Novi Sad

Freedom square (Trg Slobode)

Novi Sad (Нови Сад/Novi Sad in Serbian) is the capital of Vojvodina, the northern Autonomous Province of Serbia. Situated on the Danube River between Budapest and Belgrade, it is a treasured regional and cultural centre. Novi Sad has a population of 400,000 in the wider urban area.

Get in

Orientation: Novi Sad has good transport connections with nearby cities thanks to its great position. It is located about 80 km to the northwest of Belgrade, about 300 km from Budapest, 424 km from Ljubljana, 309 km from Zagreb, 548 km from Podgorica, 480 km from Sofia, 150 km from Timisoara (Romania), 100 km from the border town (with Hungary) of Subotica and about 100 km from the Romanian border town of Jimbolia.

By plane

The city itself doesn't have an airport and the closest one is Nikola Tesla International Airport (IATA: BEG) near Belgrade (about 70 kilometers). Some taxi companies run regular cars between Belgrade Airport and Novi Sad, e.g. Autoturist tel. +381 63 504 587, Belgrade Airport Transfer.

Other useful airports with low-cost flights might be:

By car

E-75 highway that connects Belgrade and Budapest passes by some 5 km from Novi Sad. Toll fare for passenger cars coming from Belgrade is 240RSD (or a little less than 3EUR). Prices for other types of vehicle (bus, truck) are higher.

If you want to go in the direction of Zagreb, Ljubljana take E-70 highway which is some 40 km south/west of Novi Sad.

By bus

Using the bus is the most recommended option. The bus stations for long-distance trips are:

Within Serbia, Novi Sad is connected by bus to all other major cities. The most frequent route is the one from Belgrade, with buses leaving every 15 minutes during peak hours and a total of nearly 100 journeys each day in each direction.

Internationally, the city has frequent bus connections to Sofia in Bulgaria, Budapest in Hungary, Zagreb, Vukovar, and Osijek in Croatia, Sarajevo and Banja Luka in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Budva, Tivat, Podgorica, Herceg Novi in Montenegro. It is also reachable from Germany and Austria.

For urban, domestic long-distance and international bus timetables in Serbian and English, visit the web site of JGSP Novi Sad, the city public transport company at .

By bike

The cycling route EuroVelo 6 connects Novi Sad to Hungary and to Belgrade by following the Danube river. Novi Sad has dedicated cycle-paths along most of its avenues.

Get around

See

Petrovaradin fortress panorama
Petrovaradin fortress in the spring

Museums

Do

Buy

Eat

After a hearty breakfast with meat, Serbians traditionally work eight hours straight before having their "lunch" between 15:00-18:00. Obviously this is by far the biggest meal of the day, with huge quantities of soup, roasted meat and potatoes, and a pickle salad as a side dish. Restaurants are typically open until 22:00.

Sandwiches & pancakes

- Pancakes have to taste.

Snacks

Budget

Mid-range

Splurge

Sweets

Vegetarian

Drink

As a university town, Novi Sad is known for a lively bar scene. There are lots of nice bars in the small streets to the west of Zmaj Jovina, around Njegoševa and Grčkoškolska streets.

Outdoor drinking (in summer): at Zmaj Jovina/Dunavska (slightly more relaxed) and at the sports stadium (locally referred to as Silicon Valley because of the alleged preponderance of breast implants)


♦♦♦ "Lager & Wine" Beautiful bar / pub with supreme selection of international beer and wine with food to pair with, at the address: Ulica Svetozara Miletića 17, center of Novi Sad. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LagerAndWine?ref=stream&viewer_id=0&filter=1

Sleep

Budget

Mid-range

Splurge

Go next

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