There are two different bus services connect Nikola Tesla Airport to central Belgrade.
❯ A1 Minibus (Airport - Slavija Square)
This express bus service is the most convenient and common option to get to Belgrade center. The service connects airport to Slavija Square in the city center. The buses make only two stops before terminating at Slavija Square: Pariske Komune (Novi Beograd) and Železnička stanica Beograd Glavna (Belgrade Main Railway Station).
The closest station to city center is Belgrade Main Railway Station, from there you can get to the center in just couple of minutes.
If you get off at the last station (Slavija Square), the center will be 20 minutes away by foot.
The service operates from 5:00 AM to 2:00 AM; every 20 minutes between 6:00 AM and 7:30 PM, hourly at all other times.
The bus station is located outside the terminal on the left side. You can get your tickets directly from the driver for RSD 300 (only in dinars). A typical journey to Belgrade center takes around 30 minutes.
The buses are modern, air-conditioned and offer comfortable journeys.
❯ Bus 72 (Airport - Zeleni Venac Square)
Bus 72 is the cheapest but also the slowest way to get to central Belgrade. However, it might be a convenient option if your final destination is closer to one of Bus 72's stops or if you are on budget.
The service operates from the departure level of the airport. Once you cleared the customs, you should go upstairs to get to the station.
The buses pass through various parts of Belgrade and end their journeys at Zeleni Venac Square in the city center. It is a centrally located large square and a public transportation hub.
You can get your ticket from the newspaper kiosk for RSD 89 or on board for RSD 150 (only in dinars). As the this is not an express service, the journey takes slightly longer. You should expect 40-50 minutes to get to the city center.
The buses depart every 30 minutes from 4:50 AM to midnight.
Keep in mind that these are a bit old fashioned public buses, so they do not offer comfortable journeys. If you have luggage, you better avoid this option as the buses don't have luggage space.
• You should consider taking Bus 72 only if your final destination is along the route or if you are on budget. Otherwise, the most convenient option is to take A1 Minibus service.
• Keep in mind that either option takes you to central Belgrade but to different parts. As Belgrade central is small, you can easily walk to your hotel.
There is no metro/train connection available at Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport.
Taking a taxi used to be a challenge at Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport. There were many non-official taxis that were overcharging tourists. Eventually, the airport has introduced a new system to avoid these scams.
Now, you can book your taxi ride from a taxi information booth located near the exit. You should give your final destination address to the staff, they will calculate the cost, give you a voucher and show you your taxi.
The newly introduced system divides the city into 6 zones and apply fixed rates to each destination.
Central Belgrade is located in "Second Zone". The taxi trip from Nikola Tesla Airport to Belgrade center takes around 15 minutes and has a fixed-rate of RSD 1800 (includes luggage).
If you don't want to deal with the hassle of taxi companies/drivers or long bus queues, you can prebook a ride via Kiwitaxi, an online booking platform that offers reliable and cheap airport transfers worldwide. The English-speaking driver will wait for you at the airport even if your flight is delayed, holding a sign with your name on it.
There are still many non-official taxi drivers waiting outside the airport. They can get aggressive and pushy to make you use their service. Avoid them (you will be overcharged) and book your ride directly from the official taxi booth.
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