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Everything you should know if you're renting a car in Serbia

Everything you should know if you're renting a car in Serbia

Serbia is a country in southeastern Europe with a great, and still developing tourist potential. Whichever region of Serbia you choose to visit, you will not stay indifferent. On the contrary, you will be enchanted by its magical nature, rich historical and cultural heritage, and of course, traditional Serbian hospitality.

According to many tourists, Serbia is a promised land for adventurers of all kinds, that like active holidays. You can spend it in cycling, rafting, skiing, mountaineering or free climbing. There are many rivers and lakes suitable for fishing, as well as national parks and hunting grounds.

And of course, if you like a more relaxed vacation, Serbia is also known for its spas with healing water and rural tourism. In any case, whatever you want your vacation to be, in our beautiful country, you’ll find something interesting.

Belgrade – The White City

Belgrade is the capital, and one of the largest and oldest cities in this part of Europe. It’s a cosmopolitan city, located at the confluence of the two huge rivers, Sava and Danube. There are many historical, religious and tourist sights that you can visit, like the ancient fortress of Kalemegdan, The Temple of Saint Sava, which is one of the largest Eastern orthodox churches in the world, bohemian quarter Skadarlija, and many more.

If you want to explore everything that Belgrade and Serbia has to offer, you will need a car. So, if you don’t have your own, it’s best to rent it, so you can wander off a beaten track and peek inside it’s hidden nooks and crannies.

Unirent, one of our best car rental companies, will do their best to give you the right option regarding the most suitable vehicle for you. But before you hit the road, it might be good to know some basic things about driving laws and traffic regulations in Serbia.

Here’s some basic terms for car rental in Serbia

  • Driver have to be at least 21 years old.
  • Also, driver must have a valid driver’s license for a minimum of 2 years.
  • In terms of documents, driver should show a valid proof of identity – ID or passport.
  • Before you pickup your car, you shoud pay a deposit od 300 to 1.800 EUR, depending on a class of the car, by card or cash.
  • The minimum length of the rental agreement is 1 day (24 hours).
  • Pickup and return must be on time. A return delay will be tolerated up to 60 minutes.
  • Only an authorized person, stated in the lease agreement, is allowed to drive a hired car. It’s possible to include an additional driver in the rental agreement with the permission of the UniRent Agency, when renting a car.
  • It’s not allowed for unauthorized persons to drive the rented vehicle. In that case, the insurance will not be valid, so the client will have to pay for the full damage or theft.


Some of the best Car Rental Agencies in Serbia

Car rental airpot Belgrade

Most of them are located on the Belgrade Airport, which will make it easier  for you if you’re coming to Serbia by a plane.

Here is a list:

  • Unirent rent a car
  • Menadzer express rent a car
  • Budget rent a car Belgrade
  • Avis rent a car Serbia
  • Europcar Rent a Car


The Rules Of The Road When You’re Driving In Serbia

Every country has its laws related to driving and Serbia is no exception. If you’ re planning a road trip to Serbia you should know some of the very important rules and informations:

  • You should drive on the right-hand side of the road, as you would in the rest of continental Europe.
  • Another very important piece of information is that you must use your headlights during all 24 hours a day.
  • Seat belts must be worn -  always.
  • Children under 12 years old have to be seated in an appropriate car seat, or be restrained appropriately .

Don’t drink and drive

It’s not allowed to drive under the influence of alcohol, medical drugs and narcotics. In these cases, the insurance will not be valid and the full damage/theft amount will be charged to the client. The maximum alcohol level in blood is – 0.02%.

Respect  the speed limits

Speed limits are depending on type of the road and the area. Always check signposts and respect the limits.

In the cities, speed limits are 50 km/h (37 mph), but  in school areas, maximim speed limit is 30 km/h. On the open roads – 80 km/h (62 mph), on the motorways – 100 km/h, and on the highways – 120 km/h (74mph).

Use of the horn

Do not use your horn in the residential areas at night, unless there is a pressing need for that.  

Where to refuel

There are many gas stations on the highways, as well as the other major roads. You will also easily find a gas station in all of the larger populated areas. Gasoline prices are slightly higher than in other countries in this part of Europe.

And in the end…

We’re hoping that our text was useful, and that now you have all the necessary informations if you plan to rent a car and go on a tour around Serbia. We’re sure that you’ll enjoy our hospitality and the beautiful landscapes that Serbia has.

Welcome to Serbia!


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Great article! All the necessities are there. Very good job! Thank you :)


Thanks for great advices, i hope to visit Serbia soon.

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