The official tender in Serbia is dinar, abbreviated RSD. Money may be exchanged in all banks and post offices, as well as in authorized exchange offices.
Dinar is issued in denominations of 10/20/50/100/200/500/1000/5000.
Banks and Cards
Cash may be taken from ATMs installed in all major malls, bank branch offices and in public places 365 days in a year, 24 hours a day. Cell phone e-cards and Internet cards may also be purchased in some of these places.
Time, Electricity and Water
Belgrade and Serbia are located in the Central European time zone region – GMT +1 and/or GMT +2 as of the last week in the third month until the Saturday prior to the last week of the tenth month.
As in most cities of Continental Europe, the electricity voltage in Belgrade is 220V. Electrical outlets are standard European.
Tap water in Belgrade is safe to drink.
City public transport
Belgrade city public transport is provided through a network of bus, trolleybus and tram routes run by GSP “Beograd” and bus services operated by private bus companies, on around 130 routes.
Single tickets can be bought:
– in public transport vehicles, from the driver or conductor
– at kiosks marked with a ticket sales sticker
– at GSP points-of-sale
BusPlus Info / public transportation in Belgrade.
If you are not frequent user you should buy a paper card which costs 89 rsd, and you can drive with that card 90 min. on all lines (for 1st or 2nd public transportation zone).
If you buy a ticket on the bus a card cost – 150 rsd.
Paper cards witch you can use:
1 day for 1st or 2nd public transportation zone – 250 rsd,
3 days for 1st or 2nd public transportation zone – 700 rsd
5 days for 1st or 2nd public transportation zone – 1000 rsd.
The passenger is only required to pay for taxi services according to the current price list and to the amount indicated by the taxi meter at the end of the journey. Negotiating a price for taxi services, where the taxi meter is not switched on, is not recommended, especially at the airport.
Alo taksi, 3564-555
Alfa taksi, 19807
Beotaksi, 1970, 19999
Žuti taksi, 19802
Lux taxi, 303-3123
Maksis taksi, 19804
Naksi taksi, 2157-668
Pink taksi, 19803
Plavi taksi, 3555-999
Taksi Bell, 19808
City taxi, 394-0022
As in all big cities, finding a parking space in the central streets of Belgrade during working hours is very tricky and we recommend vehicles be parked in a public car park.
Parking areas on the streets in the centre of Belgrade are divided into three parking zones where parking time is limited and payment is made for each full or incomplete hour:
– Red zone – maximum 1 hour
– Yellow zone – maximum 2 hours
– Green zone – maximum 3 hours
Parking areas within these three parking zones are indicated by special traffic signs bearing the colour of the zone as well as by road markings. Parking is payable in all three zones on week days from 07.00-21.00 and Saturdays from 07.00 and 14.00. Once the allowed time has expired, the driver must move his or her vehicle. A parking warden will leave a fine payment order under the windscreen wipers if he should fail to do so.
Payment methods for parking
– Parking tickets – these are purchased at kiosks
The time of arrival should be written on the ticket and it should be displayed on the inside of the windscreen.
– Parking ticket machines (only in the red zone) – machines selling parking tickets take coins and electronic parking cards
– Mobile phone – by sending an SMS containing the registration number of the vehicle (for example BG123456, without spaces) to 9111, 9112 or 9113 (depending on the zone), from any mobile network.
Confirmation that payment has been made by SMS will arrive in the form of a return SMS to the users mobile, detailing the parking service they have paid for. The user must keep the return SMS as proof that they have paid.
The area code for Belgrade in national traffic is 011
The area code for Serbia in international traffic is 381. To call Belgrade from abroad please dial the appropriate international code, e.g. 00, then dial the area code for Serbia 381 and the area code for the city (without the initial 0)11. To call a foreign country from Belgrade, please dial the international code 00, then the country area code, the city area code (without 0) and, finally, the telephone number of the subscriber.
Important Telephone Numbers
Police – 192
Fire-fighters – 193
Ambulance – 194
AMSS road assistance – 1987
Tourist Organization of Belgrade: http://www.tob.rs