Low cost flights to Belgrade
The tourist interest in Belgrade is constantly growing. Also, the visa requirement for citizens of Serbia is now gone, so more and more low cost air travel companies are deciding to start flying from and to Belgrade.
Also, there are also other ways to fly cheap in vicinity of Belgrade. Wizz Air recently connected London and Zagreb, Croatia which is not that far from Belgrade. Train ride lasts for 6 hrs, and there are 5 departures daily, plus you get a chance to visit Zagreb, also a great city. Many other European low budget airlines fly to Sofia, Bulgaria and almost all of them fly to Budapest, Hungary. Both Budapest and Sofia are approximately at the same distance from Belgrade as Zagreb, but trains run very slowly, so I suggest a bus ride. One more city in Croatia is on the map for low cost companies, Dubrovnik, certainly worth a visit. More info about these and other cities in the region on Belgradedaytrips page
Belgrade Airport to city center
An old Serbian saying states that the JAT air hostesses are the only air hostesses in the world that die of natural causes. So don’t be surprised when you find out that, instead of young, slim, and beautiful babes (and guys) (you saw in videos, movies with a peculiar plot, or practically, every other air company you flew with), you will be served by ladies much, much older than the plane you are flying on. And our planes are quite old. Not to worry, the story also goes that pilots and crew are some of the best in the world, and you will arrive to or leave Belgrade safe and sound.
The Airport is small, but rarely crowded, so you shouldn’t have any problems getting around. The airport is nevertheless, at safe distance from the city center, and most people will find it difficult to walk 20km to reach Belgrade. That’s why we recommend taxi or bus or (mini) bus shuttle service.
Be careful when catching a cab, most cab drivers will try to exploit the unsuspecting and naive passenger such as yourself, so remember never to accept a ride that will cost you more than 10 euros and that the number of people and the size of your luggage don’t affect the price of the ride. The Cab ride lasts about 20-45 min, depending on the traffic, and riding the bus will take about 30-50 minutes of your time, making one stop at (in, on) New Belgrade. Still, the best, fastest and cheapest way is, of course, to have a friend come pick you up. If you don’t have friends in Belgrade, make some.
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