Getting around Banja Luka city isn’t a problem because there are numerous tourist signs in the city pointing to local tourist attractions, major medical and administrative facilities. Also, there are tourist offices with all the necessary information that may be required.
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The official currency in Banja Luka and Bosnia and Herzegovina is KM (convertible mark; 1KM = 100 fenings, 1 EUR = 1.95583 KM). You can use exchange offices or banks to change your money. Most of the petrol stations have exchange offices so you can try there also.
Banknotes are in denominations of 10KM, 20KM, 50KM, 100KM and 200KM while coins are 1KM, 2KM, 5KM or 10, 20 and 50 fenings.
Credit cards are accepted at most places in the city, and also there is a large number of ATM’s.
Bank working hours
Monday – Friday: 8:00 to 19:00
Saturday: 8:00 to 13:00
Sunday: banks are closed
Currency Exchange Office
Monday – Saturday: 8:00 to 18:00
Sunday: the exchange office in the city center is closed but the ones in shopping mall Emporio and Konzum are open.
There is a large number of parking spaces in the city center and in the vicinity. On every parking lot there is a parking meter machine where you can buy a parking ticket. The machine accepts coins in denominations of 0,50KM, 1KM, 2KM and 5KM. Once you have purchased a ticket for parking it is necessary to place it under the windshield in plain sight as a confirmation that you have paid for parking. Parking meter machine does not return change!
Parking is paid by the hour, and the price depends on the zone where you parked. There are three zones:
Zone 0 (green zone) – in the city center. The cost for one hour is 1KM and you can purchase 2 hours max.
Zone 1 (red zone) – in the city center. The cost for each hour of parking is 1KM or 5KM for an entire day.
Zone 2 (blue zone) – outside the city center. The cost for each hour of parking is 50 pfennig or 3KM for entire day.
You can also pay the parking via mobile phone. All you need to do is send SMS message with your license plate number (without spaces, lines) to the corresponding phone number.
license plate: 123-A-456 SMS: 123A456
license plate: A12-B-345 SMS: A12B345
Green zone: 1 hour – 083 5114
Red zone: 1 hour – 083 5101 / 1 day – 083 5102
Blue zone: 1 hour – 083 5100 / 1 day – 083 5103
After you send an SMS you will receive an SMS with confirmation of payment and you need to keep that message as a proof of payment. Approximately 10 minutes before your parking expires you will receive another SMS informing you that your parking will expire soon so you can extend the parking if you want. Be careful not to park on the sidewalk or on the green surface, because your car will be towed away and you will have to pay a fine around 100KM (50 EUR).
Parking is payed: Monday to Friday 7:00-21:00h / Saturday 7:00-16:00h
Note: On Sundays you don’t need to pay for parking unless you park your car at the local city market – Tržnica.
If you need a private parking place to leave your car for a day or more feel free to contact us and we will help you.
There is only bus transport in the city and there is a bus schedule for each route on bus stops. You buy a ticket from the driver when boarding a bus and you should keep the ticket until the end of the drive. The price of one way ticket is 1.80KM.
Taxi services in Banja Luka are very well-developed, reliable and the price is pretty good. The cars are new, maintained and have air conditioning. Taxi can be found at any time of day because there are numerous taxis parked around the city. You can also call a taxi by phone.
The taxi service which we recommend is PATROL TAXI – tel number: 1533
Viber:+387 66 01 5330
Other taxi services are:
Euro Taxi 1555
Maxi Taxi 1551
A Taxi 1500
Banja Luka, 78000
Skendera Kulenovića 67
+387 65 692 015