Car Rental in Belgrade
Belgrade is fast becoming one of the top city break destinations in Europe. It's known for its beautiful architecture, world-class museums and exciting modern cultural life with its many festivals, lively cafes and nightlife lighting up the city. While the city’s public transport makes it simple to get around the center, there are so many more places to explore outside of Belgrade which will be easier with your own rental car.
Where to rent a car in Belgrade
It will be possible to rent a vehicle as soon as you have arrived at Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport, with numerous international agencies operating at the airport including Avis, Sixt, Europcar, Hertz and Dollar. Car rental counters are conveniently found in both passenger terminals for travelers upon arrival. However, there are plenty more companies available in the city center for you to choose from including many local providers.
Driving in Belgrade
As a European capital city, Belgrade experiences its fair share of traffic but things aren’t too bad other than during the morning and evening rush hours in central areas. Local driving habits may not be the most rule-abiding so keep your wits about you and drive defensively. The blood alcohol limit in the country is stricter compared to other European countries, so if you’ve had more than one drink you shouldn’t drive home. Yellow lanes in Belgrade signify roads which are for public transport and taxis only so avoid them or you will get fined.
Parking in Belgrade
Parking is plentiful in Belgrade so you will usually be able to find a place across the city, although at peak times (Friday and Saturday evenings) it can be almost impossible to find a parking space in the city center. Street parking spots in the city center are marked with red (1 hour), orange (2 hour) and green (3 hour) lines signifying the maximum amount of time you have. You can pay for your street parking at a payment machine, kiosk or over the phone. Be aware that these parking spots are free from Saturday 14.00 until Monday 07.00. You will also find several parking lots and garages across the city offering hourly and daily parking.
Where to go around Belgrade
The city center of Belgrade is quite compact and densely populated with attractions and landmarks, so you can easily park up near the center and explore on foot. Outside of the city, nature lovers won’t want to miss out on visiting the stunning Avala Mountain which affords unrivalled views of the landscape and many hiking trails. Serbia is also celebrated for its spas, with many world-class spas within reach of Belgrade like Selters Spa and Bukovicka Spa. Consider a visit to the archeological site, Vinca-Belo Brdo, which is believed to be over 7,000 years old and just a 30-minute drive from Belgrade.
* This information is correct as of December 2018