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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)

You can look up train times in our timetable and on the Srbija Voz website (in Serbian).


Please note: Due to infrastructure works, the following train services are currently suspended:

  • Belgrade – Budapest (please scroll down for an alternate route)
  • Belgrade – Niš – Sofia
  • Belgrade – Niš – Skopje (– Thessaloniki)
  • Belgrade – Zagreb

Domestic Trains

Find these train times in our timetable or on the Srbija Voz website (in Serbian).


Regional trains (Re, REx)

  • Local trains within Serbia

Fast train (Brzi Voz)

  • Runs from Zemun and Belgrade via Valjevo and Priboj to Bar (Montenegro)


  • Runs from Belgrade to Novi Sad on the reconstructed 200 km/h railway line
    • Reservations are mandatory

International Trains

Currently, the only operational international railway lines are Belgrade – Bar (Montenegro) and Subotica – Szeged (Hungary).


Belgrade – Budapest (alternate route)

  • Belgrade – Novi Sad (mandatory reservations)
  • Novi Sad – Subotica
  • Subotica – Szeged
  • Szeged – Budapest (mandatory reservations)
  • Train times can be found in our timetable.


Regional train (R)

  • Subotica – Szeged
  • No reservations
  • Up to five times a day


Fast train (Brzi Voz)

  • Zemun – Beograd Centar – Valjevo – Priboj – Podgorica – Bar
  • Reservations are mandatory
  • Guaranteed change of trains in Bijelo Polje (Montenegro)
  • Seasonal: June 17 to September 18

Night trains

Currently, the only operational international railway line is Belgrade – Bar (Montenegro)


Fast train (Brzi Voz)

  • Zemun – Beograd Centar – Valjevo – Priboj – Podgorica – Bar
  • Includes seats, couchettes/berths, and sleepers 
  • Reservations are mandatory

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.


Popular connections

How long does it take to travel between cities in Serbia? In the following table you can see the average journey times. 

Route Travel time
Belgrade to Niš 6h
Belgrade to Novi Sad
Regional train/SOKO (Requires reservation)
1h / 30m
Novi Sad to Subotica
Route Which train? Travel time Reservations
Belgrade to Bar (Montenegro) Scenic day / night train 11h Required
Subotica to Szeged   Regional Approx 1h 30m Not possible


Many railway lines are under construction at the moment so there are no direct trains from Belgrade to Budapest, Zagreb, Sofia, and Skopje.


*Alternative route Belgrade - Budapest (check our Rail Planner):

  • Belgrade - Novi Sad, frequent and fast SOKO trains (reservation required) 
  • Novi Sad – Sombor – Subotica, direct regional trains 
  • Subotica – Szeged (Hungary)
  • Szeged – Budapest (reservations required)



How to make reservations for trains in Serbia


Locally at the train station.


By ail or by phone

Booking requests for the night train Belgrade – Bar can be made by e-mail or phone 30 days in advance. Reservations must be picked up within 24 hours at bigger stations such as Novi Sad and Beograd Centar. Contact information can be found here.


Good to know

Which trains in Serbia require reservations?


  • SOKO Train to Novo Sad: Approximately €1 (RSD 120 in local currency).
  • International Express trains to Bar, Montenegro (EXP): Approximately €3 (RSD 350 in local currency).


Get your Pass for Serbia

Serbia Pass


Spend your whole vacation exploring Serbia by rail.


Standard prices from € 64

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Be free to visit Serbia and up to 32 other Eurail countries.

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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.

See all pass benefits for Serbia


Quick facts

  • Capital: Belgrade (local spelling: Beograd, written as Београд)

  • Population: 7.2 million

  • Language: Serbian

  • 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.


Go the last mile


Found yourself at the end of the line, but not at your destination? When public transportation ends, it's time to take matters into your own hands: rent a car for the last miles!


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