There are 10 ways to get from Istanbul to Niš by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus Metro Plus  •  13 h

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

$39 - $76

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Bus MetroTurizm  •  14 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Niš

$21 - $46

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Train, bus  •  17 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Halkalı Station to Kapıkule Station
  2. Take the train from Svilengrad to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Niš

$28 - $39

Drive  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Niš 444.9 miles

$90 - $140

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Belgrade, bus  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Belgrade (BEG) IST - BEG
  2. Take the bus from Belgrade to Niš

$70 - $257

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Pristina, drive, line 7830 train, bus  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Pristina (PRN) IST - PRN
  2. Drive from Pristina to Vasiljevac Stajaliste
  3. Take the line 7830 train from Vasiljevac Stajaliste to Pepeljevac
  4. Take the bus from Pepeljevac to Niš

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Sofia, bus  •  9 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Sofia (SOF) IST - SOF
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Niš

$78 - $219

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Skopje, bus  •  10 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Skopje (SKP) IST - SKP
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Niš

$80 - $171

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Pristina, drive, line 7830 train, bus  •  10 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Pristina (PRN) SAW - PRN
  2. Drive from Pristina to Vasiljevac Stajaliste
  3. Take the line 7830 train from Vasiljevac Stajaliste to Pepeljevac
  4. Take the bus from Pepeljevac to Niš

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Skopje, bus  •  11 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Skopje (SKP) SAW - SKP
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Niš

$67 - $1,317

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Niš. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Niš via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h.

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The distance between Istanbul and Niš is 635 km. The road distance is 711.8 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Niš without a car is to bus which takes 13 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 13 h to get from Istanbul to Niš, including transfers.

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Istanbul to Niš bus services, operated by Metro Plus, depart from Istanbul station.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Belgrade Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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

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Niš is 2 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 10:29 PM in Istanbul and 9:29 PM in Niš.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Niš is 712 km. It takes approximately 7 h 26 min to drive from Istanbul to Niš.

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AtlasGlobal, Air Serbia and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Belgrade Airport.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Niš.
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  • Distance: 396.7 miles
  • Duration: 13 h

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Niš, Serbia?

You can take a bus from Istanbul to Niš via Sofia in around 13 h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Pristina
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $290
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Pristina
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Belgrade via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Skopje via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$50 - $260
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Halkalı Station to Kapıkule Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Train from Vasiljevac Stajaliste to Pepeljevac
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$1 - $2
1st Class Ticket
$1 - $3
Bus operators
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
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 - $12
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
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
Bus from Skopje to Niš
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $30
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
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 - $29
Schedules at
bstours.rs
AD Galeb Ohrid
Phone
(389) 46 251-882
Email
info@galeb.mk
Website
adgaleb.com.mk
Bus from Skopje to Niš
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
adgaleb.com.mk
Autoprevoz Cacak
Phone
+381 32 322 461
Email
info@kavim-serbia.rs
Website
autoprevoz-cacak.rs
Bus from Skopje to Niš
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
autoprevoz-cacak.rs

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