Banja Luka is the second largest city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is located at a distance of 180 km from Zagreb, 234 km from Sarajevo, 320 km from Belgrade and 560 km from Vienna. The city is connected to all the larger cities in Europe by a rail and road network. The main bus and railway stations are located approximately 2 kilometres away from the city centre. Should you decide to travel by plane, we recommend the Banja Luka International Airport, which is located 23 km north of the city, as well as the Zagreb International Airport. The best way to get around in Banja Luka quickly is by taxi, which is cheap and can take you to any destination of your choosing. In order to get to the city centre from the main bus station, you can use the bus lines No. 6, 8, 10 and 13.

 

How to travel to Banja Luka

By car

Banja Luka is located on the expressway M 16, also numbered as E 661 in the international E-road network, which is the most important transit road in this region. This route connects the Central and Eastern Europe with the Adriatic coast. Banja Luka is located at an intersection of regional E-W and SE-SW routes that connect it to Prijedor, Doboj, Derventa, Teslić, Ključ and many other places. In addition, the entire region is covered by a network of asphalt roads of local significance.
Zagreb is located at a distance of 180 km from Banja Luka. When travelling to Banja Luka from Zagreb, merge onto the highway E 70, heading east towards Belgrade. Exit the highway in the town of Okučani, 106 km from Zagreb, turn left onto route E 661 after passing the toll booths and drive 11 km south to the border crossing with Bosnia and Herzegovina in Gradiška. From Gradiška, continue driving 50 km south on the same route (E 661) until you reach Banja Luka.
Belgrade is located at a distance of 350 km from Banja Luka. When travelling to Banja Luka from Belgrade, merge onto the highway E 70, heading west towards Zagreb.  Exit the highway in the town of Okučani, 300 km from Belgrade, turn right onto route E 661 and then drive 11 km south until you reach the border crossing with Bosnia and Herzegovina in Gradiška. From Gradiška, continue driving 50 km south on the same route (E 661) until you reach Banja Luka.
Sarajevo is located at a distance of approximately 250 km from Banja Luka. When travelling to Banja Luka from Sarajevo, drive north-west towards the town of Kakanj, merge onto the highway E 73 and then, after 60 km, choose one of the two routes towards Banja Luka.
The first route, which is longer and better, continues north along the route E 73 through Zenica, Maglaj and Doboj. 17 km after passing Doboj, turn left and continue driving towards Derventa, Prnjavor and Klašnice. In Klašnice, after passing the bridge, turn left and merge onto the highway M 16 (E 661) and continue driving 16 km south towards Banja Luka.
To take the second route when driving from Sarajevo, which is shorter and much more interesting, turn right in the town of Lašva, merge onto the expressway E 661 towards Vitez, Travnik and Jajce and then continue driving towards Banja Luka.

 

The Automobile and Motorcycle Association of Republika Srpska

Address: Braće Podgornika 8, 78000 Banja Luka
Call centre: +387(0)51 301 464
Road service: 1285 i +387(0)51 322 820
Information on road conditions: +387(0)51/ 322 810, +387/51/ 322-812

 

By bus

Departures from Zagreb

 

Monday

06:30

09:00

10:30

12:30

15:00

16:30

20:00

22:00

Tuesday

06:30

09:00

10:30

12:30

15:00

16:30

20:00

22:00

Wednesday

06:30

09:00

10:30

12:30

15:00

16:30

20:00

22:00

Thrusday

06:30

09:00

10:30

12:30

15:00

16:30

20:00

22:00

Friday

06:30

09:00

10:30

12:30

15:00

16:30

20:00

22:00

Saturday

06:30

09:00

10:30

12:30

15:00

16:30

20:00

22:00

Sunday

06:30

09:00

10:30

12:30

15:00

16:30

20:00

22:00


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Departures from Belgrade

Monday

06:00

09:00

10:00

13:00

15:00

17:00

21:00

22:30

23:30

Tuesday

06:00

09:00

10:00

13:00

15:00

17:00

21:00

22:30

23:30

Wednesday

06:00

09:00

10:00

13:00

15:00

17:00

21:00

22:30

23:30

Thursday

06:00

09:00

10:00

13:00

15:00

17:00

21:00

22:30

23:30

Friday

06:00

09:00

10:00

13:00

15:00

17:00

21:00

22:30

23:30

Saturday

06:00

09:00

10:00

13:00

15:00

17:00

21:00

22:30

23:30

Sunday

06:00

09:00

10:00

13:00

15:00

17:00

21:00

22:30

23:30

 


http://www.bas.rs/redvoznje.aspx?lng=sc

Departures from Sarajevo
SARAJEVO » BANJA LUKA

 

 

Monday

09:15

14:30

15:30

16:30

18:30

Tuesday

09:15

14:30

15:30

16:30

18:30

Wednesday

09:15

14:30

15:30

16:30

18:30

Thursday

09:15

14:30

15:30

16:30

18:30

Friday

09:15

14:30

15:30

16:30

18:30

Saturday

09:15

14:30

15:30

16:30

18:30

Sunday

09:15

14:30

15:30

16:30

18:30

 

International bus lines

Austria

Vienna, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Linz

Germany

Frankfurt am Mein, Gelsenkirchen, Uberlingen, Munich, Stuttgart

Denmark

Copenhagen

Sweden

Gothenburg, Stockholm

Switzerland

Zurich

Slovenia

Ljubljana

Croatia

Bjelovar, Knin, Makarska, Pula, Rijeka, Vukovar, Zagreb, Zadar

Serbia and Montenegro

Apatin, Beograd, Herceg Novi, Kikinda, Kragujevac, Lazarevac, Novi Sad, Niš, Subotica, Sombor, Vršac, Zrenjanin

France

Paris

Belgium

Brussels

The Netherlands

Amsterdam

 

Banja Luka Main Bus Station

Address: Braće Podgornika bb

tel: +387(0)51 922 000, +387(0)51 922 001

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

By train

 

A railway runs through Banja Luka and connects it with Western and Eastern Europe, as well as with other parts of Republika Srpska and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 

Train route

Arrival to Banja Luka

Departure from Banja Luka

Zagreb-Sarajevo

13.34

13.42

Express train:

 

Train route

Arrival to Banja Luka

Departure from Banja Luka

Sarajevo-Zagreb

15.24

15.31

Express train: Sarajevo-Zagreb
Sarajevo 10.43

 

 

Banja Luka Railway Station

Address: Prote Nikole Kostića bb

Tel: +387(0)51 301 229

http://www.zrs-rs.com/

Business hours: Nonstop service

 

By plane

 

You can travel to Banja Luka using the Banja Luka International Airport.
Flights to/from Banja Luka offer excellent connections to numerous key destinations in Europe through the Belgrade communication centre of “Air Serbia” located on the international Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport, including Paris, Amsterdam Prague, Rome, Milano, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Berlin Zurich, Brussels and Moscow .

 

FROM BNX 

 

TO BNX 

 

 

AMS 

x 

 

AMS 

2,3,4,7 

ATH 

3,6 

 

ATH 

2,4,7 

AUH 

2,4,3,6,7 

 

AUH 

2,3,4,6,7 

BER 

2,6 

 

BER 

4,7 

BEY 

3,4,7 

 

BEY 

2,4,6 

BRU 

4,6,7 

 

BRU 

2,3 

BUD 

6,7 

 

BUD 

2,4 

BUH 

6 

 

BUH 

3 

CPH 

2 

 

CPH 

4,7 

DUS 

2,4,6 

 

DUS 

3,7 

FRA 

2,4,6,7 

 

FRA 

X 

IST 

6 

 

IST 

3 

LCA 

2,4,7 

 

LCA 

3 

LJU 

2,4,6,7 

 

LJU 

2,3,4,7 

LON 

6 

 

LON 

X 

MIL 

2,4,7 

 

MIL 

3 

MOW 

2,3,4,6,7 

 

MOW 

2,3,4,6,7 

PAR 

2,4,6,7 

 

PAR 

2,3,4,7 

PRG 

2,4,6,7 

 

PRG 

3,7 

ROM 

6,7 

 

ROM 

2,4 

SKG 

6 

 

SKG 

3 

SKP 

6 

 

SKP 

3 

SOF 

6 

 

SOF 

3 

STO 

4,7 

 

STO 

2 

STR 

7 

 

STR 

2,4 

TGD 

2,4,6,7 

 

TGD 

2,3,4,7 

TIA 

2,4 

 

 

6,3 

TIV 

6 

 

TIV 

3,7 

TLV 

3,6,7 

 

TLV 

3,4,7 

VIE 

2,4,6,7 

 

VIE 

2,3,4,7 

WAW 

6 

 

WAW 

2,4,7 

ZRH 

2,4,6,7 

 

ZRH 

2,3,4,7 

 

Table explanation

x- no flights

1- Monday, 2 - Tuesday, 3 – Wednesday, 4 – Thursday, 5 – Friday, 6- Saturday, 7 - Sunday

Banja Luka International Airport is located on the west side of the expressway M 16 (E 661) on the route Banja Luka-Gradška, at a distance of 1,1 km from the expressway. Its coordinates are 44.9414° N, 17.2975° E, its altitude is 122 m and its magnetic declination is 2° E. It is located at a distance of 23 km north of Banja Luka.

Return ticket prices for flights BEG BNX BEG begin from 108 KM.
Return ticket prices for flights BEG BNX begin from 67 KM.
Return ticket prices for flights BNX BEG begin from 45 KM.

 

Banja Luka International Airport

Address: Mahovljani bb,
78250 Laktaši,
Republika Srpska,
Bosnia and Herzegovinga

Call centre / Information centre
Tel: 00387 51 535 210

 

 

Source: KratkofilPlus, Turistička organizacija Banja Luka