One of the main perks of renting a vehicle during your time in Belgrade is that it allows you to traverse the entirety of Serbia if you so wish it. Using Belgrade as your homebase, you can easily venture out across the countryside to many of the country’s most famous spots. Such spots include Novi Sad, Serbia’s second largest city, which is just 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Belgrade.
Excited to start your trip in Belgrade? If part of your plan is to rent a vehicle, then you can easily pick it up after landing at Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport. Visitors arriving at the airport will find the rental car desks in the airport’s Arrivals Halls in both Terminals 1 and 2.
One tip to remember when driving in Belgrade, especially on the highway, is that is very common for drivers to use their lights to signal to other drivers on the road. Specifically, it is normal on the highway for drivers to flash their lights at drivers ahead of them to tell them to change lanes so that they can go by.
Fortunately for visitors to Belgrade, the rush hour traffic in the city is by no means as serious as some of the other European capitals. During the work week, drivers can expect rush hour to start up around 8:00 a.m. or 8:30 a.m. and to cool off by around 9:30 a.m. In the afternoon, on the other hand, rush hour traffic picks up shortly after 4:00 p.m. and finishes off for the day around 6:00 p.m.
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FAQs about renting a car in Belgrade
Some car rental companies in Belgrade which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Avis and Sixt
On average a hire car in Belgrade costs C$ 29 per day.
Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Belgrade. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.
The average gas price in Belgrade is C$ 7.15 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 86 and C$ 114, depending on the car size.
Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Belgrade.
A Compact car rental in Belgrade costs C$ 27 per day, on average.
A Economy car rental in Belgrade costs C$ 24 per day, on average.
A Standard car rental in Belgrade costs C$ 43 per day, on average.
In Belgrade, cars are most frequently rented at Autonom Aerodrom Nikola Tesla (11 km from city centre ).
On average a rental car in Belgrade costs C$ 206 per week (C$ 29 per day).
On average a rental car in Belgrade costs C$ 881 per month (C$ 29 per day).
Small to medium vehicles such as SUVs, sedans, and compacts are highly recommended for visitors renting cars in Belgrade. This is because many of the city’s streets go back centuries before the automobile. As a result, many of these streets are on the smaller side and larger cars may be difficult to navigate on them at times. Additionally, parking spots may be limited in size, meaning smaller cars will have an easier time finding available spaces.
Drivers will find that four basic speed limits apply to most situations in Serbia. These speed limits start out at 50 km/h (31 mph) in built-up areas such as towns and cities, while outside of them the speed limit is set to 80 km/h (50 mph). Additionally, on expressways the speed limit is 100 km/h (62 mph) and on motorways the speed limit is 130 km/h (81 mph).
Gas costs an average of 150 RSD ($1.45) per liter in Belgrade, which is around 568 RSD ($5.48) per gallon of gas.
Drivers will find that on-street parking is the most popular option in the city, especially in residential quarters. In the downtown area and in business centers, there are also private parking garages and lots available. On average, parking spots cost around 70 to 100 RSD ($0.68 - 0.96) per hour.