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The DDECS 2015 venue is Hotel Palace in the center of Belgrade. You can reach Belgrade by train, plane, or car. The city has one international airport: Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport, situated 18 kilometers from the city center. The railway station is Serbian Railways JSC (Belgrade Centre), serving both international connections and domestic traffic. Thus, no matter how you reach Belgrade, you will probably have to use Belgrade public transportation to get to the conference venue. Information about Belgrade public transportation.

Tickets

A common ticket system is shared by almost all means of public transportation in Belgrade: trams, buses, and trolleys. Tickets can be purchased at many (though not all) kiosks and on board of all buses, trams and trolleys. They accept Serbian currency. The cheapest option is a Single Fare Transfer Ticket for 89 RSD (around 0,75 euro) or 150 RSD purchased on board (around 1,25 euro), which allows you to ride for 90 minutes while freely transferring between lines.

Reaching the conference venue once You have arrived in Belgrade

By plane to the Nikola Tesla airport

There are two ways to come to the city center from the airport. First one includes taking a taxi, which will cost about 1800 dinars (around 15 euros) to the Palas Hotel.

The second one is by bus, which can be either city bus (number 72) or mini bus. If You decide to take city bus, you can buy a ticket inside the airport which will be 89 dinars (90 minutes of commuting in a public transport), or you can buy a ticket in the bus (150 dinars). You get down at the stop called Brankov most. At that point you are in the Brankova street and You continue to walk up until you see on the left the Pop Lukina street. As you enter the street, second on the right will be Topličin venac street where the Palas Hotel is situated.

Other alternative is mini bus, which costs 300 dinars (around 2.5 euros). You should get down at Nemanjina stop. From that point you can take a taxi to the hotel, which will be aproximately about 400 dinars, or you can take a bus (number 52). You can buy a ticket in a nearby kiosk or in a bus. To reach the bus stop you have to go up the Nemanjina street and take a left turn to the Balkanska street. The bus stop is on the corner. You should get down at the stop called Zeleni venac, which is the last stop. At that point on your left is the underground passage and when you cross it , you are in the Brankova street. Continue to walk down the road until you see the Pop Lukina street on your right. As You enter the street, second on the right will be Topličin venac street where the hotel Palas is situated.

By train to the Main Train station

From that point you can take a taxi or a bus (number 52). You can buy a ticket in a nearby kiosk or you can buy it in a bus. To reach the bus stop called Nemanjina, you have to go up the Nemanjina street and take a left turn to the Balkanska street. On the corner is the bus stop. You should get down at the stop called Zeleni venac, which is the last stop. At that point on your left is the underground passage and when you cross it , you are in the Brankova street. Continue to walk down the road until you see the Pop Lukina street on your right. As You enter the street, second on the right will be Topličin venac street where the hotel Palas is situated.

Alternative ways to get about Belgrade

For more information about the city you can go to a website tob.rs, which is Belgrade tourist organization’s site or download an application Belgrade Info Guide from Play Store.

Useful facts about Serbia

Language: The official language is Serbian. The vast majority of young people are fluent in English.

Time zone: Local time in April is UTC/GMT +1 hours.

Currency: Republic Serbian Dinar (official code: RSD, usually abbreviated as din). The approximate exchange rate is 1 EUR = 120 RSD.

Weather: Weather in Serbia is fairly unpredictable in April. Temperatures above 20 grad C are equally likely as rainy days.

Power supply: 220-230 volts AC, 50 Hz, type C and F electrical outlets

Calling from abroad: Serbian country code is +381.

Emergency numbers:

  • 192 – Police,
  • 193 – Fire brigade,
  • 194 – Ambulance,
  • 1987 – Road assistance (AMSS)

Belgrade

To get information on Belgrade city, transport and other topics please follow wikitravel.org/en/Belgrade.

Visa

Information on getting a visa for Republic of Serbia.

Airport Belgrade (BEG)

To get information on the Belgrade airport "Vikola Tesla" please follow the link www.beg.aero.

Belgrade-Airport to Palace-Hotel at Google maps

Link on Google maps

Key Points

Hotel Palace

The Main Train Station (Belgrade Center)

Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport