Car rental Serbia
General information and regulations
In order to rent a car you must be at least 21 years old (age may vary by car category) and have held your license for at least 2 years.
Using a cell phone in your car is strictly prohibited and fines can be paid on the spot. Children under the age of 12 cannot sit in the front and seatbelts are mandatory, both in the front as well as in the back. The speed limits are: in the city 31mph/50kph, on local roads 50mph/80kph and on highways 75mph/120kph.
The main roads are good although secondary roads can be of inferior quality. Pay attention to this when driving in the dark, avoid secondary roads during nighttime. Please note that fuel stations are scarce outside of the large cities, do not forget to fill up before leaving urban areas.
Driving in Serbia with a rental car
The scenery differs considerably in the north and south of Serbia. In the north you will find lush (and green) farmland and acres, the south is hilly and has some lovely forests.
Serbia has 5 national parks, which include ski resorts and vast forests. A popular ski resort is Kopaonik near the city of Brus (166 km from Belgrade). Many tourists visit the Tara mountain range, which is a national park with many lakes and forests. Zlatibor is another beautiful mountain region and is close to the Tara mountain region. Zlatibor is a short drive from Belgrade (136 km). If you follow the Danube from Belgrade to the east, you will encounter Kladovo near the Romanian border. This town is known for its archeological sites. The trip will be approximately 200 km and is well worth the visit.
Those who seek cultural delight can enjoy the city of Novi Sad, a city often referred to as the 'Athens of Serbia'. The museums and galleries of Novi Sad emanate a unique atmosphere. Novi Sad is the capital of the Vojvodina province, a place where the remains of Ottoman rulers can still be found. The Medieval castle of Bac is an impressive work of architecture in this province.
Renting a car in Serbia
Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport houses many car rental companies, such as: Avis, Budget, Hertz en Sixt. In order to compare prices you can use the services of EasyTerra, a website that compares the rates of local car rental companies for your convenience.