Transportation of Serbia

How to Get Around Serbia


Traveling by plane

According to top-medical-schools, there are no flight connections within Serbia.

Traveling by car/bus

The road network is relatively well developed. Approximately 660 kilometers of Serbian roads are highways and highway-like roads. The A1 and A2 motorways are the most important north-south connections; A3, A4 and A5 in west-east direction. Toll: Expressways and motorways are subject to tolls. A ticket is drawn when driving onto a toll road and paid for on departure. The amount of the fees depends on the kilometer. The few toll routes are to be paid at the toll station. Cash payment is possible everywhere. Credit cards are not always accepted. There are petrol stations in all cities and on all main traffic routes. The gas stations are usually open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.;

Right-hand traffic/left-hand traffic


Condition of the roads

About two thirds of Serbian roads are paved. In the border areas to Croatia and Kosovo, departures from regularly used roads should be avoided. There is a risk of mines off these roads and often right next to them. Driving through Serbia and Kosovo at night is also not advisable for safety reasons.

Road classification

The Serbian road network includes motorways, European, federal and country roads. The marking consists of – motorways a white motorway symbol on a green background (numbered with a letter and a number in maps); – European routes in white letters on a green background, numbered with an E and a number; – Federal roads from a number in black letters on a yellow background.

Car rental

Rental cars are available at airports and in major cities. Upon rental, the driver must be at least 21 years old (may vary by vehicle category) and have held a driver’s license for at least two years. A young driver fee is often charged locally for drivers under the age of 25.


Metered taxis are available in larger cities.


Many providers of bike tours have Serbia in their program. Bicycles and scooters can also be rented in the larger cities.


An extensive bus network connects all cities and towns in Serbia. Even small villages are served by buses. The main provider is the Lasta bus company.


Traffic regulations: – Seat belts and helmets are compulsory. – Motorists must always drive with dipped headlights. – Children under the age of 12 and persons under the influence of alcohol must be seated in the back seat. – Alcohol limit: 0.3 ‰, motorcyclists and moped drivers and their passengers 0.0 ‰. – Telephoning at the wheel is only permitted with hands-free devices. – In the event of an accident, the police (Tel. 92) must always be notified. It is advisable to have a written accident confirmation (Potvrda) issued. – Safety vests must be carried and worn by all occupants when exiting the vehicle in the event of a breakdown or accident. Note: During traffic checks, the driver and passengers are not allowed to leave the vehicle if not asked to do so. Fines are never to be paid directly to the police officer in charge, but always to be transferred. Speed ​​limits: – within built-up areas: 50 km/h, – on country roads 80 km/h, – on dual carriageways 100 km/h, – on motorways 130 km/h. In the first year, novice drivers are only allowed to drive 70 km/h outside built-up areas, 90 km/h on expressways and 110 km/h on motorways.

Roadside Assistance

The ADAC foreign emergency call offers ADAC members and holders of ADAC foreign health and accident insurance comprehensive assistance in the event of vehicle breakdowns, traffic accidents, loss of documents and money, and medical emergencies. The emergency number is available around the clock; in the event of vehicle damage: Tel. +49 (0)89 22 22 22, in the event of illness: +49 (0)89 76 76 76. Travelers can also get information and help from the ADAC partner club Auto-Moto Savez Srbije (AMSS) in Belgrade, Tel +381 (0)11 333 11 00.


The national driving license is sufficient. The international insurance card for motor transport must always be carried with you.

Traveling in the city

There are good bus connections in larger cities. In Belgrade, the Municipal Transport Company GSP Beograd also operates trams, light rail and trolleybuses. Tickets can be bought in advance in tobacconists, at kiosks or directly from the bus driver and must be validated in the respective means of transport.

Locally on the way by train

The Serbian railway company, JSC Serbian Railways, offers connections to Niš (night train via Lapovo) (journey time: 4 hrs 10 mins), Novi Sad (journey time: 1 hr 30 mins) and Subotica (journey time: 1 hr 30 mins) on its main line from Belgrade. 3 hours 50 minutes). Different train categories are used. Regional trains operate within Serbia. Express trains (EXP) serve both domestic and international routes. InterCity ICS trains run between Belgrade and Subotica. EuroCity (EC) trains travel internationally and night trains on longer routes. As a rolling museum, Tito’s Blue Train runs between Belgrade and Vrnjacka Banja. He needs 6 hours for the 130 kilometers.

rail passes

The Interrail One Country Pass and the Interrail Global Pass are also valid in Serbia. The Balkan Flexi Pass is available for unlimited rail travel in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey for a choice of 3, 5, 7, 10 or 15 days.

Traveling by ship

From the port of Belgrade, trips on the Danube and Sava rivers are possible. However, regular shipping is not offered. More information is available from the Tourist Office (see Contacts).

Transportation of Serbia