Bosnia and Herzegovina has begun
major construction on the C5 corridor that will link BiH with major
motorway routes to the Croatian coast to the south and Budapest to the
Road conditions have drastically improved in the past year
making driving throughout BiH a safer and more pleasant experience.
The road system in BiH tends to be rather curvy as many of the main
motorways are constructed through mountain valleys. Although you may not
be able to travel by car at the speed of other European destinations,
driving from town to town in Bosnia and Herzegovina is as pleasant as
There is lots of beautiful scenery, the roads tend to be
quiet, and there are plenty of quality places to stop for a drink or a
meal. Some of the country's best restaurants are right next to a
major road. There is little chance of running out of petrol in the middle
of nowhere as there are many petrol stations along all major routes.
Equally comforting is the number of garages. For relatively little money,
the 'automehanicar' will make repairs and the 'vulkanizer' will fix your
We do offer a few warnings whilst traveling by car in
› Take a good map with you. Road signs in some areas are frequent
and accurate but they may suddenly be gone altogether.
› Road signs in
the Republika Srpska are mostly in Cyrillic.
› First-hand and
second-hand spare parts for German-made cars are widely available. For
other cars, spare parts may be a little more difficult to find.
law stipulates that you always have to carry a spare tyre, a jack, an
extra headlight bulb, a first-aid kit, a tow rope and a hazard triangle.
During a routine police check you may have to show that you do indeed have
› In the winter period, snow chains are vital.