The quickest way to get to Novi Sad is by plane. Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport (IATA: BEG) has connections to almost every capital in Europe and few direct flights to long-haul destinations, such as New York and Beijing. It is just 75 km south of Novi Sad (one hour drive), and is the home base of Air Serbia (IATA: JU), which flies to over 70 destinations worldwide.
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. The European route E75 passes by Novi Sad and meets the routes E70 in Belgrade and E80 in Niš.
How to Reach Novi Sad from:
Use the E75 highway (M5 in Hungary, A1 in Serbia). After crossing the border at Horgoš – Röszke, you will pass by Subotica. Novi Sad is about 1 hour drive from the border. Optionally, at the intersection of Ruma you can take the M21 road over Fruska Gora. The total duration of the journey is about 1.5 hours.
SLOVENIA and CROATIA
Use the E70 highway, when coming from Ljubljana or Zagreb (A3 in Croatia and Serbia). You will enter Serbia at the Batrovci – Bajakovo border crossing. From there it takes 1 hour to Belgrade, and 1 hour more to Novi Sad by E75 highway.
From Timisoara, choose one of the following ROUTES
SOUTH (Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey....)
Take the shortest way to the E 80 or E75 highways, follow the road to Niš, and continue via E75 to Novi Sad, through Belgrade. From Niš it takes about 3 hour to Novi Sad.
Some useful information regarding travel by car you can find HERE
Traveling by train in Serbia is the slowest and most unpredictable. The state of the railroads is pretty bad, and in recent years intensive revitalization and restoration works have been under the way. That's why changes in time table, trains routes and length of travel are frequent. So before you decide to travel to Novi Sad by train check the current status of the railroad traffic on the following page: http://serbianrailways.com/
Currently (May 2019) two daily trains operates between Budapest and Novi Sad.
Portal Busticket4.me is an internet service for online ticket sale and providing viable information regarding carrier’s departures from entire region, carriers, bus stations and destinations. Portal’s elementary goal is to provide mentioned services to the users, without having the user to visit the bus station.
Serbia has one of the most liberal visa regimes. However, before travelling to the Republic of Serbia, please check here whether you need a visa. Visa applications should be submitted to the Embassy or Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia abroad.
General visa requirements:
- Valid passport (passport must be valid at least 90 days from issue date of visa)
- Letter of invitation:
- Completed visa Application Form: (PDF) ;
- Photo (size 3.5x4.5cm);
- Return ticket or Itinerary (copy of Driving License and Insurance if you travel by car);
- Proof of sufficient funds for staying in Serbia;
- Health insurance
- Visa fee
Citizens and holders of ordinary passports of the following 93 countries and territories can enter and stay in Serbia without a visa: