BUDAPEST TO BELGRADE BY TRAIN
Replies: 11 - Last Post: Nov 11, 2008 11:05 AM Last Post By: s1hastie
Nov 7, 2008 8:21 AM
BUDAPEST TO BELGRADE BY TRAINSomeone on here has suggested to me to maybe go to belgrade for new year. I see there are no direct flights from the UK.
I was looking at maybe a flight to Budapest then an overnight train, I can find timetables on the bahn.de site
but no prices. Anyone know of a website where I can find the price of the train for a return? Or has anyone done it recently and knows the price.
Thanks in advance.
Nov 7, 2008 9:26 AM
1According to Whichbudget.com, GermanWings flies from England to Belgrade. Check it out here:
Train prices can be difficult to find...you might try searching this site -- I seem to remember a discussion recently about a nice discount to/from Budapest. Also, try www.seat61.com.
Nov 7, 2008 9:41 AM
Nov 7, 2008 9:46 AM
Nov 7, 2008 9:50 AM
4You can find the prices on the MÁV(Hungarian State Railways) website but I think it's Hungarian only.
Budapest-Beograd return 2.class 26€ + sleeper 11-17€/direction
Nov 7, 2008 11:53 AM
Nov 7, 2008 2:44 PM
6i wouldnt fly to timisoara because despite because close to serbia the connections are not good.
from budapest you can take a bus,train, mini bus.
germanwings are not really that cheap regretfully, and i doubt theyll be overly cheap around new years either. we paid the ticket from cologne to belgrade (return) in the summer more than we would have with lufthansa from frankfurt or jat from düsseldorf had we booked in time. it was almost 200 euros per person and we bought the ticket in march for july. so just to give you an idea.
as pszeker has told you, the ticket by train is 25-26 euros. the return as i remember when we used such an option in december 2006 was cheaper than one way. we took it in the wasteels office at the keleti station.
another option is to take the bus, if i remember correctly (havent used it in years) they leave in the afternoon/evening and arrive in belgrade late at night. its part of the eurolines.
then there is the mini bus which is like a mini combi. they pick you up from the airport and take you directly to your hotel in belgrade and on the way back they pick you up from the hotel and drive you to the airport.
they have the shortest travelling time, around 5-6 hours. i dont know how much one way is, because we always bought return tickets, but return is 70 euros now (used to be 60, but i just checked their site). the company that does that is geatours.
they also drive like this to zagreb, which is another option. you could fly (if theres something budget) to zagreb and then use the train, bus or mini bus to belgrade but the distance is longer than to budapest.
Nov 7, 2008 2:57 PM
7btw,not to forget, i dont know when you plan to go there or how long you intend to stay, but remember that serbia celebrates january orthodox christmas (7.1.). december christmas is a normal working day.
also in serbia, (dont know if other countries have that), there is a tradition of new years repetition night. that means that of course new years eve is the main event, there are several concert stages down town, lots of clubs, pubs, etc but on january 1st, lots of restaurants, etc have like a mini new years repetition night, its like continuing the celebration from the night before. so after main new years and celebrating, people go home, take a nap and continue the same evening with their celebrations.
Nov 8, 2008 1:03 AM
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Nov 11, 2008 5:44 AM
10www.jatlondon.com will take tou from Gatwick to Belgrade directly for £170 return.
I am sure you will have great time, Serbs realy know how to Party!
I you can stay till 8th of January, you will withness Ortodox Chrismass, and that is great also, lots of drink and food, and party!!
BTW Jat in London is situated in Madoxx St off Rigent st. in the hart of London .
Nov 11, 2008 11:05 AM
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