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How to get to Nis ?


How to get to Nis ?

With the intention of making your travel easier, here are some tips and suggestions on how to get to Nis by using means of transportation that the city and the region offer.

Where is Nis ?
Situated at the crossroads of main Balkan and European highways, Nis is more or less easy to reach. It is through Nis that European route E75 runs (running from Budapest in a southward direction towards Belgrade, Nis, Skopje and Thessaloniki) in addition to Motorway E-80 (running from the Adriatic Sea via Nis and Sofia to Istanbul). Therefore, the easiest way to get to Nis is via Belgrade (235km), Sofia (155km) or Skopje (205 km), the cities to which Nis is well connected by rail and road.

Direct flights from Nish
Although there is the international airport situated in Nis,currently are available direct flights from Nis to Basel (France), Malmo (Sweden), Dortmund and Memmingem (Germany) , Eindhoven (Netherlands) through a low cost company WIZZ AIR and direct flights from Nis to Milano Bergamo (Italy) , Berlin and Dusseldorf Wezze (Germany) ,  Bratislava (Slovakia). However, if you want to travel to the region by plane, you can land at Belgrade or Sofia airport.


To Nis via Sofia

If you travel to Nis via Sofia, there are two possible ways of getting to Nis - by bus or by train. The bus departs twice a day from Central Bus Station in Sofia - at 7.30 and 16.00 (local time, GTM +2). The bus ride from Sofia to Nis usually takes 4 and a half hours (due to road conditions and the customs) and the ticket costs approximately 1200 - 1400din (12-15eur - 24lev). Should you decide to board the train, it runs at least twice a day; at 11.40 (coming from Istanbul) and 21.20.

From Belgrade to Nis

If you travel to Nis via Belgrade, taking a bus from Belgrade Central Bus Station is recommended. Namely, it is the fastest way of travelling to Nis from Belgrade bearing in mind the fact that it is a three-hour trip as opposed to taking a train which appears to be longer and less comfortable at approximately the same price. In addition, the bus departs every thirty minutes, whereas the train runs less frequently. The cost of a one-way bus ticket to Nis is approximately 1400din (15eur). Note that there are no departures from 1AM to 4.45 AM.

From Belgrade airport

For those who travel to Belgrade by plane, bear in mind that taking a cab from the airport to the bus or the railway station (they are situated next to each other, not far from the city center) should not cost more than approximately 10 Eur. There are a lot of illegitimate cab drivers who would charge you a lot more for the ride upon realizing that you are not local residents (around 20-25eur). The best way to avoid them is to take the so-called "Beogradski Taxi" (phone number: 011 9801). In addition, there is a regular bus service that connects the airport with the city center. A bus ticket is 2E.

From Skopje

In case you travel to Nis from the south, besides the train departing from Thessaloniki that runs directly to Belgrade via Nis, you can stop in Skopje and get on a bus at Skopje Bus Station. The bus heading for Nis leaves many times a day.

Where to change money

The safest way to change money is in specialized changing places (menjacnice). Dinar is changing every day. You would have around 120 dinars for 1euro. 


Bear in mind that prices vary from place to place, but it's like this usually.
  • Coffee 10-200 dinars
  • Bottle of water (0.5 litars) 50-100 dinars
  • Juice 150-250 dinars
  • Beer 100-250 dinars
  • Pljeskavica (typical serbian hamburger) 100-200 dinars
  • Burek (typycal serbian pie with cheese or meat) 80-120 dinars
  • Average lunch in kafana (typical serbian resturant) around 1000 dinars

About dinar

The dinar is the currency of Serbia. An earlier currency also called dinar was the currency of the Principality, then the Kingdom, of Serbia between 1868 and 1918. The autonomous province of Kosovo and Metohia used the Deutsche Mark between 1999 and 2002, when it adopted the euro. The current Serbian dinar is a continuation of the last Yugoslav dinar.