Useful information

Serbia is located in the center of the Balkan Peninsula, in southeastern Europe. It has no seaside but the landscape continues southward, gradually giving way to mountains with numerous canyons, gorges, and caves. Beautiful mountains, national parks, rivers, and lakes are the perfect location for an active outdoor holiday.

Belgrade is the capital and largest city of Serbia. It is located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, on the Balkan Peninsula, at the crossroads of Eastern and Western Europe. Its name translates to White city.

Serbia has connected West with East for centuries, not only in a geographical sense but also politically and culturally. At first, the medieval Serb state found itself between the Roman and Byzantine empires, then it became a frontier between the Christian West and the Ottoman Empire. The result of the civilizations, cultures, faiths meeting is a multiethnic, multicultural and multiconfessional society in modern Serbia. Many centuries of being at the crossroad of cultures gave to Serbia the rich cultural and historical heritage begins with prehistoric archaeological sites and its legacy from classical antiquity. About 1000 historical and nature objects and locations are included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Facts about Serbia

Name of state: Republic of Serbia

Capital city: Belgrade, population more than 1,600,000

Geographic location: Southeastern and Central Europe, Balkan Peninsula, Western Balkans

Climate: moderate continental

Official currency: the dinar (RSD). There are many exchanges (menjačnica) on every corner where Euro and USD can be exchanged.

National vehicle code: SRB

Official language: Serbian

Official script: Cyrillic

Time zone: central European, CET (GMT + 1 hour)

Electricity: 220 ~ 230V, 50 Hz

Water from public mains: Safe to drink, except Zrenjanin and surrounding

Parking for motorcycle: Free at the official parking, also, it can be parked on the pavement

Camping: Not forbidden and it should be safe enough. You might need to check if you’re in the wild, that the land you plan to camp on is not somebody property, otherwise, you might need to ask for permission in order not to get into troubles

Fuel pricing

Premijum BMB (Unleaded) 95 – RSD 148.70 / € 1.19
BMB (Unleaded) 98 – RSD 152.20 / € 1.22

Valid as 2017-May-02

Road tax

Road tolls are payable on most sections of the motorways in Serbia and can be paid in cash, RSD, EUR or by a credit card (Mastercard, Maestro, Visa or American Express cards, as well as the national Dina card).

120kmhAttention! The new regulation about average speed control on the highways of Serbia works since September 1, 2017. It has been created in order to slow down the vehicles on the highway and make people drive within speed limit. The maximum speed allowed on motorways is 120 km/h. Whose average speed crosses the speed limit will be fined between 3000 and 120000 RSD depending on how much they did over the limit. 

Part Distance Time
Horgos-Presevo 513 km 4h 16min
Beograd-Nis 237 km 1h 59min
Beograd-Pojate 172 km 1h 26min
Nis-Batocina 125 km 1h 3min
Beograd-Batocina 112 km 56min
Batrovci-Beograd 100 km 50min
Novi Sad-Beograd 88 km 44min
Ljig-Preljina 40 km 20min

Motorcycles – Ia category.

Belgrade – Nis

Nis – Presevo
Nis Presevo road tax

Belgrade – Sid
Belgrade Sid road tax

Belgrade – Subotica
Belgrade Subotica road tax

Ljig – Preljina
Ljig Preljina road tax

Information source: PE “Roads of Serbia” where you can also calculate toll rate on desired section.
Valid as 2017-Jan-7.

Ferry boats

Ram – Banatska Palanka. Danube

Motorcycle < 50 cm3 – 350 RSD
Motorcycle 50 cm3 – 250 cm3 – 400 RSD
Motorcycle > 250 cm3 – 450 RSD
Cars – 1000-2000 RSD

Ferry ram banatska palanka