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.
- Resource 1: Rome2Rio.com provides point-to-point transportation, times, costs, and links to ticketing offices.
- Resource 2: Check out TripAdvisor.com and independent bloggers who have been “on the ground” to document experiences.
Have your traveled in Serbia?
If you have been, tell us your tips for transportation options.
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