Banja Luka Transportation

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    BL Plus

    by Odiseya Updated Aug 26, 2015

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    "BL Plus" is Internet guide to public transport. This is brand new advantage of Banja Luka public transportation system in contrary to rest of country.

    This application was made for Android and iOS phones and tablets only for now, and contains all the necessary information useful to citizens and visitors who use its public transportation.

    What can find here?!
    This application contains first of all - timetable of all urban and suburban lines and they are marked with different colors. Then, you will notice layout point of view to the street network, the option of submitting information such as changing the timetable, suspension of traffic, etc. The application also includes an option to search by position, the option of direct submission of comments and suggestions, as well as other useful information.

    On brand new information tables on bus stops (because some of them are destroyed or scarred board with the timetable), it will be "QR code", whose will scan citizens obtain the necessary information.

    After some short period of testing of application - start with winter season 2015 (from 26th August 2015) it will be available for all who had adequate technology.

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    Monthly bus tickets

    by Odiseya Written Aug 19, 2015

    Banja Luka public transportation by bus offer month tickets (only discount tickets that are available here).

    Price list:

    Urban transport:
    Workers - 36.50 KM;
    Students and pupils - 26.10 KM and
    pensioners - 13 KM

    Suburban transport (prices various price varies according to the distance of transportation):
    Workers - 36.50 to 113.70 KM;
    students and high school students - from 26.10 to 76 KM,
    pensioners and elementary school students - 13 to 54.30 KM

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    Winter schedule for public transportation

    by Odiseya Written Aug 19, 2015

    Banja Luka Bus Public Transportation System had two different modes of maintaining the timetable: winter and summer schedule.

    Winter schedule for 2015 start from Monday 17, August and it will last till end of June 2016 (exact date will be decided every year). It will effect and city and suburban bus lines.

    Public transportation by buses during "winter season" includes a total of 2300 departures in each direction on weekdays. It is had over 23 lines of urban transport and 34 suburban transport lines, or about 15 percent more departures compared to summer regime which was reduced the number of departures due to school holidays and seasonal holidays.

    I wish you safe trip!

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    New bus line - trial period

    by Odiseya Written Aug 7, 2015

    Banja Luka is very walk able city but yet it had very efficient public transportation by bus. I like to know more about it and constantly find new information.

    This review is and remaining for me.

    In Banja Luka start from 17th August till 4th October 2015 will be in function new bus line 13C, from downtown to Zalužani via Tunjice.

    Departures from downtown (Vidovdanska street):
    5.40, 6.45, 7.55, 9.05, 10.15, 11.45, 12.55, 14.15, 15.25, 16.35, 17.45, 19.15, 20.15, 21.15, 22.15.

    Departures from Zalužani suburb (Nenada Kostića street) - bridge/bus stop:
    5.10, 6.10, 7.20, 8.30, 9.40, 11.10, 12.20, 13.30, 14.50, 16.00, 17.15, 18.15, 19.45, 20.45, 21.40.

    I wish you safe trip!

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    Neobas Banja Luka

    by Odiseya Updated Jul 13, 2015

    Neobas is company that operates with official bus station in Banja Luka. It is located next to the main train station Banja Luka and it serve for intercity and international transport of passengers.

    If you travel to or from Banja Luka by bus this is a place you find. It is not big space but it is clean, illuminated and adequate equipment for passengers to spend time here. You can leave your luggage here and rest in two cafe bars and small shop. Toilets are clean but you need to pay a some fee. I don't know is there a exchange offices.

    Information about timetable you will find on official office boxes as well on big wall next to the main entrance to bus start. Also, online you can find a timetable on different touristic sites and in some news papers.

    Address: Braće Podgornika bb

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    By foot to city center

    by Odiseya Written Jul 10, 2015

    Banja Luka is not big city but contrary to many other I visit main train station and bus station is not located in downtown. There are efficient public transportation by bus. You could choose and to walking to main square. According to map it takes 39 minutes. See here - By foot to Trg Krajine
    However it could be done! In fact I do that all the time!
    There are several option to do that. I try to be detailed as I can.

    First, it doesn't mater if you come to Banja Luka from abroad or any other city within country by bus or train. Even wider area of Banja Luka had 4 station (see my other Banja Luka transportation reviews) you will probably come to Main station. Do that! However, Banja Luka had only one official bus station (there are other option and I write a lot in my Banja Luka transportation reviews).
    Now, those main train station and main bus station is located across each other. You need to cross small park-look-a-like space with trees and monument and here you are! I would say/write you to don't be confused by noise of buses you will heard and saw on your right side when you exit from main train station. Those are local buses. Again, I wrote about it in my Banja Luka transportation reviews! Now, if you have spare 1,60 BAM (about 8 cents) you could buy your ticket where every you wont. On buses you will see where it goes. Mostly they go to center and you might ask drivers to confirm that if you not sure are you in right bus! You will buy ticket for driver! There no other option! In Banja Luka you cannot enter on last door of bus and drive without ticket! Now, there no exchange office there or bought your ticket with your credit card.
    So, now you see why is 39 minutes is not to far. You could choose and taxi and I wrote about it before!

    Back to walking itinerary. See here - By foot to Trg Krajine

    From main train and bus station turn left and walk to first crossroad then straight forward and make small turn next to kiosk witch you soon see on your right side. Then follow the road and cross street on proper place (this is main road very busy don't run across it!). You will cross two path anyway but I would choose the left one even the pavement is missing but it is short destination - main street. That begining of main street will be stright forward and then turn right. Follow the famous Imperial road under big shade and after two crosses you will see National theater of Republika Srpska and from there just continuing forward and eventually you will find main square - Trg Krajine. On your way you will cross two streets. You could choose to go from Theater right or left - I would suggest left road (Parkić and Gospodska street).

    Second, back to main bus and train station. You could go straight forward trough new flee and green market and find one of two nearest exit from it and turn left. It is better to go first across street then again turn left and follow the road to bus station and cross it to main street (Imperial road) and follow my previous instruction.

    Third way is to avoid new flee and green market and instead to cross street as I suggest to go in fist explanation, turn right and then follow my instructions in second explanation.
    However you could choose here - at the end of new flee and green market another opposite crossing (that could be forth combination) and then follow part instruction from first or second explanation.

    Anywhere, your orientation object first will be new flee and green market (big sign between two houses across main bus station - its arriving terminal) and petrol station that is opposite of main street.

    How a fun in exploration of Banja Luka by foot!

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    Elevators in downtown

    by Odiseya Updated Jul 8, 2015

    There are big underground space (see my separate tip here - Trg Krajine - Kino Palas). There are very wide stairways but also and elevator for persons with disabilities on left side (across Boska shopping mall).

    At the beginning of 2015 there ware completely restored, and that is cover replaced the electrical control cabinet, repaired the entire cabin, made insulation waterproof coating machine room, replaced the reservoir and the hydraulic oil in the machine room, and the outer button to call the elevator and in-cab display.

    There are another elevator - from square Krayina to main entrance of City Market (see my separate tip here - Gradska tržnica - City market ), few meters from first elevator.

    They are free of charge.

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    Banja Luka by train

    by Odiseya Updated Jul 8, 2015

    Traveling by train to Banja Luka is the popular and cheap means of transportation to and from city. By train Banja Luka is connected with south (via Doboj and Sarajevo directly and from Sarajevo via Mostar to Čapljina). Note that trail line to Ploče, Croatia on Adriatic coast is cancel until future notice. On north Banja Luka is connected with West and Central Europe via Zagreb and Ljubljana.

    Banja Luka have a main station (for international rides, next to the bus station) and four suburban stations: Incel (industrial zone and close to the University campus) and Vrbanja and Zalužani (rural parts).

    Resale of tickets can be made in advance for two months prior to departure for international trains and one month for domestic lines. The validity tickets is one month. The validity of the ticket begins from 0:01 pm the date set by the traveler, and the treasury issuance to enroll in the ticket. The traveler can begin your journey any day of the period of validity of the ticket, but it must end the last day of the period of validity of the ticket by 24:00 hours. There is no necessary of reservation seats especial on domestic lines but it can be arrange on train stations.

    Valuable of individual one-way ticket is one day for one day for distances up to 100 km, two days for a distance of 101-400 km. You can also buy a individual return ticket on personal request with 20 % off. Valuable of return ticket varies due the length of route from 1 day up to 50 km, two days from 51 till 100 km till 6 days from date of purchase for length of rides from 101 till 400 km.

    Discounts are available for passengers with RailPlus, FIP, InterRail, ISIC (till 26th year old), for group of 6 person (K-16 form) and many more but mostly for B&H citizens.

    Save your ticket till your final destination and presented to conductor upon request.
    On Incel and Zalužani there no possibility to buy a ticket on train station. If you departure from this stations let the conductor know and him will issue a ticket on the train (write) with regular prices without a penalty fee.

    With a ticket to travel in one direction is allowed one trip interruption, and with the return ticket is allowed one end of the outgoing one end with the return of mandatory certification of interruption of the journey to the station break trip. If the layover is not verified, a ticket is not valid for travel continued to departure. Ending travel does not extend the period of validity of the ticket.

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    How to get here by car - west

    by Odiseya Updated Jun 21, 2015

    Banja Luka is today de facto capital of Republika Srpska, one of two entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Banja Luka is also and regional center and major city in region of Bosnian Krayina. That strategic position made the city major confluence of regional roads on the position east-west and position south and southwest. It merged with the regional cities and municipalities such as Prijedor, Doboj, Derventa, Teslić, Jajce and other places.

    Banja Luka is well connected with Central and East Europe as well and Adriatic coast. It is on intersections of main roads since the Roman Imperial time. Today roads is not to bud but it is on planning to build more effective roads. After a period of stagnation in the development of transport infrastructure in the city and the entire Republika Srpska, in the last few years is major attention given to the modernization and reconstruction of roads.

    If you coming from Zagreb (or Western Europe) note that Banja Luka is on main road M16 (international label E661), new highway Banja Luka - (Bosanska) Gradiška. That is a new connection to the motorway E-70 (Belgrade - Zagreb). You must arrive in place call Okučani (106 km far from Zagreb). From that place turn right to the road E661 and then go south to (Bosanska) Gradiška, 11 km far from Okučani. Then from that new 50 km south to Banja Luka.

    Also, many asphalt road of local importance that make a transport by car very easy and effective. Especial knowing that Banja Luka is bridge between Dalmatia and Pannonia basin car is definitely best way of transport. Given the limitation of international train and bus lines that is connected only with Central and Western Europe and south of country, Eastern Europe is much closer by driving car.

    I wish you safe trip!

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    How to get here by car - south

    by Odiseya Written Jun 21, 2015

    If you coming to Banja Luka from south, especially from Sarajevo is around you must go to the highway E-73. That means that from Sarajevo you must go northwest first to place call Kakanj and enter to highway E-73. Drove another 60 km to north and you will see a intersection of roads and you will have two different options. Both are fine for you.

    Preferably first, better but longer on the same E-73, will takes you via Zenica and Maglaj to Doboj. From Doboj pay attention and turn left and via Derventa and Prnjavor go to Klašnice. I use this road often. From Klašnice (place near Banja Luka but in Laktaši municipality) turn left on highway M16 (E661) and after 16 km south you will reach Banja Luka. You will see interesting building among houses on your right side that is on sale but looks like spider and finally modern bridge "Victory" in Klašnice. Note, in June 2015 still no fee for using this new highway.

    The second, which is shorter and lots of people think is much more interesting road due to landscapes you drove in. You must turn right and enter on highway E661 via Vitez and Travnik, to nice place call Jajce and from that you continue further to Banja Luka.

    I wish you safe ride!

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    How to get here by car - east

    by Odiseya Written Jun 21, 2015

    If you come from Belgrade or any other place from east the easiest way is to drove first on famous highway E70 (Belgrade-Zagreb). Drove first west toward Zagreb. In place Okučani in Croatia (about 300 km far from Belgrade) turn right on road E661. You need to go to border place (Bosanska) Gradiška, 11 km far on south. Follow the same road (E661) to south about 50 km more toward Banja Luka.

    I wish you safe ride!

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    Summer schedule for public transportation

    by Odiseya Written Jun 21, 2015

    Banja Luka Bus Public Transportation System had two different modes of maintaining the timetable: winter and summer schedule.

    Summer schedule for 2015 start from Monday 22, June and it will last till August 16 2015. It will effect and city and suburban bus lines.

    In the "Autoprevoz" company, changes will, but only in rather large intervals occur on following bus lines:
    1. Nr. 10 that connect (New) Bus Station - Obilićevo (former Meydan),
    2. Nr. 13 - Lazarevo (former Budžak) - Obilićevo (former Meydan) and
    3. Nr. 17 - Obilićevo - Nova bolnica (New hospital).

    However, in the suburban lines will not be many changes, mainly in connection with school departures.

    In "Bočac turs" company - they are excluded of the bus for the suburbs who drove the kids to school and back and therefore there is no need to transport on those lines.

    In other city bus companies "Pavlovic tours" and "Central kompani" pointed out that the summer schedule will be the same as in previous years.

    I wish you safe trip!

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    Rent-a-car

    by Odiseya Written Jun 11, 2015

    For all those visitors who would like to have more convenience in traveling trough city and country I will list information about companies that offer rent-a-car service. I didn't use personally non of this companies but if you need information about this transportation option you could find here:

    AUTOSTAR
    Branka Popovića bb
    78000 Banja Luka
    Tel: 051/433-440
    Faks: 051/433-441
    Web: www.rentacarautostar.com



    ASA MOBIL
    Kralja Petra I Karađorđevića 109
    78000 Banja Luka
    Tel: 051/216-536
    Web: www.europcar.ba

    ROVER
    Aleja Svetog Save bb, lok. 20a
    78000 Banja Luka
    Tel: 051/224-700
    Web: www.rentacar-rover.com

    BUDGET
    Krajiških brigada 233
    78000 Banja Luka
    Tel: 051/309-103
    Faks: 051/309-104
    Web: www.budget.ba

    COOPER SPED
    Knjaza Miloša 85
    78000 Banja Luka
    Tel: 051/371-497
    Faks: 051/371-956
    Web: www.coopersped.com

    OMEGA
    Vidovdanska 57
    78000 Banja Luka
    Tel: 051/213-355
    Web: www.rentacar-omega.com

    GSN
    Pavlovac bb
    78000 Banja Luka
    Tel: 051/274-274
    Faks: 051/274-270
    Web: www.gsn-auto.com

    EUROLINE TRAVEL
    Kralja Petra I Karađorđevića 97
    78000 Banja Luka
    Tel: 051/225-220
    Web: www.euroline-travel.com

    I wish you safe ride and nice vacation!

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    Hallo, Taxi!

    by Odiseya Updated Jun 11, 2015

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    Banja Luka have developed road transport. Besides very effective (and only) public transporting services by bus there is today development taxi services. New taxi network system is sign of progress in individual public transportation and it is a good addition of bus services.

    I have some personal experience with taxi services here. I find it a very expensive and even convenient not usually best way of transport. I have opportunity to drove one day on suburban area and I have in hurry but not sure where is street and I was surprising that and driver don't know where is it (2011). Short story, at the end of 10-ish minutes drive with taxi cost was 12 KM or BAM instead of 1,60 KM or BAM by bus. Luckily, I was not only one in taxi and we share the price.

    As I find out that today system is better. This type of transport in Banja Luka today is carried by nine registered associations and two companies to perform taxi transport. I will list names of associations and their contact phones:
    1. Bel taxi (tel. 1550)
    2. Banjalučki taxi (tel. 1544)
    3. Euro taxi (tel. 1555)
    4. Mobil taxi (tel. 1566)
    5. Maxi taxi (tel. 1551)
    6. Ideal taxi (tel. 1545)
    7. Hallo taxi (tel. 065/561-955)
    8. Radio Bel taxi (tel. 1550)
    9. Big taxi (tel. 1511)

    Two taxi company are:
    1. "Patrol taksi" d. o. o. (tel. 1533) and
    2. "Avala A" a. d. (tel. 1500)

    All taxi transport in Banja Luka (and whole Republika Srpska) is regulated by laws and regulations, including: the Law on Road Transport, the Decision on the taxi transport in the city of Banja Luka and the Ordinance on technical-exploitation conditions and the manner of marking the vehicle that transports.

    There two major taxi spot, if you don't have a opportunity or number to call a taxi. One is between new bus station and main train station Banja Luka. It is in the additional to the bus station, in fact at the beginning of arriving terminal. The second used to be on inner side of Petar Kočić Park but in last years it is change and not sure where is now. I suppose to be on big parking area between Museum of Contemporary Art and Hotel Bosna but I am not sure.

    Good news is that price list it is possible find online. The price was per ride, regardless of number of persons, luggage is free of charge and today all vehicles have a modern GPS system. Taxi company, as I find out later, can be make a reservation by phone call, SMS and online after registration. Urban ride is up to the 20 km.
    Prices per start is 2 KM or BAM (1 euro), ride per 1 km is 1,50 KM or BAM, waiting is 15 KM or BAM per 1 hour, some of taxi associations charge special price, usually previous arranged between taxi driver and passengers, for ride on macadam roads.

    Taxi spots next to bus station
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    Banja Luka Bus Station

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Mar 5, 2015

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    I always used the bus to move around the old Yugoslavian countries. They are cheap, comfortable and frequent.
    Banja lUka bus staion is at the end of the city, at about 15 minutes walking from downtown.
    From Banja Luka I travelled to Zagreb.

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Banja Luka Transportation

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Banja Luka has good conection within country and abroad via bus and railway.

City public transport is good organised via bus.

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