Belgrade is the capital of Serbia, located on the Balkan peninsula in the southeast of Europe. Belgrade presents the shortest natural connection between East and West, South and North Europe. It sits above the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers which run along three sides of the city.
Officially the Cyrilic alphabet is used, but the Latin alphabet is also very much in use.
А а, Б б, В в, Г г, Д д, Ђ ђ, Е е, Ж ж, З з, И и, Ј ј, К к, Л л, Љ љ, М м, Н н, Њ њ, О о, П п, Р р, С с, Т т, Ћ ћ, У у, Ф ф, Х х, Ц ц, Ч ч, Џ џ, Ш ш
Foreign visitors can communicate with locals mainly in English, but also in German, French and Russian.
The official currency is the Dinar (RSD). You can exchange money in any exchange office and in banks. Rates offered at the official Exchange Office (Menjačnica) are generally better than those available in the banks, hotels or at the Airport. Don't exchange your money with strangers on the street.
The climate in Belgrade is moderately continental, with all four seasons. The average temperatures in March and April are 7.5 °C to 13.1 °C.
Belgrade is in the Central European Time zone (GMT +1 hour).
Belgrade Airport: Nikola Tesla (19 km from the city center).
Transfer options from Belgrade Airport to the city center:
- Taxi trip takes around 30 minutes and costs between 20-25 Euros. Keep in mind many unauthorized drivers may approach you at Belgrade airport, however, it is important to always choose an official airport taxi provider.
- Minibus A1 (ticket for the minibus costs 3.5 € and takes around 40 minutes to reach the city center.
- Bus 72 (ticket for the bus costs 1.3 € and takes around 50 minutes to reach the city center). You must pay for your ticket in Serbian Dinars (RSD) in the bus.
Transportation around the city with the taxi, the most reliable taxis are:
- Beogradski taxi: 19801
- Yellow taxi 19802
- Gold taxi: 19806
- Pink taxi: 19803
- Plavi taxi: 19805.
Public transportation in Belgrade is operated by buses, trolleys and trams.
International dialing code for Serbia is +381.
Electricity: voltage 220V, Frequency 50Hz
More information about Belgrade: https://tob.rs/en
Republic of Serbia adopted the Decision on visa free entry to the Republic of Serbia for holders of foreign national passports having a valid Schengen, UK and other Member States' visa, or visa of the United States of America, and for holders of foreign national passports having residence permit in the countries of the Schengen area, EU or the United States of America.
If you need a visa to enter Serbia, it can usually be obtained online. Check if this applies to you, and apply in advance, at www.mfa.gov.rs/.