Like neighbouring Bosnia and Croatia, foreigners are required by law to register themselves with the police station in their district within 12 h of receiving a Serbian entry stamp at a border crossing or airport.

Registration is done automatically by hotel staff upon check-in; however, if you are staying with friends in a private dwelling, you must register your presence with the police in the district in which you are staying.

You should receive the bottom part of the Foreigner Registration Form to carry with you if registering at a police station, or a printout from hotel reception if staying at a hotel; when exiting the country, you may be required to present it to the Border Police. Sometimes, they will not ask for it, and you can keep it as an administrative memento. Never forget that failure to register could result in prosecution and a large fine although that is rarely enforced.{{{2}}}

Most European nationals need no visa for entering Serbia. Citizens of United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Chile, Israel, Singapore, Japan, Australia and some other nations have visa-free access for a maximum stay of 90 days within 180 days. Citizens of the EU, Bosnia, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro and Switzerland need only an ID card. Check with the Serbian MFA for current info (

Serbia announced that visitors with Kosovan visas or passport stamps will not be allowed into the country. Currently, however, this is not the case, but the visas and stamps will be overstamped with a "cancelled" stamp. However, entering Serbia from Kosovo without first having entered Kosovo from Serbia i.e. without a Serbian entry stamp is considered an illegal entry to Serbia and is not permitted, except if using an ID card for those nationals who can.

Customs controls are fairly straightforward, but a notable regulation is that you are allowed to move only 120,000 Serbian dinars into and out of the country, and notes larger than 1000 dinars are not allowed to move across the border.

By bus
By bus

Vienna - Buses leave from Vienna International Busterminal Erdberg almost every day. For destinations south of Belgrade, Zoran Reisen coaches leave at 3PM on Friday, and charge around €45 for a one-way trip.

Hungary - When you take an international bus from Belgrade towards Germany, a collection is often held inside the bus for paying the Hungarian border guards a fee to let the bus go faster over the border. This is a bribe. On your way into Serbia, it seems cheaper, though the Hungarian border guards will demand all passengers sign a form declaring they offered no gift, cash or otherwise, to Hungarian border police whether they paid a bribe or not.

Sofia Bulgaria - There are daily to buses to Niš and Belgrade going from the central bus station next to the central railway station. The buses leave at 7:30am and 4pm. The buses are operated by Nis-Ekspres, but booked through Matpu, and cost 24 lev to Nis and 54 lev to Belgrade. Student discount saves 2 lev. accurate as of 5 Aug 2013

For more information, see the timetable arrivals/departures of the Belgrade bus station in English:

By road
By road

Hitchhiking across Serbia is still acceptable and most drivers will treat you like a friend. However, necessary precautions should still be taken. Generally, it is easy to hitchhike through Vojvodina and much more difficult to hitch a ride from Belgrade to the south, to Kosovo, or Macedonia and Montenegro. The Hitchhiker's Guide to Serbia (http://www.serbiatraveler...) offers a collection of hitchhiking tips for a number of cities and towns in Serbia. It was made by the members of the Serbia Travel Club, an association of independent travelers from Serbia, and is available in English and Serbian.

By plane
By plane

Belgrade - The main airport of Serbia is the Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport BEG, located 18km from downtown Belgrade. Major European airlines fly to Belgrade. Serbian national airline was previously called Jat Airways but, after agreeing a partnership with Etihad Airways in 2013, changed its name to Air Serbia. It flies to all major cities in Europe, northern Africa and the Middle East. These are the following airlines that fly to Belgrade:

Aeroflot ( Moscow -Sheremetyevo,

Aegean Airlines ( Athens,

Air Cairo ( Hurgada

Air Serbia ( Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Athens, Beirut, Berlin-Tegel, Brussels, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dubrovnik, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Istanbul-Atatürk, Larnaca, Ljubljana, London-Heathrow, Milan-Malpensa, Monastir, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Ohrid, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Podgorica, Prague, Rome-Fiumicino, Sarajevo, Skopje, Sofia, Split, Stockholm-Arlanda, Stuttgart, Tel Aviv, Thessaloniki, Tirana, Tivat, Vienna, Zagreb, Zürich,

Alitalia ( Rome,

Austrian Airlines ( Vienna,

Belavia Belarusian Airlines ( Budapest, Minsk,

B&H Airlines ( Sarajevo,

Croatia Airlines ( Split, Dubrovnik - summer only

easyJet ( Geneva,

Etihad Airways ( Abu Dhabi,

flyDubai ( Dubai,

LOT Polish Airlines ( Warsaw,

Lufthansa ( Frankfurt, Munich,

Montenegro Airlines (http://www.montenegroairl...) Podgorica, Tivat,

Norwegian ( Oslo, Stockholm,

Pegasus Airlines ( Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen SAW,

Qatar Airways ( Doha,

Swiss International Air Lines ( Zürich, Geneva,

TAROM ( Bucharest,

Tunisair ( Enfidha, Tunis,

Turkish Airlines ( Istanbul-Atatürk IST,

Vueling Airlines ( Barcelona - summer only,

Wizzair ( Basel, Dortmund, Eindhoven, Gothenburg-City, Larnaca, London-Luton, Malmö, Memmingen, Paris-Beauvais, Rome-Fiumicino, Stockholm-Skavsta.

For the actualized list of airlines and destinations, consult: (

From the airport, you can easily reach the center of Belgrade with bus 72, which stops on the departures level. As at February 2015 the ticket prices are: RSD 89 time-limited ticket, 90 minutes, RSD 280 daily ticket, RSD 720 3 day ticket, RSD 1.100 5 day ticket, RSD 150 if bought in the bus.

There are also express mini buses line A1 connecting airport with Slavija square. Ticket price is at February 2015 RSD 300 €2,5. It takes approximately 30 minutes.

Licensed taxi service fares from the airport and are prepaid with a voucher that must be purchased from the counter. The price varies depending on which Belgrade city zone you are traveling to. Prices range from RSD 1800 €15 to RSD 8,200 €72. Travel time to the city centre is approximately 20-30 min., depending on traffic.

Incoming taxis have radio communication with airport authorities. This ensures passengers a better alternative.

All licensed taxi drivers have a badge, an oval blue license plate with a serial number, and the Belgrade Coat of Arms displayed on the roof. Using unofficial taxis can mean high prices.

Make sure that the taximeter is switched on unless you have haggled for a set price. Tariff 1 is the correct one Monday to Saturday from morning till 10PM. On Tarif 1, the meter should not move more than one dinar per click - moving three or four dinars per click is a sure sign that the driver is attempting to rip you off. Tarif 3 is the 'trick' fare used to scam out of obscene amounts of money, moving 50 or 60 dinars per click. Or better, take one of the several bus lines, check the Belgrade section.

Niš - Serbia's second international airport is in Niš - Niš Constantine the Great International Airport INI. The following airlines operate to and from the airport:

Wizzair ( Basel, Malmö summer only, starts from 25.june and 29. june 2015.

By ship
By ship

There are boat tours, which pass through Belgrade. These are Trafalgar Tours in English, which cruise along the Danube and have a two day stopover in Belgrade.

By train
By train

Several international trains day and night connect Belgrade with Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Romania and Bulgaria. See Belgrade#By_train to detailed info and prices. Trains to Romania, Bulgaria and Macedonia tend to be often quite late about an hour and they are allegedly reported to oftenly consist of old, not very comfortable, cars. Trains usually are very safe. Consider that many overnight trains cross country border in the middle of the night and custom officers won't have scruple to wake you up.

There's no train connection from Greece, as in Jan 2011 Greek Railways suspended all international trains. The former trains from Greece now depart from Skopje, Macedonia.

For timetables and all other infos check website of national carrier Serbian Railways (http://www.serbianrailway...)

A cheap way of traveling to or from Serbia might be the Balkan Flexipass.

For railway fans
By train

The Beograd-Bar line is one of the most scenic railways in Europe, with plenty of tunnels and bridges including Mala Rijeka, the highest railway bridge in the world and magnificient views of Dinar mountains. A trip on this line during daylight hours is definitely worth it.

By bike
By bike

The cycling route EuroVelo 6 ( which runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Black Sea, crosses Serbia by following the Danube river. Most of the advised itinerary follows minor paved roads, and directions are clearly indicated by a specific EuroVelo 6 signage.

Although too few cities offer appropriate cyclist-friendly infrastructures, cycling is slowly gaining interest among the population as an economic and sustainable alternative way of touring and commuting.

By car
By car

If your vehicle is registered and insured in an EU country you do not need a green card. Otherwise, make sure that your Green Card has an uncancelled "SRB" box. Coming in from Hungary, the Szeged/Horgoš border crossing is notorious for its congestion. If crossing the border from Hungary, try the Tompa/Kelebija crossing point, about 20km west, or the newly opened Backi vinogradi/Asotthalom crossing point. Similarly, when coming from Croatia, you may want to cross the border at Tovarnik/Šid instead of Bajakovo/Batrovci, and from Macedonia at Pelince/Prohor Pčinjski instead of Tabanovce/Preševo.

Please note that cars overtaking on undivided highways will often use the unofficial "middle lane". Exercise caution and pull over to the hard shoulder on the right to let them through safely.

Police are generally stationed at major junctions or at underpasses to control traffic and speed. Drivers commonly warn others of a police presence by flicking the high-beams on two or three times. Police interceptors patrol all major highways. Drivers speeding and/or driving aggressively are stopped. Speeds of up to 140 km/h in 120 km/h zones are usually, but not always, tolerated.

Note that the traffic law is strict. No person under age of 14 must not ride in the front seat, seat belts are obligatory for those who sit in the front, blood alcohol content is limited to 0.03% and fines are from €30 for smaller violations up to 60 days in prison and €5000 for causing a larger traffic accident both locals and foreigners. IMPORTANT! If you are driving on country and local roads, pay attention to the bicycle riders, tractors and other heavy agricultural machines, especially at night! They can be without proper light signalization and hard to see, so slow down at night.

Highway tolls cost on average 0.03€/km and can be paid in Serbian dinars, Euros or by Mastercard/Visa. They are charged by road section, so it's possible to pay more if only part of a section is used.

Fuel gasoline/petrol, diesel and liquefied petroleum gas is plentiful and of EU quality, unlike 20 years ago. Prices are similar to those in neighbouring countries, i.e. slightly cheaper than Western Europe, but very expensive compared to North America.