Serbia by Train

Trains - Tickets - Routes

A Travel Guide For Train Travel In Serbia.

Here you will find information for Serbia about trains, routes, tours, connections, where to buy train tickets, and more.

Useful Information

Population: 7.02 million

Currency: Serbian Dinar

Language: Serbian

Capital: Belgrade / Beograd

Country Code: +381

Time Zone: Central European Standard Time

Train Companies

Most of the country’s trains are operated by Serbian Railways (ZS) / Srbija Voz.

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Train Tickets

Buy your train tickets for Serbia online on the Serbian Railways official homepage.

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Rail Passes

Interrail / Eurail Pass

Do you want to travel throughout Europe flexibly and comfortably? Then the Interrail Pass is perfect for you. With the Interrail Pass, you can visit 40,000 destinations in 33 countries in Europe. You can travel for up to 3 months by train.

Balkan Flexi Pass

With the Balkan Flexi Pass, you can travel by train through 8 countries in Eastern Europe. This pass allows you to travel by train in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey, and Romania.

TrAIN tYPES

Regional Trains:

Brzi (B) and Putnički voz (PT) operate domestically within Serbia

  • No reservations required

Intercity (ICS) operates domestically within Serbia

  • Reservations required: 4 €

Express (EXP) operates several routes within Serbia

  • Reservations required: 3 €

EuroCity (EC) connects Belgrade with important cities

  • No reservations required, but recommended

Lovcen (B)

  • Routes:
    • Belgrade – Podgorica, Montenegro – Bar, Montenegro
    • Subotica – Podgorica, Montenegro – Bar, Montenegro
  • Reservations required
  • Couchette Carriage: Since Montenegro purchased their carriages second hand; there is a variety of sleeping options that may be available to you depending on which train to board.
    • 4 berth and 6 berth couchettes available
    • 1, 2, and 3-bed compartments are also available.
    • Bathrooms are located in the coach carriage
  • Sitting Carriage:
    • 2nd Class offered, no 1st Class
    • Bathrooms are located in the coach carriage
    • Bistro Carriage available on some services, bring own provisions in case.

Hellas Express

  • Routes:
    • Belgrade, Serbia – Skopje, North Macedonia – Thessaloniki, Greece*
  • Reservations required
  • Couchette Carriage:
    • 6 berth couchette available
    • Bathrooms are located in the coach carriage
    • Bedding is provided

* route from Skopje, North Macedonia to Thessaloniki is by bus

EuroNight (EN)

  • Routes:
    • Belgrade – Zagreb, Croatia – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Innsbruck, Austria – Zurich, Switzerland
  • Reservations are included in the ticket price
  • Sleeping Carriage:
    • Standard cabin includes your own bed, washbasin, and breakfast in the morning
    • Deluxe cabin includes your own bed, shower, toilet, washbasin, and breakfast in the morning
  • Couchette Carriage:
    • 4  and 6 berth couchettes, as well as private compartments, are offered
    • Bathrooms are located in the coach carriage
    • Breakfast is included in the ticket price
  • Sitting Carriage:
    • 2nd Class offered, no 1st Class
    • Bathrooms are located in the coach carriage
    • Food cart offering a selected variety of drinks and food pass through the carriages

Routes

Frequently Travelled Routes In Serbia

National

From > To
Duration (h)ChangesTransport
Belgrade to Subotica5:211Bus, Train
Belgrade to Nis4:42DirectTrain
Belgrade to Novi Sad1:40DirectBus

 

International

From > To
Duration (h)ChangesTransport
Belgrade to Timisoara, Romania4:140-2Bus/ Train, Car, Train
Belgrade to Sofia, Bulgaria7:201Bus via Nis, Serbia
Belgrade to Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina5:05-7:441Bus/ Bus, Train
Belgrade to Pristina, Kosovo5:45-13:500-1Bus / Train via Skopje, North Macedonia
Belgrade to Vienna, Austria15:071Train
Belgrade to Budapest, Hungary6:25DirectBus
Belgrade to Bar, Montenegro10:58DirectNight Train

 

Serbia travel routes

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Main Train Stations

  • Topcider – Belgrade/Beograd
  • Subotica
  • Novi Sad
  • Niš

Good to know

Best Time To Travel To Serbia

We recommend traveling anytime between May to October for pleasant weather; however, at the beginning of summertime there is often extensive rainfall and in later summer temperatures can reach 40 degrees. Spring and autumn offer milder temperatures and winter can be frigid as the cold air comes to Siberia.

  • High Season: July – August
  • Low Season: October – March

 

Accommodation In Serbia

Booking

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Hostelworld

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Guidebooks For Serbia

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Travel Insurance

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