Sarajevo - Post Report Question and Answers

Are local buses, trams, trains or taxis safe and affordable?

Buses, trams, and trains are havens for invisible petty crime. Use common sense when riding; if you are obviously attentive and avoid getting on the ones packed tight you should be fine. Prices are cheap. Usage is limited because of the scarcity of routes (trams/busses) or low frequency (trains). - Mar 2024

Yes. - Apr 2021

Yes, very affordable and safe. A bit of pickpocketing on the tram, but just use common sense. - Dec 2017

Taxis are safe. People have using local trams and buses at post as well. All affordable. - Sep 2017

Trams and taxis seem to be safe. - Feb 2017

Train, tram and buses are not recommended due to safety issues. Taxis are everywhere, reliable and cheap. - May 2016

Never took a train or bus, but taxis are a plenty and cheap! Many drivers smoke, however. - Aug 2014

The train system is terrible. Taxis are the way to go in town. Incredibly inexpensive. There is no excuse for drunk driving in Sarajevo. You can get from downtown to any of the normal housing areas for $3-5. - Nov 2012

Taxis are abundant and cheap and safe to use. - Aug 2011

Taxis are VERY affordable. - May 2011

Taxis are safe and cheap. Buses are cheap too, but there are pick pockets, and given the ease of taking a taxi, there's no reason to board a bus. Train service is very limited, but improving. - May 2010

We were advised not to use the buses or trams due to pickpockets. But my daughter and son rode them all the time without problems. Taxis are very safe and I think very affordable. Buses and trams are very cheap. - Jun 2009

Taxis are cheap and convenient. You never have to wait for more than 3 minutes. - Dec 2008

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