Belgrade Transportation

  • Bus 72 at Belgrade Airport
    Bus 72 at Belgrade Airport
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    Bus stop at Zeleni Venac Market
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    AIRPORT BUS

    by mtncorg Written Sep 13, 2011

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    For only 250 RSD you can catch a bus a-1 from the airport to Slavija Square with earlier stops at New Belgrade and the train station. You buy a ticket in the bus and they leave every twenty minutes in each direction. Of course, you need to know where you are going to go from the bus stop. The train station means a fairly big hill to climb and Trg Slavija is only good if you are staying at the Slavija Hotel.

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    LONG DISTANCE BUSES

    by mtncorg Written Sep 13, 2011
    Morning picture from bus in the heart of Crna Gora

    In contrast to the trains, buses go all over Serbia and into adjacent countries. The main bus station is adjacent to the train station. Most buses go out of the main terminal though some buses to destinations that are not so far out of Belgrade use the two smaller terminals across the street to the north. Pay for your ticket in the appropriate terminal and you will also get a seat reservation – important for long bus journeys. The reservation system worked fine out from Belgrade, but not so good coming back. You will also need to buy a token that you use to gain entry onto the bus platforms themselves.

    While in Serbia I took two overnight buses and two medium range buses. The overnight buses were nowhere near as comfortable as Mexican overnight buses which I have ridden and the ride between Belgrade and Kotor was longer than the time it took me to fly from the West Coast of the US to Istanbul – including two layovers en route. Traffic was the main problem, especially along the Montenegrin coast near Budva where everything is a bit of a chaotic mess. It also takes awhile to get across the Serbo-Montenegrin border, maybe the bus schedules were drawn up before the two countries split and haven’t been revised? As non-luxurious as the bus ride had been, I shudder to think what the train journey to Podgorica would have been like in lieu of the locals negative comments – “Do not take the train!”

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    SERBIAN TRAINS

    by mtncorg Written Sep 13, 2011

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    Quiet train station in the heart of Beograd

    I remember seeing cars with the “JZ” on them in the Sûdbahnhof of Wien thinking that Western Europe definitely ended there. Trains in Serbia don’t seem to have gotten much better in the intervening years. Originally, I had thought about taking the train from Istanbul to Belgrade but 48 hours on the train versus two by plane – plus the cost of for air travel wasn’t that significantly higher – swung my plans towards Turkish Air. I had heard that the train trip to Podgorica, Montenegro was very beautiful – taking ‘business class’ – but everyone in Belgrade that I talked to – including the Serbian Tourist Agency – said, “Don’t take the train! Take the bus!” They were quite emphatic about it too. In Belgrade, the train and bus stations are right next to each other. The train station is very quiet – there aren’t a lot of trains to anywhere to begin with. The bus station, in contrast, is abuzz with activity.

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    The beautiful blue (?) Danube

    by etfromnc Updated Aug 15, 2011

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    Overlooking R. Danube with considerable wanderlust

    This may not be the best place to put a tip regarding the Danube, but since it is the latest place where I have seen this amazing river, this is where it goes for now. (If there is a groundswell of opinion, I could move, or duplicate, it in other locations.) My most enduring adventure on the Danube was a hydroplane ride from Budapest to Bratislava, at the end of which I discovered that my hostess was coming down with the flu and I had to pretty much be my own tour guide. I saw a lot but it would have been even nicer had I been able to get to know her a bit better.
    The Danube is a fascinating source of diversity and opportunity from its source (wherever that may be) to its mouth.
    Throughout recorded history, and certainly even before, the Danube has served as a transportation link and a border, a lifeline and a site of warfare, a challenge and an inspiration. Migration and colonization have occurred all along her shores creating a diversity of cultures and traditions which are both communicated and protected by the river.
    It is the longest east-west waterway in Europe, at almost 3000 km, and the second longest river in Europe. Ten nations, four capital cities, and numerous regions and ethnicities are linked by the Danube. It has been said that traveling on or along the Danube is like visiting a museum of European history and I can heartily agree. Almost anywhere that you might choose to stop along her shores, you will find varied European landscapes, lifestyles, festivals, and other celebrations.
    Countries within which I have visited and/or traveled on the Danube are Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, and Romania. Somehow, I missed Croatia, Bulgaria, Moldova, and The Ukraine. I have visited her in each of the capital cities which sit on her shores: Belgrade, Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest.

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    A painless arrival.

    by planxty Written Jun 21, 2011
    Nikola Tesla airport, Belgrade, Serbia.

    I flew from London to Belgrade with JAT airlines, the first time I had ever been to Serbia. My first impression of the country, as so often was the Nikola Tesla airport and it was very favourable. It is not huge, but modern and apparently well-organised. Baggage reclaim was quick, immigration formalities simple and with a smile, not often seen amongst such officials.

    Once in the airport, everything I needed was there, including a bureau de change. I normally shy away from these in airports as they can be a ripoff so I only changed a little money to Serbian dinar but a subsequent check revealed that the rate was not too bad.

    I then went to the conveniently placed tourist information desk (conveniently situated near the exit door) and the very pleasant young lady gave me all the information I needed in flawless English.

    If you want to get into the city and want to save on a taxi, you need the yellow number 72 bus which departs just outside the door. It costs 120 dinar and runs 05:20 until 00:00 hours and departs every 32 minutes. It takes about 40 minutes and terminates beside the large market (Zeleni Venac). You can pay the driver.

    Here is a tip for you. Like many places in eastern Europe, you validate your ticket in a little machine. I thought this was automatic and wondered why I could not get it to work. Actually, you need to put the ticket in the slot, then pull the little black handle to stamp the ticket. Don't get caight not doing it as there are plenty of ticket inspectors about.

    The website indicates a minibus service to Slavija Square but I cannot comment on this. It does, however, cost 250 dinar, so more expensive than the bus.

    All in all a very pleasant way to enter Serbia.

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    JAT

    by iaint Written Jun 9, 2011

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    I flew into & out of Belgrade with JAT - the Serb national airline - from/to Amsterdam.

    It was fine. Cheap, but on time. The food - dry sandwiches - was not worth eating. I skipped it on the flight home after trying it 1st time around. Eat before you board.

    The Boeing 737 seemed a bit elderly, but we got there.

    Check-in at Belgrade was quick and efficient, but not friendly.

    To quote someone who would know... “JAT is a basket case” so it may be privatised.

    It was the Yugoslav state carrier, but of course now it competes with Montenegrin Airlines, BiH Airlines, Croatian Airlines, Adria and even Macedonian. Crowded wee marketplace...

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    Nikola Tesla Airport

    by iaint Updated Jun 8, 2011

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    Nikola Tesla Airport functioned pretty well on my 2 visits. Passport control was reasonably quick on arrival and baggage delivery too. Beware rip off taxi drivers however. The fare to downtown should be €15. Try to get your hotel to send someone.

    Departure was equally painless.

    When I tried to sit at the bar to drink my espresso, the barista did tell me to go and sit somewhere else. Service without a smile...

    When I tried to buy an expensive bottle of Serb wine in duty free, the assistant helpfully flagged up that I might lose it at security in transit at Amsterdam. That’s good service.

    Surprisingly, there is no airport hotel.

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    Trolleybus

    by iaint Updated Jun 8, 2011

    Us valiant VTers (12 of us, led by Keti) took the trolleybus from the city centre out to Šumice for dinner at Sindjelic. We had Keti (who is Serb) to keep us right, and show us how to get tickets - at a newspaper kiosk in advance.

    Then you have to cancel the ticket in a machine on the bus.

    All very easy, cheap and painless. The locals are obviously not used to seeing touroids on their buses, so we were objects of curiousity. Took about 30 minutes.

    On the way back Fergie (VTer Planxty) and I got the last bus - slightly nervy standing in the “burbs at 11.30 pm on our own and “out of place”. We had no problems at all - either there or in the city centre walking back to our hotels.

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    Sixt

    by iaint Updated Jun 6, 2011

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    my wee Renault, 1,500m up in Macedonia

    Booked my car with Sixt via argusrentals.com.

    They were friendly, helpful and efficient. The location is downtown, and convenient - 5 minutes walk from Skadarlija.

    Cost me £236 for 6 days, including excess insurance. £39 per day. That was for a Renault Megane 1.6.

    They are at Žorža Klemensoa 19 - its the Renault dealership.

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    Airport bus

    by SWFC_Fan Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Jat Airways bus at Belgrade airport
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    Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla Airport is located about 18km from the centre of the city.

    My friend and I arrived at Belgrade airport early one morning after a flight from Sarajevo in May 2007 and chose to catch the airport bus into the city rather than fork out for a taxi. The following information was correct as of that date:

    - buses are operated by Jat Airways and depart from directly outside the arrivals hall;

    - buses depart every hour on the hour from 7am until 10pm. Buses from the city to the airport, departing from Slavija Square, also depart every hour on the hour, from 5am until 9pm;

    - a continuous stream of taxis pass by the bus stop in between buses and will wind down their windows to try and talk you into using them;

    - buses operate the following route: Nikola Tesla airport – Novi Beograd (Fontana) – Central Railway Station – Slavija Square;

    - we put our luggage into the bus’ undercarriage and boarded the bus. The driver then came around the bus to issue tickets shortly before departure. It is not possible to buy tickets from elsewhere as far as I could tell;

    - tickets cost 160 Dinars (approx. 1.30 GBP) one way, per person;

    - the journey time from the airport to Slavija Square was around 30-40 minutes;

    - the names of the stops were not announced and so we stayed on the bus until it terminated at the busy Slavija Square. In hindsight, we’d have been better getting off the bus at Central Station, but we didn’t realise that at the time.

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    Airport

    by antistar Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Belgrade's airport is about 18km out of town, and takes about 30 minutes. To get to the airport, take the JAT bus from outside the JAT offices on Slavia Square (on the hour every hour), or from outside the train station a few minutes later. A one way ticket is about 2-3 euros. The bus leaves for Belgrade from the airport outside the main terminal entrance every hour, on the hour.

    At the main terminal entrance you will find a crowd of taxi drivers who will pester you to get in their cab. Like at the train station they have a reputation for overcharging, so you will probably want to wait for the bus.

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    "JAT Airwyas" and "Nikola Tesla" Airport

    by Beograd Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    "Nikola Tesla" airport is just 5 minutes (by car) away from Novi Beograd. It is not the biggest one you've ever seen but it is the biggest one in Serbia. It is well connected with buses and taxi service with the rest of the city.

    The mostly used language with personel is English, but other languages like French and German are rather common as well.

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    Bus Ride

    by manchi Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Good way to get aroun Belgrade is by bus.This is especialy good for ceter of Belgrade, because it is not always easy to find a parking place for your car.
    The ticket for one ride is 25 dinars if you buy it on the kiosk, and 35 dinars ,if you buy it in the bus.
    There are also nightlines, and the price for night ride is 60 dinars.

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    Direct flights from Belgrade

    by SrdjanJovanovic Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Amsterdam
    Athens
    Banja Luka
    Vienna
    Beirut
    Berlin
    Brussels
    Zurich
    Damascus
    Düsseldorf
    Frankfurt
    Göteborg
    Hamburg
    Hanover
    Istanbul
    Cairo
    Kiev
    Copenhagen
    Larnaca
    Ljubljana
    London
    Malta
    Milan
    Munich
    Moscow
    Paris
    Podgorica
    Prague
    Rim
    Sarajevo
    Skopje
    Sochi
    Sofia
    Salonika
    St. Petersburg
    Stockholm
    Tel Aviv
    Tivat
    Tripoli
    Trieste
    Tunis
    Warsaw
    This is a list of flights of our national company "jat"

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    By bus

    by SrdjanJovanovic Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    INTERNATIONAL BUS LINES

    Amsterdam
    Basel
    Vienna
    Berlin
    Bergamo
    Bratislava
    Braunau
    Bregenz
    Budapest
    Dortmund
    Freiburg
    Frankfurt
    Frederikswerk
    Geneva
    Gostivar
    Graz
    Hamburg
    Heineheim
    Heilbron
    Innsbruck
    Istanbul
    Linz
    Lion
    Ljubljana
    Momingen
    Munchen
    Montpellier
    Ohrid
    Paris
    Prague
    Rastadt
    Salzburg
    Skopje
    Sofia
    Struga
    Stockholm
    Stuttgart
    Verona
    Vukovar
    Zagreb
    Zurich

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