Getting there & away
Well-established bus routes link Bosnia and Hercegovina with its neighbours and Western Europe.
Međugorje, Mostar, Sarajevo and Bihać have bus connections with Split and Dubrovnik on the coast, and Zagreb in Croatia. Sarajevo and Banja Luka have services to Belgrade and Podgorica in Serbia and Montenegro.
Drivers will need Green Card insurance for their vehicle, and an International Driving Permit. Fuel is readily available in towns but it’s sensible not to let your tank get too low, especially at night when stations may be closed. Spares for European-made cars should be readily available, and there’ll be mechanics in all largish towns.
European airlines such as Austrian Airlines, Czech Airlines and Lufthansa operate out of intercontinental hubs such as London, Frankfurt, Prague and Vienna. No discount airlines fly into Bosnia and Hercegovina yet, but a cheap flight to Zagreb or Dubrovnik and a bus trip could be an option.
Adria Airways (code JP; 232 125; www.adria-airways.com)
Alitalia (code AZ; 556 565; www.alitalia.com)
Austrian Airlines (code OS; 474 444; www.aua.com)
BH Airlines (code JA; 550 125; www.airbosna.ba)
Croatia Airlines (code OU; 666 123; www.croatiaairlines.hr)
ČSA (Czech Airlines; code OK; 289 250; www.csa.cz)
JAT (code JU; 259 750; www.jat.com)
Lufthansa (code LH; 474 444; www.lufthansa.com)
Malév Hungarian Airlines (code MA; 473 200; www.malev.hu)
Turkish Airlines (code TK; 666 092; www.turkishairlines.com)
BH Airlines serves Mostar airport (350 992) with international flights.