Međugorje

Međugorje is a city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Međugorje, (the name is of Slavic origin, and signifies a region between mountains) with the villages of Bijakovići, Vionica, Miletina and Šurmanci, forms a Roman Catholic parish where today about 5000 inhabitants live. The pastoral care of the parish is confided to the priests of the Herzegovinian Franciscan Province of the Assumption of Mary. Thanks to Our Lady’s apparitions, Međugorje became a place of gathering for a multitude of pilgrims from the whole world (in the first 20 years, more than 20 million), and one of the biggest prayer centres in the world, comparable to Lourdes and Fatima.

Get in

By plane

The easiest way to get into Medugorje is to fly into Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina (airport code OMO), which is only 20 km from Medjugorje. Alternatively, fly into Split, Croatia (airport code SPU), or Dubrovnik, Croatia (airport code DBV).

By bus

From Mostar

By public (city) bus

There is a possibility to reach Medugorje by city bus no. 48. In workdays there are 8 buses from Mostar and 7 to Mostar. In Saturdays there are 4 buses in both directions. There are no buses in Sundays. One-way ticket costs 3,5 BAM from driver. Detailed schedule can be found on Mostar Bus page. Most of this buses doesn't stop on any of Mostar bus station, so the most convenient place to catch this bus is the   bus stop close to Krajla Tomislava and Krajla Petra Kresimira IV crossing or the   bus stop close to Ekonomska Skola on Krajla Tomislava 1.

By inter-city bus

There are few buses daily from Mostar (east) bus station to Medugorje. Some buses also stops at Mostar (west) bus station. Price is ~2 EUR (4 BAM). Detailed schedule can be found . Additionally there is connection at 11:10 from Mostar (east) bus station to Madugorje with relation change in Capljina. In most cases you don't have to change a bus, because the same bus continues to Madugorje. Price for whole trip is 5 BAM from driver. Schedule can be found here and here.

From Split

There are few buses daily from Split to Medugorje. Price is ~15 EUR. Detailed schedule can be found here.

From Dubrovnik

There is one bus daily from Dubrovnik to Medugorje. Price is ~17 EUR. Detailed schedule can be found here.

Get around

Međugorje is not a large town, and it is possible to walk. Taxis are available for hire if necessary.

See

Sleep

It is rumored that there are as many accommodation beds located in the town of Međugorje as there are in the entire country of Bosnia and Hercegovina, therefore it should be almost impossible not to find accommodation!

Unfortunately during the Youth Festival it's almost impossible to find accommodation unless you do a reservation up front.

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