Getting a car hire at Banja Luka Airport is a great way to start off your trip with convenience and comfort. There are multiple companies to choose from, each with different vehicles on offer. The airport is located around 11 miles away from the city centre and it will take you around 25min to drive there. Shuttle services are not readily available from the airport to the city centre and often need to be booked through private companies at an extra cost. Having your own car will mean you can get into the city right away with total flexibility.
Public transport is limited and mostly only in the major cities. Trains especially are scarce and buses are mostly operated by private companies which can make information difficult to find, especially in English. If you can get a hold of schedules and routes, they are not always accurate. Additionally, due to different routes and stops, public transport usually takes longer than driving yourself. Setting yourself up with a car hire at Banja Luka Airport will mean you have one less thing to worry about when it comes to getting around.
While staying in a land locked country like Bosnia and Herzegovina, you may wish to explore the surrounding European countries. This is an excellent way to get the most out of your Banja Luka Airport car hire but remember that before you can cross any borders, you will first need a permit from your provider. This will come at an extra cost. Note that in most cases, you will not be able to pick up your car in one country and drop it off at another.
There are a range of different vehicles on offer for car hire at Banja Luka Airport and you can browse KAYAK in advance of your trip to find the one that best suits your needs and budget. Smaller vehicles are available, both in compact or mini sizes. With narrow roads and historical streets, a smaller vehicle would best suit those intending to stay within towns and cities for most of their trip as it will allow you to navigate any road with ease. For those intending to head out into the countryside, an SUV may be more appropriate as the roads are not always highly maintained.
Book your rental car at Banja Luka Airport at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
FAQs about renting a car at Banja Luka Airport
Europcar has long opening hours between 08:00 and 22:00 and also has after hours service between 05:00 and 07:59 as well as between 22:01 and 23:59. The after hours service will come with an extra fee and must be booked in advance. Some providers like Budget will let you provide your flight number when booking so that if your flight gets delayed, they will hold your vehicle until after you have landed. Providers such as Europcar and CarWiz offer one way car hire which allows you to pick up your car hire at Banja Luka Airport and drop it off at another location.
Most of service desks are located just outside the main airport terminal where you can find them near the parking lots. Others, such as Europcar are located a short walk away from the airport complex, turning left after you exit. Once the staff have processed your paperwork, they will direct you to your vehicle in the parking lot or to a shuttle that will take you to a depot with your vehicle.
To process the booking of your vehicle, you will first need to present the appropriate documentation to the staff at the service desk. This includes both your normal driving licence, an international driving licence as well as your passport as proof of identification. You will also need a confirmation of your booking.
The only car rental company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Banja Luka Airport to off-airport locations is Europcar.