Serbia By Train
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.
Train types in Serbia
The trains in Serbia are run by the Serbian Railways (ZS). Check out their Railway map.
You can look up train times in the Eurail train timetable.
Please note: Due to infrastructure work, the train services between Novi Sad and Subotica and Serbia and Budapest (via Subotica-Kelebija) are currently suspended.
- Route map
- Domestic trains
- International trains
- Night trains
- Bicycles on trains
Domestic trains within Serbia
Runs from Belgrade to Novi Sad and Subotica
Express trains (EXP)
Various routes within Serbia
International route to Switzerland
International train between larger cities
Reservations are optional
Reservations are required
You are allowed to take your bike on the train. You have to pay a fee of 100 Dinar (approximately $ 0,85) and place your bike in one of the designated bike spaces on the train. If the train doesn't have any special bike places, you can only take your bike if you can fold it and store it as a luggage item. Check the website of the Serbian Railways for more information.
- Domestic routes
- International routes
How long does it take to travel between cities in Serbia? In the following table you can see the average journey times.
|Belgrade to Nis
(Night train via Lapovo)
|Belgrade to Novi Sad||1hr 30min|
|Belgrade to Subotica||3hr 50min|
|Route||Which train?||Travel time||Reservations|
|Belgrade to Bar (Montenegro)||Scenic day / night train||11 hours||Required|
|Belgrade to Budapest (Hungary)*||EuroCity 'Avala'||8hr 30min||Optional|
|Belgrade to Sofia (Bulgaria)||International train||9hr 40min||Required|
|Belgrade to Vienna (Austria)||EuroCity 'Avala'||12 hours||Optional|
|Belgrade to Zurich (Switzerland)||Night train||22hr 20min||Required|
* A section of the line is being upgraded, there are no direct trains between Belgrade and Budapest at the moment.
For more international trains travelling from Belgrade, check out the Serbian Railway website.
Which trains in Serbia require reservations?
International Express trains (EXP): Approximately €3 (RZD 350 in local currency).
Intercity ICS: Approximately €4 (RZD 466 in local currency)
Night trains: Rates depend on destination and type of seat/bed booked.
See reservation costs for domestic trains
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Tips and tricks for Serbia
Serbian Railway Museum in Belgrade
Admission to this railway museum is free for those with a valid Eurail pass for Serbia.
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Capital: Belgrade (local spelling: Beograd, written as Београд)
Population: 7.2 million
Currency: Serbian Dinar (RSD)
Dialing code: +381
Eurail aid office
For questions about Eurail, you can go to the international ticket office at the Beograd railway station (Belgrade), open daily: 24 hours. See the page Eurail aid offices for detailed information and more aid offices in Europe.
Airport station links
From the International Airport Nikola Tesla you can continue your journey to the capital Belgrade with bus 72 to the bus station Zeleni venac (about 500m (0.3 mi) from Belgrade‘s railway station). Eurail passes are not valid on this connection.
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