travel from Budapest to Montenegro

Old Dec 4th, 2017, 01:57 PM
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travel from Budapest to Montenegro

Hi! Have anyone gone between the two locations? What is the best way to train? or plane? we are hoping to get to enjoy the beauty of the Balkan country if its an easy travel. Have to admit haven't travel much in Europe, so any advice will be greatly appreciated.

Will be two adults and two teenage kids, mid June next summer.

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Trains are slow in that area but there are overnight trains I believe on parts (no views of countryside though unless early summer) - car would be best but picking up in one country and dropping in another could be costly.

Trains would be good if you don't need to go straight thru -some neat stops on way could be Lubljana, Zagreb, Belgrade - then trains would be great and not long hauls. For rail info check; and (great info booking your own trains in advance).

And an overnight train with private family compartment could be a unique experience especially for kids - bring any food or drink aboard. But if noise is problematic for your snoozing then may not be so great as there is always a modicum of noise from inside and outside the train.
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For information on your public transportation options, you might check – just be sure to follow the links it provides, as the main site is not sensitive to seasonal variation.

Have you considered what you would want to see and experience with such a trip? It’s a huge area, and it could easily take a month or more just for the highlights….
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I would NOT recommend taking a night train in that part of the world, and some of the day trains aren't up to much. But they are cheap and sometimes scenic.

That is how to get from A to B. Are you planning to stop off on the way? Spend time at either end? How long do you have?
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1. Go Budapest to Belgrade by direct train for €15, ideally one of the two daytime trains, booked at - you collect tickets from the self-service machines at the station. There are two comfortable trains every day.

2. Now for a real TREAT! For as little as €20, take the day train or sleeper train from Belgrade to Podgorica or Bar over one of Europe's most SPECTACULAR railways, the Belgrade-Bar line. The sleeper is safe, comfy and does the southern end in daylight. The day train is an all-day excursion, bring a picnic and some beer, a book, and enjoy.

See video and photos at

This isn't just safe and cheap transprotation. This will be a HIGHLIGHT!
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I should add, alight at Podgorica for buses to Budva, Kotor and so on. But the final run to Bar over Lake Skadar and along the Aegean is fun, so you can also do the whole run to Bar and take a bus from there.
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