The train is the perfect way to explore Serbia, and its capital Belgrade. Serbia is known for its beautiful scenery, historical heritage, curative spas and attractive flora and fauna. Step aboard and experience a land unlike any other.
Traveling by train in Serbia
Serbia quick facts
Population: 7.2 million
Currency: Serbian dinar (RSD)
Dialing code: +381
Trains in Serbia
Jugoslovenske Železnice (JŽ) operates the Serbian railway network and provides adequate train services from Belgrade to other major places. It is necessary to reserve a seat for international trains.
Places to visit
Bustling, busy Belgrade
Belgrade (Beograd) is the heart, soul and capital of Serbia. A vast array of museums, sporting events, cultural and historic monuments await you. Stroll down historic Skadarlija Street and take in the restaurants, pubs, strolling gypsy musicians, artists, shops and antiques. Stop at the National Museum of Serbia to see everything from medieval to modern art. Pick from a plethora of pubs and cafés.
From Belgrade Central Station it's a 15-minute walk to the historic Skadarlija area.
The city and the citadel
With a busy city center and six official languages, Novi Sad easily competes with Belgrade as a top destination. It also has the impressive and imposing Petrovaradin Citadel, one of the largest fortresses on the Danube. In the city itself, check out the frescoes in Almaska and Saborna churches, and take the winding stairway up to the Clock Tower and enjoy the panoramic view of the city, river and Fruska Gora mountain.
Step out of the bus at Bulevar Mihajla Pupina to visit the fascinating Vojvodina Museum, before continuing on to the Citadel.
The formidable fortress
This impressive, 14th century Golubac Fortress features 7 imposing towers and has been the scene of many battles. The lowest levels of the fortress actually dip into the Danube, making its preservation all the more remarkable. It stands as one of the finest medieval fortresses in the country. It sits at one of the entrances to Djerdap gorge, another must-see on your rail adventure through Serbia.
7 buses per day leave Belgrade and arrive at Golubac.
The gorgeous gorge
This breathtaking park along the banks of the Danube is one of the most spectacular natural features in the country. The Djerdap Gorge rises as high as 900 feet (300 m) above the Danube, and provides some spectacular sights. For one of Europe’s best ski resorts, visit the peaks around the village of Kopaonik. You can relax in the wonderful Josanicka Banja spa after a day on the slopes.
Take a bus to the park entrance at Donji Milanovac. You can explore on foot from there.
Held in Novi Sad’s spectacular 18th century Petrovaradin fortress, this 4-dayer is quickly becoming one of Europe’s favorite summer music festivals. The line-up for Exit Festival includes a number of international names.
From Novi Sad train station pick up a bus to the festival grounds.
Belgrade Beer Festival
5 days, 80 types of beer, 400 music performances, and more than 900,000 visitors makes this a substantial celebration of the world’s favorite alcoholic beverage. Best of all, entrance is free of charge.
The festival is a 10-minute walk from Ušće train station.
Eurail passes for Serbia
Most popular passes with Serbia
Eurail Select Pass 4 countries from USD$267
Discover 4 bordering countries with the Eurail Select Pass – 4 countries. Plan the route of your choice between and within each country, and spend as much time as you like at each stop.View Eurail Select Pass 4 countries
Eurail Global Pass from USD$353
The Eurail Global Pass is the flexible and value-for-money train pass that lets you explore up to 28 countries by rail. Hop on board comfortable trains that take you right to the center of Europe's cities. One day you're relaxing on a gondola ride in Venice and the next you're discovering Prague's fairy-tale castle.View Eurail Global Pass
All Eurail passes with Serbia
Here's a list of all Eurail passes for your travels through this country: