Accomodation & Travel

Accomodation

For e-FoC Conference participants we have arranged special rates in 4 star hotel 88 Rooms within the vicinity of the conference venue.

Please contact the hotel yourself and book by e-mail or phone, and NOT through the normal booking-websites – otherwise you will not receive the special offer.

Do not forget to mention that you are a participant of the e-Future of Cities 2019 Conference. As we cannot book rooms for participants, you need to make the reservations yourself.

For all additional information please visit 88 ROOMS official web-page.

Room structure:
  • Single rooms
  • Twin/double rooms
Service: Bed & Breakfast (BB)
                                    Room type           Rate per room/per night
Single room         Standard M                            65€
Twin room            Standard M                             70€
Room rate includes:
  • Buffet breakfast
  • high speed Wi-Fi internet usage
  • Gym usage
  • Coffee and tea in the room for welcome
  • VAT
Room rate excludes (additional cost):
  • City tax at the amount of 1,35 € per person/per night
  • Parking in the garage at the rate of 10 € per vehicle/daily
Room Types
  • M Room: King size bed for 1 person (140*200 cm) or King size bed for 2 persons (180*200 cm) or with 2 separate beds, room dimension 20m²
  • L Room: King size bed for 2 persons (180*200 cm) or with 2 separate beds, room dimension 23-27m²
  • XL Room: King size bed for 2 persons (180*200 cm), room dimension 27m²
  • XXL Suite: King size bed for 2 persons (180*200 cm) and a sofa bed
  • Supreme XXL Suite: Separated living room and bed room – King size bed for 2 persons (180*200 cm) and a sofa bed
Offer: Transfer airport-hotel-airport is availble at the rate of 20€ per vehicle/per direction (max 3 pas. in one vehicle).
Contact information

TRANSPORT

Taxi services are not very expensive, but one needs to be wary of illegal taxis which tend to overcharge clients. The safest way to avoid this is to approach Taxi Information Desk, located at the airport exit, where you can order taxi with the fixed price (depending on the destination zone). From the airport to the city centre, the fixed price is 1,800 RSD (≈16 EUR), but the price can go up to 6,000 RSD (≈50 EUR) for more distant destinations. You just say the address to the Taxi Information Desk officer, he/she will hand you a voucher with a fixed price and escort you to the first available taxi driver.

Alternatively, you can call a taxi by yourself. Main taxi associations can be reached at numbers: 19800, 19801, 19802, 19803, 19804, 19805, 19806, 19807, 19808, but the full list of taxi associations is available here.

Finally, you can also approach a taxi by yourself in front of the airport exit. In that case, we advise you to ask a taxi driver on how much the ride will cost in advance, as well as to avoid “ghost cabs” (when someone approaches you at the airport, not at the taxi stand, and directs you to an unauthorized vehicle without a taximeter). If you decide to directly approach a taxi on the street, please double-check if the vehicle has a licence plate which ends with letters “TX” (i.e. BG 1234 TX). These letters on the plate should inform that a vehicle is registered in line with the law.

Make sure you have local currency (Serbian dinars) because other currencies are usually not available for on spot transactions with service providers. Two taxi associations, Pink (tel: 19803) and Naxis(tel:19804) accept card payments, but make sure to indicate that you will pay by card when arranging /before starting a trip.

Luggage is not charged if it does not exceed the available luggage space in a taxi vehicle. If you have a lot of luggage, ask the taxi dispatcher to send you an adequate vehicle. Tips is up to you.

Airport bus (bus line A1) is a cheap and easy way to travel between the airport and the city centre. In approximately 30 minutes, it takes you to Slavija Square, one of the major city squares and the central traffic route where all types of public transport services meet. Before reaching Slavija Square, the bus also stops in the New Belgrade.

The minibus departs every 20 minutes during the day and every hour after 19:30 (7:30 PM), during the night as well. The bus departure point is in front of the airport building (exactly under the main entrance – the underpass).

The ticket can be purchased on the bus and the price is 300 RSD (≈2.5 EUR) but make sure you have local currency (RSD) because other currencies are not accepted.

The bus has the same route on going from the city centre to the airport, so you can hop on at the same stops.

Public transportation is the cheapest way to come close to city centre. It takes approx. 30-40 minutes to get there and buses depart every half an hour. The price for the ticket is 150 RSD (≈1.2 EUR) if bought on the bus, and just 89 RSD (≈0.7 EUR) if bought at a kiosk.

  • Bus line 72 – This line operates from the airport to Zeleni Venac (bus stop), a green market area in the centre of Belgrade. → timetable
  • Bus line 607 – This line operates from Surčin to New Belgrade (bus stop) and it makes a stop at Nikola Tesla Airport. → timetable

Car rental is available at Nikola Tesla Airport, with all offices located at Terminal 2 international arrivals and Terminal 1 ground floor.

The public city transport in Belgrade is performed by a network of buses, trolleys and trams. Basic information on day-line and night-line routes and timetables are available on the City of Belgrade website.

The payment system in Belgrade public transportation is managed through the BusPlus system. Cards can be purchased and replenished at all kiosks marked with a ticket sales sticker. There are several convenient payment options available to tourists in Belgrade:

  1. Purchase a depersonalised card which functions as an electronic wallet for public transportation and top it up with credit. The price of the card is 250 RSD (≈ 2 Euro) and the price of one 90-minute ticket is 89 RSD (≈0,a7 EUR).
  2. Purchase a depersonalised card which can be valid for one (250 RSD ≈ 2 EUR), three (750 RSD ≈ 6 EUR) or five (1,000 RSD ≈ 8 EUR) days, except during night traffic from 00 to 04h.
  3. Purchase a single ticket for one drive (150 RSD ≈ 1,2 EUR) from a driver. The passenger is obliged to prepare the exact amount of money.
  4. Users of Mastercard PayPass payment cards can pay a 90-minute time card for one passenger by placing their contactless payment card on the marked part on the lower surface of the validator, located in each vehicle. Only Mastercard cards that have PayPass (contactless payment) can be used to pay for an electronic card.

Belgrade public transportation routes are available on Moovit website or mobile app. Moovit will offer you the best alternative routes to get from the initial to final destination using public transportation.

Taxi – Main taxi associations can be reached at numbers: (+381)19800, (+381)19801, (+381)19802, (+381)19803, (+381)19804, (+381)19805, (+381)19806, (+381)19807, (+381)19808, but the full list of taxi associations is available here.

Passenger is obliged to pay only the price of taxi ride according to current pricelist and in the amount displayed on the taximeter at the end of the ride.

Make sure you have local currency (RSD) because other currencies are usually not accepted. Two taxi associations, Pink (tel: 19803) and Naxis (tel:19804) accept card payments, but make sure to indicate that you want to pay by card when calling/before starting the ride.

Ordering a taxi by phone is the safest way to avoid inconveniences with illegal taxis which tend to overcharge their service. However, if you decide to directly approach a taxi on the street, please double-check if the vehicle has a licence plate which ends with letters “TX” (i.e. BG 1234 TX). These letters on the plate should inform that a vehicle is registered in line with the law.

You can also order a regular taxi through the Yandex app, available for Android or iPhone.

In addition to regular taxi services, there is a Car:Go app, which provides transportation services on a similar principle as Uber in many European countries. It functions over a mobile app (where you set your departure and final destination and get information about the approximate price and the arrival time of the vehicle) which is based on the card-payment system only. The Car:Go app is safe for use, guaranteeing that your credit card information is processed and stored in accordance to the global data security standards.

More information on taxi services available at the City of Belgrade webpage.

Belgrade is mostly hilly and bicycle infrastructure is scarce, so bicycle transport is not in wide use. However, New Belgrade and Zemun municipalities are relatively flat and offer enough space for bikes to be used. There are more than 50 bicycle racks around the city. Belgrade bike routes and useful information for cyclists are available on Pedaliranje mobile app.

You are not allowed to bring bikes into public transport vehicles.

Bicycle rentals are available mostly at recreational areas like Ada Ciganlija or Zemun quay. Average price is around 1,5€/hour and 4€/day.

Belgrade is suitable for walking. The city center can be easily explored on foot.

It takes 15min to walk from 88 Rooms hotel,

to the Faculty of Political Science.

PASSPORTS AND VISAS

Please check with the Serbian Embassy or Consulate in your country if you require a visa to enter Serbia. Further details can be found on
 www.mfa.gov.rs/en/consular-affairs/entry-serbia/visa-requirements