The Queen of Peace

picture of the Gospa

June 2nd, 2017 - "My children, be ready. This time is a turning point"
August 2nd, 2017 - "When my Son comes to the earth anew, He will look for love in your hearts"
November 25th, 2017 - "live in grace and the expectation of your personal meeting with Him"

Medjugorje - The Message

January 2nd, 2000 - "At this great and holy time in which you have entered..."
September 25th, 2018 - "it is not too late, decide for holiness and a life with God in grace and in peace!"
October 2nd, 2018 - "listen to me so that good may overcome, so that you may come to know the love of my Son ... be like the rays of the sun which with the warmth of my Son’s love warm everyone around them ... long for holiness but in humility, in the humility which permits my Son to do that which He desires through you ... listen to me, have courage and do not grow weary"
October 19th, 2018 - "I desire to call you to accept, with love, the will of God. Especially I call you to pray for the sick, for them to accept their cross and will for God to be glorified through them"
- news of Pope Francis talking about miracles in Medjugorje added
- messages of October 19th, 2nd, September 25th 2018 added
- news of Papal Visitor comparing Medjugorje to Lourdes and Fatima added
- Rosary prayer for Faith, Love and Peace on the borders in Belgium added
- call from bishops to pray Rosary for Peace renewed
  - news of Vatican commission regarding first part apparitions as credible added
- 14 messages to Mirjana from February 2nd 1990 until 2005 added
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Messages at the moment are given at least the 2nd of the month 9 AM, 25th of the month 6.40 PM and March 18th, June 25th and December 25th in the afternoon

Medjugorje Sunset October 19, 2018

Message to Ivan's prayer group, Apparition Hill, Friday October 19th 2018 9 PM

“Dear children, also today, in a special way, I desire to call you to accept, with love, the will of God. Especially I call you to pray for the sick, for them to accept their cross and will for God to be glorified through them. The mother prays for all of you, dear children, and for all of you(r?) offers to her Son.” (

Message of Our Lady, praying with Mirjana for the non-believers, Tuesday October 2nd 2018 9 AM

“Dear children, I am calling you to be courageous and to not grow weary, because even the smallest good the smallest sign of love  conquers evil which is all the more visible. My children, listen to me so that good may overcome, so that you may come to know the love of my Son. This is the greatest happiness the hands of my Son that embrace, of Him who loves the soul, of Him who has given Himself for you and is always giving Himself anew in the Eucharist, of Him who has the words of eternal life. To come to know His love, to follow in His footsteps, means to have a wealth of spirituality. This is the wealth which gives good feelings and sees love and goodness everywhere. Apostles of my love, my children, be like the rays of the sun which, with the warmth of my Son’s love, warm everyone around them. My children, the world needs apostles of love; the world needs much prayer, but prayer spoken with the heart and the soul and not only pronounced with the lips. My children, long for holiness but in humility, in the humility which permits my Son to do that which He desires through you. My children, your prayers, your words, thoughts and actions all of this either opens or closes the doors to the Kingdom of Heaven for you. My Son showed you the way and gave you hope, and I am consoling and encouraging you because, my children, I had come to know pain, but I had faith and hope. Now I have the reward of life in the Kingdom of my Son. Therefore, listen to me, have courage and do not grow weary. Thank you.(

picture of the Gospa

Message to Marija for everyone and for the entire world, Tuesday September 25. 2018 6.40 PM

“Dear children! Also nature extends signs of its love to you through the fruits which it gives you. Also, you, by my coming, have received an abundance of gifts and fruits. Little children, how much you have answered to my call, God knows. I am calling you: it is not too late, decide for holiness and a life with God in grace and in peace! God will bless you and give to you a hundred-fold, if you trust in Him. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (, from the English and Croatian)
All messages from the beginning in 1981 until today on one page

Latest news! does not bring rumours from anonymous sources, "inside information", often later contradicting, only real news

Saturday October 20th 2018 - Pope Francis: “There’s grace in Medjugorje. There’s no denying it; people are having conversions.”

“God performs miracles in Medjugorje. In the midst of the craziness of human beings, God continues to work miracles.”

Saturday October 13th 2018 3 PM - Belgians and people of other countries pray the rosary at their borders for Faith, Life and Peace

"Belgian people, take up your Rosaries! A “Rosary at the Borders” will be prayed in Belgium on 13 October at 3pm, by all those who want to unite to implore heaven. A beautiful initiative, following the example of Poland! The aim is to renew the Christian faith in this country, which is participating in old Europe’s current apostasy, and to opt for life. Of course, we are all invited to support our beloved Belgian brothers and sisters, and to pray for many more such initiatives in the world! Information on the website"

(from the newsletter of Sr. Emmanuel of September 2018,

One year after October 13th 1917 - October 13th 2017

"It is not too late..." - Queen of Peace Medjugorje September 25th 2018

Belgians pray on their coastline, border of Belgium
Monday October 8th 2018 - Pope's Envoy compares Medjugorje to Lourdes and Fatima
(see also
Medjugorje Is Right There with Lourdes
                          and Fatima, Says Pope's Envoy

Cross on top of Cross Mountain in Medjugorje

Sunday October 7th 2018, Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary -
Bishops call to pray the Rosary for Peace

"Last October 13 (2017) the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of the Holy Virgin Mary in Fatima (Portugal) ended. Mary's call to especially pray the rosary for the intention of peace, however certainly did not. On the contrary, her call is certainly also in the world of today of very actual significance"

"The days in 2018 on which we, united with you, would want to pray the rosary for the intention of peace are:

October 7 -
Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary
November 1 -
Solemnity of All Saints

Thursday September 20th 2018 - Pope’s delegate outlines plans for expansion at Medjugorje shrine

Pope’s delegate outlines plans for
                        expansion at Medjugorje shrine
Pilgrims pray in front of a statue of Mary on Apparition Hill in Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, in 2011. (Credit: Paul Haring/CNS.)

Friday August 24th 2018 - Girl in I'billin in Galilee, Israel miraculously healed with rose petals from Medjugorje
(newsletter of Sr Emmanuel of August 2018,
subscribe at

In I'billin in 1848 Saint Maryam of Bethlehem was born, a mystic with whom many miracles happened

(a group of young people from my village in the Netherlands, including me, worked in I'billin as a volunteer, like so many, on the construction of the kindergarten in the summers of 1978 and 1979 under the guidance of the Melkite (Greek-Catholic) priest Abuna Chacour. He was often on Dutch TV and had written a book "Children of one Father" ("Blood brothers" English title, about Jews, Christians and Muslims) Now there is in I'billin already founded a lower, high school and university for all denominations: Jews, Christians and Muslims)

Sunday August 5th, 2018 - Vatican's Polish Apostolic Visitor closes Youth Festival with Holy Mass in Croatian
(click for English Translation of sermon)
inhabitants of Medjugorje say his Croatian is already 80% good!

More than 1 million people watched the live streams!
(last year 800.000, see below)

Saturday August 4th, 2018 - Vatican gives catechesis in Medjugorje
click in the video top right,
Playlist appears,
click Prayer, Catechesis led by Archbishop Hoser and testimonies, 04.08.2018)

Pope Francis' Apostolic Visitor mgr. Hoser gave catechesis about how the relationship between men and women is meant by God, using Genesis and Michelangelo's painting in the Sistine Chapel in Rome of God's creation of Adam and Eve

listen to his excellent talk!

for live coverage see below

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August 1st, 2018 - Youth Festival begins with Mass led by Papal Nuncio
click in the video top right,
Playlist appears,
click Opening Youth Festival, Evening Mass)
see also transcript at

theme “Living on the Word of God”
catechesis and testimonies 9-12AM, 4-6PM Medjugorje time
rosary 6PM
Holy Mass 7PM

to watch the youth festival live see for instance (English) or (13 languages)

July 24th, 2018 - Vatican mission begins in Medjugorje - monumental news from Medjugorje! - updated

read parts of the sermon of Apostolic Visitor mgr. Hoser and the words of Pope Francis!

"Convinced that You will know how efficiently to carry out the entrusted task in the spirit of positive cooperation with all the interested parties, I assure you of my prayers and with heart I impart you the Apostolic Blessing" - Pope Francis

see also, and

Holy Mass with Vatican's mgr. Hoser in Medjugorje, Sunday July 22nd 2018, 7 PM

July 11th, 2018 - Apostolic visitor arrived in Medjugorje July 6th
newsletter of Sr. Emmanuel,

"Let us pray for him, and for the important task with which he has been entrusted by Pope Francis. May Our Lady and the Holy Spirit guide him!"

apostolic visitor mgr. Hoser meets archbishop of Bosnia and Herzegovina mgr. Puljic in Sarajevo, July 5th

July 11th, 2018 - Apostolic Visitor Warns About Mafia in Medjugorje

"Archbishop Henryk Hoser is getting ready to start his mission in Medjugorje"


Papal Envoy Warns About Mafia in

June 14th, 2018 - Apostolic Visitor’s Arrival Crucial Event in Medjugorje

"The move demonstrates a changing attitude towards Medjugorje"

Vatican Envoy’s Arrival Crucial Event in

June 21st, 2018 - Visionary Vicka meets mgr. Peric, bishop of Mostar
(newsletter of sr. Emmanuel,
"Vicka met Mgrs. Peric on his recent visit to the village of Krehin Gradac where Vicka lives with her family. The bishop of Mostar had just given the sacrament of Confirmation to the children; among them were Vicka's children. A providential meeting as this picture is showing! Mgr Peric will retire within the next few months.  Let us continue praying for him!"

Vicka meets mgr. Peric

June 5th, 2018 - Vatican’s Next Steps in Medjugorje

Vatican’s Next Steps in Medjugorje

June 3rd, 2018 - Vatican Apostolic Visitor told today the Polish Press Agency "Medjugorje is a prophetic and charismatic place of prayer for world peace"

Medjugorje Vatican
June 2nd, 2018 - Good and evil collide during Mirjana's June 2 apparition

May 31st, 2018, Feast of Corpus Christi / Sacramentsday and the Visitation by Mary of Elisabeth - Media coverage of the appointment:
The Vatican has essentially endorsed Medjugorje

"In a move that many consider to be a major step towards official recognition of Medjugorje as a shrine, Pope Francis today appointed recently-retired Archbishop Henryk Hoser of Poland as Special Apostolic Visitor to the parish of Medjugorje."

See also,,,, and (automatic translation almost perfect, only replace "where Maria had been appearing" by "where Mary would have been appearing")

video of the announcement of fr. Marinko (parish priest of Medjugorje) of the Vatican decision at the evening Mass

video of the explanation of fr. Leon and the announcement of fr. Marinko itself

May 31st, 2018, Feast of Corpus Christi / Sacramentsday and the Visitation by Mary of Elisabeth - Reaction of the Provincial of Herzegovinian Franciscan Province regarding the appointment of the Apostolic Visitor for Medjugorje

"... I may express my sincere words of gratitude to the Supreme Pontiff, Pope Francis, who is in charge of the utmost, immediate and general pastoral authority in the Church."

The Provincial of the Herzegovinian Franciscan Province, fr. Miljenko Šteko, OFM

At Noon, May 31st, 2018, Feast of Corpus Christi / Sacramentsday and the Visitation by Mary of Elisabeth - Holy See Press Office Communiqué: Appointment of Special Apostolic Visitor for the parish of Medjugorje, 31.05.2018:

"On 31 May 2018 the Holy Father appointed H.E. Msgr. Henryk Hoser, S.A.C., archbishop-bishop emeritus of Warszawa-Praga, Poland, as special apostolic visitor for the parish of Medjugorje, for an undefined period and at nutum Sanctae Sedis (at the disposal of the Holy See, ed.).

It is an exclusively pastoral office, in continuity with the mission of Holy See Special Envoy for the parish of Medjugorje, entrusted to Msgr. Hoser on 11 February 2017, and concluded by him in recent months.

The mission of the Apostolic Visitor has the aim of ensuring a stable and continuous accompaniment to the parish community of Medjugorje and to the faithful who go there as pilgrims, and whose needs require particular attention."

Archbishop mgr. Hoser of Poland, special apostolic visitor for Medjugorje

May 2nd, 2018 - Wayne Weible, former protestant journalist and author on Medjugorje, has died
Wayne wrote the newspaper columns Miracle at Medjugorje and many books on Medjugorje, which contain many miracles.
His funeral will be held at 11:00 AM, on Friday, May 4, 2018, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Blairsville, Georgia, USA (

Visionary Vicka of Medjugorje and Wayne

March 9th, 2018 - Pope Francis asks everybody to pray 24 hours this Friday March 9th-10th

'I will take my cue from the words of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew: “Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold” (24:12). These words appear in Christ’s preaching about the end of time.'

(Message of Medjugorje January 2nd, 2018 - "
Dear children, when love is beginning to disappear on earth...")
                        writing a letter

'In each diocese, at least one church will remain open for twenty-four consecutive hours, offering an opportunity for both Eucharistic adoration and sacramental confession'

December 12th, 2017 - Vatican envoy nuances point of view on official pilgrimages to Medjugorje
Vatican envoy mgr. Hoser (emeritus when reaching 75 years of age on December 8): "The decree that forbade bishops to organize pilgrimages is no longer active ... If a bishop wants to organize a prayer pilgrimage to Medjugorje to pray to Our Lady, he can do it without problem. But if it is about organized pilgrimages to go there for the apparitions, we can not, there is no authorization to do it"
December 7th, 2017 - Church allows official pilgrimages to Medjugorje
Vatican envoy to Medjugorje mgr. Hoser: “Today, dioceses and other institutions can organize official pilgrimages ... The decree of the former episcopal conference of what used to be Yugoslavia, which, before the Balkan war, advised against pilgrimages in Medjugorje organized by bishops, is no longer relevant”
November 4th, 2017 - Earthquake of magnitude 4.2 20 km from Medjugorje

October 7th, 2017 - Saratoga Springs church marks on Friday October 13th the 100th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun/end of Fatima apparitions
"The messages that the Blessed Virgin Mary has brought to the world over the centuries to various apparition sites, such as Guadalupe, Lourdes, LaSalette and Medjugorje, have always been the same"

Our Lady of Medjugorje, August 25th 1991: "I invite you to self-renunciation for nine days so that, with your help, everything that I desire to realize through the secrets I began in Fatima, may be fulfilled"
September 22nd, 2017 - Ice hockey player's father healed from cancer after visit to Medjugorje
now player himself is diagnosed with leukaemia
September 16th, 2017 -  René Laurentin, Investigator of Celestial Visions, Dies at 99
(, see also , and automatic English translation of
fr. Laurentin (*1917-†2017) is the author of the main chronological compendium of the messages of The Queen of Peace of Medjugorje, the messages of which are completely published at the messages page of this site, extended with the messages up until today
Born 6 days after the 6 apparitions in Fatima ended with the Miracle of the Sun on October 13th, 1917 (she promised to come a 7th time), his death comes 33 days before the 100th anniversary of that miracle
August 19th, 2017 - Papal envoy: "All indications are that the revelations will be recognized, perhaps even this year."
(, full article, quite good automatic English translation)
"Let us not forget that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has provided all documentation concerning the apparitions to the State Secretariat, which is now working on it."
August 19th, 2017 - Michael Beggen's tumour disappeared after visit to Medjugorje - mother writes book
August 17th, 2017 - Train line Sarajevo-Medjugorje reopened with express train
Bosnian-Herzegovinan Railways confirms by telephone: the train line Sarajevo-Čapljina/Medjugorje (all inside Bosnia-Herzegovina, map), is reopened with a new, express train, now arriving in Čapljina in summer before sunset (timetable). So you can enjoy the most beautiful train line of Europe, through the Neretva valley, now in full splendour. However, the train does not stop any more in Šurmanci (8 km from and without buses to Medjugorje), but in Čapljina (16 km from and with buses to Medjugorje).
The train line Banja-Luka-Sarajevo also runs, but not at connecting times.
Cross border connections Zagreb (Croatia)-Banja-Luka (Bosnia) and Čapljina (Bosnia)-Ploče (Croatia) are still being negotiated.
August 11th, 2017 - The 28th YOUTH FESTIVAL
Sermon from Cardinal Simoni from Albania: "Pope Francis told me: 'Go to Medjugorje! Spread the Good News!'"
(, Play List, Cardinal Homily August 4, 2017, Play, 3m45s)
Medjugorje, August 1st – August 6th, 2017
It is my prayer that your love for one another may grow more and more with the knowledge and complete understanding that will help you to come to true discernment (New Jerusalem Bible, Phil 1:9)
so that you may be innocent and free of any trace of guilt when the Day of Christ comes, entirely filled with the fruits of uprightness in Jesus Christ, for the glory and praise of God (Phil 1:10,11)
42°C in the shade, 48°C in the sun!
You can watch the videos on catechesis, testimonies and singing are great, horn section is added, soloists are amazing, evening mass sermons astounding, adoration wonderful!
- Cardinal Simoni from Albania spoke, locked up for 28 years, talking about a book with all Marian apparitions (choose Testimonies 3-8-2017, 0h35m23s)
- Beautiful supporting letter from Cardinal Schönborn from Austria
- Theatre Play of Cenacolo Community on life of Jesus (choose Cenacolo Play, 4-8-2017)
- incredible performance of female solo singer with one guitar on background (choose Evening International Mass, 4-8-2017, 1h29m15s):
And I will call upon Your name
and keep my eyes above the waves
when oceans rise
my trouble rests in Your embrace
for I am Yours
and You are mine
But it is better to be there - take your Bible, parasol and FM radio (for simultaneous translations, with earplugs) and experience it yourself - 2 visionaries reading the Magnificat after every evening mass, 500 priests, 50000 people present, 800000 following the festival through the Internet - Medjugorje is the greatest place on Earth!
On August 5th Melanie talked on organizing the first small Mladifest in Paris in 2017, in 2018 it will be on June 1st, 2nd, 3rd!

Mladifest August 1st 2017
August 10th, 2017 - Visionaries are giving testimonies on apparitions at apparition sites only
According to the information centre, Visionary Ivan and prayer group start this Wednesday and Friday at 6 AM at the foot of Apparition Hill with praying the first 4 stations and then Ivan gives a testimony on the apparitions on Apparition Hill.
We are back at the beginning of the apparitions in 1981 under the persecution of atheist communist Yugoslavia...
August 3rd, 2017 - No more trains running from Croatia/European Union to Bosnia-Herzegovina.
After the shut down of the line Sarajevo (Bosnia)-Ploče (Croatia/EU), the line Zagreb (Croatia/EU)-Sarajevo (Bosnia) is shut down also since December 2016. Temporarily they say, because of political problems.
EU helped to restore the stations in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
The railway line Sarajevo-Ploče, along the Neretva river, was the most beautiful train line in Europe.
July 16th, 2017 - Marin Čilić of Medjugorje made it until the final in Wimbledon 2017 after winning the U.S. Open in 2014! (see below)
( - United Arab Emirates)
"Medjugorje, a town in Southern Bosnia made popular due to alleged apparitions of the Virgin Mary, is where the Cilic, who now represents Croatia, grew up and his parents still live"
Croatia’s Marin
                        Cilic celebrates winning the quarter-final match
                        against Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller.
July 3rd, 2017 - Jesuit archbishop Luis Ladaria succeeds cardinal Gerhard Müller as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
5-year contract of the former prefect of the CDF, which will give the final advice on Medjugorje to the Pope, is not renewed
Jezuïet Ladaria volgt kardinaal Müller op

Prefect Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer

June 27th, 2017 - Many spiritual and physical healings this year
fr. Lovrić, parish priest of Medjugorje
(Medjugorje Marks 36th Anniversary of Apparitions,

June 24th, 2017 - 1917-2017: Every year new Marian apparitions
Joachim Bouflet, consultant and postulator for various causes for canonization
(The Lasting Allure of Medjugorje,
June 13th, 2017 -     
ACCURATELY PREDICTED by Medjugorje visionary: Our Lady appears to thousands in Knock, Ireland
Thousands of people witnessed a Miracle of
                        the Sun above Knock, Ireland on June 10.
May 19th, 2017 - Member: Vatican commission regarded early part of apparitions as credible
Member says prudence, pastoral concern
                        guided Medjugorje panel
May 17th, 2017 - Schoolboy battling cancer receives 'miracle cure' after visiting Medjugorje
News from 2008, including miracles like healings from blindness, cancer, M.S. and A.L.S. (see also Dutch news page)


Since 24th of June 1981, some children in a remote village of the former Yugoslavia claim to have apparitions of the Virgin Mary. These apparitions continue up to the present day. The Virgin calls for prayer, conversion, fasting, penance and peace. These apparitions are comparable with the apparitions of Lourdes, France (1858) and Fatima, Portugal (1917), which are approved by the catholic church. However,


Father Tomislav Vlasic's letter to Pope John Paul II, the official letter of the chaplain of Medjugorje to the Pope about the events in Medjugorje. In his letter of December 16, 1983, to the Pope, Tomislav Vlasic reports some revelations received by Mirjana in 1982, and confided to him November 5, 1983. This letter is essential to anyone who wants to understand the severity and scope of the messages of Medjugorje.


To make people familiar with perhaps the most important apparitions ever are here
The mother of God appears at Medjugorje (some 2 pages on paper), complete contents of a folding card on Medjugorje, with an overview of the messages of the Blessed Virgin and for Holland and Belgium phone numbers for listening to the most recent monthly message to the world, as well as addresses, phone numbers and books for more information. 
Miracle at Medjugorje (some 20 pages on paper), complete contents of the original columns tabloid of Wayne Weible, a Lutheran protestant who received an internal call to spread the message of Our Lady, one of the worlds foremost promoters of the messages, author of several books on Medjugorje; of the tabloid are over 25 million in print. 
All 1300 messages from the beginning until today on one page – first message first, last message last (some 200 pages on paper), complete contents of the message part of the book Messages and Teachings of Mary at Medjugorje by René Laurentin and René Lejeune, translated from the French and published by the Riehle Foundation, Milford OH, U.S.A., 1988 and extended with the messages until this day from the web site of Medjugorje itself, Medjugorje - Svetiste "Kraljice Mira" (Shrine of "The Queen of Peace") and other web sites related to Medjugorje. This is the only page in the world where all messages from the beginning in 1981 until present are given chronologically, first message first, last message last, as one long Internet page that can be saved (ctrl-s), printed (ctrl-p) and searched (ctrl-f). If you have a mobile phone that can browse the Internet, this page provides an easy way to show the messages to others. If you have difficulty loading this page, try to switch the loading of images or videos to "ask" or "off" in the settings of your Internet browser. This is especially helpful on older equipment. It is recommended to save this page (ctrl-s) or the entire website (with a program like WinHTTrack or Wget) regularly, so one can read the messages in case the Internet does not work.


Madonna of Medjugorje - 1986 BBC Medjugorje documentary (54 minutes)
An early but important documentary about Medjugorje made for the BBC in 1986. This was five years after the apparitions began but while the country was still living under communist rule.

BBC Documentary Pilgrims 2009 (58 minutes)
The story of pilgrims who flock to the shrine of Medjugorje.

Or go the video section of your preferred web search engine, for instance and make a search for Medjugorje.

Click on the arrow in the video to get the video start playing. If you prefer full screen, then click in the lower right hand corner on the rectangle.If the video comes in slower than you watch it and the video shows "hiccups", one can try downloading the video first with one of the methods described in the Save video-section and then watch the video smoothly with a freeware professional video player like for instance VLC, that you can download and install from for instance

Recommended reading

Medjugorje - The Message, cover and cover texts of Wayne Weible's first book concerning Medjugorje. First published in 1989, 20th printing in April 1995. When ordered directly from Paraclete Press, $12.95.  Chapter 21 - Rita's Story treats the miraculous healing of multiple sclerosis of Rita Klaus.


Where is Medjugorje?, by Google Maps. Google Maps has new very detailed satellite photos of Medjugorje! See the church, Hill of Apparitions (Podbrdo) and Mountain of the Cross (Krizevac).
By plane
Cheap flights to Sarajevo have started! Cheap flights (tens of Euros including taxes) to or from Sarajevo, Split or Dubrovnik can be found with Skyscanner. The cheapest chairs you can find by choosing e.g. English, one-way tickets and then keeping the search as broad as possible, using "everywhere" and "whole year", then narrowing your search. To use "everywhere" as departure (e.g. to find out from which countries you can fly cheap to a certain destination), search for flights from that destination to "everywhere". A budget return ticket consists simply of two budget one-way tickets, so you can also arrive at e.g. Sarajevo, but depart from e.g. Split. Since normal flight companies have started also with cheap tickets, one has to look also at sites like Atp. From Sarajevo Airport you can take a bus and switch on the main road to a tram to the bus and train station in the middle of the city - the real "city centre" is at the eastern part of Sarajevo. From Split Airport run airport buses to the port/bus/train station in the city centre.

By train
Few people know, but the parish of Medjugorje has a train station at Šurmanci, on the train line from Sarajevo to Ploče. This is one of the most beautiful train lines of the Balkan, travelling through mountainous regions alongside the Neretva river through the Neretva valley. By train to Medjugorje (only in Dutch so far) gives an impression. European timetables can be found with the travel planner of Die Bahn, the German Railways, or for the mobile phone with the DB Navigator App, both are in English (the planners know no 'Šurmanci' or 'Mostar', use 'Sarajevo' or 'Ploce'). If you want to travel along the beautiful route along the Rhine, choose via 'Koblenz' in the travel planner. An Interrail ticket for 5 out of 15 days unlimited travel through Europe (€200 for youth, €264 for adults, €238 for seniors) costs half the price of a normal train return ticket to Medjugorje, is cheaper than a two way ticket of a jet liner, is valid in most high speed trains and can still be bought on the day of departure. Usually it is from Europe two days by train so you have one day left. Nowadays one can travel in one day by train from for instance Holland to Zagreb (in the advanced options of Die Bahn uncheck everything that is slower then a fast train, NV=NahVerkehr=stop train, buses, etc., otherwise you will see only buses instead of trains to Zagreb). One can take also a night train from Munich to Zagreb. In 2017 Bosnian-Herzegovinan Railways confirmed by telephone that the train line Sarajevo-Čapljina/Medjugorje (all inside Bosnia-Herzegovina, map), is reopened with a new, express train, now arriving in Čapljina in summer before sunset (timetable). So you can enjoy the most beautiful train line of Europe, through the Neretva valley, now in full splendour. However, the train does not stop any more in Šurmanci (8 km from and without buses to Medjugorje), but in Čapljina (16 km from and with buses to Medjugorje). The train line Banja-Luka-Sarajevo also runs, but not at connecting times. Cross border connections Zagreb (Croatia)-Banja-Luka (Bosnia) and Čapljina (Bosnia)-Ploče (Croatia) are still being negotiated. The resulting advice is to take the train to Zagreb, possibly in one day (then one enjoys the Alps in daylight), then sleep in Zagreb, then go to Sarajevo by bus from the bus station in Zagreb, which is close to the train station, and then take the express train from Sarajevo to Čapljina, then take the bus to Medjugorje. In 2017 express trains leave from Sarajevo at 7.01 AM and 4.26 PM to Mostar and Čapljina. Express trains leave from Čapljina at 5.52 AM and 7.25 PM to Mostar and Sarajevo. The train line extends to the Adriatic coast at Ploče. Few people know Ploče has a combined bus/train station/airport, but the airport is not developed for Medjugorje.

By bus
Eurolines operates international buses to Croatia and Bosnia. From Sarajevo, Split or Dubrovnik it is three hours by regional bus (from Sarajevo also by train) to Medjugorje for a few Euros. There is at least one bus directly from these cities to Medjugorje a day. E.g. In the summer of 2009 a direct bus leaves Sarajevo for Medjugorje at 4.45 PM, stopping in Mostar at the Muslim train/bus station and then at the Croatian bus station, arriving before sunset in Medjugorje. But often a quicker way to travel is to take a regional bus to a city close to Medjugorje and then take a bus from there to Medjugorje. For example, from Sarajevo to Mostar the buses go every hour on the hour. And from Mostar to Medjugorje there are 10 or so buses daily: 4 or so from the Muslim train+bus station and 6 or so from the newly rebuilt Croat bus station. If you have to travel from the Muslim station in east Mostar to the Croat bus station in west Mostar: it is a 2 km walk over the Neretva river, crossing the former front line (Boulevard). From Split or Dubrovnik the buses run at least every hour to Ploče, from Ploče buses (or train) run several times a day to Medjugorje.
overview of Surmanci from the top of the Neretva
Travel tip
Since cheap flights to Sarajevo have started, I advise to take a cheap flight to Sarajevo, have a beautiful express train ride to Čapljina and then either take the bus to Medjugorje or have yourself picked up in Čapljina by car by your pension keeper of Medjugorje. Čapljina, 16 km from Medjugorje, has a large waiting room, café outside and some buses and taxis. The flight departure times from e.g. Cologne to Sarajevo are not so very early, so less people have to spend a night sleeping in e.g. Cologne and more people can travel cheap in one day to Medjugorje.


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