Traveling by train
I love trains and it is always my preferable means of public transportation if have any option to choose.
I was traveling from Belgrade to Novi Sad. There is a direct railways line between Novi Sad and rest of Serbia and many international lines.
Traveling by trains are cheaper then traveling by bus but everything have their advantage.
For now Belgrade-Novi Sad railway line (and vice verse) is very frequent and starts in early morning till late at night. Duration of traveling is from 1:30 up to 2 hours and some more. There is many crossovers and even some errors on this line so it could be a bit delay. That was happens to me once (not sure what or why) and I left train at the Petrovaradin train station and take a suburb bus and get in front of train station in Novi Sad. The prices is about 300 RSD. There no need for reservations and even there is many passengers there is a place for everybody. I assume that time of Exit festival required and reservation due to possibility of overcrowded public transportation especially trains.
I always try to get to the train station some time earlier and skip some crowd and even find a travel partners
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Traveling by bus
I was traveling by bus from Novi Sad to Belgrade. The prices of tickets are almost twice cost then train ride but it is faster and it have much more bus lines. I found information that there is about 90 bus lines on relation Novi Sad to Belgrade (and vice verse) per day in compere to train traveling where it have about 20 lines per days. The bus ride starts every 45-55 minutes and it takes about 90 minutes.
The bus station is next to the train station and both are located at the beginning of main boulevard in City witch is very convenient when you visiting Novi Sad for the first time.
Besides bus connections with Belgrade there is many other domestic and international bus lines. Novi Sad have good strategic position and it is on crossroad of main roads at the transition between Balkan highlands and lower Panonia base.
If you planning to travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina (or vice verse) there is many bus lines daily between Novi Sad and country, especially with towns in Republika Srpska.
There is bus lines that goes trough Bijeljina (Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina) that makes bus rides between Novi Sad and Doboj (Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina) much much longer. That now is changed and people for that relation need to take bus to Belgrade and then change bus.
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Easy to Novi Sad
Even Novi Sad don't have own airport there is easy access to the City from airports in region by public transport. You can find online arrangement for organized transport by car or minibus but it is expensive especially if you don't fly to Belgrade.
Nikola Tesla International Airport in Belgrade (Surčin) is closest airport to Novi Sad. It is about 70 km far from Novi Sad.
Other close airports are:
1. Budapest Ferihegy International Airport about 247 km far away
2. Osijek Airport is about 90 km far away
3. Timisoara Traian Vuia International Airport about 126 km far away
4. Zagreb International Airport about 380 km far away
I wish you safe trip!
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Novi Sad has a good system of buses. More than 17 lines connect all parts of the city. The ticket in summer 2005 was 25 dinars, but exist other kind of tickets with more discounts. The normal ticket has to be bouht inside the bus, paying to the driver.
One advice: in summer, go with fresh fresh clothes. Inside the bus is soooooooo hot!! I couldn't believe it. This buses are made to exist in winter just.
The bus station next to the train station serves a wide variety of international and domestic bus lines. It is located at the begining of main bulevard of Novi Sad.
contact: +381(0)21 444-021, 022 and 023
Near the city runs 1 of Europe's most frequently used roads, E-75. Going from Gdansk and Warsaw, through Bratislava, Budapest, Subotica, Novi Sad and Belgrade, it connects Eastern and Central Europe with Athens and Istanbul.
Only 40km from Novi Sad runs another important road communication route, E-70, which connects Cote d'Azur with Orient...And, Vienna's 4 hours away by this road.
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Numerous international railway lines link Novi Sad with all parts of Europe.
e.g. The train service from Budapest to Novi Sad takes approximately 5 hours and departs at 13.30 and 23.30.
As for getting to Novi Sad from Belgrade, here's the schedule:
5.00-6.44 8.30-9.48 9.45-11-06 11.15-12.51 12.40-14.19
14.57-16.39 16.55-18.15 20.00-21.39 22.15-23.35 23.00-00.39
Getting from A to B
Well, Novi Sad is not such a big town so I prefer walking around. I think you can get almost anywhere around Novi Sad in half an hour by foot.
But for those who dosn't like to walk here are some taxi numbers:
SOS taxi: 450-400
PAN taxi: 455-555
Grand taxi: 333-333
Dobro jutro: 633-22-22
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
Novi Sad is a port, both of economic and touristic importance. Many cruise ships dock there on their voyage on Danube. There is a passport control deck and usually buses pick up the passangers and take them for sightseeing, although the center is just a step away!
This huge German cruise ship VIKTORIA is just arriving, behind my friend Vlada.
Novi Sad Bus
Your see lots of Buses like this in Novi Sad that go all over the City and there are lots of Bus stops everywhere. Personally I think they can be to over crowded at times so I would rather walk.
A handy phrase in Serbian would be :
"Kuda vozi ovaj autobus?" which means where does this bus go?
there are different kinda of trains going to Novi Sad. There is the normal train, which is older and slower, and the fast train which is the one on the line Vienna- Kiev.
if you ask for a return ticket at the trainstation in belgrade they will( if they are nice) give you an open return ticket you can use for a month with any train.
This return ticket is 200 dinars which is about 2 and a half euros.
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This old train is in front of the main train station. You can come in Novi Sad from Belgrade or Budapest by train.
For all information use the phone number below.
PS The mani bus station is next to the railway station.
Novi Sad is easily reachable by train, the railway goes through the middle of Balkan, and it's the main railway on it, going from Athens through FYROM Macedonia and Serbia to Budapest, Hungary in a straight line (more or less).
When you see this table, it means you are in Novi Sad! :)
This is Lie from Brazil (LiePGP on VT) examining it carefully!
There are heaps of buses running between Novi Sad and Beograd, just go to the bus station and you'll leave within the next 30 minutes. There are few trains and they tend to be slower. Cost is around 4.5-5ý single ride. Some buses cost slightly less because they use the "motorway" (autoput) which is quite a laugh.
Novi sad is not to hard to explore . It is not too big , but still very interesting , with lots of wonderful places to see . This is how bus stop looks like .
If you need any info , you can ask any person arround , from my personal experience Novi Saders ( Novosadjani , in Serbian ) are VERY pleasant , helpful and nice . They will help you find what you looking for :)
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