While a road network does exist in Serbia, some of the roads are now in a state of disrepair due to the recent conflicts affecting this area in the past couple of decades. Extra caution needs to be taken at night to avoid any run-ins with poor roads. The main roads tend to be the best, and shouldn't pose a big problem traveling along these roads. The secondary roads are the ones that should be avoided if at all possible. Traffic in Serbia drives on the right-hand side and you must be 18 years old to drive a car. Seatbelts must be worn by all passengers and children under age 12 must sit in the back seat. There are severe penalties for drunk driving so make sure to not consume alcohol before planning on driving. Renting a car in Serbia is a great way to see this unique country and all the history that it has been through.
Traveling by Rail:
A rail network is present in Serbia and does act as an affordable way of moving about the country, it doesn't cover the entire country. Trains are inexpensive but suffer from overcrowding because of the low fares. With the overcrowding comes the risk of pick-pockets on busy trains, so make sure you are aware of your belongings as well as your surroundings. The train network isn't the most reliable, as trains tend to run slow and not on schedule. Allow for these factors if planning on traveling by train.
Traveling by Bus:
The bus network in Serbia is well developed and only encounters problems when roads are in a state of disrepair. Bus service covers both local and regional destinations and prices vary depending on where you purchase your ticket and your ultimate destination. Buses tend to run more on schedule than trains and are often more comfortable than trains.
Traveling by Boat:
Currently there is no boat transportation service in Serbia.
Traveling by Taxi:
Major towns and cities have taxi services that provide a good way to move about the cities. If the taxi does not contain a meter, make sure to negotiate the fare before employing that particular taxi. Official Serbian taxis will be marked as such and it is advised that you only use these taxis. Tipping taxi drivers in Serbia is reserved to just rounding up the fare to the nearest whole amount.
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