Travelling to Belgrade

Useful INFORMATION ABOUT SERBIA


  • Name of state: Republic of Serbia
  • Capital city: Belgrade, population more than 1600000
  • Autonomous regions: Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija
  • Geographic location: Southeastern and Central Europe, Balkan Peninsula, Western Balkans
  • Area: 88509 Km2
  • Climate: moderate continental
  • Longest river: Danube, Serbian section, 588 km
  • Highest mountain peak: Đeravica (in the Prokletije range), 2656 m
  • International dialing code: +381
  • Official currency: the dinar (RSD)
  • National Internet domain:.rs
  • National vehicle code: SRB
  • Population (excluding Kosovo and Metohija): more than 7 000 000 - 83% Serbs
  • Official language: Serbian
  • Official script: Cyrillic
  • Faiths: 85% Eastern Orthodox Christian, 5.5% Roman Catholic Christian, 3.2% Muslim
  • National holiday: 15th February - Serbian National Statehood Day
  • Time zone: central European, CET (GMT + 1 hour)
  • Electricity: 220 ~ 230V, 50 Hz
  • Water from public mains: Safe to drink

Driving license

International Driving Licenses are recognized throughout Serbia. Car rental companies ask for a valid driving license. For your requests please contact Congress secretariat.

 

Banks and currency exchange

The currency is the Serbian Dinar (RSD). Dinar is issued in denominations of 10/20/50/100/200/500/1000/2000/5000. Foreign currency can be exchanged at the airport or the front desk of your hotel. Local banks are open from 08.30 to 17.00 hrs from Monday to Friday. On Sundays only duty banks and post offices are open. All banks and post offices have exchange offices, and payphones.

There are also private foreign exchange offices throughout the city that operate between 09.00 to 18.00 hrs. The current exchange rate may be checked on the website of the National Bank of Serbia (www.nbs.rs).

 

Credit cards

All major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, and Amex) are accepted in Serbia by restaurants, hotels, shops and at the Congress Registration Desks.

Cash may be taken from ATMs installed in all major malls, bank branch offices and in public places 365 days in a year, 24 hours a day. Cell phone e-cards and Internet cards may also be purchased in some of these places in official offices of local providers and in some street kiosks.

 

Climate

The climate of Serbia is moderately continental, with localized variations and a gradual change between the seasons. The average temperature in Belgrade in October is quite mild at 12.4 °C (54.32 °F). Afternoons can be somewhat warm with average high temperatures reaching 18.1 °C (64.6 °F). Overnight temperatures are generally a little cool with an average low of 8.3 °C (46.9 °F).

 

Electricity

The current in Serbia is 220 volts 50Hz. Please contact the reception desk for available converters.

 

Insurance

The meeting organizers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained or for loss of or damage to property belonging to Congress participants (or their accompanying persons) either during the congress meetings and post congress activities. Please obtain proper travel and health insurance prior to your trip.

 

Tipping

Tipping is not mandatory in Serbia. However it is customary to add 5-10% in restaurants if you are satisfied with the service.



The "Nikola Tesla" airport
Phone number: +381 11 20 94 444
Website: https://beg.aero/eng


Air Serbia, the national air transport company, along with numerous international air carriers maintain regular lines from the Belgrade "Nikola Tesla" airport to the whole world.


The "Nikola Tesla" airport in Surčin is located 18 km from the centre of Belgrade.


"Nikola Tesla" airport Working time: 4.45 - 23.40 h
Frequency: every 30 min.


Transportation from the airport to the city centre:


  • А1 Mini bus
    Route: Airport - Slavija Square (Kralja Milutina Street) - Airport
    Ticket price: RSD 300 (on the bus)
    Approximate travel time: 30 minutes
  • Public Transportation Line 72

    Route: Airport - Zeleni venac Square
    Ticket price: RSD 89 (if purchased on the kiosk), RSD150 (if purchased on the bus)
    Approximate travel time: 30‒40 minutes

  • Taxi Service

    There is a taxi stop at the airport.
    For all information, please contact the city service TAXIINFO, located in the baggage claim area at Nikola Tesla Airport and please do not forget to take the taxi receipt at the airport Info Desk specifying the desired destination and the price for taxi service. That way you will make sure the taxi service is in line with the most favorable rate.
    In order to improve the taxi service from and to the airport, the Belgrade City Assembly adopted the price list and transportation zones (6) in Belgrade, so the passengers can reach the desired destination in the city at the best fares.
    The price of taxi transportation from the airport to the city centre is approximately 1500 dinars (15 Euros).

Belgrade Bus Station

Аddress: 4 Železnička Street, Belgrade
Phone number: +381 11 26 44 455
Fax: +381 11 26 59 480
Website: http://www.bas.rs/redvoznje.aspx?lng=sl


Regular bus lines connect Belgrade with all parts of Serbia. International bus lines operate to all neighboring and most European countries.


Information and reservation
Local lines
: +381 11 26 36 299, +381 11 26 23 170 (05.30 - 22.00 h)
International lines:

  • BAS tourist, Železnička 4, tel: +381 11 26 27 146 (07 - 00 h)
  • BAS tourist, Maršala Birjuzova 2, tel: +381 11 26 22 526 (08 - 20 h)
Serbian Railways JSC

Аddress: 6 Nemanjina Street, Belgrade

Phone number: +381 11 36 16 722

Website: http://serbianrailways.com/


A well developed network of railways connects Belgrade with all parts of Europe, by daily, as well as overnight trains.


"Serbian Railways" provide for the following commercial discounts: Inter Rail, Euro Domino, Railplus, Balkan Flexipass, Easy Travel Card, Euro<26, City Star and the Unified Balkans Tariff.