If you search online, you would think traveling from Timisoara Romania to Belgrade Serbia is complicated. It’s actually quite simple. So I decided to do a little photo essay giving you step by step directions. The prices and times in this article are going to be valid through December 2015 according to the rail service.
- Buy your Ticket at the Timisoara Nord Train Station. You’ll need to go to the International counter. There is only one so should be easy to find.
- Your ticket will be from Timisoara to Beograd. The ticket cost 45 Lei total. They take cash and card. A cool thing is it’s an open ended ticket for two weeks. Mines was from July 20th –August 8th. Meaning I could take the train any day within that period. Good for those who like to party a bit and may oversleep here and there.
- Your train isn’t marked with a destination name or train number. Although the train technically does have a number. Normally leaves from track 1. The track closest to the train entrance. You’re looking for a relatively modern train heading to Vrsac. NOT BELGRADE!!! The first train is at 7:50am. I recommend this one as it’s not crowded and it’ll get you into Beograd at a decent time.
- Train is a few years old but is a small “high speed” train and relatively modern. If you need power you can find two outlets near the bathroom on the side of a shelf near some seats.
- At about 850 or 9am you’ll arrive at Stamora Moravita. The EU Romanian Border Crossing Point. A border guard will board and take every foreigners passport to give you an exit stamp. Took about 15 minutes and we were on our way.
- After about 20 more minutes, around 9:50am, you’ll arrive at Vrsac. The same process happens. Foreigners wait on the train. Border guards come and take your passports again. They then return them and you move to the next train.
- We had to wait for our train to arrive about 30 minutes from Beograd. Once the other passengers disembark you just show the attendant your ticket and you board. The train leaves at 1044am (944local).
- Our train arrived around at the BeogradDunav at 1245pm (1145amlocal). REMEMBER. This is not the main train station. So any directions you got from there are pointless. This place is a bit on the edge of the city by itself. So prepare to walk or grab a taxi. Welcome to the Balkans!!!