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Night Train from Zagreb, Croatia to Belgrade, Serbia

Old Mar 10th, 2017, 05:35 PM
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Night Train from Zagreb, Croatia to Belgrade, Serbia

Can anyone tell me if this. There is still a night train from Zagreb to Belgrade? I can't seem to find any up to date info on it. If you could post any links or let me know what you know that would be so helpful! Can we buy the tickets online or do we have to go to the train station in Zagreb?
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Old Mar 10th, 2017, 05:55 PM
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I was recently researching this and could not find one. The best place to check this stuff out is Man in Seat 61 - http://www.seat61.com/international-...agreb-Belgrade

Air Serbia has a flight between the two cities. It is a bummer that night trains are more and more becoming a thing of the past.
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The place to go for train schedules for the whole of Europe is bahn.de. There is no night train listed for this route, unless you want to change in Budapest. My experience with trains in this area, especially heading south from Belgrade, has not been good. I would just as soon not take a night train even if there were one.
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Old Mar 11th, 2017, 02:36 AM
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....but there is none
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Old Mar 11th, 2017, 05:12 AM
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As I said.
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There is in fact a night train, but not worth mentioning - 24 June to 10 Sept only, and no sleepers or couchettes.

Stick with the day train at 11:07, only €30 or so. Take a picnic and bottle of wine with you!
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Your experiences have not been good but you refuse to tell anybody what they were. Real helpful.
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No-one asked, so I could hardly refuse. If your snarky comment is actually a request for info, rather than simply a desire to be rude, this is an example, for Nis to Sofia (the train would have come from Belgrade):

"I would not have been surprised to find that the two carriages headed for Sofia dated from 1974, although this time I only had to share a compartment with two people – a couple of Swedish backpackers. At the Serbian border the engine disappeared, leaving us sitting in the sun for what felt like hours. After we finally crossed into Bulgaria it was to embark on another long wait, for no apparent reason, as checking passports took very little time, and the ineffectual search for contraband not much longer. (There actually was contraband, we had watched it being hidden, and later watched it being retrieved, but it wasn’t where the guards were making a big show of looking.)

All that sitting around, steaming in the heat, meant that I arrived in Sofia in darkness after all. The Swedes had been told they would be moved to a different train, with better carriages (they had paid for couchettes) in Sofia, and with the other Istanbul passengers disappeared in a rush."

It was obvious that the train was being used for smuggling, which might explain the ancient carriages. Bribes had clearly been paid, and clearly worked.
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