We are very happy you decided to visit Banja Luka city. We believe you will enjoy all the beauties of this city on the Vrbas. Take a walk down the beautiful city streets and alleys, see the sights, taste the food and learn about the history. To make your stay as comfortable as possible we’ve written a short guide on what to know when travelling to Banja Luka by plane.
Transfer from the airport to the city and back
The international airport Banja Luka is located around 18km from the city center. Since there is no public transport to the city and back, you will need to find a way to get to the city. You could use the taxi service or rent a car. The price of renting a car for one day start from 40KM (20 EUR). The best solution for you is to book a transfer from the airport to the city center or your accommodation. That way, you won’t have the trouble of finding free parking space and driving through the traffic jams. You can go around the city on foot, take the public transport, rent a bike or call a taxi.
If you need help with booking transfer from the airport and back, feel free to contact us. We can help you out.
Find a good place to stay
In Banja Luka city there are numerous types of accommodation. From private apartments, hostels and motels to luxury hotels. When choosing your accommodation it is important that you find a place in the quiet part of the city. You wouldn’t want your place to be next to a busy road and then have trouble sleeping from all the noise. If you decide to go for the private apartment, check if there is an elevator in the building. There are buildings in the city which were built a long time ago and don’t have an elevator so you would have to up and down all those stairs. If somehow you forgot to book your accommodation, don’t worry. There are plenty of rooms and beds in the city so you will be able to find a one for you. We are here for you if you need help with finding suitable accommodation. Feel free to contact us.
Currency and payment
The official currency which is used in Bosnia and Herzegovina in convertible mark (KM – BAM). All payments in shops, coffee shops, restaurants and similar are paid in convertible marks or card. There is a number of exchange offices and banks where you can change your money. 1 EUR is 1.95583 BAM without the commision. There is also plenty of ATMs so you can withdraw money with your cards.
Clothing shops and shopping malls usually work from Monday to Saturday, from 8h in the morning until 22h.On Sundays they work till 16h. Groceries and supermarkets have the same working hours but there is a chain of supermarkets Moj market which works 24h a day and you can buy if you might need something. Most coffee shops and restaurants work each day, from 7h to 23h. Night clubs are open till 4 in the morning in the Summer, and 3 in the morning in the Winter.
Food, drinks and tips
Banja Luka is known for very delicious food and you’ll have the opportunity to taste it yourself. A great number of restaurants, bakeries and fast food restaurants offer a choice of delicious meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And coffee shops are there to offer you a variety of coffee blends, teas, bear and alcoholic drinks for a great price. You are not obligated to leave a tip but you can tip the waiter if you’re satisfied with the service.