Transportation can sometimes feel overwhelming in foreign lands, but let me assure you that is mostly ease-free in Serbia. Here are the exact routes that I took on my journey.
Sarajevo to Belgrade
Private Van: I used Gea Tours as recommendation by blogger The Blonde Gypsy. As she notes in her write-up, the arranged pickup time was early to accommodate the other travelers who had flights. The driver had to take a non-direct route as he said the roads in this part of Bosnia & Herzegovina were bad.
Belgrade: I was dropped off at the hotel directly. The main tourist areas were walkable. Several of the other sites (ie fort and Tito’s home) are accessible via public transport. I used a taxi to go to the bus station.
Belgrade to Ljubljana
Bus: This is a very improbable route to take as it’s (1) far and (2) goes through Zagreb, Croatia which I had already been to but might be your destination. I had avoided Slovenia on my way into the Balkans as my 90 day Schengen Visa had not renewed and I needed to stay out of the Schengen Zone. When reviewing my options on Rome2Rio.com, the flight was 5 hours not including transportation time and arriving early to the airport. The bus was an 7.5 hour direct shot and ~$20, so I took this option and planned for a work day in the bus.
The bus company was Lasta a Euroline company. The buses were fairly clean and I had no issues. We made 2 stops at the 2.5 hour and 5 hour marks for bathroom breaks. Note: Make sure you keep some Serbian money for the bathrooms at the 2 highway stops as they require coins for access.
Ljubljana: My hotel was fairly close and a 15-20 min walk. Ljubljana is very walkable.
[vision_content_box style=”cool-blue” title=”Travelers Transportation Resources”][vision_vector_list] [vision_list_item icon=”fa-compass” color=”#51A6E0″] Resource 1: Rome2Rio.com provides point-to-point transportation, times, costs, and links to ticketing offices. [/vision_list_item] [vision_list_item icon=”fa-compass” color=”#51A6E0″] Resource 2: Check out TripAdvisor.com and independent bloggers who have been “on the ground” to document experiences. [/vision_list_item] [/vision_vector_list][/vision_content_box]
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