Scenery from the train to Ploce, Bosnia.
 

The view from the train between Sarajevo & Mostar. Courtesy of Peter Russell.

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Sarajevo to Mostar by Talgo train...

The best way to travel the scenic 129km (80 miles) between Sarajevo & Mostar is by train, using one of the two impressive air-conditioned Bosnian Talgo trains with morning & late afternoon departures.  Just watch the scenery video below to understand why.  The Sarajevo-Mostar railway was closed for rebuilding from October 2015 to June 2017, but is now open again, you can check current times at the Bosnian Railways site www.zfbh.ba, look for TRAIN TIMETABLE upper left.

 Sarajevo ► Mostar      

 

 Mostar ► Sarajevo      

 Every day.  Train:

723

721

 Every day.  Train:

720

722

 Sarajevo depart:

07:07

16:50

 Čapljina depart:

06:16

16:35

 Mostar arrive:

09:00

18:45

 Mostar depart:

06:45

17:04

 Čapljina arrive:

09:29

19:14

 Sarajevo arrive:

08:41

18:56

Sarajevo to Mostar is 129 km (80 miles).  Sarajevo to Čapljina is 163 km (101 miles).

Čapljina  is at the border with Croatia, 37km from Ploče on the Adriatic, but trains no longer extend to Ploče.

Trains 720, 721, 722 & 723 are modern air-conditioned Bosnian Talgo trains, 1st & 2nd class with cafe-bar, see the photos below.

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On board the Talgo train from Sarajevo to Mostar...

After years of using ancient communist-era carriages, Bosnian Railways have invested in smart modern Spanish-designed Talgo trains.  Hauled by a full-size electric locomotive, these excellent Talgos are a pleasure to travel in.  Each car is significantly smaller than a conventional railway carriage and is articulated to the next car with just one axle (two wheels) beneath each articulation.  Lightweight, with a low centre of gravity, these Talgo trains do less damage to the track, too.  Photos in this section are courtesy of Steven Clays, Dominique McClean, Joe Grey, Krzysztof Sokol.

Sarajevo to Mostar Talgo train at Sarajevo station

A Bosnian Talgo train at Sarajevo station.  Photo courtesy of Dominique McLean.

2nd class seats on the Sarajevo to Mostar train   1st class seats on the train to Mostar

2nd class seats on the Sarajevo to Mostar Talgo train.

 

1st class seats on the Talgo train.

Bar car on the train to Mostar   Boaridng the train from Sarajevo to Mostar

Looking through to the bar car...

 

Boarding a Talgo train at Sarajevo.

Sarajevo station...

There is no bureau de change, ATM or left luggage facility at the station.  However, there's a left luggage office inside the nearby bus station and an ATM outside the bus station.  Left luggage costs 2 BAM per item for the first hour, 1 BAM per item for each following hour.  To reach the bus station, walk out of the station and turn right, walk in front of the Post Office and turn right again, and there's the bus station in front of you.  There is tram stop right outside the station, and tram number 1 runs in a loop to the centre of the old town and back, passing the Latin Bridge, site of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914. Tickets are available from kiosks at the tram stop, and must be stamped when you board the tram.  With thanks to traveller Ivor Morgan...

Sarajevo station, exterior

Sarajevo station exterior...  Photo courtesy of Joe Grey.

Sarajevo station, interior   Train to Mostar, at Sarajevo

Inside Sarajevo station...  Courtesy Krzysztof Sokol

 

Talgo train to Mostar, at Sarajevo.

The scenery...

Scenery from the train between Sarajevo and Mostar

This is a great train ride, with some superb scenery...  Courtesy of Alexander Mulley.

Watch the video...

Taken from an older train just before the new Talgo trains were introduced, this video shows why you should take the train, not the bus.

Mostar station...

Mostar station, exterior   Mostar station, platforms

Mostar's communist-era station.  Photo Krzysztof Sokol

 

Mostar station.  Courtesy Steve Grimmond.

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