Travelling by train in Serbia

Travel by train to explore Serbia’s lush countryside and rich heritage. With your Interrail pass, you can easily combine all the country's culture, history and nightlife. Travel from the city of Subotica to the urban Novi Sad, and let the capital city of Belgrade surprise you with its upbeat cafes and bars.

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Cathedral of Saint Sava, Belgrade

Cathedral of Saint Sava, Belgrade

Golubac Fortress at the Danube River

Golubac Fortress at the Danube River

Kalemgdan Fortress, Belgrade

Kalemgdan Fortress, Belgrade

Djerpdap National Park

Djerpdap National Park

Petrovaradin Fortress, Novi Sad

Petrovaradin Fortress, Novi Sad

Serbia quick facts

 
  • Population: 7.2 million

  • Language: Serbian

  • Currency: Serbian dinar (RSD)

  • Dialing code: +381

Trains in Serbia

 
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Places to visit

 
Kalemegdan Fortress, Belgrade
Kalemegdan Fortress, Belgrade

Belgrade: Building a bright future

Although Belgrade (Beograd) isn’t one of Europe’s prettiest cities, it’s slowly shaking off its war-torn image and becoming an intriguing tourist destination. The city has a mish-mash of architectural styles thanks to the continuous destruction and rebuilding that has taken place over centuries. The Kalemegdan Fortress is one of the city’s best highlights. It was founded in the third century B.C. and for many centuries the whole population of the city resided within the fortress walls.

Kalemegdan Fortress is a 25-minute walk from Pristanište train station.

Ada Ciganlija, Belgrade
Ada Ciganlija, Belgrade

City beach fun

One of Serbia’s main hives of outdoor pursuits is around Ada Ciganlija – a river island that was artificially turned into a peninsula. Located in the River Sava, this place is swarming with sunbathers and swimmers during the summer period. There are a number of activities to enjoy besides the decent sandy beaches – choose from kayaking, water-skiing, bungee jumping, paintballing and much more. During winter visit Serbia’s major ski resort: Kapaonik National Park – excellent slopes and a cheaper alternative to the Alps.

Ada Ciganlija and Kapaonik National Park can be reached by bus from the Belgrade’s main train station.

Studenica Monastery
Studenica Monastery

Fine fortresses and magnificent monasteries

Novi Sad, just 17 kilometres north of Belgrade is a charming city with remnants of Austro-Hungarian rule. Rising up from the Danube’s banks is Petrovaradin Fortress. This wonderful monument is home to Serbia’s famous Exit music festival each year. In the southern part of Serbia lie some of the country’s finest monasteries. Studenica, was the first to be built and is regarded as the most splendid – not only from the outside but also from within its fresco-laden walls.

From Novi Sad’s train station take a bus to the centre of the city and to Petrovaradin Fortress. Studenica can be reached by bus from Ušće.

Fruška Gora National Park
Fruška Gora National Park

Stunning scenery and spa towns

Serbia’s Fruška Gora National Park, sometimes referred to as 'Serbia’s gem' has a diverse range of flora and fauna which can be observed via the many hiking trails. Along the way there are a number of monasteries to stop at. If you want to treat yourself, Banja Koviljača could be just what you’re looking for. This spa town located in the west of Serbia has several sulphurous and iron-rich mineral springs – visit a spa centre and you can experience remedial powers and feel like a new person!

The best way to reach Fruška Gora National Park is by road from Novi Sad. The nearest train station from Banja Koviljača is 60 km away in Šabac, from there take a bus to complete the journey.

Restaurant boat, Belgrade
Restaurant boat, Belgrade

Up-and-coming party hub

Famed for its excellent nightlife, Belgrade is attracting party revellers from far and wide. The city is teeming with great places to drink and party, so there’s little chance of getting an early night. Visit Strahinjića Bana – a street with tons of cafes and bars, which has a buzzing atmosphere every day of the week. Another popular party zone is around the quay, where there are some great restaurants and clubs aboard the river boats.

Strahinjića Bana is a 15-minute walk from Pristanište train station. The quay area is a 15-minute walk from Tošin Bunar train station and is situated behind the Yugoslavia Hotel.

Events

 
Exit Festival, Novi Sad
Exit Festival, Novi Sad

Exit festival

July 7 - July 10, 2016

Held in Novi Sad’s spectacular eighteenth-century Petrovaradin fortress, this 4-dayer is quickly becoming one of Europe’s favourite summer music festival. The line-up for Exit festival includes Bastille, The Prodigy and David Guetta.

From Novi Sad train station pick up a bus to the festival grounds.

Belgrade Beer Festival, Belgrade
Belgrade Beer Festival, Belgrade

Belgrade beer festival

August 17 - August 21, 2016

Dates unconfirmed

5 days, 80 types of beer, 400 music performances and more than 900,000 visitors makes this a substantial celebration of the world’s favourite alcoholic beverage. Best of all, entrance is free of charge.

The festival is a 10-min walk from Ušće train station.

Interrail passes for Serbia

 

Most popular passes with Serbia

Interrail Global Pass from € 200

The Interrail Global Pass is the flexible and budget-friendly way to get around up to 30 countries in Europe. Travel by train from one cool destination to the next. One day you're on a pub crawl through Amsterdam and the next you're white-water rafting in Interlaken, Switzerland.

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Interrail Serbia Pass from € 42

The Interrail Serbia Pass is the best way to visit Serbia's highlights like Belgrade, Novi Sad or Niš.

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All Interrail passes with Serbia

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Pass benefits in Serbia

 

Take advantage of discounted museum entrance and internet access.
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