Travel & Accommodation Info
Participants are responsible for their own transportation. As the number of flights into Sarajevo is limited make sure to book early. Other nearby airports are Tuzla (2:30h drive, serviced by WizzAir) and Banja Luka (3:30h drive, serviced by Ryanair). Alternatively, there are frequent busses to Sarajevo from several cities in Croatia, Serbia, and other countries in the region.
Transportation from Sarajevo Airport
Taxis are plenty and parked outside the terminal exit (these are from the company Sarajevo Taxi), but there have been many cases of over-charging. The regular price from airport to city center (one way) is 8-15 EUR (16-30 KM). It is recommended to agree on the price before entering the vehicle or to make sure the driver turns on the meter. Alternatively you can call a taxi from: Crveni Taxi (+387 33 760 600); Kale Taxi (+387 33 570 900); or Paja Taxi (+387 33 412 555) to pick you up. The dispatchers usually speak English.
There is a bus shuttle from the airport to the city center operated by CENTROTRANS. Tickets cost 5 KM in one direction and 8 KM return. The departure schedule is below:
Airport – Baščaršija (Old Town): 05:30, 06:30, 07:15, 08:45, 11:15, 13:15, 13:50, 15:10, 16:40, 17:30, 20:40, 22:00
Baščaršija (Old Town) – Airport: 05:00, 06:00, 07:15, 08:45, 10:25, 12:10, 14:10, 14:45, 15:50, 17:20, 18:15, 21:20
Alternatively, you can use a pre-booked shuttle and there are multiple offers online. Please check for pricing and consult with customer reviews of these services beforehand. Some hotels also offer airport transfer shuttles.
Transportation from Tuzla Airport
Balkan transfer: https://www.balkantransfer.com/en/
Transportation within the city
Sarajevo is a very walkable city and most hotels, attractions and the venue are located in the city center.
To get around taxis are widely available and very affordable (around 5 KM for a short ride).
Public transport consists of tram, trolleybus, bus and minibus lines which you can take to reach all major locations. Services run frequently but do not expect great quality. To get to the venue you can take a tram (lines 1, 2, 3 or 5) to the tram station Drvenija and then cross the river. Alternatively, you can take the trolleybus (lines 101, 103 or 104) to the stop Drvenija, located 100 meters from the venue. Tickets are required for any form of public transportation and they can be purchased at kiosks (for 1.60 KM) or from the driver (for 1.80 KM). You must have the correct ticket (tram, bus, and trolleybus tickets are not interchangeable) and get your ticket “punched” upon entering the vehicle.
Participants are responsible for ensuring their own accommodation. There are many hotels and accommodations for every budget in Sarajevo. We recommend using online booking websites, such as www.booking.com or www.expedia.com which sometimes offer accommodation at discounted rates. Renting accommodation through Airbnb is also very popular and affordable.
Choose an accommodation in the city center (Centar) or old town (Stari Grad) as this will bring you within walking distance of the venue and save you the hassle of commuting. Here are some hotel suggestions located close to the venue (5-10 minutes’ walk).
· Swissotel Sarajevo 5* firstname.lastname@example.org
· Hotel Europe 5* email@example.com
· Residence Inn by Marriot Sarajevo 4* firstname.lastname@example.org
· Hotel Festival 4* email@example.com
· Courtyard by Marriott Sarajevo 4* firstname.lastname@example.org
· Hotel Cosmopolit 4* email@example.com
· Hotel Central 4* firstname.lastname@example.org
· Hotel Astra Sarajevo 3* email@example.com
· Hotel Mod 3* firstname.lastname@example.org
We have also secured a special discount rate for our delegates at the Residence Inn Sarajevo for 99 EUR pp pd (instead of regular retail rate 129 € per day). This is the rate for length of stay longer than 5 days, however, the hotel can extend this offer to all guests. You will find the information for your online reservation link below. If you have questions or need help with the link, please do not hesitate to email the hotel manager, Ms Ajla Kozica Ajla.Kozica@marriott.com
You can Book your group rate for IPSA 2019 - Sarajevo here
Event Summary: IPSA 2019 - Sarajevo; Start Date: Sunday, June 12, 2019 - End Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2019 - Last Day to Book: 15.05.2019
Price includes: Accommodation in Studio rooms (35m2) with fully equipped kitchens; Rich continental breakfast; Free access to sauna, steam room and fitness center; Free Wi-Fi throughout hotel; Free grocery delivery; VAT (17%)
City tax (1.03 € per person, per day) is not included in price.