Useful Tips When Visiting Belgrade
Nikola Tesla Airport. We suggest that you use a taxi for transfer to the city and accommodation. A counter for issuing certificates of FIXED PRICE (vouchers) for taxi transport is located in the international arrivals area. For information on public transport, visit https://beg.aero/eng/parking_access/transport/public_transportation.
Zone Belgrade and Serbia are in the CET (Central European Time) zone, UTC+1. In summer the Daylight Saving Time (DST) moves it to CEST, UTC+2.
The official currency of Serbia is the Serbian Dinar (RSD). Credit cards are accepted in most hotels and shops, and nearly all ATMs accept international bank cards. Currency exchange in Belgrade (including at Belgrade Airport) accept Euros, US Dollars, and Sterling, as well as the currencies of all EU countries.. The rate is around 118 RSD for 1 Euro, 106 RSD for 1 USD, 137 RSD for 1 GBP. We recommend Pirana Exchange Office in Čika Ljubina street, one minute walk from the Rectorate of the University.
Serbian SIM Cards
We recommend buying a SIM card if you have an unlocked phone as it will make your life much easier, including paying for public transport. See Advisory Guide
City Public Transport
Belgrade city public transport is provided through a network of bus, trolleybus and tram routes. You can buy tickets via SMS and in paper form. Take care - paying for the ticket is only possible with Serbian SIM cards. Otherwise you have to buy a paper ticket, visit https://belgradecard.rs/public-transportation/ for more detailed information.
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. We recommend PINK TAXI (Viber number +381604889979).
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.
The garage closest to the conference venue is GARAGE „OBILIĆEV VENAC” (https://goo.gl/maps/yq5DSiw4EDR6HK5W6). More about the parking system in Belgrade at: https://www.parking-servis.co.rs/eng
Tap water in Belgrade is safe to drink.
The electricity voltage in Belgrade is 220 V, as in most cities of Continental Europe. Electrical outlets are standard European - CEE 7 standard.
Most shops work from 8 AM to 8 PM during business days and 8 or 9 AM to 3 PM on Saturdays (and Sundays). In the large shopping malls, this period is usually longer, until 10 PM for business days, and in some cases, weekends too.
Serbia allows smoking in restaurants, so make sure to ask to be seated in the no smoking section (if one exists).
Postal, Area Codes and car plates
The main postal code of Belgrade is 11000 and the Area calling code is +381 (0)11. The car plates code for Belgrade is BG.
Important telephone numbers
192 - Police, 193 - Fire department, 194 - Ambulance