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There are 4 ways to get from Vienna to Sarajevo by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  3h 26m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Sarajevo (SJJ) VIE - SJJ

$123 - $451

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna to Neđarići

$40 - $75

2 alternative options

Bus via Sarajevo  •  14h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Wien Erdberg to Sarajevo

$48 - $73

Drive  •  8h 9m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Sarajevo 767.5 km

$85 - $130

Vienna to Sarajevo by bus

The bus journey time between Vienna and Sarajevo is around 12h 15m and covers a distance of around 803 km. The fastest bus normally takes 12h 15m. Operated by Biss-Tours, the Vienna to Sarajevo bus service departs from Vienna and arrives in Neđarići. Typically eight buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
12h 15m
Fastest bus time:
12h 15m
Buses per week:
8
Cheapest price:
$40
Carbon emissions:
100 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
20:00
Last bus departs at:
20:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Vienna to Sarajevo bus schedules

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

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

  • No quarantine required
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted 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 applies to arrivals from Austria
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  • No quarantine required
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted 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

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Considerations leaving from Austria

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 Austria.

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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.

Yes, entry into Austria from Bosnia and Herzegovina is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 14 Jun 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 Vienna to Sarajevo is to bus via Sarajevo which costs €35 - €60 and takes 14h 4m.

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The fastest way to get from Vienna to Sarajevo is to fly. Taking this option will cost €100 - €380 and takes 3h 26m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vienna and arriving at Neđarići. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12h 15m.

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The distance between Vienna and Sarajevo is 508 km. The road distance is 767.5 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Sarajevo without a car is to bus which takes 12h 15m and costs €35 - €65.

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It takes approximately 3h 26m to get from Vienna to Sarajevo, including transfers.

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Vienna to Sarajevo bus services, operated by Biss-Tours, depart from Vienna station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Sarajevo is to fly which takes 3h 26m and costs €100 - €380. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €35 - €65 and takes 12h 15m.

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Sarajevo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Vienna to Sarajevo bus services, operated by Biss-Tours, arrive at Neđarići station.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Sarajevo.
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  • Distance: 508.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 26m

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Austrian Airlines and Croatia Airlines fly from Vienna to Sarajevo 3 times a day. Alternatively, Biss-Tours operates a bus from Vienna to Neđarići once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $75 and the journey takes 12h 15m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $460
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Sarajevo via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $450
Bus operators
Biss-Tours
Phone
032 245 451
Email
info@biss-tours.ba
Website
biss-tours.ba
Bus from Vienna to Neđarići
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
biss-tours.ba
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Wien Erdberg to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
12h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Centrotrans Eurolines
Phone
+387 33 770 800
Email
info@centrotrans.com
Website
centrotrans.com
Bus from Wien Erdberg to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
centrotrans.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Sarajevo is 768 km. It takes approximately 8h 9m to drive from Vienna to Sarajevo.

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Austrian Airlines and Croatia Airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Sarajevo Airport.

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