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Podgorica to Belgrade Train

Has anyone been able to purchase tickets for this train on-line?

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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.

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Now where's the fun in that? I was looking forward to a trip report.

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8342 posts

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.

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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.

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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.

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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/

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I would buy the ticket at the station, for probably not more than $20 in 2nd class.

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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.
https://1drv.ms/f/s!Ai7Zk-szxfTJheVoCwwsVawoewDeAQ

And maybe do some fishing
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The white line and the tunnel are the train route
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Especially from above
And above there is this. But the train doesn’t stop here.
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The overnight train will save you a hotel room, but this is the “hotel” you will be missing
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And of course the chance for a little more fishing
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