Vršac

Vršac (in Serbian Вршац) is a town in Serbia, 84km from Belgrade. It's located in the eastern part of Vojvodina, close to the border with Romania and has around 35,000 residents.

Get in

By car

The European route E-70 connects Belgrade and Timișoara via Vršac. The road is in very good condition and the trip takes less than 2 hours from Belgrade and an hour and a half from Timisoara.

By bus

STUP Vršac. The local bus company with routes from and to Belgrade and Novi Sad on an hourly basis. Prices are slightly more expensive than other methods of transport, but it's the fastest and safest way to get around.

By train

There are two trains per day from Timișoara Nord Train station to Vršac. The trains are operated by CFR (Căile Ferate Române) and are modern and very comfortable. Pass control usually lasts for about 20 minutes for the entire train to be checked. Ride duration is approximately longer than 2 hours with the train going faster when on Romanian territory. Pass control and customs are made at Stamora-Moravița, (Romania). The ticket in one direction from Timișoara to Vršac is approximately €5. Should you choose to continue to Belgrade, you need to switch trains at the train station in Vršac, and vice-versa.

The train to Belgrade is scheduled to depart half an hour after the train from Timișoara comes in Vršac. Tickets must be bought at the station before entering the train. The train connecting Vršac and Belgrade is a modern and fast one, the only downside being that is stops in every village en route to Belgrade. One way ticket to and from Belgrade costs less than €4.

Get around

Vršac is very small and compact, easily covered by foot, but reaching further destinations such as up on the hill can be a time-consuming experience and a good solution might be taking a taxi which is very affordable. There are currently no bike nor motorbike rentals available.

The traffic in town is usually light, except on Saturdays in the morning when it's grocery day. If you are traveling by car, be sure to pay attention to bikes as they are a very common method of transport for elderly citizens.

All the taxis (including the freelance ones) have a defined fare with taxi meters exposed, so the possibility of paying a higher price than that shown is reduced to a minimum. There are three major local taxi companies:

See

Vršac is known for its vineyards and quality wines in its municipality area. Certain wine cellars in villages around Vršac have become symbols of the so-called Vrsac Wine Route which is held every year during the town's celebratory Grape Ball.

Along with its wine offerings, Vršac is also known for it's hills which have a rich ecosystem and are very specific in nature due to the fact that they are island mountains which were once a part of the Pannonian Sea.

Do

Events

In the third week of September each year, the town is a host to Grožđebal (Grape Ball), a three-day event which celebrates harvesting of the grapes. The town has been a wine loving region since Roman times making this a very important event for all wine connoisseurs in Serbia. During the event itself, many public institutions are open with diverse cultural, kids and sport events being organized, as well as entertainment programs, competitions and various grape and wine exhibitions.

Eat

Fast Food

Pizza

Restaurants

Drink

Sleep

Connect

Free public wireless internet service is available in town center, as well as in cafés, restaurants and hotels nearby.

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