Motorways in Serbia

The length of the Serbian public road network is 45,419 km. Of which with a hard surface – 30,171 km. The length of the motorways is 925 km.

Toll roads

In Serbia, a fee is charged for using roads depending on the distance traveled. The amount of the fee depends on the vehicle category.

Vehicle categories

Cat.vehicledescription
YesMotorcyclesTricyclesATVs
IVehicles with 2 axles and a height of less than 1.3 m in the area of ​​the first axle Vehicles with 2 axles, a total height of no more than 1.9 m and a maximum permissible mass of no more than 3.5 t
IIVehicles with 2 axles and a height of less than 1.3 m in the area of ​​the first axle with a trailer, vehicles with 2 axles, a total height of no more than 1.9 m and a maximum permissible mass of no more than 3.5 t with a trailer, vehicles with 2 axles, a total height of more than 1.9 m and a maximum permissible mass of no more than 3.5 t
IIIVehicles with 2 or 3 axles and a height of more than 1.3 m in the area of ​​the first axle and a maximum permissible mass of more than 3.5 t Vehicles with 2 axles, a total height of more than 1.9 m and a maximum permissible Mass of not more than 3.5 t with trailer

Toll card

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Highway prices in Serbia

 routeTariff (RSD)
YesIIIIII
A1Belgrade – Subotica320 (€ 3.00)640 (€ 5.50)960 (€ 8.50)1,900 (€ 16.50)
A1Belgrade – Presevo750 (€ 6.50)1490 (€ 13.00)2.230 (€ 19.00)4,460 (€ 38.00)
A2Belgrade – Cacak220 (€ 2.00)430 (€ 4.00)640 (€ 5.50)1,270 (€ 11.00)
A3Belgrade – Shid210 (€ 2.00)420 (€ 4.00)650 (€ 5.50)1,290 (€ 11.00)
A4Niš – Dimitrovgrad210 (€ 2.00)420 (€ 4.00)630 (€ 5.50)1,260 (€ 11.00)

The popular route on the  E75 motorway  from the Hungarian border to the Macedonian border (570 km) for cars costs 2,120 RSD (or € 18.50).

Please note that the prices in euros are fixed and are not converted into dinars at the current exchange rate.

Pay stations in Serbia  (278 Kb).

Payment options

Payment can be made in several ways:

  • cashbox
  • Credit cards (VISA, VISA Electron, MASTERCARD, MAESTRO, POSTCARD, DINACARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS)
  • electronic payment (TAG)

Cash payments can be made in local currency (RSD) or in euros. Euro cash is also accepted for payment, including coins in denominations of 1 and 2 euros and 50 cents. 10 and 20 cents are not accepted. Bills of exchange can be issued both in local currency and in euros.

The tariffs in euros are fixed and will not be recalculated by RSD at the current exchange rate of the central bank. For example, if we consider the route from the border with Hungary to the border with Macedonia, the amount in euros will not differ significantly from the amount in Serbian dinars. However, it is best to pay in local currency.

The electronic device (TAG) only offers an advantage when driving non-stop. There are no discounts when paying for the trip. The cost of the electronic device is RSD 2,022 (€ 17). It can be moved from one car to another (same category).

Serbia road map

Serbia road map

Main traffic rules of Serbia

Speed ​​limit

Speed ​​limits in Serbia

Standard speed limits in Serbia (unless otherwise stated on the signs). Cars and Motorcycles:

  • in the village – 50 km / h
  • outside the village – 80 km / h
  • on the way – 100 km / h
  • on the highway – 130 km / h

Cars with trailers:

  • in the village – 50 km / h
  • outside the village – 80 km / h
  • on the way – 80 km / h
  • on the highway – 80 km / h

The maximum permissible speed in the school area is 30 km / h.

It is forbidden to drive on motorway vehicles at a speed of 50 km / h or less in accordance with the technical specifications.

The current maximum speed limits for passenger cars on the roads of European countries.

alcohol

The maximum permissible blood alcohol level is  0.2 ‰  .

If the blood alcohol level is between 0.21 and 0.5 ‰, the fine is 10,000 RSD (€ 85).

If the blood alcohol level is between 0.51 and 0.8 ‰, the fine is RSD 10,000-20,000 (€ 85-170).

If the blood alcohol level is between 0.81 and 1.2 ‰ – a fine of 20,000 – 40,000 RSD (170 – 340 €) or a prison sentence of up to 15 days.

If the alcohol content in the blood is between 1.21 and 2.0 ‰, as well as in the case of refusal of a medical examination for the state of intoxication – a fine of 100,000 – 120,000 RSD (850-1,020 €) or a prison sentence of up to 30 Days.

If the blood alcohol level exceeds 2.0 ‰ – a fine of 120,000 – 140,000 RSD (1,020-1,191 €) or a prison sentence of 30 to 60 days as well as the deprivation of driving rights for up to 10 months.

For drivers whose driving experience is less than 2 years or whose age is not more than 21 years, the permitted blood alcohol level is 0.00 ‰.

If the accident was caused by the fault of the driver who was under the influence of alcohol, the amount of the fine increases by 50-100%.

Acceptable blood alcohol levels while driving in Europe.

dimmed headlights

The low beam is required around the clock all year round.

If there is no dipped beam during the day – a fine of 3,000 RSD (26 €).

In the absence of dipped headlights at night – a fine of 10,000 RSD (€ 85).

In the absence of night and low beam and dimensions – a fine from 100,000 to 120,000 RSD (€ 850-1,020) or imprisonment up to 30 days.

In which European countries is the use of dipped headlights mandatory during the day?

Transportation of children

Children under 3 years of age are only allowed to travel if they use child restraint systems that are suitable for their weight. Children under 3 years of age can be carried in the front seats provided the restraint system is installed against the direction of movement of the vehicle and the airbag is deactivated.

Children from 3 to 12 years and under 135 cm are not allowed to drive in the front seats. You may only drive in the rear seats of the vehicle with child restraint systems that are suitable for your weight and that are attached to the vehicle in accordance with the manufacturer’s declaration of the safety seat.

Children over four years of age can be transported with the original seat belt and the homologated protective padding if the height of the face provides a secure fit and the seat on which they are sitting has an integrated headrest.

Child seats must comply with UNECE regulation No. 44 (ECE R44 / 04) – “Uniform provisions for restraint systems for children in motor vehicles”.

The fine is between RSD 20,000 and RSD 40,000 (€ 170-340).

For transporting children under the age of 12 in the driver’s seat – a fine of 100,000 to 120,000 RSD (€ 850-1,020) or a prison sentence of up to 30 days.

Requirements for the transport of children in light vehicles on the roads of European countries.

Seat belts

The use of seat belts is compulsory for front and rear passengers   .

The fine is 10,000 RSD (€ 85).

Riding a motorcycle without a helmet – fine of RSD 10,000 (€ 85).

Make a phone call

It is forbidden to use a telephone communication device that is not equipped with a technical device that allows negotiation without the use of hands while the vehicle is in motion.

The fine is 10,000 RSD (€ 85).

It is forbidden to use audio or video equipment while driving that interferes with the hearing of other road users.

The fine is RSD 3,000 (€ 26).

Fines for phone calls while driving in European countries.

tint

Tinting the windshield is prohibited. The front side windows must have a light transmission of at least 70%.

The degree of light transmission is not regulated for rear windows if the vehicle is equipped with two rear-view mirrors.

The fine is RSD 5,000 (€ 43).

Punish

Fines cannot be paid on site. The policeman writes a fine on site and issues the driver with a receipt. The fine must be paid to the post office or bank within 8 days.

The fines are higher if the driver endangers other people or if his actions caused an accident.

Fines for traffic violations in Serbia:

violationPenalties (RSD)
The driver is obliged to turn off the engine: at the request of a police officer or another official; if the vehicle is left in the tunnel for more than a minute; if the car is parked for more than three minutes.3,000 (€ 26)
Failure to comply with the requirement to give a signal before starting a movement, to change lanes, to turn, to make a U-turn or to stop3,000 (€ 26)
Parking violation5,000 (€ 43)
In the village, the driver is obliged to start the bus that gave the signal5,000 (€ 43)
The driver is obliged to keep a safe distance from other vehicles or road users5,000 (€ 43)
Increase your vehicle’s speed while another vehicle is overtaking it10,000-20,000 (€ 85-170)
Turning or reversing in areas where such maneuvers are prohibited10,000-20,000 (€ 85-170)
Violation of priority when crossing intersections10,000-20,000 (€ 85-170)
Go in the opposite direction on a one-way street10,000-20,000 (€ 85-170)
Past a yellow traffic light20,000 – 40,000 (€ 170 – 340)
Make a U-turn or drive backwards on a motorway20,000 – 40,000 (€ 170 – 340)
Violation of the overtaking rules20,000 – 40,000 (€ 170 – 340)
Entering the lane for oncoming traffic20,000 – 40,000 (€ 170 – 340)
Departure to a level crossing with a closed or closing barrier or with a prohibition signal from a traffic light or an intersection officer100,000 – 120,000 (€ 850 – € 1,020)
Overtaking vehicles that have stopped or stopped to allow pedestrians at a pedestrian crossing100,000 – 120,000 (€ 850 – € 1,020)
Refusal to give way to pedestrians at a pedestrian crossing100,000 – 120,000 (€ 850 – € 1,020)
Past a red light100,000 – 120,000 (€ 850 – € 1,020)

 For two consecutive trips to a red light within 10 minutes (or less), the fine is 120,000 to 140,000 (€ 1,020 – € 1,191) or a prison sentence of 30 to 60 days or community service of 240 to 360 hours. .. Express fines in Serbia (RSD):

About speed
up to 10 km / h3,000 (€ 26)3,000 (€ 26)
10-20 km / h5,000 (€ 43)3,000 (€ 26)
20 – 30 km / h10,000 (€ 85)5,000 (€ 43)
30 – 40 km / h10,000-20,000 (€ 85-170)10,000 (€ 85)
40 – 50 km / h10,000-20,000 (€ 85-170)10,000-20,000 (€ 85-170)
50 – 60 km / h20,000 – 40,000 (€ 170 – 340)10,000-20,000 (€ 85-170)
60 – 70 km / h20,000 – 40,000 (€ 170 – 340)20,000 – 40,000 (€ 170 – 340)
70 – 80 km / h100,000 – 120,000 (€ 850 – € 1020)20,000 – 40,000 (€ 170 – 340)
80 – 90 km / h100,000 – 120,000 (€ 850 – € 1,020)100,000 – 120,000 (€ 850 – € 1,020)
90 – 100 km / h120,000 – 140,000 (€ 1,020 – 1,191)100,000 – 120,000 (€ 850 – € 1,020)
over 100 km / h120,000 – 140,000 (€ 1,020 – 1,191)120,000 – 140,000 (€ 1,020 – 1,191)

In the event of an accident, the amount of the fine increases by 1.5 to 2 times and the driving ban for at least 30 days.

In 2018, the Road Safety Act introduced the concept of the average speed of a vehicle, which is the result of dividing the length of a given section of road by the time that section was covered.

Traffic rules and fines in Serbia  in Serbian (1.1 Mb).

Useful information

petrol

Unleaded petrol (92, 95 and 98) and diesel (  Dizel  ) are available in Serbia. Gas filling stations (LPG) are available.

List and maps of petrol stations  (1.9 Mb) on the territory of the republics of the former Yugoslavia.

Emergency numbers

  • Police – 192
  • Fire Brigade – 193
  • Ambulance – 194
  • Technical assistance on the roads – +381 11 1987

Compulsory equipment

  • First aid kit
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Warning triangle  – mandatory for all vehicles with more than 2 wheels. If you have a trailer you must have 2 signs.
  • Replacement lamp set  – not required for vehicles with xenon
  • Spare wheel
  • Tow rope  must be at least 3 feet –  be
  • Reflective Vest  – Everyone who leaves a vehicle must wear a safety vest. Failure to comply will result in a fine of RSD 3,000 (€ 26).

Requirements for equipment that must be present in the car in various European countries.

Winter equipment

Winter tires

The use of winter tires (M & S on the sidewalls) with a minimum tread depth of 4 mm is mandatory in Serbia from November 1st to April 1st, provided the road is covered with snow or ice. Winter tires must be fitted to all wheels.

spikes

The use of studded tires is  prohibited  .

Anti-slip chains

It is highly recommended that   you have snow chains in your car between November 1st and March 1st when traveling outside of settlements.

Chains should be attached to the drive wheels on the road sections marked with the appropriate sign and when the road is completely covered with snow. Snow chains are prohibited in built-up areas.

Requirements for the use of winter and studded tires in different European countries.

Recommended hardware

First aid equipment and a fire extinguisher should be placed in an accessible location.

Using Radar detector forbidden  . Fine of RSD 20,000 to RSD 40,000 (€ 170-340) or imprisonment for up to 30 days.

shipment Radar detectorin a vehicle outside of the state is punished with a fine of 10,000-20,000 RSD (85-170 €).

Kosovo

Toll roads

There are no tolls for using the roads of Kosovo.

Kosovo requires compulsory motor vehicle and liability insurance for vehicles registered abroad. And since Kosovo is not among the countries that have joined the international green card insurance system, traveling requires buying a local OSAGO.

Insurance costs depend on the type of vehicle and the length of the insurance period. The minimum duration for which you can conclude an OSAGO contract is 15 days, the maximum duration 1 year. You can sign it at the checkpoint at the entrance to Kosovo or   buy it online .

It is recommended that you take out Kosovo insurance when crossing the border. The company’s office is manned around the clock. It doesn’t take long and you don’t have to pay an administration fee of € 1. MTPL tariffs:

Vehicle typeCosts (EUR)
15 days1 month2 months6 months1 year
10 €20 €€ 31€ 64100 €
15 €20 €35 €130 €205 €
13 €17 €30 €€ 43€ 77

Basic traffic rules of Kosovo

Speed ​​limit

Standard speed limits in Kosovo (unless otherwise stated on signs). Cars and Motorcycles:

  • in the village – 50 km / h
  • outside the village – 80 km / h
  • en route – 110 km / h
  • on the highway – 130 km / h

Cars with trailers:

  • in the village – 50 km / h
  • outside the village – 80 km / h
  • on the way – 100 km / h
  • on the highway – 100 km / h

It is forbidden to drive on motorways for vehicles whose design speed does not exceed 60 km / h.

alcohol

The maximum permissible blood alcohol level is  0.5 ‰  .

Fines for exceeding blood alcohol levels:

  • from 0.51 ‰ to 1.0 ‰ – from 150 € to 450 €;
  • from 1.01 to 1.5 ‰ – from 200 to 600 €;
  • from 1.51 ‰ and more – between 300 and 900 €;

The maximum permissible blood alcohol level for young drivers is  0.0 ‰  .

If the alcohol content of such drivers is in the range of 0.0 ‰ to 0.49 ‰, the fine will be between € 100 and € 300.

dimmed headlights

The low beam is required around the clock all year round.

The fine is € 20.

Transportation of children

Children under 3 years of age are only allowed to travel if they use child restraint systems that are suitable for their weight.

Children from 3 to 12 years and under 150 cm are not allowed to drive in the front seats. You can only drive in the rear seats of the vehicle with suitable child restraint systems that are suitable for your weight.

Child seats must comply with UNECE regulation No. 44 (ECE R44 / 04) – “Uniform provisions for restraint systems for children in motor vehicles”.

The fine is between 100 and 300 euros.

Seat belts

The use of seat belts is compulsory for front and rear passengers   .

The fine is € 20.

Make a phone call

It is forbidden to use a telephone communication device that is not equipped with a technical device that allows negotiation without the use of hands while the vehicle is in motion.

The fine is € 40.

Punish

Fines cannot be paid on site. If the fine is less than € 60, a police officer will issue it on site and issue a receipt to the driver. If a fine of more than € 60 is imposed for the violation, the court will appoint it. Table of penalties for traffic violations:

violationFines (EUR)
Exceeding the speed limit by up to 30 km / h20 – 60 €
Exceeding the speed limit from 30 to 50 km / h€ 100 to € 600
Exceeding the speed limit by more than 50 km / h€ 200 to € 900
Passage at a red light150 €
Violation of the rules for driving a level crossing€ 100 to € 300
Crossing a solid line when entering a lane for oncoming traffic70 to 210 €
Violation of the overtaking rules€ 100 to € 300

Useful information

  • First aid kit
  • Warning triangle
  • Tow rope  must be at least 3 feet –  be
  • Reflective Vest  – Everyone who leaves a vehicle must wear a safety vest.

In the absence of any of the mandatory pieces of equipment – a fine of € 40.

Winter equipment

Winter tires

During the winter season from November 15 to March 15, the vehicle must be equipped with equipment for winter road traffic.

In winter conditions, the movement of vehicles without winter equipment is prohibited. Winter conditions mean conditions when the road is covered in snow or ice.

In case of violation – a fine of 40 €.

Crossing borders

Crossing the Kosovo border requires a Schengen multiple entry visa or a Kosovo visa. You can find more information about obtaining a visa  here  .

Recommended hardware

It is recommended to have a set of spare bulbs (not required for xenon vehicles) and a fire extinguisher.

Using Radar detector forbidden  . Fine – from € 500 to € 1,500 and equipment confiscation.