Trip Review: Mostar to Sarajevo on the train
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Oct 29, 2012 12:44 AM Last Post By: vidic15
Oct 24, 2012 12:22 AM
Duration: 2.5hours approximately.
Cost: 10 BAM or roughly 5 euros.
Having a purchased a ticket a day earlier, we arrived a about 15 minutes before departure to Mostar Railway station, a dated but functional station, with some snacks and drinks to purchase on board available nearby.
There was no reservation required for this service, and you could have quite easily purchased a ticket on the day, although in summer I could get easily see this getting busy.
The train itself consisted of two Bosnian carriages, and had arrived from Ploce on the Croatian coast, and was also heading onwards to Zagreb.
I took my seat with my friend in one six seater compartment, simple, with one sliding door, but quite comfortable, and with a window to look out of.
The best part of the trip is the stunning scenery. Passing through many tunnels, and through Bosnian mountains made for a beautiful ride into Sarajevo.
Will try and post some links to pictures when I get home to London.
Very important to note is that while there are signs that the train is non smoking, the locals readily do light up, even the conductor. Something to keep in mind.
For me one of the must do trips in Europe.
Oct 26, 2012 6:42 PM
Oct 27, 2012 8:07 PM
2"Very important to note is that while there are signs that the train is non smoking, the locals readily do light up, even the conductor. Something to keep in mind."
Even more important to note is that they become aggressive in the extreme if you point to the signs and ask them to stop. Best to just keep your mouth shut.
While Mostar Station is very convenient, Sarajevo Station is on the edge of the central area. As you exit the station, you'll notice a vast, high-walled compound opposite, with signs warning against photography. My first thought was, why build a prison in a location like this?
It is in fact the American Embassy
Oct 29, 2012 12:44 AM
3Yeh didn't bother asking as I already knew it wasn't worth it from doing other research.
Sarajevo station wasn't too bad - only a 10-15 minute tram ride into the old town.
Bags feeling light?
Coffee table looking bare?
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