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Munich - Zagreb - Belgrade (EuroCity Train)

Rail

The Journey

The train between Munich, Zagreb and Belgrade takes a stunning route through the Austrian Alps. The journey is made onboard a EuroCity train, which is comfortable, and consists of a mix of Slovenian and Serbian coaches. A restaurant car is usually attached to the train.

If you don't like the sound of this daytime train, there is an overnight sleeper train between Munich and Zagreb, the Lisinki sleeper train. Either way, it is amazing to think that you can take a train that passes through five different countries in a relatively short space of time.


EuroCity (EC) Trains

EuroCity (EC) trains are daytime international services operated within the European inter-city rail network. All EC journeys take place between 6am and midnight, as opposed to the night-train alternative, EuroNight.

EuroCity trains travel through two or more countries on their journey, stopping only at major cities, for generally no more than five minutes. They are generally not high-speed services, but still travel at speeds of over 90km/hr.

Depending on which countries you are travelling between, the actual carriages used by the EC service will vary. For example, if you are travelling through Germany, chances are that your train will use Deutsche Bahn rolling stock. As such, the quality and options available to you will vary depending on which route you are taking.

Seat reservations on EC trains are not compulsory, but are recommended, especially for more popular routes. Seat reservations cost a supplement of €4 per person, per leg.

The accommodation offered on-board EC trains varies depending on the countries you are travelling through, and therefore the rolling stock in use. Gernally, trains offer both First and Standard Class accommodation. All EC trains are air-conditioned.

Food & Drink

All EC trains offer food and drink on-board, although the scale of this offer varies. Most have some form of refreshment booth, whilst the more popular routes operate dining/buffet cars.

Assistance

All train stewards speak at least two languages, one of which will be either English, German or French.

Timetable

There are only two direct services a day between Munich and Zurich. If these times aren't suitable however, there are alternative indirect services that you could catch, travelling via Salzburg and/or Villach. There is also an alternative direct overnight option (found on a different GT page).

Connecting services are also available to/from Belgrade, Sofia and Thessaloniki and Athens.

Station111/211113/213Station212/112210/110
      
Munich Hbf08.2712.27Beograd-05.13
Salzburg10.1214.12Sid-08.20
Bischofshofen10.5414.54Vinkovci-08.49
Schwarzach St V11.1115.11Zagreb06.5012.30
Bad Gastein11.4215.42Dobova07.3813.19
Villach12.52*17.01Ljubljana09.1215.05
Jessenice13.3317.36Jessenice10.0916.09
Ljubljana14.3118.31Villach10.4717.16*
Dobova16.2020.07Bad Gastein12.1618.17
Zagreb17.2520.53Schwarzach St V12.4918.49
Vinkovci20.54-Bischofshofen13.0619.06
Sid21.30-Salzburg13.4819.48
Beograd23.40-Munich Hbf15.3321.33

* Passengers may be required to change trains, but they are timed for each other, so don't worry about missed connections.

Price

Tickets  for travel between Munich and Zagreb/Belgrade aren't that cheap, but for a day of travel, crossing five countries, it certainly isn't a bad option. Special advance fares are also available for this route, and should be booked in as early as possible.

Fare2nd Class1st Class
Munich - Zagreb (single)from €70from €100
Munich - Zagreb (return)from €140from €180
Munich - Zagreb (special fare)from €29from €58

 

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