The railway line from Bar to Belgrade, built by Tito, is one of the most GIGANTIC train routes in Europe. The line connects the small port of Bar on the Montenegrin Adriatic coast with Belgrade, the capital of Serbia.

The railway station of Bar is well suited for a return journey of a tour. From Dubrovnik, Kotor or Budva, from where you have good bus connections.
Bar is also strategically good located for trips to and from Albania, which can be reached by bus from Bar via Ulcinj.

From Bar (Montenegro) to Belgrade (Serbia) there are two daily trains. The day train starts in Bar at 09:00 h. The night train starts at 19:00 h with couchette and sleeper cars. In the other direction from Belgrade to Bar, the day train starts at 09:10 h and the night train at 20:10 h. A second night train is offered in the summer months.

It is recommended to take the route at day, to enjoy the wonderful views of the Montenegrin mountains.




 

The train journey from Bar to Belgrade


The day train to Belgrade shortly before departure in Bar:

Station Bar and train to Belgrade
Station Bar and train to Belgrade
Station Bar and train to Belgrade
Station Bar and train to Belgrade


First, the trip goes along the Lake Skadar, not far from the Albanian border:

Lake Skadar
Lake Skadar


Then we reach Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, where the night train from Belgrade arrives:

The night train from Belgrade arrives
The night train from Belgrade arrives
Train station of Podgorica
Train station of Podgorica


After Podgorica the descent into the breathtaking Montenegrin mountains begins.

Climbing to the Montenegrin mountains
Climbing to the Montenegrin mountains
View to a river valley on the train Bar-Belgrade
View to a river valley on the train Bar-Belgrade
Train travel trough Montenegro's mountains
Train travel trough Montenegro's mountains
Train travel trough Montenegro's mountains
Train travel trough Montenegro's mountains
Tunnel on the route Bar to Belgrade
Tunnel on the route Bar to Belgrade


Soon you will recognize the highest railway bridge in Europe, Mala Rijeka Most:

The highest railroad bridge of Europe: Mala Rijeka Most
The highest railroad bridge of Europe: Mala Rijeka Most


And a little later the view from the bridge down into the deep canyon:

Mala Rijeka Most: view down to the canyon
Mala Rijeka Most: view down to the canyon


Behind the bridge, we see again the route we just took:

Bar-Belgrade: view on the route
Bar-Belgrade: view on the route


Short stopover at a Montenegrin train station. During this trip, just open the train window and just enjoy the scenery.:

Bar-Belgrade seat wagon
Bar-Belgrade seat wagon
Stop at Kolasin train station
Stop at Kolasin train station


After the border to Serbia the mountain route is over and we travel some time along the river Lim. Close by, the train takes a corridor through Bosnia-Herzegovina for a few kilometres, but without a stop on Bosnian territory:

Along the river Lim
Along the river Lim


In the evening the train arrives in Belgrade main station:

The rain from Bar arrives in Belgrade station
The rain from Bar arrives in Belgrade station
Station of Belgrade
Station of Belgrade


I can only recommend such a train journey from Montenegro to Serbia to every traveller. Either with a rail pass like Interrail, Eurail or by point to point ticket.
It is not only a strategically great connection from many destinations on the Adriatic and Albania back to Central Europe, but also has a lot to offer in the landscape and is on some parts really gigantic!
A one-way ticket costs approx. EUR 19-21 bought locally at a station, with Railplus (for example DB Bahncard, ÖBB Vorteilscard) you get 25% discount.
The day train usually carries a bar-car, where you can buy chilled drinks, freshly brewed delicious Serbian coffee and sandwiches.

Where to buy the ticket from Bar to Belgrade and reverse: you have to buy it at a station which is usually also possible at stations outside of both countries.

Prices for one-way Bar-Belgrade or reverse
Ticket fare 2nd-class: EUR 21 / 1st class: 31,80
Seat reservation: EUR 3
Couchette (6-beds): EUR 6
Sleeper 3 / 2 / 1 bed(s): EUR 15 / 20 / 45

For further questions, please ask in our friendly forum.




 

Timetable from Bar to Belgrade


Day trains:
Bar to Belgrade
Belgrad to Bar

Night trains:
Bar to Belgrade
Belgrad to Bar

Interrail/Eurail reservation fees for the night train:
Bar to Belgrade
Belgrad to Bar




 

Interrail and Eurail from Bar to Belgrade


Night train reservations with Interrail and Eurail.




 

Video


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW05WGLx1Ck