Serbia by bus
Traveling by bus in Serbia is definitely one of the safest and cheapest ways of traveling while ensuring at the same time that you don't miss out on the beautiful natural landscapes around the country. Thanks to the well connected bus network between Serbian cities it is easy to reach the majority of the most popular destinations within the country in a day.
Intercity buses in Serbia
In Serbia intercity buses are available on more than 201 travel combinations, while traveling with an average speed of 63 km/h. Of course, intercity bus routes via highway have a higher average speed. The majority of the Serbian intercity buses are comfortable long distance coaches, but older vehicles might be used on busier travel days.
The timetable for popular intercity bus routes like Beograd - Novi Sad or Novi Sad - Beograd can be found online, but for some shorter intercity bus routes you might have to go to the bus station. Tickets are sold both online and on the spot, but after the COVID-19 pandemic an increasing number of travellers prefer buying their tickets online.
As mentioned above there are more than 201 domestic intercity bus travel combinations in Serbia. Below you will find some of the most popular Serbian travel routes with minimal or no stops along the way:
The majority of these international bus lines are daily departures, that are operated by various Serbian bus companies.
Most of the International bus departures drive from Beograd and Novi Sad. Of course, there are also some international bus departures from other cities throughout the country.
Below we have listed the most popular international bus routes:
Airport buses in Serbia
If you are flying to Serbia you will land in one of 2 airports located throughout the country. From the majority of Serbian airports you have a bus shuttle to the nearest largest city and in some cases even intercity buses to other cities in the region. Click on the airport name below and read more about getting to and from the airport.
Niš (Zračna luka)
Bus companies in Serbia
There are over 83 bus companies operating in Serbia. 67 companies offer intercity bus lines, 0 companies drive airport shuttles, 13 companies operate regional and local lines, 28 bus companies offer bus rental and 8 companies offer bus tours. The bus companies are located in 45 cities throughout the country. The majority of companies can be found in Beograd and Novi Pazar.
67 intercity bus companies operating in Serbia are very different in size. The largest Serbian company Lasta connects more than 63 cities, whereas the smallest intercity bus company Banbus only has service to 12 cities.
Below we have listed some of the most popular bus companies in Serbia. Full list of bus companies in Serbia can be found here.
Bus stations in Serbia
In most cities there is a dedicated bus station, in smaller cities the bus station might be a parking lot with a shelter or a section on the road marked for multiple buses. In some cities buses also stop at public road bus stops or at gas stations and hotel parking lots. In larger cities you will find bus stations with amenities like toilets, luggage storage, kiosks, fast food restaurants and other useful services for travellers. In Serbia there is a total of 143 bus stations, below we have listed 15 of the most popular bus stations, for a full list of bus stations in Serbia click here.
Hire a coach in Serbia
Serbian bus rental companies offer coaches for any kind of group trip, whether it’s a transfer from the airport to your hotel, or single and multi day excursions to the many sights in Serbia. Rest assured you will be able to find a suitable partner. If you are travelling during the high season, it is advisable to book your bus in advance to secure one of the best vehicles for your group.
Here you can see a list of some companies offering bus rental in Serbia:
Public transportation in Serbia
In the majority of larger Serbian cities, public transportation is available, in the cities like Beograd or Subotica you have an extensive network of buses connecting all suburbs to the centre of the town.
Buying tickets for public transportation varies from city to city, sometimes they are bought at dedicated sales points and other times they are bought on the bus for example, so be sure to check which options are available for the city you are travelling in.
Here is a list of some Serbian companies operating both local and suburban bus lines.
What to see in Serbia
As a visitor of Serbia, you have lots of great Serbian sights to visit. Some of the most popular sights are Knez Mihailova Street in Beograd, Ada Ciganlija in Beograd, and Studenica Monastery. That said, there are a lot of other sights in Serbia worth visiting! Some of the sights do not have an entrance fee, whilst others charge for entrance. Below you will find a list of the most popular sights in Serbia:
Knez Mihailova Streetmonument
Studenica Monasterymonumental building
Kalemegdan parkmonumental building
Church of Saint Savamonumental building
National park Taranational park