Europe Trains Guide

Bosnia-Herzegovina (ZFBH/ZRS)

Country info: Bosnia-Hercegovina (Bosna i Hercegovina)

Rail companies: ŽFBH (Željeznice Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine)

                             ZRS (Željeznice Republike Srpske)

Bosnia i Hercegovina Rail Network Map

Currency: 1 euro = app. 1.95 Bosnia and Herzegovina Convertible Marka (BAM)



Train travel in Bosnia and Herzegovina: train types, tickets, fares, discounts & other useful info

National Train Service:

Train types in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Local (lokalni) & Express (brzi) & Business (poslovni) trains

  • Local: regional train service all over BiH, no seat reservation required. Lokalni trains have 4 digit number (starting with 2*** for ZFBH & 6*** for ZRS)
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  • Express : long-distance domestic & international service (connecting BiH with Zagreb & Ploce). Brzi trains have 3-digit number (starting with 3** or 7**), special tariff supplement (1,10 BAM) applies for domestic journeys, no seat reservation required
  • Business: new modern EMU trains, special tariff supplement (5 BAM) applies, seat reservation (3 BAM) compulsory


Validity of Trains Tickets in BiH: one way tickets for journeys <100km are valid for one day, journeys between 101 and 400 km - 2 days, journeys >401km - 4 days, while return tickets are valid for one day for trips <50km, 2 days - for journeys >51 & <100km and 6 days for journeys >101km


 Discounts, special offers & ways to save money for passengers traveling by train in Bosnia and Herzegovina (ZFBH/ZRS):

  1. Passengers buying return tickets for trips within ZRS/ZFBH or between ZRS & ZFBH receive 20% discount from the standard ticket fare (e.g. Sarajevo to Mostar one-way ticket is 11 BAM, while return will cost 17,60 BAM or Sarajevo to Banja Luka for 32,90 BAM one-way or 52,50 BAM return)
  2. ZFBH & ZRS provides 30% ticket discount for students holding ISIC/ITIC cards
  3. Passengers planning trips to more than one destination in BiH (e.g. a day trip with couple stops) can take advantage of the fact that ZFBH & ZRS allow one stopover (with ZFBH only for tickets >100km) for any domestic trips done with one-way ticket or two stopovers with any return ticket (one stopover during outward & one during return trip). It means that passenger having ticket from destination A to destination C can travel with stopover in destination B, thus instead of two separate tickets purchase one through ticket and, as result, save some money due to regressive nature of ZRS/ZFBH domestic tariff.


International Train Service:

a) Regular discounts

b) Special offers (SparSchiene)

  • Munich Special (via Croatia, Slovenia, Austria): from Sarajevo to Munich return 107 euro, from Banja Luka to Munich return (105,20 euro), also available from Mostar, Tuzla, Zenica, Bihac
  • Beograd Specijal: from Doboj to Belgrade (11,3 euro one-way or 21 euro return), from Sarajevo to Belgrade (16,8 euro one-way or 31 euro return)

c) CityStars

BiH - Germany (via Croatia, Slovenia, Austria): from ZRS (Doboj, Banja Luka etc.) to any destination in Germany 206,20 euro (one passenger, 2nd class) without use of ICE trains or 228,20 euro with ICE trains, from ZFBH (Sarajevo, Mostar etc.) to any destination in Germany 220,20 (one passenger, 2nd class) without use of ICE trains or 242,20 euro with ICE trains (second, third, fourth & fifth passengers pay 50% of first passenger fare)



How to Buy Train Tickets in Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Currently it is not possible to purchase national (domestic) or international tickets online directly from ZFBH or ZRS websites, thus potential passengers will have to visit ticket counter


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