Belgrade City Public Transportation is often confusing to foreign visitors due to lack of information in English and more flexible tickets for tourists. The article will go through the cheapest and best ways of transportation so you know how to get around in Belgrade more easily.
BELGRADE AIRPORT TRANSFER
1. Bus line #72
This line runs twice an hour and you can check the full timetable here.
|From the Nikola Tesla Airport to Zeleni Venac||From Zeleni Venac to Nikola Tesla Airport|
|click HERE.||click HERE.|
When you open the links, the first row shows hours, the second one minutes when the line runs (Monday-Friday), the third (minutes; Saturday) and the fourth (minutes; Sunday).
The cost of the ticket is 72RSD (at the kiosks) and 150RSD in the bus.
The journey takes approximately 40 minutes.
2. Mini Bus A1
This line operates between Slavija and the Nikola Tesla Airport.
Valid Mon-Fri, Saturday and Sunday.
This line runs more often than the previous one and the journey takes about 30 minutes. Ticket costs 300RSD and can be bought in the bus. More expensive but more comfortable.
There are many illegal taxis outside the airport’s arrival terminal which is a shame, and many taxi drivers will offer you a ride inside the terminal building. Of course the best is to refuse and go to the TAXI INFO stand, where you can get information about your destination and the appropriate price for the taxi service. More info HERE. Usually the price will be around 1500RSD if you are going to the city center and 2000-2500RSD if you are going to the suburbs.
You can also:
1. Order taxi by a phone
2. Grab a taxi at the departure section that has just dropped off passengers
|Recommended taxi companies||Beogradski Taxi, Lux Taxi, Pink Taxi|
MOVING AROUND THE CITY
Public transport network consists of buses, trolleybuses and trams. There are several types of tickets available but these are the best for tourists;
Paper ticket for a single ride
The ticket can be bought in the bus. 150RSD for a ride
The card can be bought at kiosks. It’s valid for 3 months and it can only be refilled with up to 720RSD.
How much? 40 RSD
Useful for short stays, up to 7 days. The best option for tourists.
Non-personalized smart card
Valid for 3 years.
How much? 250RSD
Useful for longer stays (7+ days) , especially if you are staying in the suburbs.
Another advantage of this card is that if you are coming with someone or as a group you can use just one card. During the validation process, you need to select ‘GRUPNA KARTA’ (group ticket), type in the number of passengers and validate the card.
With these two cards each ride is 72RSD.
|Free maps of the public transport network||click HERE.|
NIGHT LINES (00-04)
These lines differ from the daily ones and they usually run every hour. Tickets are more expensive (between 150-200RSD).
|Map for the night lines||Timetable|
|click HERE.||click HERE.|