 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 Istanbul to Mostar is to bus and train which costs 330 ₺ - 550 ₺ and takes 22h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Mostar is to fly and train which costs 600 ₺ - 2.500 ₺ and takes 6h 39m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Mostar is 953 km. The road distance is 1264.3 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Mostar without a car is to bus and train which takes 22h 2m and costs 330 ₺ - 550 ₺.

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It takes approximately 6h 39m to get from Istanbul to Mostar, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Sarajevo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Mostar is 1h behind Istanbul. It is currently 5:36 PM in Istanbul and 4:36 PM in Mostar.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Mostar is 1264 km. It takes approximately 14h 48m to drive from Istanbul to Mostar.

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Turkish Airlines offers flights from Istanbul Airport to Sarajevo Airport.

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There are 62+ hotels available in Mostar. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Mostar.
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  • Distance: 953.1 km
  • Duration: 6h 39m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina?

You can take a bus from Istanbul to Mostar via Otogar, Istanbul, Beograd, and Belgrade bus station in around 29h 25m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Istanbul to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $450
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Train operators
Railways of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ŽFBH)
Phone
0038733657313
Email
info@zfbh.ba
Website
zfbh.ba
Train from Sarajevo to Mostar
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
zfbh.ba
Bus operators
Globtour
Ozlem Tours
Phone
+38120 411090
Email
ozlemtours@yahoo.com
Website
ozlem.rs
Bus from Istanbul to Beograd
Ave. Duration
16h 13m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
ozlem.rs
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Belgrade bus station to Mostar Istočni Kolodvor
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs 150 ₺ - 190 ₺.

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