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?
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
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!
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 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 :)
It is easily to get there from Belgrade by train. But if you will take just slow train it takes ages to go there. Fast trains aren't that expensive and in other parts of Europe. It is cheaper than buses.
I travelled by fast train totally full. :)) Really socializing time. Don't wonder if locals smoke in the train however there are no smoking signs but no one respects it. :)
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
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.
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.
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.
If you are coming in from the overseas by air, you can either fly into Belgrade or into Budapest, Hungary. Belgrade is about an hour's drive, while Budapest is four hours away and involves another border. Once you fly in, you can take either a bus or a taxi to Novi Sad.
The public transportation system is excellent. The buses run everywhere in the city and the suburbs and the price is relatively low, especially for the Westerners. However, the frequency of buses has degraded due to poor investment in the infrastructure of the former government. The new government, in place since October 2000, has been trying to restore the quality of public transport and other parts of the infrastructure.
Surcin airport near Belgrade is the nearest airport, and then from Belgrade by bus (which leaves every half hour)
by plane to Surcin airport, and then by bus from Belgrade (you need approximately one hour tu get there)
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.
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.