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Time zone

  • CET – Central European Time (Europe)
  • GMT +01:00


  • medium continental
  • average summer temperature 19,1°C
  • average winter temperature –1,3°C
  • average annual temperature 9,5°C

Important phone numbers

  • Police – 122
  • Firefighters – 123
  • First Aid – 124
  • Banja Luka Taxi: 1544; 1550; 1555; 1551; 1500; 1533; 1566
  • Bus station: +387 (0) 51 922 000
  • Train station: +387 (0) 51301229


The electric supply is 220V with 50Hz frequency.

Water Supply

It is safe to drink tap water in Sarajevo.


Currency in BiH is Convertible Mark. The international abbreviation for currency is BAM, while KM is used locally (1.95 KM = 1 Euro). You can exchange your currency in any bank or post office. Banks are generally open from 08:00 to 18:00 on working days, and from 09:00 to 13:00 on Saturdays. Main post office is open from 07:00 to 20:00 from Monday to Saturday.

Public Transport

The basic means of transport are urban and suburban buses. The price of the transport service by bus is charged by a ride and is 1.60KM (1.60 convertible marks) for urban and from 1.50 to 2.20 KM (convertible marks) for suburban transport, depending on the length of the route. The ticket for urban and suburban transport can be bought with the bus driver. It is not necessary to annul the ticket, but you must show it to the conductor.


Banja Luka has one of the cheapest taxi services in Europe. Several private taxi companies operate in the city 24 hours a day.  All vehicles use the taxi meter.

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