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Balkans by train
belgianchocolate
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I found a special offer called Balkan Flexipass which is valid for Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, Turkey, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. It seems to be working like the Interrail tickets. Does anyone have any experience on this ticket?

My other question is: where can I check the Montenegro railway timetables? I have found so far a train between Belgrade and Bar (I am travelling to Belgrade, and I am planning on leaving from there for 5 days (in which I would like to go to Montenegro: Bar and Kotor and maybe Podgorica OR I would go to Bar and then to Skopje but it seems to be quite impossible to get back from Bar and then from Skopje to Belgrade in 5 days ). This is very hypothetical…

Is that true that from Podgorica you have to go back to Belgrade to be able to go to Skopje?

Thanks a lot.

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The Balkan pass works like a Eurail pass and will serve as your ticket for every train. There might be a few trains that require reservations which you will have to pay extra for. You will probably have to buy a reservation/supplement for any overnight train. I’m confused by your reference to Interrail. I didn’t think the Balkan pass was available to citizens/residents of Europe.

Unless you’re doing a lot of train travel, I’d be surprised if the Balkan pass saved any money over point to point train tickets — particularly since you’re visiting places that are probably more easily reached by bus.

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Hey I’m from Serbia u can visit this site fr your trip.
http://www.zeleznice…

here is all chip and I think that you dont need to go back to Belgrade if u want to visit Skopje bcs, only maybe bcs Kosovo or Albania… you can visit this site and see map…trains in serbia are very bad and slowly and they are always late…i dont like them.. its better to go with bus somewhere.. Wink

And if u are coming to Serbia this summer in my town, Novi Sad, from 9 to 12 july is EXIT festival, the best music festival in Europe!Wink

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Thank you for your help, oldlady and dimitrijek. I actually wrote a letter to the serbian railways to request some infos and they answered my questions and there’s a train from Bar to Skopje NOT across Belgrade. But I’m not sure if I’ll travel to Macedonia this time… Bar seems to be okay, and from there I’d take a bus to Kotor.

Dimitrijek: I checked the program and it’s gonna be fun for sure. But if festivals, don’t miss out Sziget in Budapest.

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