Compact (Class Compact SUV or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Serbia.
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Anyone who wishes to rent a car in Serbia will find driving to be a relatively straightforward experience. Roads are well maintained across the country and include a large network of highways, which usually will require you to pay a toll of around 500 RSD (4.75 USD) by cash or credit card. Signs are usually in both Cyrillic and Latin script, and driving is on the right-hand side.
Drivers need to be at least 21 years of age to rent a car in Serbia, and most rental agencies request that they have possessed a domestic driver’s license for at least two years. Some agencies charge a young driver’s fee for renters age 21 to 25, including Avis, where the daily surcharge is approximately 1,700 RSD (16 USD). Renters with an EU-issued driving license may need only their license and passport, but most other nationalities will need to provide an International Driver’s Permit (IDP) as well.
Petrol stations are plentiful in major urban centers like Belgrade, but in the rural north and south of the country, drivers may struggle to find regular fueling stations. It is important to keep the tank topped off whenever possible. Petrol prices are higher in Serbia than in many neighboring countries, costing about 150 RSD (1.40 USD) per liter of petrol and 163 RSD (1.55 USD) per liter of diesel. The equivalent prices per gallon are 5.29 USD for unleaded petrol and 5.86 USD for diesel.
Speed limits in Serbia vary depending on the road, but normally the limits are 40-50 km/h (24-31 mph) in urban zones and 80 km/h (50 mph) on rural roads. Highways have a maximum speed of 100-120 km/h (62-74 mph). Speed limits are clearly marked and cameras are in place.
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