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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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 – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

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.

Bus

A bus operates between the airport and the city center at least once per hour from 5:30AM until 10:15PM. For passengers with one piece of luggage under 23kg, the ride is free; 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 onsite: Avis • Budget • Europcar • Dollar • Hertz • Thrifty and more.

Taxis

Taxis are available next to the Terminal B.

Last updated: 2019-08-13

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.