"History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives"

Abba Eban

"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."

Buckminster Fuller, philosopher, futurist and global thinker (1895 - 1983)

"If there are to be problems, may they come during my life-time so that I can resolve them and give my children the chance of a good life."

Kenyan proverb

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Getting around

It's easy to get around in Sarajevo. Everything in the city centre is reachable by foot and you can get to those further afield by using public transport or by taking a taxi. The conference venue, Hotel Europe is in the heart of the city, just a few steps away from the tourist Old Town core, so getting around shouldn't be a problem.

Getting around from the airport

BUS OPTION: The Sarajevo International Airport is connected to Sarajevo city centre by buses operated by Centrotrans Eurolines. The bus schedule is available on the airport's website and a one-way ticket is 5 KM, round trip is 8 KM.

TAXI: Taxi stands are next to Terminal B of Sarajevo Airport. A taxi driver is obliged to make out a bill on passenger's request. Price may be agreed upon but it must not exceed the taxi meter amount (start: 1.90 KM, drive per km: 1.20 KM, each piece of luggage: 2 KM). Getting from the airport to Baščaršija (the city centre) should be around 20 KM.

Important: You can only pay for taxi services in cash. Taxi is payable only in KM currency. Sarajevo Taxi has a card payment option, but this must be emphasized when making a call, as not all cars have a device for this type of payment.


Getting around the city

Sarajevo is well connected by public transport. Tickets for the tram and trolleybus can be purchased at the kiosk (one-way ticket price is 1.60 KM) or in the vehicle (price 1.80 KM).  Tickets for the bus and mini-bus can be purchased only in the vehicle at the price of 1.60 KM (one-way). Trams run from Baščaršija to Ilidža (Line No. 3) and the ride takes about 30 minutes. By taking a trolleybus, you’ll be able to see the part of Sarajevo that runs along the left bank of the Miljacka River. Line No. 103 runs from Trg Austria to Dobrinja and takes about 30 minutes.

Sarajevo has some of the cheapest taxi rates in Europe and several private taxi companies operate in the city 24 hours a day. Price may be agreed upon but it must not exceed the taxi meter amount (start: 1.90 KM, drive per km: 1.20 KM) and can only be paid in cash in local currency. Several local taxi companies:

– Boss taxi : +38733 531 200
– Crveni taxi: +38733 760 600
– Kale taxi: +38733 570 900
– Paja taxi: +38733 15 22
– Samir&Emir taxi: +38733 15 16
Sarajevo taxi: +38733 15 15, application
– Žuti taxi: +38733 663 555

If you are arriving to Sarajevo with your own car, please keep in mind that it would be advisable to use monitored parking lots or the underground garages located at BBI Center, Sarajevo City Center, Hotel Europe. It is risky to park on unlit streets and you should definitely be sure not to leave any valuable items in clear view inside your car.


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