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Reaching Belgrade

By airplane

If you prefer travelling by plane, Belgrade is served by Nikola Tesla International Airport (BEG), situated just 18 kilometers from the city center. The airport receives various flights from European cities and it also receives a number of transatlantic flights as well as flights from the Middle East and Africa.

The airport is well connected with the city center through public transportation (GSP) bus line number 72 and taxis. The average taxi fare to the city center is approximately 1,500-2,000 Dinars (15-20€).

Carriers

Low cost carriers

You can find more information at the website of the Nikola Tesla airport.

By bus

Belgrade is well served by coaches and they are the cheapest mean of transportation within the city and all towns in Serbia. Regular bus lines connect Belgrade with all parts of Serbia meanwhile international bus lines operate to all Belgrade’s surrounding areas and most European countries. The two major coach stations are located one next to the other, in the city center, near the Central Railway Station. Tickets can be purchased at the main bus station (Glavna autobuska stanica).

You can find more information about the timetables and prices at the website of the Belgrade Bus Station

By train

Belgrade Central Railway Station offers a well-developed network of railways that connects Serbia’s capital with all the main cities of Europe, by daily, as well as overnight trains. Remember to check if you can get commercial discounts such as: Inter Rail, Euro Domino, Railplus, Balkan Flexipass, Easy Travel Card, Euro 26, City Star and the Unified Balkans Tariff.

You can find more information about the timetables and prices at the website of the Serbian Railways

By car

Foreign drivers in Serbia are required to have a valid international driving license and an international insurance, which can also be bought at the border. The two main international roads going through Belgrade are the E-70 and the E-75. They are in a relatively good condition but you have to pay several tolls to Belgrade. Local roads lack sufficient road signs, therefore, it is better to bring always a detailed map with you. Speed limits are in accordance with the international standards.

Customs and visas

The participants are kindly asked to get in touch with the Serbian Embassy or Consular Office in their own country and apply for an entry visa, if needed. The details of the procedure can vary. You may be asked to provide some of the following documentation: invitation letter from a Serbian resident or organization, voucher from your accommodation provider (e.g. hotel) medical insurance, proof of sufficient funds for the trip (bank account or credit card), proof of employment or student status, copy of a return ticket or photographs.

Upon their arrival in Belgrade, foreign citizens need to register at a local police station within 24 hours (if you are staying at a hotel, the hotel performs this registration for you automatically). Registration is free for the first three months of your stay, regardless of the purpose of the visit, but if you want to stay in Serbia for a longer period for purposes such as education, scientific research, employment, tourism, engagement in a professional activity, medical treatment, or marriage, you are obliged to apply for a temporary resident status before the three-month period expires.


Sources of information:

About Belgrade

Public City Transport

It is highly suggested to check all information on the official website of Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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