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Explore Serbia by Car: A Comprehensive Guide to Car Hire

Serbia and Montenegro are now two separate countries within the former Republic of Yugoslavia. Serbia has some wonderful old buildings, lakes and forests and hiring a car to travel around is a great way to see more of this interesting country. We check prices across all the main car rental suppliers such as Alamo, Thrifty and Avis to find you the very best price possible. So if you are looking to hire a car in Serbia, why not try us today for a quote and see how much we can save you.
 

Hiring a car in Serbia opens up a realm of possibilities, allowing you to traverse this beautiful country at your own pace. Here’s everything you need to know about car hire in Serbia and the wonders that await you on your journey.

Benefits of Car Hire in Serbia

Freedom and Flexibility: Having your own vehicle gives you the freedom to explore Serbia's hidden gems, quaint villages, and majestic landscapes that are often off the beaten path.

Convenience at Airports: Major airports like Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport offer a range of car hire options, making it convenient to start your journey as soon as you land.

Diverse Fleet: Whether you need a compact car for city driving or a robust SUV for rural adventures, we provide a wide selection of vehicles to suit your needs.

Navigating Serbia: Tolls, Road Conditions, and Traffic

Tolls: Serbia has a well-maintained network of toll roads, particularly on major routes like the E-75 and E-70 highways. Tolls can be paid in cash or card, and prices vary depending on the vehicle type and distance.

Road Conditions: Major highways in Serbia are in good condition. However, secondary roads, especially in rural areas, can be less maintained. Always check local travel advisories for the latest road conditions.

Traffic: Major cities like Belgrade and Novi Sad can experience heavy traffic during peak hours. It’s advisable to plan your travel schedule accordingly.

Must-Visit Attractions and Routes

Belgrade to Novi Sad: (Approx. 80 km via E-75) Start in Belgrade, Serbia's vibrant capital, and drive to Novi Sad, known for its Austro-Hungarian architecture and the Petrovaradin Fortress.

Novi Sad to Tara National Park: (Approx. 170 km via Route 21) Discover the serene beauty of Tara National Park, ideal for nature lovers and adventure seekers.

Niš to Devil's Town: (Approx. 90 km via Route 35) Visit Niš, one

of Serbia's oldest cities, and then head to the unique rock formations of Devil's Town, a natural wonder and a candidate for the New Seven Wonders of Nature.

The Uvac River Canyon: (Accessible from Nova Varoš, around 260 km from Belgrade) Explore the mesmerizing meanders of the Uvac River, an area renowned for its dramatic landscapes and the griffon vulture colony.

Tips for a Smooth Car Hire Experience in Serbia

Driving License: Make sure you have a valid driving license. An International Driving Permit (IDP) is recommended for non-European Union drivers.

Insurance: Check if your car hire includes comprehensive insurance. It’s advisable to understand what is covered, especially in case of any damages or accidents.

Local Rules: Familiarize yourself with Serbian driving laws. Serbia drives on the right-hand side, and the use of seat belts is mandatory.

Fuel Stations: They are plentiful in urban areas but can be sparse in rural regions. Plan your fuel stops, especially when exploring remote areas.

 

Renting a car in Serbia not only provides the ease of travel but also the liberty to explore this culturally rich and geographically diverse country at your leisure. From the bustling streets of Belgrade to the tranquil beauty of the Serbian countryside, each journey promises an array of experiences.

Remember to drive safely, respect local traffic laws, and most importantly, enjoy the myriad of sights, sounds, and flavors that Serbia has to offer.


Cheapest car hire in Serbia

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 10.39 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 72.74 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 10.39 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 72.74 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 10.91 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 76.38 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i30

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 12.00 EUR/day
Hyundai i30

7 Days rental at 84.00 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i30

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 12.00 EUR/day
Hyundai i30

7 Days rental at 84.00 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i30

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 12.60 EUR/day
Hyundai i30

7 Days rental at 88.20 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 10.71 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 75.00 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 10.71 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 75.00 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 11.25 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 78.75 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 59.56 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 416.95 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 59.56 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 416.95 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 70.70 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 494.90 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mazda 6

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 17.14 EUR/day
Mazda 6

7 Days rental at 120.00 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mazda 6

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 17.14 EUR/day
Mazda 6

7 Days rental at 120.00 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mazda 6

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 18.00 EUR/day
Mazda 6

7 Days rental at 126.00 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in Serbia

  • Drive on the right-hand side of the road in Serbia
  • The maxiumum speed limit in Serbia is 120km/h, fixed and mobile speed cameras are prevalent, so watch your speed
  • The alcohol limit to drive in Serbia is low at 30mg (0.03%), less than half that of the UK
  • One interesting fact about driving in Serbia is the existence of "Picnic Spots" along its highways. Unlike regular rest stops typically found in many countries, these picnic spots in Serbia are scenic areas beside the road, often equipped with tables and benches, offering drivers a picturesque spot to rest and enjoy a meal amidst nature. This unique feature is particularly appealing for travelers who want to experience the beautiful landscapes of Serbia in a more relaxed and personal manner, making road trips in the country a delightful experience.
 

Popular car hire destinations in Serbia

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Serbia

  •  

    R

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    50kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    80kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    100-120kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    RSD  177.08/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    30mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    RSD

    Currency

  •  

    YES

    Tolls

  •  

    21

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

  •  

    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

  •  

    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

  •  

    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Compare car rental agents in Serbia

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Carwiz
1
8.7/10
49
€ 24.82
€ 27.81
€ 31.35
€ 62.83
 Sixt
4
8.7/10
127
€ 24.82
€ 27.81
€ 37.40
€ 82.27
 Budget
3
8.6/10
272
€ 18.13
€ 23.27
€ 49.42
€ 59.42
 Alamo
2
8.6/10
95
€ 10.39
€ 12.00
€ 17.14
€ 38.57
 Green motion
5
7.7/10
30
€ 22.20
€ 40.05
€ 62.33
€ 103.69
 Ok mobility
1
7.6/10
6
€ 21.36
 Avis
3
7.4/10
110
€ 24.83
€ 27.81
€ 42.11
€ 56.41

Car rental agent statistics in Serbia

  • Highest Rated Agent Icon
    8.7/10
    Highest rated agent:
    CARWIZ
  • Lowest Rated Agent Icon
    7.4/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    AVIS
  • Total Number of Reviews Icon
    689
    Total number of reviews in
    Serbia
  • Most Locations Icon
    5
    Most Locations in Serbia:
    EUROPCAR
  • Average Wait Time Icon
    19
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • Total Rental Companies Icon
    22
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Serbia

ItemPercent
January€ 46
February€ 46
March€ 40
April€ 46
May€ 47
June€ 74
July€ 76
August€ 64
September€ 53
October€ 47
November€ 42
December€ 44
ItemPercent
January€ 36
February€ 41
March€ 37
April€ 37
May€ 40
June€ 69
July€ 67
August€ 49
September€ 42
October€ 38
November€ 32
December€ 34
ItemPercent
January€ 75
February€ 80
March€ 74
April€ 81
May€ 82
June€ 147
July€ 172
August€ 120
September€ 101
October€ 84
November€ 75
December€ 79
ItemPercent
January€ 58
February€ 56
March€ 52
April€ 57
May€ 54
June€ 88
July€ 101
August€ 77
September€ 70
October€ 60
November€ 56
December€ 56
ItemPercent
January€ 143
February€ 141
March€ 139
April€ 146
May€ 134
June€ 151
July€ 192
August€ 172
September€ 157
October€ 137
November€ 134
December€ 139
ItemPercent
January€ 35
February€ 49
March€ 38
April€ 37
May€ 54
June€ 59
July€ 78
August€ 47
September€ 38
October€ 35
November€ 26
December€ 40
ItemPercent
January€ 87
February€ 93
March€ 97
April€ 81
May€ 79
June€ 98
July€ 123
August€ 106
September€ 93
October€ 93
November€ 81
December€ 88
ItemPercent
January€ 36
February€ 41
March€ 38
April€ 47
May€ 46
June€ 49
July€ 70
August€ 65
September€ 57
October€ 47
November€ 39
December€ 40

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Fuel prices in Serbia

DieselUnleaded
Feb , 2023

€ 1.71

€ 1.45

Mar , 2023

€ 1.65

€ 1.46

Apr , 2023

€ 1.65

€ 1.51

May , 2023

€ 1.58

€ 1.52

Jun , 2023

€ 1.55

€ 1.50

Jul , 2023

€ 1.56

€ 1.49

Aug , 2023

€ 1.66

€ 1.59

Sep , 2023

€ 1.80

€ 1.64

Oct , 2023

€ 1.83

€ 1.63

Nov , 2023

€ 1.71

€ 1.52

Dec , 2023

€ 1.68

€ 1.49

Jan , 2024

€ 1.66

€ 1.49

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jan , 2024 1.66 1.49
Dec , 2023 1.68 1.49
Nov , 2023 1.71 1.52
Oct , 2023 1.83 1.63
Sep , 2023 1.80 1.64
Aug , 2023 1.66 1.59
Jul , 2023 1.56 1.49
Jun , 2023 1.55 1.50
May , 2023 1.58 1.52
Apr , 2023 1.65 1.51
Mar , 2023 1.65 1.46
Feb , 2023 1.71 1.45

Car rental price statistics in Serbia

  • Average Price Icon
    € 72.73
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • Highest Daily Price Icon
    € 273.45
    Highest daily price:
    Volkswagen Polo
  • Total Vehicles Icon
    689
    Total cars available
     
  • Most Popular Car Model Icon
    54
    Most popular model:
    Volkswagen Golf
  • Locations with Most Cars Icon
    251
    Location with most cars:
    Belgrade - Airport
  • Cheapest Daily Price Icon
    € 10.4 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    ALAMO - Nis Airport
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Other Car Hire Locations in Serbia

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Belgrade Airport
€8.4
 
 
Mini 5 4 1 from €8.4 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €14.1 per day
Economy 5 5 2 from €8.6 per day
Belgrade
€8.7
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €9.8 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €16.9 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €8.7 per day