Car rental at Sarajevo Airport (SJJ)
Book a cheap car rental at Sarajevo Airport and make a beeline for a comfortable trip from the airport. With a car hire it is always easier to explore a whole new region as per your own schedule and pace. By renting a car rental for Sarajevo International, you can simply start with your sightseeing trip after you arrive in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Besides giving you ample freedom to plan your route, a rental car from SJJ Airport allows you to cover plenty of other attractions, which generally go unnoticed. Hiring a rental car is also an ideal way to explore all major and minor tourism hot spots dispersed across Sarajevo.
Your drive from Sarajevo Airport to the city center will not take more than 20 minutes, as the city center is directly connected by the M18 motorway that is nearby the airport's exit.
Car hire companies at Sarajevo Airport
Working with the best car hire suppliers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, VIP Cars offers you top car rental deal for Sarajevo Airport. We work with suppliers like Budget, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Enterprise, and Europcar which have their service desks at the airport terminal. These car rental companies are known to offer various beneficial inclusions like unlimited miles. Add-ons are also offered by them (like GPS, baby seats) for a small fee. List of our rental car partners are listed below:
- Budget Rent-A-Car
- Dollar Rent-A-Car
- Thrifty Car Rental
- Enterprise Rent-A-Car
- Hertz Rent-A-Car
- Sixt Rent-A-Car
- Alamo Rent-A-Car
- National Rent-A-Car
- Green motion
Rental car-types you can book for Sarajevo Airport
At VIP Cars, while searching for your Sarajevo Airport rental, you can expect to see a wide fleet of cars including economy cars, luxury cars, convertibles, and vans. Through us, group travelers can rent van and minivans with a seating capacity of 7, 9, 12 and 15 passengers. For long trips with activities planned on the way, SUVs are the best car-types. For business people, both luxury cars and vans are made available by various suppliers.
Car hire drop-off locations near Butmir Airport
If you want to book a one-way car hire from SJJ Airport, with drop-off within Sarajevo, here are the two rental points you can use:
Hotel Residence Inn by Marriott Sarajevo
Approx. distance from Sarajevo Airport: 10 km/6 miles
One of the most distinguished hotel accommodations in Sarajevo, Residence Inn offers aesthetically pleasing suites and studios. All suites and studios offer stunning views of the nearby hills and city.Additional facilities include - free Wi-Fi, grocery delivery facility, fitness center, complimentary breakfast, and garage car parking.
Approx. distance Sarajevo Airport: 9 km/5 miles
Home to Sarajevo City Center, a major shopping center as well as business complex, the downtown is a perfect place to relax, enjoy shopping, and savor a delicious meal at any of the restaurants. The downtown is also famous for 2 important landmarks- the Monument of Multiculturalism and the Serb Orthodox Church.
Car rental deal types we offer
Long term (monthly & multi month rentals)
Short term (week, weekend or one day rentals)
Sarajevo Airport Information
|Address:||Sarajevo Airport, Kurta Schorka 36, Sarajevo 71210, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
Serving Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo International Airport is the country's main aviation hub. More than twenty leading international air carriers operate regular flights from Butmir International to various destinations across Europe and the Middle East.
Whether you are in Bosnia for a romantic getaway or going to attend the widely acclaimed Sarajevo Film Festival, which happens to be one of the biggest events of Southeast Europe, a rental car from SJJ Airport is your best bet to make the most of your trip. Brijesce Interchange and Stup Interchange link Sarajevo Airport to Mostar-Zenica-Sarajevo highway, also popularly known as A1.
Popular day trips from Sarajevo
Despite its moderate geographic expanse, Sarajevo is undeniably one of the best destinations that promise a genuine European experience. The capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina is unique in terms of its seamless blending of eastern and western cultures. But, don't forget the amazing surroundings that you can cover in your SJJ Airport car hire while making Sarajevo as your base camp. Following are the topmost day trip destinations popular among tourists.
Sarajevo – Visegrad
Approx. distance: 2 km/1 mile via Obala Kulina bana
Visegrad's prominence to glory is directly attributed to its magnificent Mehmed Pasa Sokolovic Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an architectural masterpiece. Measuring 180 meters in length and comprising of eleven stone arches, the bridge was commissioned by Grand Vizier Mehmed Pasa Sokolovic.
Sarajevo – Travnik
Approx. distance 91 km/57 miles via A1/E73/M17/M5 & M5
An old capital city as well as a major military center of the erstwhile Ottoman Empire, Travnik reflects plenty of Ottoman influence. Besides its architectural heritage, Travnik is also popular for its delectable local cuisine, which is available at Plavna Voda District, just situated beneath the Stari Grad Castle.
Sarajevo – Lukomir
Approx. distance 82 km/51 miles via R442a
A beautiful village settled on a high-altitude mountain toward Sarajevo's southwest, Lukomir resplendently showcases the authentic Bosnian culture. Lukomir is also famous for hiking trails located along the Peruce Waterfall and Rakitnica Canyon. Expect a variety of sheep products due to an overwhelming presence of shepherds.
Sarajevo – Konjic
Approx. distance 91 km/57 miles via A1/E73/M17/M5 & M5
One of the oldest human settlements in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Konjic's existence dates back to 4,000 years. Konjic is also famous for the Kamena Cuprija, a stone bridge of the Ottoman era. Drive further and you'll come across Lake Boracko, a famous picnic spot.
Sarajevo Airport car hire tips
Winter equipmentNote that you are legally required to make use of winter equipment, including snow tires and snow chains, in your SJJ Airport rental car if you plan to travel between 15 November until 15 April.
DocumentsDon't forget to carry your valid driving license, credit card, and one additional identity proof, before you board a flight for Sarajevo Airport.
Legal AgeYou must be at least 21-year-old to be eligible to rent a car and drive in Sarajevo. Drivers below 25 years of age may be subject to young driver surcharge, in addition to regular car hire cost.
Explore Sarajevo in SJJ Airport car hire
The capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo is an eclectic mix of history and cosmopolitanism. Retaining the remnants of the Ottoman Turks and Byzantines, the place has become an incredible melting pot of various cultures that have been part of it at some time in its history. As Sarajevo is surrounded by paradisiacal natural locations, there are plenty of picturesque landscapes that one can cover in SJJ Airport car hire. A resilient city that rose from an impending annihilation, Sarajevo is now full of welcoming tourism hubs. Top attractions in Sarajevo include:
Known for its vibrant nightlife, Sarajevo is replete with popular nightclubs and bars, where you can see friendly Bosnians drinking beers, cocktails, coffee, juices, wine, and locally made plum brandies. Keep in mind that Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays are the best days to experience a delightful nightlife experience in Sarajevo. Check out the list of Sarajevo's top rated destinations of after dark:
- Zlatna Ribica
- Kino Bosna
- City Pub
- The Brew Pub
- Pink Houdini