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Getting from Belgrade Airport to City Centre

Belgrade is a charming city packed with history. Surprisingly unexplored by tourists, it is a great capital to enjoy without large crowds. So wander around the city streets whilst taking in its exquisite architecture, explore the majestic Belgrade Fortress, perched on top of the Danube and Sava rivers below, or why not enjoy its lively cafe culture.

After landing at Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport (BEG), there are 3 ways to get to Belgrade city centre; you can take a taxi or private transfer, a mini-bus or a bus. Choosing to take a Belgrade airport taxi or private transfer is definitely the easiest transport option as it only takes 25 minutes to reach downtown Belgrade. Alternatively, there are two public transport options, the A1 mini-bus which takes 30 minutes, or you can take bus line 72 from Belgrade airport to Zeleni Venac Square, which takes 35 minutes. Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Belgrade at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

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Comparison of the options

Taxi €15 25min 24/7
Welcome Pickups €23 25min 24/7
Mini-bus €5.10 30min 24/7
Bus €1.52 35min 04:40–23:40

How to get from Belgrade Airport to the city centre by taxi

Taking a Belgrade airport taxi is definitely the best and easiest transportation option. Not only are taxis available 24/7, but they also offer door-to-door services, getting you and your travel partners to your Belgrade hotel in just 25 minutes.

Taxi fare from Belgrade Airport to city centre

Belgrade airport has a fixed-fare scheme for taxi rides from the airport to all destinations, and taxi fares are divided into zones of travel.
A trip from Belgrade airport to the city centre costs €15 (1,800 RSD), as it is located in Zone 2.

Please note that in order to get a taxi, you will first need to get a paid slip for your journey at the Taxi Information counter in the 'Baggage Claim' hall. You will then need to hand your slip to the first available taxi driver before starting your journey.


Getting a taxi to the city centre of Belgrade is a very convenient transport option. Taxis run 24/7, so regardless of the time of arrival there will be plenty of taxis waiting at the taxi ranks. Booking a taxi ride at the TAXI INFO counters guarantees a safe and fixed-fare trip to your exact destination in the city centre of Belgrade.

Nevertheless, if you wish to travel with a local English-Speaking driver at a fixed price with no extra fees, it is recommended to pre-book a private transfer online.

Editor’s Note

Many unauthorised drivers may approach you at Belgrade airport, however it is important to always choose an official airport taxi provider.

Useful Tips

If you are travelling with lots of luggage, you will be charged an extra €0.85 (100RSD) per luggage item.
Tipping your Belgrade taxi driver is not mandatory but is always welcome. Most travellers leave a 10% tip or tell their drivers to keep the change.
It is important to remember to get a slip from the ‘Taxi Info’ counter before making your way to Belgrade airport’s taxi rank.

How to get from Belgrade Airport to the city centre by mini-bus

For travellers on a budget, taking a mini-bus from Belgrade airport to the city centre is a practical and affordable transfer option. The mini-bus runs every 50 minutes, 7 days a week, and only takes 30 minutes to reach Slavija Square, in Belgrade's city centre.

How much is a mini-bus ticket from Belgrade Airport to downtown?

A one-way ticket from Belgrade airport to the city centre of Belgrade costs €2.55 (300 RSD).
You can purchase your ticket directly from the driver on board, in the local currency.


€2.55 (300 RSD)

Trip Duration

30 Min.

*Service is more frequent during peak hours.

Value for Money

The A1 mini-bus is available daily from 00:00 to 23:40.

Where do I get it from?

The mini-buses leave Belgrade airport from a bus stop located outside the Terminal's Arrivals Hall.


Taking the A1 mini-bus to Belgrade city centre from the Nikola Tesla Airport (BEG) is not the most convenient transportation option, however, it is very affordable.

Mini-buses are not that frequent and can leave you waiting for more than 1 hour during non-peak hours. Moreover, space on board is rather limited, so if you are travelling with heavy luggage you may find yourself struggling with storage space.

Editor’s Note

The A1 mini-bus night service is quite sporadic, thus if you arrive late at night you may want to consider other transportation options to Belgrade city centre.

Useful Tips

You can ask for the A1 mini-bus timetable at Belgrade airport’s ‘Information Points’.
During peak-hours, mini-buses run more frequently, however, there is a chance you might not board if the bus stop is crowded.
Please note that you can only purchase your ticket in the local currency (RSD).

How to get from Belgrade Airport to the city centre by bus

The most cost-savvy travel option from Belgrade airport to downtown is by bus. Bus line 72 leaves Belgrade airport and stops at Zeleni Venac Square, with a travel time of 35 minutes. Moreover, the bus is available daily and runs every 30 minutes.

How much is a bus ticket from Belgrade Airport to downtown?

A one-way bus ticket from BEG to Belgrade city centre costs €0.76 (89 RSD) when purchased at the kiosk before boarding or €1.28 (150 RSD) when purchased on board.


€0.76 (89 RSD)

Trip Duration

35 Min.

*Traffic can affect your trip to Belgrade city centre, with a travel time reaching 1 hour or more during peak hours.

Value for Money

Bus line 72 operates daily 04:40 and 23:40.

Where do I get it from?

All the airport buses leave Nikola Tesla Airport from bus stops located outside the Terminal's Arrivals Hall.


Taking the bus to downtown Belgrade is a great transportation option if you travelling on a budget and arrive at the airport during the day. The terminal bus stop, Zeleni Venac Square, is a large transport hub, which is practical if you are off to another destination. Moreover, buses run frequently and can accommodate large luggage.

Editor’s Note

During peak hours, bus line 72, runs more frequently (every 20 minutes).

Useful Tips

Keep an eye on your personal belongings, as when travelling on any bus in Serbia, there may be pickpockets onboard.
Please remember that you will need to purchase your ticket in Serbian Dinars (RSD).

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Belgrade. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Belgrade airport to the city centre?

There are 3 transportation options to get from Belgrade airport to the city centre; you can take a taxi or private transfer, the A1 mini-bus or bus line 72.

How far is Belgrade airport from Belgrade city centre?

BEG is located 18 km away from downtown Belgrade, and it takes around 25 minutes to reach by car or taxi.

How much is a taxi from Belgrade airport to the city centre?

Belgrade airport taxis offer fixed prices from the airport to various destinations. A trip from Belgrade airport to downtown costs a flat rate fare of €15 (1,800 RSD).

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