Information about Serbia
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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|
B Bussiness (fast) train
R Regular (traveler) train
I Inter City train
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.
More info on Traveling In Serbia By Bus (National Association of Travel Agencies).
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).
Novi Sad is on the boat-route Rhein-Main-Danube. This route connects nine countries and six European capitals.