Novi Sad travel guide

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You're Going to Love Novi Sad

Novi Sad is the capital of Vojvodina and has been a cultural hub in northern Serbia for hundreds of years. Magnificent architecture and a thriving local arts and crafts scene make this city special.

With convenient connections to many of the region's finest attractions, Novi Sad is a wonderful jumping-off point for Balkan adventures.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Novi Sad

1. Historic Architecture

From Freedom Square to the city outskirts, Novi Sad has plenty of fantastic architecture dating back hundreds of years.

2. Petrovaradin

This fortress sits on the banks of the Danube and proudly claims that it has never been stormed by an enemy army.

3. Foreign Art Collection

Housed in the City Museum of Novi Sad, this is the largest collection of international artwork in the country and a must for art lovers.

4. EXIT Festival

Originally founded as part of the nation's democratic revolution, this festival now regularly hosts top names in rock, techno, hip-hop, and folk genres.

5. Fruska Gora Mountain

Hikers will love the chance to get out and up onto Fruska Gora Mountain and the neighboring hills.

Where to Eat in Novi Sad

There are many good restaurants in town. Leskovacki Rostilj serves a great "Serbian Hamburger," and Fish and Zelenish has good fish. An inexpensive meal in Novi Sad costs about РСД500.

When to visit Novi Sad

Novi Sad in September
Estimated hotel price
C$ 28
1 night at 3-star hotel
Novi Sad in September
Estimated hotel price
C$ 28
1 night at 3-star hotel

Like much of Serbia, Novi Sad enjoys warm summers and cold winters. Spring and fall are the best times to visit this city.

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How to Get to Novi Sad


Nikola Tesla International Airport (BEG) in Belgrade is the closest airport to the city at about 35 miles. The Belgrade Airport Transfer company charters private vehicles into town for РСД11,000 per vehicle (8 person max).


Novi Sad has lots of train connections to other cities. Return tickets from Belgrade cost РСД460.


Novi Sad is located right off the E75, which connects Belgrade and Budapest.


Numerous bus services link to Novi Sad, with nearly 100 options connecting to Belgrade in each direction. A return ticket costs РСД400.

Airports near Novi Sad

Airlines serving Novi Sad

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ITA Airways
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Air Europa
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Where to stay in Novi Sad

Tons of hotels can be found in the city. Bela Ladja is popular, as it has live music and thousands of bottles of wine from all over the world. Hotel Fortress Leopold I is highly rated for its location.

Popular neighbourhoods in Novi Sad

City Center - it's compact, charming, and well-restored with plenty of beautiful buildings.

Petrovaradin - located on the other side of the Danube, this municipality houses the fortress and plenty of green space.

Liman - another riverside district, Liman is a bustling business area with plenty of residential units as well.

Where to stay in popular areas of Novi Sad

Most booked hotels in Novi Sad

Sheraton Novi Sad
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
C$ 117+
Planeta Inn Hotel
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
C$ 55+
Garni Hotel Dash
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 36+
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How to Get Around Novi Sad

Public Transportation

Buses run all over Novi Sad. One-way tickets cost РСД55 and can be purchased from the driver.


Taxis are plentiful and offer cross-city transport for about РСД200.


Several car rental companies are based in Novi Sad, including Sixt and Europcar. Typical prices are about РСД2,200 per day for an economy car on a short-term rental.

The Cost of Living in Novi Sad

Shopping Streets

As a moderately sized city, Novi Sad has plenty of shopping areas. Futoska pijaca is a popular open-air market with affordable clothes and produce. Coats and leather goods are specialties in town. A pair of jeans costs about РСД7,300 in the city.

Groceries and Other

Maxi and Tempo supermarkets are dotted throughout Novi Sad. A dozen eggs will cost РСД150, while fresh bread can be had at РСД46 a loaf.

Cheap meal
C$ 5.88
A pair of jeans
C$ 86.46
Single public transport ticket
C$ 0.65
C$ 1.42
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