Getting around Belgrade

This mini guide will help you get around Belgrade the way that suits you best.

Public transportation

The public transportation system in Belgrade includes several tram, trolley and bus lines, as well as a city railway line from the Pančevo Bridge to Zemun. There are four types of tickets: monthly (for residents), credit (refilled on most larger kiosks), and one trip (bought at kiosks or at the vehicle driver’s).

Taxi services

There are several taxi companies and associations in Belgrade. Avoid the ones stationed at the airport, since they tend to charge the double. A regular fair from the airport to the city should be around 10 to 15 €. The best would be to call one of the top carriers, and they send a vehicle in less than five minutes.

Taxi in Belgrade

With your own vehicle

When coming to Belgrade with your own vehicle, make sure that your accommodation place has it’s own parking, since parking is one of the most annoying issues in Belgrade. If you’ve never driven through a chaotic metropolitan traffic, it might be smarter to avoid trying it in Belgrade.

Rent-a-car

Several local and international agencies offer rent-a-car services with standard cars, vans and even mini-buses. Check out the list for more details.

Parking

Parking can be a real nightmare, especially in the downtown area. We’d like to share some tips and info about parking, a map of the parking zones and a map of downtown garages.

Gas stations

There are gas stations almost everywhere in the city and around it. Most of them offer Gasoline, Diesel, Eurodiesel, Biodiesel and Unleaded gasoline.

By bicycle

There are about 65 kilometers of cycling paths in the city, mostly on the river shores, the Sava lake, and in New Belgrade. Belgrade is located on the European Eurovelo 6 and 11 cycling routes. However the old town is not very bicycle friendly, due to chaotic traffic on the streets and narrow sidewalks.

  • Redheadindixie

    Hey, Ellen from SC, USA: If you’re over 50, can you recommend a club where I won’t feel so out of place? I love to dance and look youthful but would appreciate being around other middle-aged people who love music and dancing! I like techno, but not heavy metal. Thanks хвала

    • http://resabi.com reSabi

      Hi Ellen, check out one of these clubs: Mladost, Tilt and The Tube they are all devoted to techno and not frequented by children.
      Welcome to Belgrade.

  • Redheadindixie

    PS I’ll be in Belgrade May 23-24th. Not sure where I’m staying though. Will probably take taxis or walk. I hear Tram 2 is a good one to get on for getting around, sightseeing….

    • http://resabi.com reSabi

      At our accommodation section you can find the best suggestions depending on your staying needs. When you arrive, call a taxi by phone or Twitter @naxistaxi, avoid the ones stationed already at the airport/train station. Yes, tram 2 is great for a downtown tour, and there’s also the “Tram called Belgrade” tour as well as hop-on-off buses, though they are a bit more expensive.

  • Is Ber

    i, I will be visiting Belgrade next week, could you please tell me how to get from the airport to Hotel Rex ?

    • http://resabi.com reSabi

      Hi, probably the best way is by A1 airport shuttle bus to the Main railway station: http://www.beg.aero/upload/a1_map_&_timetable.pdf then if you don’t carry heavy baggage, you can go walking to the hotel (5 minutes). You can also take regular bus 72 to Zeleni Venac and find a taxi there. If you want a taxi from the airport, make sure you call one by phone or Twitter @naxistaxi, some of the taxis on the airport are “wild” and can charge a lot more.