Just under 250 kilometers from Belgrade lies the third largest city in Serbia, Niš. The industrial and commercial city is still a relatively little visited place by Western Europeans. Unjustly, as we noticed during our Niš city trip. In addition to various cultural institutions, a dreamlike environment invites you to hike and relax.
Travel information about Niš
Niš has an airport. Machines from Germany also land here. The airport is very small and there is no connection to the city by public transport. However, there are numerous taxis in front of the door. We have clarified the price in advance in euros and were driven directly to the door of our hotel.
Niš also has a railroad station with a huge station building.
From here you can take a modern regional train to Belgrade in a good 4 hours. The train stops almost at every village, but the ride is very pleasant.
There are also connections to Sofia and the surrounding area.
Various bus companies offer connections to Niš. The fares are cheaper than by train.
From Belgrade it is just over 230 km to Niš, it takes about 2.5 hours.
Please note that you have to pay toll in Serbia!
Best time to travel
Niš has a temperate continental climate with four seasons. July is usually the warmest month with an average temperature of 21.2 degrees. January is the coldest month with an average of 0.2 degrees. In Niš there is snow for about 43 days a year.
In Niš it is best to use the taxi or the bus.
We found that taking a taxi is really cheap, but the different companies seem to offer different rates.
However, many destinations in the city can also be easily reached on foot.
Niš city trip – our tips
We were in Niš for only a few days and found out that there is a lot to discover.
We spent our first day in Serbia in the surrounding areas of Niš. Together with our guide Bane Simović of the organisation ShowMe we discovered Serbia away from mainstream tourism. He promised to take us to several interesting spots by car and we truly enjoyed the excursion.