There are 7 ways to get from Bucharest to Niš by bus, train, night train, car or plane

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Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  11 h

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Niš

$32 - $49

Cheapest option

Night train, train, bus  •  14 h 44 min

  1. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Gorna Oryahovitsa
  2. Take the train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Sofia 461
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Niš

$23 - $31

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  12 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Pleven 980
  2. Take the train from Pleven to Sofia 461
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Niš

$29 - $45

Bus ETAP Group  •  13 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest - Gară Filaret to Sofia - Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Niš

$24 - $46

Drive  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Niš 298.6 miles

$50 - $80

Fly to Belgrade, bus  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Belgrade (BEG) OTP - BEG
  2. Take the bus from Belgrade to Niš

$86 - $259

Fly to Sofia, bus  •  9 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Sofia (SOF) OTP - SOF
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Niš

$63 - $260

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Niš is to night train and train and bus which costs $23 - $35 and takes 14 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Niš is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 6 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bucharest to Niš. However, there are services departing from Bucharest and arriving at Niš via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h.

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The distance between Bucharest and Niš is 359 km. The road distance is 477.8 km.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Niš without a car is to bus which takes 11 h and costs $30 - $50.

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It takes approximately 11 h to get from Bucharest to Niš, including transfers.

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Bucharest to Niš bus services, operated by Makedonija Soobrakaj AD, depart from Bucharest station.

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The quickest flight from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Belgrade Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Bucharest to Niš bus services, operated by Matpu, arrive at Niš station.

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Niš is 1 h behind Bucharest. It is currently 2:07 PM in Bucharest and 1:07 PM in Niš.

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  • Distance: 224.1 miles
  • Duration: 11 h

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Niš, Serbia?

You can take a bus from Bucharest to Niš via Sofia in around 11 h.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Belgrade via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Pleven to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Gorna Oryahovitsa
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Bucharest to Sofia
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
ms.mk
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Niš
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
matpu.com
Nis Ekspres
Phone
+381 18 255 177
Email
marketing@nis-ekspres.rs
Website
nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Sofia to Niš
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
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onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Belgrade to Niš
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Pleven
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Bucharest - Gară Filaret to Sofia - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
BS Tours
Phone
011 761-4693
Email
bstours@verat.net
Website
bstours.rs
Bus from Belgrade to Niš
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $30
Schedules at
bstours.rs

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Yes, the driving distance between Bucharest to Niš is 478 km. It takes approximately 6 h 42 min to drive from Bucharest to Niš.

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Air Serbia, Tarom and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Belgrade Airport.

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There are 297+ hotels available in Niš. Prices start at $19 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is to shuttle which takes 44 min and costs $1 - $2.

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