Hellas Express night train

The Hellas Express night train runs from Belgrade in Serbia to Thessaloniki in Greece. The full journey, via Skopje in Macedonia, will take you about 15.5 hours.

Although this is one of the fastest ways to travel to Greece, keep in mind that Macedonia isn't included in any of the Eurail passes. This means that you will have to pay an additional fee for this night train when traveling through Macedonia.

Update June 7 2016
The Hellas Express night train travels from June 20 to September 3. Use the Eurail timetable to find alternative trains and routes.

Hellas Express night train route


The Hellas Express night train connects Belgrade to Skopje in Macedonia and Thessaloniki in Greece. After an absence of two years, this train is once again running and it's a treat for all adventure-minded travellers. If you have the time, make sure to explore Belgrade and Skopje before moving on. In Thessaloniki, you can take a train to Athens, the ancient and buzzing capital of Greece.

Map with Hellas Express route newest
  • Belgrade - Thessaloniki



Reservation: mandatory

When a reservation is mandatory you must reserve your seat or sleeping accommodation in advance. It's not possible to board the train without this reservation.

Reservations for the Hellas Express are mandatory. Seats and sleeping accommodation are often still available on the day of departure. At the booking office in Belgrade’s central station you will find English speaking staff that can help you make your reservaton.

How to make reservations for the Hellas Express

You can reserve your seat or sleeping accommodation on the Hellas Express in the following way:

  • At the train station. Keep in mind that trains can become full during busy times.

Reservation fees

  • Seat: from 3 euros

  • 6-bed couchette: from 6 euros

  • 4-bed couchette: from 9 euros

Facilities and services

  • Luggage racks

  • Power sockets

Facilities may differ per train and route.

Operated by:
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