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Novi Sad, Central Serbia, Serbia

How much does it cost to travel to Novi Sad?

You should plan to spend around $20 (RSD2,185) per day on your vacation in Novi Sad. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $8.38 (RSD900) on meals
  • $23 (RSD2,500) on hotels

A one week trip to Novi Sad for two people costs, on average, $285 (RSD30,590). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Novi Sad cost?

A one week trip to Novi Sad usually costs around $142 (RSD15,295) for one person and $285 (RSD30,590) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Novi Sad on average costs around $285 (RSD30,590) for one person and $570 (RSD61,180) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Novi Sad will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Novi Sad on average costs around $611 (RSD65,550) for one person and $1,221 (RSD131,100) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Novi Sad has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Novi Sad expensive to visit?

Novi Sad is a very affordable place to visit. Located in Serbia, which is a very affordable country, visitors will appreciate the lower prices of this destination. It is in the top 10% of cities in the country for its affordability. Budget travelers enjoy spending long periods of time exploring Novi Sad in depth.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Novi Sad is a very affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 10% of cities in Europe for its affordability. Very few cities in the region are as affordable as Novi Sad.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Novi Sad Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Novi Sad?

The average Novi Sad trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Novi Sad travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) RSD2,500 ($23)
Food 2 RSD900 ($8)
Tips and Handouts 1 RSD50 - 150 ($0 - 1)
Accommodation Budget in Novi Sad
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Novi Sad is $12 (RSD1,250). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Novi Sad is $23 (RSD2,500). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Novi Sad

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Novi Sad based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $42. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Food Budget in Novi Sad
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Novi Sad can vary, the average cost of food in Novi Sad is $8.38 (RSD900) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Novi Sad should cost around $3.35 (RSD360) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Novi Sad is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Tips and Handouts Budget in Novi Sad
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Novi Sad is $0.93 (RSD100) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Novi Sad is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Novi Sad On a Budget
Novi Sad Novi Sad, Serbia, at night
Novi Sad is the capital city of Vojvodina, the northern Autonomous Province of Serbia. Novi Sad has a population of about 400,000 people and is located on the Danube River near Budapest and Belgrade.
There are a few museums in Novi Sad worth seeing during your stay. The Vojvodina Museum is a great one that offers information on the Vojvodina province since the Paleolithic era. There is a museum with a foreign art collection, which is the largest in Serbia. There are works from western and central Europe as well as period furniture from Novi Sad and the entire surrounding province. The Matica Srpska Gallery is another well-known museum worth visiting.

The fortress of Petrovaradin is a sight that is popular among tourists. The fort sits on the shore of the Danube River and stands out for the fact that it was never taken by an enemy. There is a museum in the fort called Muzej Grada Novog Sada, which translates to Novi Sad City Museum. The museums houses artifacts from prehistoric ages until today. Beneath the fort, there are military galleries. There is a cafe at the fort, as well as an observatory and planetarium.
Another small town near Novi Sad (about eight kilometers away) is Sremski Karlovci. In this town, there is an annual wine festival as well as many beautiful historical buildings that have been well preserved. The Fruska Gora national park is another area of interest in this region. The park is on the southern shores or the Danube and is known for its beautiful scenery, its annual marathon, and the many monasteries that are spread around the park.

There is a summer resort near Subotica, which is called Palic Lake. This is a great place to go if you are looking for a relaxing activity where you can interact with locals. Another town that is in the same region is a town called Sombor. This town is very small and is known for its architecture and nightlife. You will see many friendly locals around town. Belgrade and Budapest are also close by and definitely worth visiting.

There is a mountaineering club called Naftas that organizes a hike every weekend up Fruska Mountain, which is outside of the city. In the summertime, be sure to visit the beach, or "strand", as it is called there. The beach is on the Danube River and is open for swimming between May and September.

There is a very big music festival that happens in Novi Sad called Exit Festival. This festival was a major event during the onset of the democratic revolution in 2000. The festival caters to almost every style of music, so there is something for everyone! There are tons of boulevards along the Danube River that are very nice to stroll along and explore the city as well.
Food and Dining
For breakfast, Serbians usually have something with meat. This is because it is common that they do not eat again for about eight hours, between the hours of three and six. This is the biggest meal of the day, so it usually consists of large quantities or potatoes, meat, salad and soup.

Frustuk Bar is on the corner of Petra Drapsina and Laze Kostica is a great sandwich shop that serves vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals. They also serve delicious pancakes. The trademark sandwich of Novi Sad is called the "index" and you can find this delicious sandwich at a restaurant called Maja. The restaurant is very close to Novosadski Sajam (the Novi Sad Fair).

Novi Sad is northwest of Belgrade by about eighty kilometers; it is about three hundred kilometers from Budapest and one hundred and fifty kilometers from Romania. There is no airport in the city; the nearest is in Belgrade, about seventy kilometers away. The airport is called Nikola Tesla International Airport. Unfortunately, there are no buses or regular taxis that run between this airport and Novi Sad. Usually, you will have to rent a car, hire a private driver, or take the Belgrade Airport Transfer. It is worth checking flights into Budapest Ferihegy International Airport or Timisoara Traian Vuia International Airport too.

You can take a bus from other major cities that surround Novi Sad or take a train to get into the city. Once in the city, walking and taxis are the best way to get around. Be careful not to get in a taxi that is not affiliated with a major company because they will greatly overcharge you.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

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