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How to get to Serbia

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How to get to Serbia

Serbia has a well developed road network, comparable in terms of density and pavement type to that of the most advanced Central and East European countries.

Regarding geographical position of Serbia and highly developed road connections a shipment can move rapidly cross-country but also it can reach every part of Europe, in less than 72 hours.

The distance between Belgrade and major European cities.

CityDistance
Zurich1,400
Vienna660
Stockholm2,390
Rome·1,400·
Paris·1,830
Munich·970·
Madrid·2,670
London·2,050
Lisbon·3,320
Istanbul·1,000
Berlin·1,310
Athens·1,280

Railroad
The railway system in Serbia suffered due to lack of investments in previous years, but serious efforts have been made by the Government of Serbia in order to restructure and modernize railway network in Serbia. The projects aim to increase the average speed, along with electrification and construction of the double-gauge railway tracks on certain sections.

The railway network in Serbia has the length of 3,808.736 km with the maximum spindle capacity of· 22.5 t.

Thanks to Pan European Corridors X and VII,· Serbia offers an access to all European destinations, making transport of goods via railroad very cost effective.

Finally, the priority for the next period is the development of multimodal transportation (transition from road to railway and river transportation).

Air
Serbia can be reached by air using one of two international airports in Serbia - Nikola Tesla Airport, country's largest airport and has direct service to many Western European cities and Nis International.

Due to the abolition of visas for Serbia, the agreements reached with the European Council (EC), a large number of low-cost companies will be able to sell its flights on Serbian market.

From 2006. years of "low cost" companies on the route Cologne, Stuttgart and Oslo, Stockholm, fly the „German vings“ and „Norviz shuttle“. From 1st February 2009. the Austrian "low cost" company "Fly Niki" will have flights from Belgrade to 10 destinations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (Vienna, Berlin, Hanover, Münster, Nuremberg, Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Innsbruck, Hamburg), and negotiations are conducted and some flights to France and Italy, who are waiting for the exact date of flight.

This way of transporation is the fastest and the most convenient way.

Duration of FlightsCity
Up to one hourBucharest, Istambul, Ljubljana, Rome, Vienna, Zurich, Sarajevo
Up to two hoursBerlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Kiev, Milan, Munich, Paris, Prague
Up to three hoursLondon, Moscow, Stockholm, Amsterdam
More than three hoursNew York, Toronto

River
Serbia offers an outstanding potential when river transportation is concerned. A highly cost effective way of transport can be pursued on three rivers giving a total of 959 km of safe navigable routes. 588 km of the International River Danube, represents the most reliable navigable route that can be used for transportation throughout the year. In addition, artificial canals Rhine-Main-Danube, an international canal that allows barge traffic between the North Sea and the Black Sea, and Danube-Tisa-Danube create a network of routes providing access to all Danube basin countries. The Sava River links the following countries in the region: Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Serbia, and it is in the process of gaining the status of International Navigable Route.