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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Belgrade Airport
Mini
Volkswagen Up or similar
Volkswagen Up
  • 5
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$9.98 / per day
Belgrade Airport
Economy
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
United Rent A Car
$10.67 / per day
Belgrade Airport
Compact
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Carwiz
$14.04 / per day
Belgrade Airport
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$16.59 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Belgrade Airport
Standard
Skoda Octavia or similar
Skoda Octavia
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Autounion
$28.35 / per day
Belgrade Airport
Full-size
Skoda Octavia or similar
Skoda Octavia
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Finalrentals
$34.42 / per day
Downtown
Compact Elite Crossover
Volkswagen Taigo or similar
Volkswagen Taigo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$48.28 / per day
Belgrade Airport
Luxury
Mercedes C220 or similar
Mercedes C220
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$58.29 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 09:44 on 2024-06-07. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Hungarian
Currency
RSD
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+381
Average car rental price
$28 per day
Average car rental length
8 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h or 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
80 - 130 km/h or 50 - 81 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.02%
Rating
8.7 / 10
Average gasoline price
$1.59 per liter or $6.03 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.50 per liter or $5.68 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$1.86 per liter or $7.03 / 1 gallon

Why rent a car in Serbia?

Perhaps underexplored compared to some of its neighbors, Serbia is a true hidden gem. The country keeps relics of some of the mightiest empires that once ruled the continent, and also doesn’t lack interesting local traditions or hospitality. What Serbia lacks in terms of coastline, it more than makes up for with majestic castles, vast national parks, and some of the most beautiful mountains in Europe.

Serbia

One-way Car Rentals in Serbia

Here are the most popular one-way rental options for pickup in Serbia and drop off in another country:

  • From Serbia to North Macedonia - 25 offers from $34.66 per day
  • From Serbia to Romania - 25 offers from $89.72 per day
  • From Serbia to Albania - 26 offers from $108.07 per day
  • From Serbia to Greece - 25 offers from $126.43 per day
  • From Serbia to Montenegro - 44 offers from $43.83 per day

Top ways to enter Serbia

  • Belgrade Airport: Also known as Belgrade-Nikola Tesla, it is the busiest airport in the country and the main port of entry for most visitors. The airport is a hub for the national carrier Air Serbia and hosts the flights of some two dozen other airlines, including low-cost carriers like easyJet and Wizz Air. The airport provides connections with most other European countries, as well as such varied destinations as the United States, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates. The drive from the airport to the city center takes about 25 minutes.
  • Niš Airport: Also known as Constantine the Great Airport after the Roman emperor who was born in the city, Niš Airport is served by four different airlines. These provide connections with such countries as Germany, Italy, Sweden, and Malta. It is the main air hub of southeastern Serbia and about a ten-minute drive from the city.
  • Morava Airport: Serving the southwestern city of Kraljevo, this airport has just one destination, that of the Austrian capital of Vienna. 
  • Overland: It is also possible to enter Serbia overland from a neighboring country. You can either pick up a rental car from a company that permits cross-border rentals or come by a public transport and pick up a rental after arriving in Serbia. Should you choose this option, check to see if you need a visa to visit either Serbia or the country you plan to enter it from (read more about this in the Crossing Borders section). Some large international airports near Serbia include Budapest Airport in Hungary, Sofia Airport in Bulgaria, and Bucharest Airport in Romania.

Top cities and places to visit

  • Belgrade. The capital and by far the largest city, Belgrade is also the most visited place in the country. The city is home to a wealth of historic attractions, not least the stunning Belgrade Fortress dating back in time as far as the 3rd century BC and a number of Orthodox Christian churches. Many of the country’s best museums are also located here such as the National Museum and its Gallery of Frescoes and Nikola Tesla Museum.
  • Novi Sad. Serbia’s second city and the capital of the historic Vojvodina region, Novi Sad is another great destination. Located on the Danube river, it boasts a unique architecture due to the fact that unlike the rest of Serbia, it spent centuries as a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Nowadays a lively university city, it has plenty of attractions from the Petrovaradin Fortress to the traditional fish market. You can also visit the nearby Đerdap National Park with the famous riverside Golubac Fortress and the Iron Gates gorge.
  • Niš. Located in the southeastern part of the country, Niš doesn’t get as many visitors as the former two, but can be just as fun to visit. Although the city is quite industrial, it also has a long and interesting history dating back to Ancient Rome and plenty of landmarks, not least the eerily fascinating Skull Tower, Niš Fortress, and the Roman site of Mediana.

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental car in Serbia is the Renault Megane, followed by the Hyundai i20 and the Citroen C3. The most popular rental car types are economy, compact, and mini.

Driver's license requirements

  • Serbia generally recognizes all foreign licenses that are valid and are printed in the Latin alphabet. 
  • Serbia uses the Cyrillic alphabet, but sources are unclear whether driver’s licenses from other countries that use the alphabet (e.g., Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria) are recognized. If you come from one of these countries, it’s safer to acquire an International Driving Permit (IDP) for your trip.
  • If your driver’s license is printed in another non-Latin alphabet (e.g., Chinese, Arabic, etc.), you’ll need an International Driving Permit (IDP) to be able to rent a car and drive in the country. Even if you have an IDP, you’ll also need to provide the original driving license from your home country.
  • Similarly, if your driver’s license doesn’t show your photograph, you might be required to have an IDP instead.
  • You must carry your driver’s license, not a copy, with you at all times. 
  • You need to have had your driver’s license for at least two years.
  • Some rental car suppliers charge a young driver fee for drivers under the age of 25 and a senior driver fee for drivers over the age of 65.
  • There may be additional requirements depending on the car provider and car category, so make sure to check the rental conditions before booking.

Crossing Borders

Serbia has land borders with seven different countries— Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

It’s important to keep in mind that, unlike some of its neighboring countries, Serbia is not a member of the European Union nor part of the Schengen area. Each country has its own unique visa policy. While visitors from most western countries can visit Serbia and all of its neighbors without a visa, the situation is different for the citizens of many other countries. For example, citizens of Russia can visit Serbia visa-free but need a visa to visit some of its neighbors. Also, if you’re a third-country citizen on a tourist or permanent residency EU visa, you might still need a visa to enter Serbia. Visitors should look up the visa policy of Serbia and those of its neighboring countries that they plan to visit before their trip.

Serbia is also bordered by the disputed territory of Kosovo. Serbia considers Kosovo a part of its territory, but many other countries consider Kosovo a sovereign state, and it is de-facto independent. Entering Serbia from Kosovo is considered an illegal entry by Serbian authorities. However, you can enter Serbia with a Kosovar border stamp or visa in your passport if you’re arriving from a third country. 

One-way rentals are possible between Serbia and many of its neighboring countries. You can find car rental companies that offer such international one-way rentals by entering your car pick-up and drop-off locations on our search. One-way rentals are more expensive as they include an additional fee, but they give your trip flexibility should you want it.

Toll roads

There are a number of toll roads in Serbia. Some toll entry-exit points are in Belgrade or nearby, for example, in Požarevac, Smederevo, and Stara Pazova. 

Most Serbian toll roads use a closed toll system. This means that upon entering the toll road, you’ll have to stop at a toll booth where you’ll be given a ticket that will state your time and point of entry and your vehicle category. Upon exiting from the toll road, you’ll stop at an exit booth where the fee that you’ll have to pay will be calculated. The fee depends on your car size, the specific road you use, and the length of your trip. It’s important not to lose the ticket, otherwise you’ll be charged the highest possible fee.

It’s possible to pay either by credit card or in cash, although it’s better to always have cash with you. Some toll booths will accept a payment in Euros, but most will expect you to pay in Serbia’s national currency, the Serbian dinar (RSD). As of July 2019, 1 EUR = 118 RSD.

Some rental cars in Serbia are equipped with electronic toll transponder called E-go. Cars equipped with E-go will be automatically registered at the toll gates and the toll payment will be later added to your rental fee. Some rental car providers might charge an additional fee for providing the transponder. Do ask your rental car provider about it in advance.

See the latest map of Serbian toll road gates here. Check out the toll fees and use the toll calculator on the Roads of Serbia official website.

Top driving routes

  • Subotica. Located in the far north of the country, Subotica is often mentioned as one of Serbia’s most picturesque cities. Home to large, historic communities of Serbians, Hungarians, Croatians, and others, the city is a historic melting pot, a fact that is reflected in its diverse architecture, culture, and even cuisine. From here, you can easily reach the scenic Lake Palič and, if your rental car provider permits it, even the Hungarian city of Szeged that’s just on the other side of the border.
  • Kopaonik National Park. If you’ve only visited the plains of Vojvodina and the north of Serbia, you might be surprised that Serbia is home to some of the most impressive mountains in all of Europe. Not only a national park, but a winter ski resort, Kopaonik in the southwest of the country is one of the most popular destinations in the country. From ancient monasteries to medieval mines, the area is also rich in heritage.
  • Tara National Park. Part of the Dinaric Alps, Tara is another popular nature reserve in the west of the country. The area is a hiker’s paradise characterized by canyons, mountainside forests, highland lakes, and spectacular views. The area is also home to a wealth of flora and fauna, including species like the griffon vulture, chamois mountain goat, and lynx. 

Car Rental Prices

  • Station wagons - from $25 per day
  • Large cars - from $17 per day
  • Medium cars - from $14 per day
  • Vans - from $73 per day
  • Premium cars - from $58 per day
  • Small cars - from $10 per day
  • SUVs - from $16 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

There are several good methods to find a cheaper rental car:

  • Compare the rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Serbia is the cheapest in December when renting a car is about 70% cheaper than the yearly average and a whole 80% cheaper than renting a car in July.
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What is the cheapest month to rent a car in Serbia?

The cost of renting a car in Serbia varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day in Serbia
$19.66
January
$15.26
February
$17.13
March
$21.23
April
$25.07
May
$31.23
June
$42.10
July
$43.96
August
$28.06
September
$22.57
October
$20.66
November
$23.74
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Serbia is February — when rental costs average $15.26 per day. This is 41% cheaper than the yearly average and 65% cheaper than renting a car in August (when prices average $43.96 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

What’s the average rental length in Serbia?

How long renters typically keep their vehicle sometimes varies depending on the time of year. Travelers tend to keep their rental cars longer in June — an average of 10 days. They tend to keep them for a shorter time in November — an average of 6 days.
Average number of rental days in Serbia
7
January
7
February
8
March
8
April
9
May
10
June
9
July
8
August
8
September
7
October
6
November
7
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Serbia?

Based on how many customers search for a car in Serbia, the most popular month is July, while the least popular is November.
Monthly searches in Serbia by pick-up date relative to the average
76%
January
90%
February
92%
March
87%
April
100%
May
116%
June
143%
July
113%
August
106%
September
109%
October
71%
November
98%
December

Car Rental Information

Car rental locations 7
Airport locations 2
Popular suppliers Carwiz, CarQ, Alamo, Autounion, SIXT
Popular car categories Small cars, SUVs, Medium cars, Large cars
Lowest price $10 per day
Cheapest supplier GreenMotion

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Carwiz Volkswagen T-Cross 5 2 SUVs
Ok Mobility Volkswagen Polo 5 2 Small cars
Carwiz Renault Clio 5 2 Small cars
Alamo Citroen C3 4 1 Small cars
CarQ Fiat Tipo 4 2 Medium cars
Carwiz Skoda Fabia 5 2 Small cars
CarQ Citroen C3 4 2 Small cars
Carwiz Fiat Panda 5 1 Small cars
SIXT VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Alamo Fiat Panda 4 1 Small cars

Our Customers' Reviews

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Sweden
Fiat Panda
March 19, 2024
Went to mountain resort, car was impeccable and hybrid, something helped reduce the cost and environment impact, just great
customer photo customer photo customer photo
Serbia
Citroen C3
October 14, 2023
The vehicle performance was outstanding, we visited the countryside, and hot water springs and had a memorable moments.
Switzerland
Fiat Tipo
September 21, 2023
Sorry, the reason for our trip was a funeral, so I don't have to tell you much.
United States of America (USA)
Opel Corsa Hatchback
June 27, 2023
Great food and seeing friends, and attending a wedding! Having a car really helped.
customer photo customer photo customer photo
Netherlands
Fiat Panda
January 15, 2021
Serbia is a beautiful country, definantly recommend going to Tara mountains!
Sweden
Ford Focus
September 3, 2020
Watch out for complete ignorance of traffic rules and absence of common sense when you drive in Serbia!
Australia
Ford Focus STW
February 17, 2020
Belgrade is a fun and lively city with many places to see. So many hidden gems everywhere.
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Autounion
9.1 / 10
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Lowest rated company
Avis
6 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
22
Total rental companies
30
Average daily price
$27.58
Lowest daily price
$9.98
Total cars available
996

Top 30 Suppliers in Serbia in 2024

Autounion
Autounion
Exceptional 9.1 / 122 reviews
2 locations
$15 - $207
Surprice
Surprice
Very good 8.8 / 45 reviews
3 locations
$16 - $25
CarQ
CarQ
Very good 8.5 / 68 reviews
1 location
$36 - $88
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Very good 8.5 / 30 reviews
1 location
Carwiz
Carwiz
Very good 8.4 / 454 reviews
3 locations
$14 - $150
AddCar
AddCar
Very good 8.2 / 67 reviews
3 locations
$15 - $51
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.2 / 67 reviews
5 locations
$18 - $181
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 8.2 / 58 reviews
5 locations
$10 - $127
Firefly
Firefly
Very good 8.1 / 33 reviews
3 locations
$25 - $31
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.1 / 32 reviews
3 locations
$21 - $84
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 8 / 39 reviews
1 location
$20 - $55
Ok Mobility
Ok Mobility
Good 7.9 / 102 reviews
1 location
$33 - $272
EXER
EXER
Good 7.8 / 3 reviews
1 location
$137 - $231
Alma Car Hire
Alma Car Hire
Good 7.8 / 1 review
2 locations
$38 - $77
OTOQ
OTOQ
Good 7.8 / 1 review
1 location
$25 - $57
Goldcar
Goldcar
Good 7.7 / 24 reviews
4 locations
$11 - $79
RightCars
RightCars
Good 7.7 / 4 reviews
1 location
$34 - $122
United Rent A Car
United Rent A Car
Good 7.7 / 4 reviews
4 locations
$10 - $175
Thrifty
Thrifty
Good 7.7 / 1 review
1 location
$32 - $201
National
National
Good 7.7
2 locations
Alamo
Alamo
Good 7.6 / 90 reviews
2 locations
$19 - $74
Europcar
Europcar
Good 7.6 / 8 reviews
4 locations
$37 - $363
Budget
Budget
Good 7.6 / 5 reviews
4 locations
$15 - $139
Cargini
Cargini
Good 7.6 / 2 reviews
1 location
$53 - $117
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.4 / 18 reviews
3 locations
$28 - $55
Finalrentals
Finalrentals
Good 7.4 / 1 review
3 locations
$34 - $207
Dollar
Dollar
Good 7.2 / 7 reviews
1 location
$31 - $149
WheeGo
WheeGo
Good 7.1 / 40 reviews
1 location
ABBYCAR
ABBYCAR
Good 7.1 / 8 reviews
2 locations
$47 - $96
Avis
Avis
Satisfactory 6 / 36 reviews
3 locations
$12 - $80
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