The most inexpensive way to get to the city, is to take a taxi to the tram station in Ilidza.
From Ilidza, take a tram downtown. You can buy a tram ticket at any kiosk. Do the
reverse to get back to the airport. Make sure to save your used ticket, because plainclothes police randomly and routinely check that passengers paid. The bus station is a short walk northwest of the Holiday Inn, next to the post office. Just name the town, where you want to go to, at a ticket window. The restaurant, inside the station, is inexpensive and very good, especially for breakfast.
Trams and walking are the best, which are how most of the locals get around. When you
are walking, always remember that motor vehicles, and trams, have the right of way. If
you are pressed for time, you may have to use a taxi. A good
place to catch a taxi is north of, and across the street from, the fountain at the
Bascarsija(Turkish Quarter), where the pigeons are fed. The best restaurants are in the
Bascarsija. Eat where you see locals eating, try the halva and, instead of espresso,
drink the Turska Kafa(Turkish coffee).
don t expect too many options. If you arrive from Yugoslavia you can arrive by train, but it will leave you in the serbian side of Sarajevo, about 20 mins to the center in taxi. Otherwise the main way is to go by bus. Moving by bus is a must as they don t have trains well developed...
Now that I have experience living in western world, I can tell that taking public transortation in Sarajevo is lots of fun. People talk to each other, some chat, some argue. Also public transport vehicles in the city are some sort of unique exhibition. You can see what public vehicles look like around the world since many countries donated them to Sarajevo after the war. Definitely the best are Japanese buses (photo).
You can get there by air or by car. I drive on down from Tuzla, most folks fly into the International Airport.
Good, sturdy 4 wheel drive vehicles are a must! The roads are not that great, although I must confess that I think the drivers are pretty good. I have not seen many accidents, except for the one I was involved in recently! (see photo)
By public transport; the roads are ok, but it's still a risk, if going there by your own car or motorbike.
Cabs are very cheap, but be sure to know, where you're going and pay attention, which way the driver takes you - they like to make detours to collect miles (at your cost). Othervise the traffic shouldn't be a problem.
I came to Sarajevo by bus from Makarska.
There are four buses going : 8, 11.15, 22.15, 22.20. It takes around 6 hours.
The price is 174 kunas (26 e)
People usually use trams. The tram's transportation has been working since 1885 and is the oldest in Balkan ( I have read also in Europe, but i don't know).
The bus ride from Dubrovnik should take 5 hours, it goes through some wonderful countryside with winding green rivers. Just be aware that there are 3 border crossings
Everything is at hand with the exception of the stations... wont need tram or bus or taxi to move by the downtown.. is smaller and nice above all the pedestrian area in the turkish quarter
Zeljeznicze Stanica Novo Sarajevo is at Marindvor district, about 20 minutes walk from city center, or just take a tram. A taxi would not cost more than 2-3 Euros
Really a nice and small airport, alla amenities available, they accept Euro for payment and the staff is absolutely friendly.
Double baggage control, at the main entrance and at gate entrance.
Beautiful Neretva River and Mountain scenery on the way from Mostar to Sarajevo. In my case, bus from Mostar in the morning 09:00 and arrival Sarajevo 12:30