Sleeping in Airports

Sarajevo Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Sarajevo Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

Staff are very friendly (and speak foreign languages – mainly English, but also German, French, Spanish…) -a traveller

The terminal closes at night. It is not possible to stay inside and you will be asked to leave.

SJJ Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Sarajevo International Airport.

What to Expect

sarajevo airport guideThe small, recently expanded terminal at Sarajevo Airport (code: SJJ) handles European and Middle Eastern routes. Amenities include a few eateries, bars, and shops, including duty-free. (Many more cafes and restaurants are within a few minutes’ walk of the terminal if you want fresh air.) WiFi and internet kiosks are available, but you may need to purchase access. Economy class passengers can pay to enter some airport lounges. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Sleeping in Sarajevo Airport

It seems this airport closes nightly, from 11:00 PM until 5:00 AM, so overnight stays are impossible. For uninterrupted sleep, a hotel is within walking distance. Other nearby hotels offer shuttle service. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations, or read traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information.  For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Sarajevo Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 4:00 AM – 12:00 AM.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Sarajevo airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels within a 10-minute drive.  Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Sarajevo Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and learn how to gain access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Business Lounge – Location: multiple locations in Terminal B. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.
  • VIP Lounge – Location: Terminal B, first floor, airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the door (20€+VAT for 30 minutes).

Related Pages: Sarajevo Airport Lounges

Rest & Relaxation Zones

No dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones exist. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Terminal B, near the exits.

Baggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available. Rate: unknown.

Currency Exchange – Foreign exchange services can be found in the centre hall, Ground Floor.

Drinking Water – Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Duty-Free & Shopping – Duty-Free is available in Terminal B.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, there were no 24-hour food concessions. Food options include: Snack Bar (Terminal B, first floor) • Refreshment Bar (Terminal B, ground floor) • Restaurant Bar (old Terminal, first floor).

Information Desk – If you have any questions, stop by the airport information desk for assistance. Location: center hall, Ground Floor.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we had no information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Post Office – Send out your last-minute postcards from the post office. Location: Ground floor in the Hall of Terminal B. Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Mon-Fri).

Showers – Not available.

SIM Cards – SIM cards and prepaid mobile phones are available at BiH-BH Telecom. Location: Terminal B, Ground floor. Hours: 8:30 AM – 8:30 PM (Mon-Sat) • 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Sun).

WiFi/Internet – Free Wi-Fi is available at Sarajevo Airport for an hour in the main lobby, departure and arrival areas. Connect to the “PASSENGER ZONE” network and use the code “Free60min” to access the Wi-Fi. Vouchers for extended WiFi use can be purchased from the airport’s catering facilities.

Sarajevo Airport is served by the following airlines: Air Serbia • Austrian Airlines • Croatia Airlines • Eurowings • flydubai • Lufthansa • Norwegian Air • Pegasus Airlines • Qatar Airways • Turkish Airlines • Wizz Air. Note: the airport may be serviced by other airlines on a seasonal-only basis.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


A bus operates between the SJJ airport and the Sarajevo city center at least once per hour from 6:10 AM until 10:30 PM. The ride is free for passengers with one piece of luggage under 23kg; for two or more bags or a bag weighing more than 23kg, the fare is 5,00KM.

Car Rentals

The following car rental companies have offices on-site: Alamo/Enterprise/National • Avis • Budget • Payless • Europcar • Dollar • Hertz • Thrifty and more.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Taxis are available next to the Terminal B.

Last updated: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.