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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.

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 Airport.

What to Expect

The small, recently expanded terminal at Sarajevo Airport handles European and Middle Eastern routes. Amenities include a few eateries, bars, and shops, including duty-free. (Many more cafes and restaurants are located within a few minutes’ walk of the terminal, if you want some 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 airport guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

It seems this airport closes nightly, from 11:00PM until 5:00AM, so overnight stays are not possible. For uninterrupted sleep, a hotel is in walking distance. Other nearby hotels offer shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info.

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.

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 (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Business Lounge – Location: multiple locations in Terminal B. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

VIP Lounge – Location: Terminal B, first floor, airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the door (20€+VAT for 30 minutes).

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Sarajevo Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Hotel Octagon – (3 minute walk from the airport) Located only 100m from the airport.  » Check Rates
  • Hotel Suljovic – (2 minute drive from the airport) Airport transfers are available. » Check Rates
  • Motel Europa – (3 minute drive from the airport) Airport transfers are available.  » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Sarajevo Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Sarajevo Airport. Internet Kiosks are available in the Main terminal. Vouchers for both can be purchased in the restaurants.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your 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.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available.

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

Information Desk – Yes, available in the centre hall, Ground Floor.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any 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: 9:00AM – 5:00PM (Mon-Fri).

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

According to an August 2016 review, the airport is closed from approx. 10:30PM/11:30PM until 5:00AM.


As of February 2019, Sarajevo airport is served by the following airlines: Adria Airways • Air Serbia • Austrian Airlines • Croatia Airlines • Eurowings • FlyDubai • Lufthansa • Norwegian Air • Pegasus Airlines • Qatar Airways • Turkish Airlines • Wizz. Noteh: the airport may be service by other airlines on a seasonal-only basis.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rental companies have offices onsite: Avis • Budget • Europcar • Dollar • Hertz • Thrifty and more.


Taxis are available next to the Terminal B.

Last updated: 2019-02-15

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are 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 web sites. 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.