Information about Serbia

Visa regime

Citizens of most countries do not need a visa to enter Serbia. For a complete list of contries and visa regimes, check the Consular affairs page at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs site.

Serbia does not have restrictions on the amount of money that can be imported to the country. However, if you would return back more than 2000 EUR then you should declare it upon arrival. For more information check the customs formalities page

Currency & credit cards

Official currency in Serbia is the Dinar (RSD). Coins: 1, 2, 5, 10 and 20 Dinars, Banknotes: 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 1000 and 5000 Dinars. (Banknotes in circulation)

There are numerous exchange offices across Novi Sad (and most of the other cities), which usually do not charge the commission.

For exchange rate information you can check the daily updated Exchange Rate List on the official site of the National Bank of Serbia.

All major credit cards are accepted. However, Master card and Visa are more widely present than the others. ATMs are widely spread across the city streets and walking areas in Novi Sad.

Area Codes

The phone code for Serbia is +381, for Belgrade (0)11, for Novi Sad (0)21, for Niš (0)18 etc. For international calls from Serbia dial 00 (or + on mobile phones) followed by the code of the desired country

Time zone

Central European Time (CET), UTC+1. The same time as in Amsterdam, Budapest, Berlin, Rome, Copenhagen, Brussels, Madrid, Paris.

In the summer, Central European Summer Time (CEST) applies, with UTC+2.

How to get here

By Plane

The closest airport to Novi Sad is in Belgrade (70 km away), which is served by major European flight-carriers and several low-cost carriers. Daily departures and arrivals are available with European countries.

When you arrive to the Belgrage airport you can easily get to Novi Sad. You can preorder a transfer from the airport to Novi Sad, or you can use the regular buses and trains to get to Novi Sad.

More info about getting to Novi Sad by plane, including flight schedules, and a more detailed guide.

More links:
the official site of the Belgrade airport.
The national carrier Air Serbia
Traveling In Serbia By Plane (National Association of Travel Agencies).

By Train 

Novi Sad is on the international railway route Vienna - Budapest - Belgrade - Istanbul (Novi Sad is between Budapest and Belgrade). From Belgrade (70 km away) there are also railway routes to Timişoara and Bucharest (Romania) as well as to Zagreb (Croatia), Ljubljana (Slovenia) and further to Italy and Austria.

The train station in Belgrade is next to the coach (bus) station.

For more information on international train schedule to/from Novi Sad and Belgrade visit www.bahn.de.

More info on Serbian Railways (timetables) and Traveling In Serbia By Train (National Association of Travel Agencies).

Trains from Belgrade to Novi Sad 

There is a regular train line to Novi Sad. The train ticket is around 3 EUR.

Direct trains from Belgrade to Novi Sad timetable (last checked March 2015):

Train number Departure Arrival Travel time Type
3402 04:30 06:20 01:50 R
344 07:17 08:54 01:37 I
3404 08:15 10:00 01:45 R
3406 09:55 11:47 01:52 R
342 11:15 12:42 01:27 B
546 12:00 13:33 01:33 I
3408 12:55 14:38 01:43 R
2400 13:40 15:20 01:40 R
3410 15:25 17:25 02:00 R
540 17:00 18:41 01:41 I
3412 18:25 20:08 01:43 R
3414 20:20 22:14 01:54 R
340 21:48 23:15 01:27 B
3416 22:55 00:38 01:43 R

B Bussiness (fast) train
R Regular (traveler) train
I Inter City train

By Bus (Coach) 

There is a regular coach line to Novi Sad from almost every major city in Europe.

Also note that there is a regular coach line Belgrade - Novi Sad every 30 mins in average. The ticket is 6-8 EUR, depending on the coach company.

Novi Sad Bus Station

Belgrade Bus Station

More info on Traveling In Serbia By Bus (National Association of Travel Agencies).

By Car 

Novi Sad is on the main highway E75 Budapest - Belgrade, 350km from Budapest and 70km from Belgrade. Novi Sad is also near the highway E70 Belgrade - Zagreb (Croatia). For more info check out the route planner and maps on ViaMichelin.com.

More info (includeing a list of border crossings) on Traveling In Serbia By Car (National Association of Travel Agencies).

By Boat

Novi Sad is on the boat-route Rhein-Main-Danube. This route connects nine countries and six European capitals.