General Travel Information


Our conference takes place at the Faculty of Political Science; it contains registration, panels, keynotes, and more!

Hotels

Local hotel accommodations are plentiful for a variety of budgets and easy to find on various online services. We've listed a few possibilities below for quick reference. Please note however, these are only suggestions. ISA has not contracted with local hotels for this conference.

Hotel M
Hotel M is about 650 meters from the conference venue. For more information on how to get around, please see travel information below.
60-125 EUR/60-135 EUREmail for Reservations
Visit Hotel M's Website

Reservations can also be made over the phone via 1.888.627.7175.

Rate Details: Single - 60, 75 and 125 EUR (Standard, Lux, and Premier rooms); Double - Single - 60, 90 and 135 EUR (Standard, Lux, and Premier rooms). Please note - a city tax of 1.32 EUR per day is not included in the listed room prices.

Hotel N
Hotel N is about 1000 meters from the conference venue. For more information on how to get around, please see travel information below.
20-25 EUR/40-48 EUR/50 EURCall Now!
Visit Hotel N’s Website

, or over the phone via 1.888.627.7175.

Rate Details: Single - 20-25 EUR; Double - 40-48 EUR; Triple - 50 EUR. Reservations can be made via email (addresses can be found on their website or over the phone via +381 11 3972183. Breakfast and city tax included in listed price.

Hilton Belgrade
The Hilton hotel is located 2.3 miles from the conference venue. For more information on how to get around, please see travel information below.
120-130 EUR Book Now!

Service Information in Belgrade

From Nikola Tesla Airport to City Centre

Taxi services are not very expensive, but one needs to be wary of illegal taxis which tend to overcharge clients. The safest way to avoid this is to approach Taxi Information Desk, located at the airport exit, where you can order taxi with the fixed price (depending on the destination zone). From the airport to the city centre, the fixed price is 1,800 RSD (≈16 EUR), but the price can go up to 6,000 RSD (≈50 EUR) for more distant destinations. You just say the address to the Taxi Information Desk officer, he/she will hand you a voucher with a fixed price and escort you to the first available taxi driver.

Alternatively, you can call a taxi by yourself. Main taxi associations can be reached at numbers: 19800, 19801, 19802, 19803, 19804, 19805, 19806, 19807, 19808, but the full list of taxi associations is available here.

Finally, you can also approach a taxi by yourself in front of the airport exit. In that case, we advise you to ask a taxi driver on how much the ride will cost in advance, as well as to avoid “ghost cabs” (when someone approaches you at the airport, not at the taxi stand, and directs you to an unauthorized vehicle without a taximeter). If you decide to directly approach a taxi on the street, please double-check if the vehicle has a licence plate which ends with letters “TX” (i.e. BG 1234 TX). These letters on the plate should inform that a vehicle is registered in line with the law.

Make sure you have local currency (Serbian dinars) because other currencies are usually not available for on spot transactions with service providers. Two taxi associations, Pink (tel: 19803) and Naxis (tel:19804) accept card payments, but make sure to indicate that you will pay by card when arranging /before starting a trip.

Luggage is not charged if it does not exceed the available luggage space in a taxi vehicle. If you have a lot of luggage, ask the taxi dispatcher to send you an adequate vehicle. Tips is up to you.

Airport bus (bus line A1) is a cheap and easy way to travel between the airport and the city centre. In approximately 30 minutes, it takes you to Slavija Square, one of the major city squares and the central traffic route where all types of public transport services meet. Before reaching Slavija Square, the bus also stops in the New Belgrade.

The minibus departs every 20 minutes during the day and every hour after 19:30 (7:30 PM), during the night as well. The bus departure point is in front of the airport building (exactly under the main entrance – the underpass).

The ticket can be purchased on the bus and the price is 300 RSD (≈2.5 EUR) but make sure you have local currency (RSD) because other currencies are not accepted.

The bus has the same route on going from the city centre to the airport, so you can hop on at the same stops.

Public transportation is the cheapest way to come close to city centre. It takes approx. 30-40 minutes to get there and buses depart every half an hour. The price for the ticket is 150 RSD (≈1.2 EUR) if bought on the bus, and just 89 RSD (≈0.7 EUR) if bought at a kiosk.

  • Bus line 72 – This line operates from the airport to Zeleni Venac (bus stop), a green market area in the centre of Belgrade. → timetable
  • Bus line 607 – This line operates from Surčin to New Belgrade (bus stop) and it makes a stop at Nikola Tesla Airport. → timetable

Car rental is available at Nikola Tesla Airport, with all offices located at Terminal 2 international arrivals and Terminal 1 ground floor.

Around the city

Taxi – Main taxi associations can be reached at numbers: (+381)19800, (+381)19801, (+381)19802, (+381)19803, (+381)19804, (+381)19805, (+381)19806, (+381)19807, (+381)19808, but the full list of taxi associations is available here.

Passenger is obliged to pay only the price of taxi ride according to current pricelist and in the amount displayed on the taximeter at the end of the ride.

Make sure you have local currency (RSD) because other currencies are usually not accepted. Two taxi associations, Pink (tel: 19803) and Naxis (tel:19804) accept card payments, but make sure to indicate that you want to pay by card when calling/before starting the ride.

Ordering a taxi by phone is the safest way to avoid inconveniences with illegal taxis which tend to overcharge their service. However, if you decide to directly approach a taxi on the street, please double-check if the vehicle has a licence plate which ends with letters “TX” (i.e. BG 1234 TX). These letters on the plate should inform that a vehicle is registered in line with the law.

You can also order a regular taxi through the Yandex app, available for Android or iPhone.

In addition to regular taxi services, there is a Car:Go app, which provides transportation services on a similar principle as Uber in many European countries. It functions over a mobile app (where you set your departure and final destination and get information about the approximate price and the arrival time of the vehicle) which is based on the card-payment system only. The Car:Go app is safe for use, guaranteeing that your credit card information is processed and stored in accordance to the global data security standards.

More information on taxi services available at the City of Belgrade webpage.

The average price of ride from the locations in the city centre (i.e Republic Square, Slavija Square) to the Faculty of Political Science is 700-1000RSD (6-8 Euros).

The prices of Car:Go services are slightly cheaper than regular taxi services, especially during the night and on weekends.

Public Transportation

The public city transport in Belgrade is performed by a network of buses, trolleys and trams. Basic information on day-line and night-line routes and timetables are available on the City of Belgrade website.

The payment system in Belgrade public transportation is managed through the BusPlus system. Cards can be purchased and replenished at all kiosks marked with a ticket sales sticker. There are several convenient payment options available to tourists in Belgrade:

  1. Purchase a depersonalised card which functions as an electronic wallet for public transportation and top it up with credit. The price of the card is 250 RSD (≈ 2 Euro) and the price of one 90-minute ticket is 89 RSD (≈0,a7 EUR).
  2. Purchase a depersonalised card which can be valid for one (250 RSD ≈ 2 EUR), three (750 RSD ≈ 6 EUR) or five (1,000 RSD ≈ 8 EUR) days, except during night traffic from 00 to 04h.
  3. Purchase a single ticket for one drive (150 RSD ≈ 1,2 EUR) from a driver. The passenger is obliged to prepare the exact amount of money.
  4. Users of Mastercard PayPass payment cards can pay a 90-minute time card for one passenger by placing their contactless payment card on the marked part on the lower surface of the validator, located in each vehicle. Only Mastercard cards that have PayPass (contactless payment) can be used to pay for an electronic card.

Belgrade public transportation routes are available on Moovit website or mobile app. Moovit will offer you the best alternative routes to get from the initial to final destination using public transportation.

Public transportation stops located near the Faculty of Political Science are Petrovačka tram and bus stop (tram lines 9, 10 and 12; bus line 33) in Vojvode Stepe Street and Fakultet organizacionih nauka/ Bose Milićević bus stop (bus lines 47 and 48) in Bulevar Oslobođenja Street.

If you want to use public transportation to get from the Faculty of Political Science to the city centre, or vice versa, you can take any of the above mentioned lines, since they all stop at the Slavija Square in the city center. From Slavija Square, you can catch a bus or walk aproximatelly 15-20 minutes to the Republic Square

Bicycle

Belgrade is mostly hilly and bicycle infrastructure is scarce, so bicycle transport is not in wide use. However, New Belgrade and Zemun municipalities are relatively flat and offer enough space for bikes to be used. There are more than 50 bicycle racks around the city. Belgrade bike routes and useful information for cyclists are available on Pedaliranje mobile app.

You are not allowed to bring bikes into public transport vehicles.

Bicycle rentals are available mostly at recreational areas like Ada Ciganlija or Zemun quay. Average price is around 1,5€/hour and 4€/day.

There is a bike route which connects the Faculty of Political Science and Slavija Square, via Bulevar Oslobođenja Street.

Walking

Belgrade is suitable for walking. The city centre can be easily explored on foot.

It takes 40-45min to walk from Slavija Square, via Bulevar Oslobođenja Street, to the Faculty of Political Science.

Payment Options

The official currency of Serbia is the Serbian Dinar (RSD).

All cash payments are in dinars.

Credit cards (Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Eurocard, Maestro) are accepted in almost all hotels, shops, restaurants and cafes in Belgrade. However, it is convenient to have some cash with you, especially for smaller bills, since some cabs, kiosks, fast food restaurants, bakeries, etc. do not accept card payments.

Exchange Offices

We advise you to change your money in official exchange offices in Belgrade. Official exchange offices in Belgrade are clearly labelled and you can find them in practically every corner. Exchange rates offered at exchange offices do not vary considerably from place to place, and you will not be charged commission for exchanging money. Exchange rates in official exchange offices in the city centre are generally better than those offered in the banks, hotels or at the airport (so, no need to rush with converting larger amounts of money immediately upon your arrival at the airport, bus or train station).

All cash payments are in dinars.

The usual working hours of exchange offices are: Monday-Friday 08:00-20:00, Saturdays 08:00-15:00, closed on Sundays and public holidays.

You can find the official middle RSD exchange rate for different currencies on the National Bank of Serbia website. RSD in relation to some of the most traded world currencies:

  • 1 GBP ≈ 136 RSD
  • 1 EUR ≈ 117 RSD
  • 1 USD ≈ 104 RSD
  • 1 CHF ≈ 104 RSD
  • 1 CAD ≈ 78 RSD

There are several exchange offices in the vicinity of the Faculty of Political Science, most of which are located in Vojvode Stepe Street.

ATMs

Nearly all ATMs in Belgrade accept international bank cards (Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Eurocard, Maestro). If you have your bank branch in Belgrade, it is always the best option to withdraw money from its ATM. Withdrawal fee is usually indicated on the ATM screen at the beginning of the transaction. The list of banks present in Belgrade is available on the National Bank of Serbia website.

The nearest ATMs to the Faculty of Political Science are at 5 minutes walking distance, in Vojvode Stepe Street:

Western Union

The Western Union services are available in Belgrade, with many commercial banks and the post offices supporting this service. With Western Union Serbia you will receive the money in Euros.

The closest Western Union location to the Faculty of Political Science is the Post Office in 114 Vojvode Stepe Street, at 10-minute walking distance from the Faculty.

UnionPay

UnionPay is accepted in Serbia through its cooperation with Postal Savings Bank, Serbia’s largest state-owned bank. All the ATMs of the Postal Savings Bank accept UnionPay cards, and its terminals accept UnionPay.

The closest branch of the Postal Savings Bank to the Faculty of Political Science is in 81 Vojvode Stepe Street, at 10-minute walking distance from the Faculty.

Time Zone

Belgrade and Serbia are located in the Central European Time Zone (GMT/UTC + 1h during Standard Time; GMT/UTC + 2h during Daylight Saving Time).

Electricity

As in most cities of the continental Europe, the electricity voltage in Belgrade is 220V with a frequency of 50Hz. The electric socket used is the standard European CEE7/7 “Schuko” wall outlet, as well as its non-grounded equivalent, the European CEE7/16 “Europlug”. If your equipment uses different sockets, make sure that you bring correct adapters.

Water

Tap water in Belgrade is safe to drink.

Mobile Roaming

Serbia is not a part of the EU roaming-free scheme, meaning that additional roaming tariffs will be applied for everyone using foreign mobile network. Therefore, be sure to inform yourself about the roaming tariffs with your mobile network provider in order to avoid any unnecessary costs.

Need a Visa?

You can find out if you need a visa to visit Serbia, as well as details on the expected time and process, using Serbia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

Check your Country

If you require a letter of invitation to support a visa application, please be sure to provide sufficient lead time for the processing of the letter. The organizers request that these participants register early. A letter of guarantee will be sent from the conference organizers upon providing a receipt of the paid conference registration fee and of a hotel accommodation in Serbia.

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