Banja Luka Transportation

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    Banja Luka main train station
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    Banja Luka main train station

    by Odiseya Updated Aug 30, 2014

    Banja Luka have a main station and it serve for international rides and all domestic lines along with other Banja Luka train stations: Incel, Vrbanja and Zalužani. It is located across the main bus station (Neobus) and next to the bus lines for urban and suburban Banja Luka bus lines. Good starting point to get to know with Banja Luka. From this area you can complete your Banja Luka itinerary with combined transportation: train, bus and taxi.

    The main train station Banja Luka is very big and wide building. It constructed on steel, black window glass and classic concrete and tiles as I see this construction. It have a three levels. Ground floor is main level and it is used as main station for passengers, you must walk trough on arriving and departing from Banja Luka by train. There is also ticket offices, several windows shops and offices.
    Upper floor is build for restaurant Željo but it closed for some time for an indefinite. I hope it would change soon. Underground is used for public toilet. It is paid, not sure how much cost it. It is probably 1 KM or BAM. You can used only local currency as for other services too: tickets and products on available shops. Not sure for luggage storage. I dint find it, but there is one on main bus station.

    It is open non stop all year long. On main facade on both side are a clocks. Trains are arranged on two tracks. They are connected by underpass. It is recommended to always use when needed. The enter space of train station is worm and illuminated with benches in and out of building. It have and interesting architecture decoration within building.
    I used trains always and feel safe here. It is very comfortable, often and cheap means of transport. In fact, trains within country is cheaper then bus transport.

    Use official web site Railway of Republika Srpska (no English version) under section "Red vožnje". Banja Luka have two domestic lines: up to north to Prijedor-Novi Grad (Bosanski Novi)-Dobrljin and up to south Doboj-Sarajevo and international line: Zagreb-Sarajevo and all vice verse. Time tables is indicated on main entrances of main train station. And check on daily papers, online resources or touristic office of Banja Luka.

    Address: Prote Nikole Kostića bb, about 2-3 km from city center. Good connection with it with urban bus lines (max 10 minutes) or walking (about 25 minutes).

    NB: It is not allowed to take a photo indoor and on tracks without special notice from management. I am member of Photo club Doboj and I take photos in additional to this review on official trip in organization of Railways of Republika Srpska.

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    Bus - arriving from abroad

    by Odiseya Written Aug 7, 2014

    Banja Luka have a good connection with abroad.

    SLOVENIA:
    Jasenice: 01:30 (except on Monday and Sunday); 18:00
    Ljubljana: 01:30 (except on Monday and Sunday); 18:00

    CROATIA:
    Makarska: 01:15 and 05:15 (during Summer)
    Pula: 13:30
    Rijeka: 13:30; 05:00 (during Summer)
    Zagreb: 01:30; 09:45; 12:00 (except Sunday); 13:30; 15:45; 19:30; 22:30
    Zagreb: 21:40

    REPUBLIC OF SERBIA:
    Apatin: 15:00 (every other day)
    Belgrade (via Gradiška): 05:00; 11:00; 15:30; 17:30
    Belgrade (via (Bos./Srpski) Brod): 22:00
    Belgrade (via Bijeljina): 00:30; 03:00; 05:00; 06:00; 14:00; 15:00; 15:30; 16:45; 20:00; 21:00; 22:00
    Kikinda: 05:30
    Kraljevo: 08:30 (Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday except during summer)
    Kruševo: 08:30 (Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday except during summer)
    Lazarevac: 04:45 (every second day)
    Novi Sad: 04:00; 05:00 (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday except during summer); 05:30; 12:15; 14:15; 15:00 (every second day); 16:15; 18:00; 19:40; 21:15; 22:30; 23:00
    Niš: 08:30 (Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday except during summer)
    Subotica: 05:00 (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday except during summer); 17:30
    Sombor: 15:00 (every second day)
    Valjevo: 08:30 (Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday except during summer)
    Zrenjanin: 00:30; 23:00

    REPUBLIC OF MONTENEGRO:
    Herceg Novi (via Užice in Serbia): 10:45
    Herceg Novi (via Foča): 08:00 (on Tuesday and Saturday except on Summer)
    Herceg Novi (via Mostar): 07:00 (on Monday and Saturday except on Summer)
    Herceg Novi (express): 03:50 (during Summer)

    AUSTRIA:
    Vienna: 01:30 (except Friday); 23:00 (on Friday)
    Bregenz: 04:00 (Wednesday and Friday)
    Innzbruk: 04:00 (Wednesday and Friday)
    Salzburg: 03:30 (Tuesday, Friday and Saturday)
    Linz: 02:00 (Friday); 05:00 (Monday)
    Graz: 02:00 (Friday); 05:00 (Monday)

    GERMANY:
    Berlin: 03:30 (Wednesday and Saturday); 06:00; 12:00
    Gelzenkirhen: 08:00 (Friday)
    Munich: 05:30 (Wednesday and Friday); 06:00
    Nidberg: 06:00
    Frankfurt: 05:30 (Wednesday and Friday)
    Stuttgart: 05:00 (Saturday); 06:00

    SWEDEN:
    Goteborg: 14:30 (Sunday)
    Stockholm: 07:00 (Friday); 12:00 (Saturday); 14:30 (Sunday)

    SWITZERLAND:
    Zurich: 10:50 (Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday)
    Basel: 10:50 (Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday)

    FRANCE:
    Paris: 12:15 (Monday)

    BELGIUM AND NETHERLANDS:
    Brussels/Amsterdam: 06:50 (Tuesday during Summer)

    NOTE: Schedules can varies and I suggest you to ask on information desk on bus station. I think that some information missing but this is all information that I manage to collect from information board on Banja Luka NEO bus station.

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    Bus - arriving from other B&H cities

    by Odiseya Updated Aug 7, 2014

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    Banja Luka have a good connection with all parts of country.

    Banja Vrućica: 07:30; 08:45; 13:30; 16:10; 19.15
    Baraći: 13:00; 18:00
    Bihać: 08:30 (except Sunday); 10:40; 16:15; 18:00
    Bijeljina: 11:20
    (Bos./Srpski) Brod: 08:40 (except Sunday); 09:35; 12:00 (except Sunday); 22:15
    Bugojno: 09:25 (except Sunday)
    Doboj: 10:15; 12:10; 13:30; 14:45; 17:00; 21:30; 23:30
    Graci: 08:30 (during week)
    Grahovo: 10:20; 21:30
    Jajce: 09:00 (except Sunday); 11:00; 14:30; 18:15; 19:15; 20:30
    Krnjeuša: 08:30; 18:35
    Kozarska Dubica: 00:30; 08:15; 11:50; 15:00; 17:30
    Kostajnica: 08:30 (except Sunday); 09:00; 09:30 (except Weekend); 10:50; 19:45; 21:00
    Livno: 13:00; 18:15
    Lušci palanka: 10:00; 15:55
    Mostar: 05:30; 19:00
    Novi grad: 07:30; 08:00; 08:30; 08:45; 23:00
    Obodnik: 09:00; 13:30
    Oštra luka: 08:40; 13:35
    Ribnik: 08:30 (except Sunday); 18:00
    Sarajevo: 03:00; 10:15; 11:30; 13:30; 14:30; 17:30; 19:30; 20:30; 21:30; 23:00
    East (Istočno) Sarajevo: 12:10; 14:30; 17:00
    Sanski most: 08:15 (except Sunday); 10:00; 12:15; 16:00; 18:30; 21:40
    Srebrenica: 12:30
    Šipovo: 06:55; 08:30; 10:35 (except Sunday); 11:15; 13:30; 17:00; 19:40; 21:30 (Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday); 23:00
    Teslić: 07:30; 11:30; 16:50; 19:30
    Trebinje: 05:30; 19:00
    Tuzla: 11:15
    Višegrad: 17:00
    Zenica: 10:15; 11:00; 13:15; 14:45; 17:00; 18:15; 19:50; 21:30; 23:30

    NOTE: Schedules can varies and I suggest you to ask on information desk on bus station. I think that some information missing but this is all information that I manage to collect from information board on Banja Luka NEO bus station.

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    Bus - departures abroad

    by Odiseya Updated Aug 7, 2014

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    Banja Luka have a good connection with abroad.

    SLOVENIA:
    Jasenice: 13:30
    Kranj: 13:30
    Ljubljana: 01:00 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday); 13:30; 22:10 (except Friday and Saturday)
    Velenje: 23:15 (on Monday and Sunday)
    Celje (Krško): 23:15 (on Monday and Sunday)
    Nova Gorica: 20:05 (on Sunday and Wednesday)

    CROATIA:
    Bjelovar (to Daruvar): 07:00 (except Tuesday and Thursday)
    Knin: 06:30
    Karlovac:11:30
    Okučani: 07:00 (except Tuesday and Thursday)
    Pakrac: 07:00 (except Tuesday and Thursday)
    Petrinja: 09:10
    Pula: 11.30
    Rijeka: 11:30
    Sisak: 09:10
    Velika Gorica: 09:10
    Zagreb: 03:15; 06:30 (except Sunday); 08:45; 09:10; 10:30; 11:45; 16:00; 17:30
    Zadar: 06:30

    REPUBLIC OF SERBIA:
    Apatin: 01:30 (every other day)
    Aleksinac: 18:00 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday)
    Belgrade (via Gradiška): 06:15; 10:40; 23:30
    Belgrade (via (Bos./Srpski) Brod): 09:30; 17:00
    Belgrade (via Bijeljina): 07:50; 08:30; 09:05; 11:00; 12:00; 15:00; 21:00; 21:15; 21:55; 23:00
    Bačka Palanka: 08:10
    Bačka Topola: 07:30; 16:45 (drive to Novi Sad)
    Bogatić: 11:00
    Bečej: 00:30; 19:50
    Crvenka: 10:30 (every second day)
    Čačak: 18:00 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday except during summer)
    Gornji Milanovac: 18:00 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday except during summer)
    Ilok: 08:10
    Inđija: 07:50
    Irig: 00:30; 07:30
    Kikinda: 00:30
    Kraljevo: 18:00 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday except during summer)
    Kruševo: 18:00 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday except during summer)
    Kula: 10:30 (every second day)
    Lazarevac: 21:00
    Loznica: 18:00 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday except during summer)
    Ljig: 18:00 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday except during summer)
    Novi Sad (via Gradiška): 08:10; 16:45; 17:45
    Novi Sad (via Bijeljina): 00:30; 07:30; 09:00; 10:30 (every second day); 11:30; 13:00; 19:50; 23.00
    Niš: 18:00 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday except during summer)
    Ruma: 03:00; 07:30; 09:00; 11:30; 13:00; 16:45; 19:50; 23:00
    Subotica: 07:30; 16:45 (via Croatia to Novi Sad); 21:45 (every second day or (Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday except during summer)
    Sombor: 10:30 (every second day)
    Stara Pazova: 07:50
    Sremska Mitrovica: 00:30; 07:30; 08:30; 09:00; 11:30; 13:00; 19:45
    Šabac: 11:00
    Temerin: 00:30; 19:50
    Užica: 15:00
    Valjevo: 18:00 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday except during summer)
    Vrbas: 10:30 (every second day)

    REPUBLIC OF MONTENEGRO:
    Herceg Novi (via Užice in Serbia): 15:00
    Herceg Novi (via Foča): 18:15 (on Tuesday and Sunday)
    Herceg Novi (via Mostar): 20:00 (on Friday and Saturday); 18:45 (during Summer)
    Herceg Novi (express): 20:45 (during Summer)

    AUSTRIA:
    Vienna: 12:40; 13:15
    Bregenz: 09:00 (on Sunday); 11:00 (on Sunday)
    Innzbruk: 09:00 (on Sunday); 11:00 (on Sunday)
    Salzburg: 13:00 (Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday)
    Linz: 09:30 (Wednesday and Sunday); 09:45 (Thursday and Sunday); 13:00 (only Sunday)
    Graz: 09:30 (Wednesday and Sunday); 09:45 (Thursday and Sunday); 12:40 (SD); 13:00 (only Sunday)

    GERMANY:
    Berlin: 13:00 (Saturday); 19:20 (Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday)
    Gelzenkirhen: 08:00 (Sunday)
    Dortmund: 12:00 (Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday)
    Munich: 07:30 (SD); 12:00 (Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday); 19:20 (SD)
    Nidberg: 19:20 (SD)
    Frankfurt: 12:00 (Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday)
    Stuttgart: 12:00 (Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday)

    SWEDEN:
    Goteborg: 08:30 (Thursday); 11:30 (Wednesday); 13:00 (Saturday); 15:30 (Tuesday); 17:00 (Saturday during Summer); 18:00 (Friday)
    Stockholm: 08:30 (Thursday); 11:30 (Wednesday); 13:00 (Saturday); 15:30 (Tuesday); 17:00 (Saturday during Summer); 18:00 (Friday)

    SWITZERLAND:
    Zurich: 12:00 (Wednesday and Sunday); 22:00 (Saturday)
    Basel: 12:00 (Wednesday and Sunday); 22:00 (Saturday)

    FRANCE:
    Paris: 14:00 (only Friday)

    BELGIUM AND NETHERLANDS:
    Brussels/Amsterdam: 11:40 (Tuesday during Summer)

    NOTE: Schedules can varies and I suggest you to ask on information desk on bus station.

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    Bus - departures within country

    by Odiseya Updated Aug 7, 2014

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    Banja Luka have a good connection with all parts of country.

    Banja Vrućica: 08:00; 12:00; 14:15; 16:00; 19:30
    Baraći: 06:30; 16:00
    Bihać: 05:30; 07:30; 13:00; 14:00 (except Sunday)
    Bijeljina: 00:30 (every second day); 07:30; 07:50; 08:30; 09:00; 09:05; 10:30 (every second day); 11:00; 11:30; 12:00; 13;00; 14:00; 15:00; 15:30; 16:00; 18:00 (5,7); 19:50; 21:00 (every second day); 21.15; 21:55; 23:00
    Bos. Brod: 06:05 (except Sunday); 09:30; 11:30 (except Sunday); 13:45;
    Bos. Krupa: 05:30; 07:30; 13:00; 14:00 (except Sunday)
    Bos. Petrovac: 06:30; 06:45; 08:30; 13:00; 14:00 (except Sunday)
    Bratunac: 16:00
    Bileća: 13:00; 15:30
    Bugojno: 12:25 (except Sunday); 13:00; 20:00 (Friday, Saturday)
    Doboj: 05:00; 06:30; 09:00; 14:30; 16:00; 16:30; 17:00; 00:30
    Donji Vakuf: 06:40; 07:45; 12:25 (except Sunday); 13:00; 13:50; 16:00
    Drvar: 06:45; 08:30; 13:00
    Foča: 16:30
    Fojnica: 15:30
    Graci: 11:30 (during week)
    Gradiška: 05:30 (except Sunday); 07:30 (except Sunday); 09:00 (except Sunday); 09:55; 11:00; 11:20; 13:30; 16:30; 18:30; 19:45
    Grahovo: 06:30; 08:30; 13:00
    Glamoč: 06:30; 16:00
    Gacko: 13:00; 15:30
    G. Vakuf: 13:00
    Ilijaš: 07:45
    East Sarajevo: 09:00; 16:00; 16:30
    Jajce: 06:40; 07:45; 12:25 (except Sunday); 13:00; 13:55; 16:00
    Jablanica: 13:00; 15:30
    Jelah: 16:00; 16:30
    Janja: 16:00; 18:00 (Friday; Saturday)
    Kneževo: 07:00 (except Weekend); 09:30; 12:00 (except Weekend); 12:45 (during Weekend); 14:00 (except Weekend); 15:30; 17:00; 18:30 (except Weekend); 20:00
    Krnjeuša: 06:45; 16:40
    Kozarska Dubica: 07:00 (except Weekend); 09:55; 11:45; 13:30; 14:30 (except Weekend); 14:50 (except Weekend); 16:30; 16:40 (during Week); 19:50; 20:15; 22:30
    Kotor Varoš: 05:45 (except Sunday); 06:45 (except Sunday); 07:10, 08:00 and 09:00 (except Weekend); 09:30; 10:10; 11:30 (except Sunday); 12:00; 12:30 (except Weekend); 13:00; 13:30 (except Weekend); 14:15; 15:10 (except Sunday); 16:00; 17:10 (except Weekend); 18:00; 19:00 (except Weekend); 19:30; 21:30
    Maslovare: 08:00; 12:00; 13:00; 13:30 (except Weekend); 14:15; 15:10 (except Sunday); 16:00; 17:10 (except Weekend); 18:00; 19:00 (except Weekend); 19:30; 21:30
    Mostar: 13:00
    Mrkonjić grad: 00:30; 02:30; 06:10 (except Sunday); 06:30; 07:20; 11:00 and 11:30 (except Weekend); 12:00; 13.45; 15:00; 16:00; 18:00; 20:00; 21:30; 22:20
    Modriča: 00:30 (every second day); 07:30; 07:50; 08:30; 09:05; 10:30 (every second day); 11:00; 11:30; 12:00; 13:00; 14:00; 15:00; 15:30; 16:00; 18:00 (Friday, Sunday); 19:50; 21:00 (every second day); 21:15; 21:55; 23:00
    Maglaj: 00:30; 05:00; 06:30; 14:30; 17:00
    Novi grad: 05:30; 07:30; 09:15; 11:00 (except Weekend); 13:00; 14:00 (except Sunday); 15:15 (every second day); 15:30; 16:50 (except Sunday); 17:05; 19:40; 21:00; 21:30; 23:10
    Nevesinje: 13:00; 15:30
    Nova Topola: 05:30 and 09:00 (except Sunday); 09:55; 11:00; 11:20; 13:30; 14:30 (except Weekend); 16:30; 18:30; 19:50
    Obodnik: 06:45 (except Sunday); 11:30 (except Sunday)
    Oštra luka: 06:30; 08:35 (except Sunday); 12:40; 15:05; 15:45; 16:40
    Prijedor: 05:00; 05:30; 06:30; 06:45; 07:00 (except Sunday); 07:30; 08:25; 08:35 (except Sunday); 09:15; 10:15; 11:00 (except Weekend); 11:45; 12:30; 12:40; 13:00; 13:30 (except Weekend); 14:00; 14:30 (except Sunday); 14.50 (except Weekend); 15.05; 15:15 (every second day); 15:20; 15:30; 15:45; 16:40; 16:50 (except Sunday); 17:05; 18:30; 19:30; 19:40; 20:15 (except Weekend); 21:00; 21:30; 22:30; 23:10; 23:30
    Prnjavor: 00:30; 05:00; 06:30; 07:30; 08:30; 09:05; 10:30 (except Weekend); 11:00; 11:30; 12:00; 13:00; 13:45; 14:00; 14:30; 15:00; 15:30; 17:00; 18:00 (Friday, Sunday); 18:40; 20:00 (only Sunday); 21:55; 23:00
    Pale: 09:00
    Prozor: 13:00; 21:00 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
    Ribnik: 07:20; 13:45 (except Sunday)
    Rogatica: 09:00
    Sarajevo: 00:30; 05:00; 06:30; 07:45; 14:30; 16:00; 17:00
    Sanski most: 06:30; 06:45; 08:35 (except Sunday); 12:40; 15:05; 16:40
    Sokolac: 09:00
    Srebrenica: 16:00
    Šipovo: 00:30; 03:00; 06:10 (except Sunday); 11:00 (except Weekend); 12:00; 13:45; 15:00; 18:00; 20:00; 21:30; 22:20
    Šamac: 00:30 (every second day); 07:30; 07:50; 08:30; 09:05; 10:30 (every second day); 11:00; 11:30; 12:00; 13:00; 15:00; 16:00; 18:00 (Friday, Sunday); 19:45; 21:00 (every second day); 21:15; 21:55; 23:00
    Teslić: 08:00; 12:00; 14:15; 16:00; 16:30; 19:30
    Trebinje: 15:30
    Tešanj: 16:00
    Travnik: 06:40; 07:45; 13:50; 16:00
    Turbe: 0745; 16:00
    Tuzla: 16:30
    Uskoplje: 13:00; 15:30
    Višegrad: 09:00
    Vitez: 06:40; 07:45; 13:50; 16:00
    Visoko: 00:30; 07:45; 16:00
    Vlasenica: 16:30
    Zenica: 00:30; 05:00; 06:30; 06:40; 13:55; 14:30; 17:00
    Zvornik: 16:00; 16:30

    NOTE: Schedules can varies and I suggest you to ask on information desk on bus station.

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    Banja Luka and rest of world by bus

    by Odiseya Updated Jun 26, 2014

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    For intercity and international transportation there also three focus center.

    The first bus stop is at the main bus station, next to main train station. Locals also calling "Nova stanica", in meaning "New station". It serve for intercity and international travels.

    The second bus start is behind building Museum of contemporary art of Republika Srpska. The locals call it "Stara stanica", meaning "Old station". That station is only for organized tours like day trip excursion and every other traveling for up to 2-3 bus. Popular is a pilgrimage, group excursions or adventures trips usually during weekends. There is also and bus stop for bus to and from Banja Luka Airport in Mahovljani, near Laktasi. Prices depends of destination and usual is popular like about 50 KM (about 25 euros) for trip to the Ostrog Monastery in Montenegro via Trebinje, etc.

    The third bus start is on big parking lot on right side of institution call Medical electronics (Medicinska elektronika) in very heart of city - see here http://www.med-elektronika.com/onama.html
    Here is start for trips to cities in vicinity like: Laktasi, Srbac and Gradiska. You can abord to this bus and on several others bus stops along main street in Banja Luka and along main Banja Luka-Gradiska highway. In vicinity of New bus station and Banja Luka main train station is three bus stops behind new green market. It takes about 5 minutes by foot from train or bus station. You buy a ticket from the bus driver and the price depends on the duration of the ride.

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    To and from Banja Luka airport

    by Odiseya Written Jun 26, 2014

    The easiest way to travel from or to Banja Luka International Airport to the center of Banja Luka is by bus by Smiljić travel company.

    That bus line runs every day from location call "stara autobuska stanica" (parking behind Museum of contemporary art of Republika Srpska) in 13:30 and from Banja Luka Airport in Mahovljani in 15:30. Ride takes 30 minutes.

    Transfer prices in one direction is 10,00 KM (5 euros).

    It is necessary to make a reservation by e-mail: agencija_smiljic@blic.net or agencija_smiljic@teleklik.net or by phone 211 -889 and 218 -610.

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    Banja Luka Airport

    by Odiseya Written Jun 26, 2014

    Banja Luka is for many world travelers off the beaten path but in this place also it is possible arrived by plane.

    Banja Luka international airport (Serbian Cyrillic: Међународни аеродром Бања Лука, read: Medjunarodni aerodrom Banja Luka) is also known as Mahovljani airport after village where is located.
    It is only airport in Republika Srpska. Construction of this airport began in 1976 but for air traffic was official opened on 18 November 1997.

    Banja Luka have flights connection with: Belgrade (SRB), Zurich (SUI) and Tivat (MNE).

    Working hours is from 07:00 till 22:00 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and from 07:00 till 23:00 on Wednesday and during weekend.

    It is located in village Mahovljani, which is in Laktasi municipality and it is about 23 km away from the Banja Luka downtown. It is also about 1 km far away from main Banja Luka - Gradiska highway and 3 km from Laktasi.

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    Through Banja Luka by bus

    by Odiseya Updated May 1, 2014

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    Banja Luka is not big city but when you in hurry there is very effective public transportation by bus.

    Within the city there is a urban and suburban bus lines.
    Banja Luka have two traffic start point for orientation. First traffic start point is next to train station, but I don't think about main bus station because they serve for intercity and international transport. It is arrange several bus stop in huge line in front of several cafe and shops next to main train station. If you coming to the city by train and wont to go to the city center or any other destination within Banja Luka then from train station go to your right side behind several cafe bars. Every destination is mark with different number e.g.:
    8. Novoselija - Centar - Autobuska stanica
    10. Obilićevo - Centar - Autobuska stanica
    Second traffic start point for bus is in very center - in front of square of Krayina (see photo in addition).

    First traffic start point in Banja Luka (next to main train station) is also start point for traveling to several suburban and villages around City. There post in last line section from main train station building and bellow to the road across big parking space and several kiosk. So, if you wont to explore surroundings of Banja Luka this is the place where you find right bus. There is a big sign on bus windows in Latin.

    Price bus service charge per ride and is 1.60 KM the city for whole route no mater where you planing to go (first or last station or somewhere in the middle). Prices for suburban traffic are from 1.50 to 2.20 KM, depending on the length of the route. Tickets for urban and suburban transportation can purchase from the driver on the bus. The price is same for whole bus line that is indicate on front window of bus within city. Usually is on glass behind the window is map wit sign of bus station. You can always ask the number of bus by name of station/place in city where you need to go. English is the main second language here. If you considered that bus driver is not to helpful with explanation ask some passengers preferably students. Save your ticket till the end of your journey. Ticket is not necessary to cancel but you must present ticket to the conductor on the request. The enter for bus is next to bus driver and there is not much possibility for a free ride. I never do that. Even the control is not frequent. The price in that way, if the conductor find out that you don't have a ticket is high. How it will be charged - don't know and don't planning to find out.

    You can get small book with timetable in touristic office of Banja Luka in the center, near Academy of art and science of Republika Srpska or ANURS or downland from touristic site.

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    Bicycle in Banja Luka

    by Odiseya Updated Jan 4, 2014

    Bicycle are very convenient means of transportation in Banja Luka. Banja Luka is about 8 km in length and about 6 km wide. About 75% of its territory is in a valley and is flat. If a person on a bicycle is secure in your ride and not afraid of traffic, within 15-20 minutes you can get from one end of the city, and most locations in the city center from anywhere in the city can be reached by 15 minutes.

    With wide alleys and new bicycle tracks Banja Luka in last several becomes a more bicycle friendly city. Not quite like in other places I visit, like for example Warsaw but still much more then other towns within country. This is and recreation, sport and tourism and it have a good implication on health and it is a environmental and economic friendly way of life. Still is a long way to go but it get better.

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    Bicycle parking

    by Odiseya Updated Jan 4, 2014

    Bicycle parking can be a part of urban furniture like in City park Petar Kočić in very heart of Banja Luka. Sadly, this is still the only one bicycle parking build by city government in Banja Luka (2013). But, in Students campus there is new four new bicycle parking spaces with roof, capacity 80 spots.

    Number of cyclists in Banja Luka was increasing in several years, but it is not followed by adequate infrastructure development, bike lanes and other cycling infrastructure. In Banja Luka, more than in 1975 was there about 8 mile bike trails.

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    Hallo, Taxi!

    by Odiseya Updated Jan 4, 2014

    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). Sort story, at the end of 10ish 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)

    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 aditional to the bus station, in fact at the living 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.

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    Train station Zaluzani

    by Odiseya Updated Dec 28, 2013

    Train station Zalužani is actually a train stop and it is about 30 meters from main road Banja Luka-Trn.
    It is actually a small railway house without waiting room and ticket offices. It is a stop on train line Banja Luka- Novi Grad-Dobrljin (the oldest train line in country).
    It is very high demand road, with high traffic by railway and by cars or suburban buses. It is well connected with City Center.
    The railway cuts through the main street almost at a right angle, when it came down the ramp on both sides of the ramp make a column of cars and sometimes up to 2 km. That regulates bridge over railroad.

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    Neobas Banja Luka

    by Odiseya Written Dec 22, 2013

    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.

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    Public garage "Borik"

    by Odiseya Updated Dec 21, 2013

    In Doboj we still don't have a public garage and I was very surprising and curious to find it more.
    Public garage are big building and it is equipped with surveillance. It is located in the street call Aleja Svetog Save, in block D and it works 24 hours per day. It has installed fire alarm system and automatic ventilation. In case of power failure automatically turns on aggregate power of 80 KW.

    Public garage "Borik" is build across Sport hall "Borik" and it is easy to find. This is fist public and it was officially open on 18th January 2007, by Banja Luka major Dragoljub Davidović. The value of this property is three and a half million, the value of the equipment is 349,200 KM It has a capacity of 186 parking spaces on three floors all that is available to customers on a fee through vending machines. There is no possibility to pay a fee buy SMS.

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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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