Getting to Trebinje from…
Croatia (Dubrovnik/Dubrovnik Airport)
Montenegro (Podgorica/Podgorica Airport, Tivat/Tivat Airport, Herceg Novi, Kotor, Budva, Bar, Ulcinj, Zabljak)
Albania (Skadar/Shkodra, Tirana)
Serbia (Belgrade, Novi Sad, Uzice)
Other cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo, Mostar, Tuzla Airport)
Balkan Transport Tips
- In general, it’s not a good idea to rely on bus times that you find online. Many of these sites are outdated or just wrong (www.getbybus.com and www.balkanviator.com and www.rome2rio.com and www.buscroatia.com consistently list incorrect times; www.busticket4.me tends to be correct, though it does not list all available lines). The only way to know for sure that a bus is running is to double-check with the bus station.
- Buses in many countries – including Bosnia and Herzegovina – charge 1 EUR for baggage stored under the bus. This is usually paid to the driver when boarding. You’re not getting ripped off if this happens. If you buy your ticket online, it is also possible to be charged a “peron” or “platform” ticket, usually 0.50 EUR, at the bus station in addition to the ticket price.
- Any bus times listed on the Hostel Polako website are running to the best of our knowledge as of June 2018. However, it is not uncommon for buses throughout the Balkans to randomly not show up, or for entire lines to be cancelled spontaneously. Transportation can be a challenging adventure in the Balkans —
please plan to be flexible when creating your travel route!
Getting to Trebinje from Croatia
To get to Trebinje from Croatia by bus, you must come via Dubrovnik or Mostar.
Getting to Trebinje from Dubrovnik
By bus: There are two buses per day between Dubrovnik and Trebinje:
- The newest bus line leaves Dubrovnik at 6:40pm. You can buy tickets for this bus on the website busticket4.me
- The other bus leaves Dubrovnik at 1:30pm and does not run on Sundays. This bus is not always reliable and often does not run on Saturdays either.
By taxi: A taxi booked through Hostel Polako costs 20-25 EUR for Dubrovnik pick-up and takes around 30 min. (depending on season and border lines). Taxis ordered from Trebinje are significantly cheaper than those hailed in Dubrovnik, so contact us if you plan on taxing a taxi. Otherwise, you can expect to spend between 60 and 90 euro for a taxi from Dubrovnik.
Getting to Trebinje from Dubrovnik Airport
By bus: During the high season, there is a bus connection between Dubrovnik airport and the Dubrovnik bus station multiple times per day that costs around 5 EUR. From the bus station, if your timing is right, you can catch the daily Dubrovnik-Trebinje bus.
By taxi: Taxi is by far the most efficient way to get to Trebinje from Dubrovnik Airport. Cost is 25 EUR (when booked through Hostel Polako) and takes around 45 min. (depending on season and border lines). Taxis ordered from Trebinje are significantly cheaper than those hailed in Dubrovnik (see above) so contact us if you’re going to need airport pick-up.
Getting to Trebinje from Montenegro
Getting to Trebinje from Podgorica
By bus: There are several buses per day between Podgorica and Trebinje. This website provides reliable information about those lines: busticket4.me
By taxi: If you are traveling as a small group, a taxi may be an efficient option. Trebinje taxis charge 50 EUR for pick-up (or drop-off) in Podgorica. Contact us if you plan on traveling between Podgorica and Trebinje by taxi.
Getting to Trebinje from Podgorica Airport
By taxi: The most efficient way to get to Trebinje from Podgorica Airport is by Trebinje taxi. The cost is 50 EUR from the airport to Hostel Polako when booked through Hostel Polako. This is an especially good option for small groups or couples with limited time who are not planning to stay the night in Podgorica. Contact us for details.
Getting to Trebinje from Tivat or Tivat Airport
By bus: There are several buses per day from the Tivat bus station to Trebinje. Check busticket4.me (and double-check at the Tivat bus station) for times.
By taxi: The most efficient way to get to Trebinje from Tivat or Tivat Airport is by Trebinje taxi. The cost is 50 EUR from the airport or city center to Hostel Polako when booked through Hostel Polako. This is an especially good option for small groups or couples with limited time who are not planning to stay the night in Tivat. Contact us for details.
Getting to Trebinje from Kotor:
By bus: There are a few options for getting to Trebinje from Kotor by bus.
- In high season, there is a bus that leaves Kotor at 7:40am and is scheduled to arrive in Trebinje 2.5 hours later. Cost is about 8 euro. This is by far the best option. You can check availability or buy tickets at busticket4.me
- The other “direct” bus leaves Kotor at 11am or 8pm and arrives in Trebinje 5 hours later. It is also more expensive, costing about 14 euro.
- You can also come to Trebinje from Kotor via Herceg Novi. Take a bus from Kotor to Herceg Novi, and then switch to another bus to Trebinje. See below.
Getting to Trebinje from Herceg Novi:
By bus: As of June 2018, there are several buses per day from Herceg Novi to Trebinje, but a few of these only run on alternate days. The ride is about 1 hour long and costs about 5 EUR. Double-check with the Herceg Novi bus station for exact times.
By taxi: A taxi booked through us can pick you up in Herceg Novi for 25 EUR. The ride is about 1 hour long. Contact us if you need help arranging the taxi and plan to stay at Hostel Polako.
Getting to Trebinje from Budva:
There are a few direct buses per day from Budva to Trebinje lasting 3-4.5 hours (depending on the line) and costing about 10 EUR. Another option that can save you time is to take a bus from Budva to Kotor, then Kotor to Herceg Novi, and finally Herceg Novi to Trebinje (see getting to Trebinje from Kotor). Total cost for this route is about 11 EUR, and total bus time is about 3 hours.
Getting to Trebinje from Bar:
Take a bus from Bar to Kotor (about 2 hours, multiple times per day), then follow the directions for getting to Trebinje from Kotor.
Getting to Trebinje from Ulcinj:
Take a bus from Ulcinj to Budva, Podgorica, or Kotor.
Getting to Trebinje from Zabljak:
Take a bus to Podgorica or Niksic, then switch buses to Trebinje.
Getting to Trebinje from Albania
Getting to Trebinje from Skhodra:
Take the Old Town Travel bus to Podgorica, then connect to Trebinje.
Getting to Trebinje from Tirana:
Take the Old Town Travel bus to Podgorica, then connect to Trebinje.
Getting to Trebinje from Serbia
Getting to Trebinje from Belgrade:
There are 2-3 direct buses per day from Belgrade to Trebinje. Cost is about 26 EUR and duration is about 11 hours.
Getting to Trebinje from Novi Sad:
There are 1-2 direct buses per day from Novi Sad to Trebinje. About 12 hours in duration.
Getting to Trebinje from Uzice:
There is an overnight bus between Uzice and Trebinje.
Getting to Trebinje from other cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Getting to Trebinje from Mostar:
By bus: There are several buses per day between Mostar and Trebinje: one in the early morning, and two in the late afternoon and early evening. Double-check with the Mostar bus station for exact departure times. The price is about 10 EUR and the trip is about 3.5 hours long.
Getting to Trebinje from Sarajevo:
There are 3 buses per day from Sarajevo to Trebinje. The bus costs about 14 EUR and lasts about 4.5 hours. These buses leave from the EAST Sarajevo Bus Station (Autobuska stanica Istočno Sarajevo, also known as “Lukavica”), not the central bus station. The East Sarajevo Bus Station can be reached by public bus or taxi. Wikitravel cites this information about getting to the bus station:
If using public transport, take 103 or 107 bus/trolleybus, or the 31E, all from Trg Austria and exit at the last station, and ask people how to get to Lukavica bus station (buses and trolleybuses to the city centre depart from a terminal around 200m from where the international buses arrive).
Getting to Trebinje from Tuzla Airport:
We recommend the Wizz Air shuttle to Sarajevo. Then, follow the directions for getting to Trebinje from Sarajevo.