The compact city centre makes it easy and enjoyable to do
most moving around on foot. Ferhadija is a famous
pedestrian alley that goes through the heart of town and
is always filled, day or night, with pedestrians of all
local bus system is the best in the country. Most inner city
busses runs until midnight and will get you to even the most
isolated villages on Bjelasnica. The 31e buses are the
handiest of all. They run through the entire length of the
city every half hour and cost 1.80 KM irrespective of the length of travel.
Starting by the National Archives and finishing in Dobrinja
by the airport, this is the quickest, cleanest and
easiest bus route in town.
The trams constantly run along the main east-west road.
There is also a tram station at the main bus/train station
that operates all day and most of the night. The tram lines
extend all the way to Ilidza, a
to the west of Sarajevo, and for budget travelers it is a
great way to check out the Bosna River Springs and the park
in Ilidza - it costs only 1.80KM one way or you can buy a
day pass for 10KM (valid on all trams, buses and minibuses –
except for the 31e buses).
Taxis are quickest. They are easy to find and cheap,
with a starting fare of 2KM and another 1,5KM for each
additional kilometre. With a few exceptions a taxi ride to
anywhere in Sarajevo shouldn't cost more than 20KM – and
for most trips you will spend less than 10KM. Waiting for an
empty taxi will rarely take you more than a minute.
Alternatively, 24-hour taxi stands are located all over
town, or you can phone 1515.
Exploring the city with your own car can be fun. Be
aware that many of the road off the main streets were built
in Ottoman times and many of them are rather narrow and
steep. Driving through the main parts of town, however, the
roads are good and well marked. Parking can be difficult at
times, look for parking lots or garages – fees range from
1-2 KM per hour.