Has anyone been able to purchase tickets for this train on-line?
Bill, the Deutsche Bahn website is routing me through Bulgaria and Romania, for a grand total of 36 hours. That's concerning, but the Seat61 website mentions the routing you're looking for, which takes about 10-1/2 hours. It notes, however, that the northbound train cannot be booked online.
The schedule is here.
it's a $60 flight and both airports are more like bus stations.
Now where's the fun in that? I was looking forward to a trip report.
there is a lot more fun at the two ends than there would be on a 10 hour train ride between the 2 ends. Love Montenegro and Belgrade and saw them both the first time thanks to that flight.
I heard that that train ride is one of the most scenic in Europe. So I would not fly but go by train during a day.
If the train heads north from Podgorica, then it is stunning countryside, with lots of great things to see along the way (which you will not see by sitting on a train). We were fishing in Montenegro just near the Serbian border last year and it's a trip worth repeating. Montenegro is so inexpensive that we arranged private transportation for under 100 euro. Spectacular country from the coast to the mountains.
The train actually starts in Bar, Montenegro, then on to Podgorica and then on to Belgrade. And it is true that by all reports this is a train trip not to miss. There is an overnight train on this route also which would save you a night.
Here is a link to the Monenegran Railways site: http://www.zcg-prevoz.me/
I would buy the ticket at the station, for probably not more than $20 in 2nd class.
I would image, as train rides go, it’s a good one.
Starting in Budva would be an excellent idea. That way you could see a little of this great old down on the Adriatic Sea.
And maybe do some fishing
The white line and the tunnel are the train route
Especially from above
And above there is this. But the train doesn’t stop here.
The overnight train will save you a hotel room, but this is the “hotel” you will be missing
And of course the chance for a little more fishing