When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Belgrade?
Cheap return flights to Belgrade are generally available all year round. July and August are the most popular times to visit, when the city comes alive with boat parties and music festivals. The biggest is the Exit Festival, which takes place every July at Novi Sad. At other times of the year Belgrade doesn’t attract a huge influx of tourists – yet. So if you can travel outside of the summer months, you’ll have an even better chance of finding a bargain.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Belgrade?
If you want to book a direct flight to Belgrade or travel on a fixed date, it’s worth booking a couple of months in advance. Using Netflights.com, you’ll be able to compare prices across airlines and routes to find the best prices for your journey.
If your arrival and departure dates aren’t fixed, you could try using the flexible dates search tool on Netflights, which will show you which days have the cheapest flights to Belgrade.
Flying to Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport BEG
Located 18 km west of the city, Belgrade’s airport is named after the Serbian inventor Nikola Tesla. It opened in the 1960s and has been regularly upgraded since then. You can get cheap flights to Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport departing from UK airports including London Gatwick, Birmingham and Manchester airports. However, the only direct flights to Belgrade are with Air Serbia from London Heathrow. If you don’t mind a stop, there’s a wider choice of cheap flights with one connection, travelling via cities such as Zurich, Paris, Frankfurt or Istanbul. Check the length of the stopover carefully as they can vary on the outward and inbound journeys. Alitalia, Air France, Austrian Airlines Group, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Lufthansa, Swiss and Turkish Airlines all offer indirect services.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
BEG has two terminals, Terminal 1 serving WizzAir, EasyJet and charter services, and Terminal 2 for all other carriers. It’s a hub for Air Serbia, and offers a range of amenities, including free Wi-Fi, baby care facilities, a post office, restaurants and shops. There’s even a flight simulation service. Air Serbia operates a common check-in service, so you can check in at all counters regardless of flight number. Other airlines use designated counters.
Getting to the City from Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport BEG
Transport into the city is limited to cars and buses. There are three bus services linking BEG with the city centre. The A1 mini bus goes to Slavija Square, while line 72 runs to Zeleni Venac Square and 607 to Novi Beograd. The journey time is 30-40 minutes. At the time of writing, taxis can be booked at the Taxi Info Desk in the baggage reclaim area. Taxi prices are divided into six zones and you should receive a receipt from the desk with your destination and the cost. You can also download a price list from the airport’s website. Car rental companies are located in the international arrivals areas of both terminals.
Why visit Belgrade?
Located on the Danube and Sava rivers, Belgrade is a city with a tangible sense of history. It also boasts a vibrant cultural scene, a reputation as a party destination and offers good value for money for British travellers. The Savamala District, once a run-down neighbourhood, is the capital’s creative hub. Head to Mikser House to discover a diverse cultural programme of concerts, exhibitions and theatre before sipping cocktails at one of the many hip bars and clubs in the district.
By day, discover Belgrade’s heritage by visiting the St. Sava Temple, the Balkans’ biggest Orthodox church, or spend an afternoon wandering the city’s Kalemagdan fortress and its surrounding park with views across the city. The Nikola Tesla Museum offers tours in English showcasing the Serbian inventor’s visionary creations. For a retreat from the city, take a window seat on the Belgrade to Bar railway, and admire the stunning scenery as you head towards Montenegro’s Adriatic coast.
Don't Forget Before you Fly
The local currency in Serbia is the dinar, and it’s worth exchanging some money in case you need cash when you arrive. British banks don’t generally exchange dinars, so remember to change any leftover currency back into British pounds before you leave Serbia. British passport holders don’t need a visa to visit Serbia for up to 90 days. Make sure you get an entry stamp in your passport when you enter Serbia; if you try to leave Serbia without an entry stamp or exit-entry visa, you may face prosecution and heavy penalties.