How to get from Sarajevo to Mostar by bus

While I buy most things online these days, I do enjoy buying bus tickets in foreign countries in person. Why? I find it easier. I get to ask whatever it is that I want to ask, I get to see the bus terminal and I know with 100% certainty that the bus that I just paid for is indeed going.

Autobuska Stanica Sarajevo

Going from Sarajevo to Mostar is super easy and should take you a little over 2 hours. We purchased our tickets directly at the bus terminal at which buses to Mostar depart from, Autobuska Stanica Sarajevo. The bus terminal is super small and tickets can be bought directly at the counter. Please note, bus tickets can only be purchased in cash and there is an ATM right at the bus station. After paying for your ticket you are given two pieces of paper, your receipt and the bus tickets. Make sure to not mistake the receipt for the bus ticket and vice versa as both of them look very similar.

On the bus ride from Belgrade to Sarajevo we were asked to store our 35L and 40L backpacks underneath the bus, not so on this trip. We were able to take both of our backpacks with us and kept them neatly stored underneath our seats. I wasn’t able to tell whether people were charged for luggage they stored underneath the bus and can only kindly advise you to ask about that when purchasing your ticket.

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I must say, this was by far the most scenic bus ride I’ve ever taken. We were surrounded by mountains, we passed by jablanica lake and followed the neretva river – it was absolutely incredible! The bus operator was super friendly and we manged to reach Mostar in a little over 2.5 hours. On this route there are only a handful of scheduled stops to pick people up and let them get off and whenever we stopped we were on the road again within minutes. It was a truly pleasant ride!

We got dropped of at the bus station on Maršala Tita and it would have taken us, according to google maps, roughly 23 minutes of walking to reach out airbnb. To our surprise our airbnb host offered to pick us up and we were therefore at our apartment within 10 minutes 🙂

If you are in Sarajevo then I highly recommend you to check out Mostar, even if it’s just for a day or two! 🙂




  1. September 21, 2018 / 1:35 AM

    Tip: The best river scenery is on the left hand side of the train going from Sarajevo to Mostar, and the right hand side going from Mostar to Sarajevo.

  2. Ash Aze
    January 2, 2019 / 3:25 PM


    I planned for one day trip to Mostar end of this year. May I ask few questions and hopefully you can help me. May I know how far from bus station Marsala Tita, to Stari Most bridge? Since I will go on December, how about the weather? It is ok walking around during winter? I have never expereince winter because I came from tropical weather country.

    Thank you!

    • Nina
      January 3, 2019 / 7:11 AM

      Hi there! If you punch the directions into Google Maps you should get a pretty good idea on how long it should take you to get to Stari Most bridge! In regards to the weather, in December you’ll definitely need warm weather clothing: Think jackets, scarfs, etc. Definitely get a decent set of warm clothing as it can be pretty cold there in December! 🙂

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