How to move around the city?
In central districts of Belgrade one can move on foot. To the left bank of the Sava, to New Belgrade or Zemun — by a trolleybus or bus. There are also trams in the city, and the most useful route for a tourist is a tram number 2, which makes a circle around the historical center.
In summer of 2023 Belgrade is experiencing the reform of the public transport payment system: now you can pay for a trip using SMS sent from the Serbian SIM card. Tickets, depending on the category, are valid for 90 minutes, for a day (until midnight), for a week or a calendar month. In some of GSP points one can buy paper tickets. It is expected to launch the application, which will provide paying by card, as well as to renew the application that radars and shows the public transport.
There is no such problem in the minibuses, they still have paying in cash, but there are few routes and they do not go often.
An alternative to public transport is a taxi. The most convenient way is to use applications — for example, Cargo, Yandex taxi, Pink or Naxis. Tariffs in the city are regulated, so there is no difference in the cost among all the aggregators. But this rule is only valid if a taxi is booked by phone or through the application, or on proven taxi spots. If you take a taxi on a street, be careful: there should be a sign of a particular taxi company on the car, not just the inscription «taxi». Illegal drivers can overestimate the price. In any case, it is better to avoid taxi drivers waiting for customers at such spots as the airport arrivals, railway stations and near the Hotel Moskva.
How to get from the airport to the city?
The cheapest way is the bus line number 72, which goes to the Zeleni Venac. You can walk from that stop to the center or transfer to other buses. The problem is that currently you can pay for a trip only by SMS sent from the local Serbian SIM card, but during the summer of 2023 it is planned to launch the application for paying in public transport. Another way to get to the city by public transport is a minibus A1 going to Slavia Square. This is a convenient option, especially for those who travel to the district of Vračar. This route has fewer stops and a ticket can be bought for cash from a driver.
Inside the arrival hall taxi drivers are often on duty, but their services should not be used — the price of such a drive will be two or three times more expensive than the official one. It is better to call a taxi through the application or order a transfer in advance, for example, by Gettransfer or DAF.