Sarajevo International Airport (SJJ)

Located 12 km outside of Sarajevo, this airport is historical ground. During the siege of Sarajevo it was held by the United Nations and was the only connection to the outside world. Lots of people tried to escape over the airfield and where shot by Bosnian Serbs. The number of killed persons was announced daily via radio. Later on, a 800 m long tunnel was built under the airport to get supplies into the city – you can visit a small part of it in Butmir, close to the airport.

Nowadays the airport is quite good for travelers. The passport control and security scanning is fast and therefore there is no need to arrive too early. Public transport to the city center is mostly unavailable. So take a taxi or pre-arrange a transfer with your hotel.

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