Belgrade's international airport lies 20 km west of the city center. These are your options for getting to the city from the airport:
Niš - Constantin the Great Intl (INI): Location: 4 km/2 Miles WNW of Nis centre. Taxi available. Airport Website. Airport Tel No: +381 (0)18 580 023.
Podgorica (TGD): Location: 10 km/6 Miles S of Podgorica. By Road: 12 km/8 Miles to Podgorica, 80 km/50 Miles to Kolašin, 170 km/106 miles to Žabljak, 62 km/39 miles to Budva & 65 km/41 miles to Bar. Taxi available. By Bus: Runs to the town centre. Airport Tel No: +381 (0)81 243 007.
Tivat (TIV): Location: 4 km/2 Miles SSE of Tivat, 60 km/38 Miles SE of Dubrovnik & 15 km/9 Miles NNW of Budva. By Road: 20 km/13 Miles to Budva and Herceg Novi, 58 km/36 Miles to Bar, 73 km/46 Miles to Ulcinj & 80 km/50 Miles to Podgorica. Taxi available and runs to other towns too (Budva, etc). By Bus: Buses run to Herceg Novi and Budva. Airport Tel No: +381 (0)82 671550.
Pristina, Kosovo (PRN): Location: 14 km/9 Miles SW of Priština. By Taxi: ~DEM 50 to the city centre.
JAT Airways runs a bus service between the airport and its city terminal at Hotel Slavija (Slavija square) in the city center. The airport bus leaves the airport every hour on the hour between 07:00 and 22:00 taking approximately 30 minutes to reach the center of Belgrade. The bus also stops at Fontana in Novi Beograd and at the central railway station. One way fare is 200 dinars (~2 euros) and can be paid directly to the bus driver.
On the way back, the bus shuttle leaves the down terminal at Slavija hotel every hour on the hour between 05:00 and 21:00.
Regular public transportation
Public bus line 72 departs from the airport every 30 minutes, and will take you through several parts of Belgrade before arriving at its final stop near the Zeleni Venac green market in the city center. The bus ticket costs 45 dinars (~0.50 euro) if bought at a newspaper stand, or 80 dinars if bought from the bus driver. Although cheaper, this is probably not the best option for first time visitors to Belgrade, unless you have a map of Belgrade with yourself or are the adventurous type of traveller.
Until December 2010 the taxi drivers operating from the Belgrade Airport were heavily overcharging their clients. In order to stop this bad practice, the Belgrade government has introduced the following mechanism for getting a taxi at the arrivals hall of the Belgrade airport:
- There is a Taxi information stand at the arrivals hall. If you wish to take a taxi to your destination, go this stand and state your destination. You will be given a voucher with the price you will have to pay the taxi driver once you get to your destination. There are 5 zones with prices ranging from 1800 to 8200 dinars (~15-75 euro). New Belgrade and the city center are in the first, cheapest zone and getting there will cost you 1800 dinars (~15 euro). Apart from the voucher you will be given a leaflet with information on what to do if the taxi driver charges you more than the amount stated on the voucher.
- Once you obtain the voucher, exit the building and get the taxi
- When you get to your destination, pay the taxi driver the fee stated in the voucher
The image with the different zones can be seen here
Some hotels run a complimentary minibus service between the airport and the hotel, including the Hyatt Regency and the InterContinental (weekdays only). Ask your concierge.