"History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives"

Abba Eban
"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."

Buckminster Fuller, philosopher, futurist and global thinker (1895 - 1983)
"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

The Report of the U.N. Brundtland Commission, Our Common Future, 1987

By plane

The city itself doesn't have an airport and the closest one is Nikola Tesla International Airport (BEG) near Belgrade (about 70 km).

Transfer from Belgrade 'Nikola Tesla' Airport:

Recommended transfer company KI-KI d.o.o., for online reservations and other transfer destinations please visit

KI-KI d.o.o. e-mail: Tel: +381 63 526388

Price range: 42 EUR – per car with 4 seats available, 55 EUR – shuttle with 8 seats available.

Please feel free to use SDEWES event page on Facebook to find other participants that want to share a car/shuttle for getting to Novi Sad. Make sure to mention in your post the flight details and which company you prefer to use. Conference venue is the Hotel Park Novi Sad.

Other useful airports with low-cost flights might be:

Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) (247 kilometers from Novi Sad, serving numerous low-cost airlines, the best way to get to Western/Northern Europe by plane)

Timisoara Traian Vuia International Airport (126 km far, serving Wizzair)

By car

E-75 highway that connects Belgrade and Budapest passes by some 5 km from Novi Sad. Toll fare for passenger cars coming from Belgrade is RSD 240 (2 EUR).

If you want to go in the direction of Zagreb, Ljubljana take E-70 highway which is some 40 km southwest of Novi Sad.

By bus

Using the bus is the most recommended option. The bus stations for long-distance trips are:

Central bus station, Bulevar Jaše Tomića 6 (near the train station). There is a "New bus station", at the corner of Sentandrejski Put and Novosadskog partizanskog odreda, near "Novosadska Mlekara" (Novi Sad's dairy plant), but it appears to be rarely used if at all.

Within Serbia, Novi Sad is connected by bus to all other major cities. The most frequent route is the one from Belgrade, with buses leaving every 15 minutes during peak hours and a total of nearly 100 journeys each day in each direction.

Internationally, the city has frequent bus connections to Sofia in Bulgaria, Budapest in Hungary, Zagreb, Vukovar, and Osijek in Croatia, Sarajevo and Banja Luka in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Budva, Tivat, Podgorica, Herceg Novi in Montenegro. It is also reachable from Germany and Austria.

For urban, domestic long-distance and international bus timetables in Serbian and English, visit the web site of JGSP Novi Sad, the city public transport company:


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