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
The 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 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 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 the Airport Hotels section below for locations or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours. Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021. To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.
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.
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
- Malak Regency Hotel – (4 minute drive from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Radon Plaza Hotel – (5 minute drive from the airport) No airport shuttle. » 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.
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 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.
VIP Lounge – Location: Terminal B, first floor, airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the door (20€+VAT for 30 minutes).
Free WiFi is available at Sarajevo Airport for an hour in the departure area or 15 minutes in the arrivals area. Connect to the the “PASSENGER ZONE” network and use the code “Free60min” to access the WiFi in the departure hall. In the Arrivals Hall, select the “PASSENGER_ZONE” network and use the code “Free15min” to start using the WiFi. Vouchers for extended WiFi use can be purchased from the airport’s catering facilities.
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 -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 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 – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.
Showers – Not available.
According to an August 2016 review, the airport is closed from approx. 10:30PM/11:30PM until 5:00AM.
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 service by other airlines on a seasonal-only basis.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
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: 2020-06-17
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.