Serbia is located on Pan-European Corridor 10 which is the shortest route between central/western and southernmost Europe. It runs through eight countries: Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, North Macedonia and Greece. European routes E70 and E75 meet in Belgrade and E75 and E80 in Niš.
NOTE: At the end of August large crowds are possible at the main border crossings towards North Macedonia, Croatia and Hungary, with holdings lasting up to 4-5 hours. We recommend that you plan your trip using small border crossings:
Pelince/Prohor Pčinjski from North Macedonia
Principovac/Sot from Croatia
Bácsalmás/Bajmok from Hungary
Although it may be a longer route, it surely will be shorter in time. To check the state at the border crossings, please visit this PAGE (in Serbian, use translate option of your browser)
Some useful information
for more details visit Automobile and Motorcycle Association of Serbia (AMSS) site
Documents necessary to enter Serbia by vehicles with foreign number plates:
- National driving licence
- Registration document (together with permission to drive a car registered to a third party, if needed)
- Insurance policy (or green card for vehicles from countries that are not part of Multilateral Agreement (MA) including: North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova)
Some traffic rules and regulations:
- Speed limits: in built-up areas - 50 km/h (31 mph),
outside built-up areas - 80 km/h (49 mph), 100 km/h (62 mph) on dual carriageways and
130 km/h (80 mph) on motorways.
Maximum speed limit in school areas is 30 km/h (18 mph).
- Lights: It is compulsory to use daytime running lights or dipped headlights during the day.
- Seat belts: Compulsory use at front and also rear seats (if fitted).
- Drinking and driving: Allowed level of alcohol in the bloodstream is 0.03 %. Drivers who refuse a test will be automatically imprisoned.
- The European Accident claim form must be completed if an accident involves a Serbian registered vehicle.
Compulsory equipment for vehicles
Diesel, unleaded petrol, LPG and CNG are available. Petrol in a can is permitted (duty payable)
Credit cards are generally accepted (though it should be checked with the home card issuer, before travel, if they are used in Serbia)
Payable on most sections of the motorways in Serbia and can be paid in cash, RSD, EUR or by a credit card (Mastercard, Maestro, Visa or American Express cards, as well as the national Dina card).
Toll prices at: https://www.putevi-srbije.rs/index.php/en/kategorizacija-vozila-cenovnik-putarine-2
ROAD CONDITIONS (updated on daily base - currently in Serbian only)
Use the E763 highway, also known as the Ibarska magistrala (M22 in Serbia). After crossing the border at Gostun – Dobrakovo, you will pass through Zlatibor, Užice and Čačak before reaching Belgrade. Be aware that this is a mountainous road so drive carefully. It takes about 5 – 6 hours from the border to Belgrade. Also beware of the road works, as the road is slowly being upgraded to a highway.
SLOVENIA and CROATIA
NORTH MACEDONIA and GREECE
Use the E75 highway (A1 in North Macedonia and Serbia). You will cross the border at Tabanovce – Preševo, and go through Niš and Kragujevac, before reaching Belgrade. It takes about 4 hours and 30 minutes to get to Belgrade.
Use the E80, and the E75 highways (A4 and A1 in Serbia). After crossing the border at Kalotina – Gradina, use to E80 to Niš, and join into the E75 there, continuing to Belgrade. It takes 4 hours to complete the trip from the border.
Use the Tirana – Priština highway, then continue to Niš and join into the E75 highway to Belgrade. It takes 6 hours to complete the trip from the first border. Beware that you will be crossing 2 borders, out of which one is administrative.
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
When coming from Bosnia and Herzegovina it is recommended to go into Croatia and use the A3 highway to Belgrade.