This blog post is part of the “Must read” series for people visiting Belgrade. Find all other blog posts in the “Essential” category HERE.
Nikola Tesla Airport is the only civil airport in Belgrade at the moment. It’s some 15 km away from the city
By Car (or rent-a-car)
If you own a car or rent one, reaching Belgrade (especially New Belgrade) is a walk in the park (or ride through the high-way). You just exit the airport, follow the signs to Belgrade and after some 5 minutes you will reach New Belgrade – Belgrade Arena, Hotel In, Holiday Inn and many more popular landmarks are there. Driving further down the highway you will reach Sava Centar and then cross the bridge – entering the old part of the city. You will pass
As I have already mentioned in the public transport article, the only safe and legal way to get taxi at the airport is to buy a voucher at the Taxi Info stand, located in the baggage claim area (right after you pass the passport check).
City of Belgrade made a decision about the prices of the taxi transfer from the airport and divided the city in zones:
Basically, closer to the airport, lower the fare – it starts at 1400 RSD (about 12 EUR) for the Yellow zone, goes all the way to 6000 RSD (50
You can buy voucher for the ride at the mentioned Taxi booth and look for taxi when you exit the customs.
Important: Do not ride with the drivers outside customs that will offer their services. They are not part of the network and you will be charged more.
It works both ways, of course, so ride from one of the zones to the airport mustn’t be more expensive than the voucher price for the said zone. List of approved taxis can be found here, and feel free to call them in advance while planning your ride back to the airport.
If you are up for an adventure, I can suggest riding with two GSP lines – 72 and 607. Ticket price is 89 RSD (150 RSD when bought from the driver) and all the rules written HERE apply. Line 72 will take you to “Zeleni Venac”, large public transport HUB in the city
A1 express line
While A1 line is part of the GSP (public transport in Belgrade) it doesn’t use the standard Bus Plus tickets (as explained here) and the ticket costs 300 RSD (around 2,5 EUR).
A1 has just a couple of stops – Fontana (New Belgrade), Main Railway station (Which actually isn’t the main railway station for a year or so, but the name remained) and Slavija Square. If you are staying at New Belgrade, Fontana stop is the right one for you, while Main Railway station is sort of a tricky one, isn’t near anything. Slavija Square is the place where Slavia hotels, Hilton and a couple of others are, also lots of public transport lines stop there, so it’s the best choice in my opinion.
A1 is the best choice if you need a cheap service to get you to the city. You can grab A1 at the arrivals area, right when you exit the building.
Don’t forget our local Uber substitute (since we don’t have Uber) – CarGo. It’s cheaper than
Keep in mind that CarGo CANNOT pick you up at the arrivals area, you have to go to the upper floor at the departures and get out.