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There are 9 ways to get from Niš to Rijeka by bus, train, night bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus  •  12h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Niš to Beograd
  2. Take the bus from Belgrade to Rijeka Belgrade - Pula

389 kn - 662 kn

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Train  •  17h 54m

  1. Take the train from Niš to Beograd centar
  2. Take the train from Beograd Centar to Dugo Selo 410 / ...
  3. Take the train from Dugo Selo to Rijeka Re

219 kn - 376 kn

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Bus, night bus  •  11h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Niš to Beograd
  2. Take the night bus from Belgrade bus station to Rijeka bus station N1906

279 kn - 452 kn

Drive  •  7h 24m

  1. Drive from Niš to Rijeka 783.9 km

600 kn - 900 kn

Bus to Belgrade, fly to Zagreb, bus  •  10h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Niš to Beograd
  2. Fly from Belgrade (BEG) to Zagreb (ZAG) BEG - ZAG
  3. Take the bus from Zagreb Airport to Rijeka - Autobusni Kolodvor

719 kn - 2.332 kn

Train to Skopje, fly to Zagreb, bus  •  13h 12m

  1. Take the train from Niš to Skopje
  2. Fly from Skopje (SKP) to Zagreb (ZAG) SKP - ZAG
  3. Take the bus from Zagreb Airport to Rijeka - Autobusni Kolodvor

862 kn - 2.124 kn

Fly Nis to Zagreb, bus  •  13h 41m

  1. Fly from Nis (INI) to Zagreb (ZAG) INI - ZAG
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb Airport to Rijeka - Autobusni Kolodvor

272 kn - 922 kn

Bus to Belgrade, fly to Ljubljana, train  •  12h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Niš to Beograd
  2. Fly from Belgrade (BEG) to Ljubljana (LJU) BEG - LJU
  3. Take the train from Ljubljana to Rijeka

769 kn - 2.952 kn

Bus, shuttle  •  11h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Niš to Zemun
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Belgrade to Rijeka Door to door Shuttle

527 kn - 545 kn

Niš to Rijeka by bus

The bus journey time between Niš and Rijeka is around 12h 15m and covers a distance of around 786 km. The fastest bus normally takes 11h 45m. Services are operated by Nis Ekspres, Lasta, Kanis and others. Typically four buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
12h 15m
Fastest bus time:
11h 45m
Buses per week:
4
Cheapest price:
390 kn
Carbon emissions:
98 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
02:45
Last bus departs at:
16:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Niš to Rijeka bus schedules

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  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rijeka is 00385 91 468 30 32.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rijeka is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Rijeka is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 00385 91 468 30 32.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Niš to Rijeka is to train which costs RSD 3300 - RSD 6000 and takes 17h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Niš to Rijeka is to drive which costs RSD 9000 - RSD 14000 and takes 7h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Niš to Rijeka. However, there are services departing from Niš and arriving at Rijeka via Belgrade. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 23m.

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No, there is no direct train from Niš to Rijeka. However, there are services departing from Niš and arriving at Rijeka via Beograd Centar and Dugo Selo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 54m.

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The distance between Niš and Rijeka is 634 km. The road distance is 783.9 km.

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The best way to get from Niš to Rijeka without a car is to bus which takes 12h 23m and costs RSD 6000 - RSD 11000.

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It takes approximately 12h 23m to get from Niš to Rijeka, including transfers.

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Niš to Rijeka bus services, operated by Nis Ekspres, depart from Niš station.

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Niš to Rijeka train services, operated by Serbian Railways (ŽS), depart from Niš station.

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The best way to get from Niš to Rijeka is to bus which takes 12h 23m and costs RSD 6000 - RSD 11000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs RSD 3300 - RSD 6000 and takes 17h 54m.

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Map of how to get from Niš to Rijeka.
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  • Distance: 633.6 km
  • Duration: 12h 23m

What companies run services between Niš, Serbia and Rijeka, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Niš to Rijeka via Beograd and Belgrade in around 12h 23m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Niš to Rijeka via Beograd Centar and Dugo Selo in around 17h 54m.

Airlines
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Belgrade to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
480 kn - 1.100 kn
Flights from Skopje to Zagreb via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
650 kn - 3.100 kn
Flights from Belgrade to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
460 kn - 1.700 kn
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Skopje to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
750 kn - 2.300 kn
Flights from Nis to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
12h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
120 kn - 700 kn
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Nis to Zagreb via Hannover, Vienna
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
650 kn - 1.400 kn
Flights from Nis to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
12h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
120 kn - 700 kn
Flights from Nis to Zagreb via Nuremberg, Vienna
Ave. Duration
16h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
600 kn - 1.400 kn
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nis to Zagreb via Vienna, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 3.300 kn
Flights from Nis to Zagreb via Hannover, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
650 kn - 1.400 kn
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Nis to Zagreb via Hannover, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
650 kn - 1.400 kn
Train operators
Serbian Railways (ŽS)
Phone
+381 11 360-28-99
Email
infozeleznicesrb@gmail.com
Website
serbianrailways.com
Train from Niš to Beograd centar
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
45 kn - 90 kn
Schedules at
Bahn DB
2nd Class
45 kn - 60 kn
1st Class
70 kn - 90 kn
Train from Beograd Centar to Dugo Selo
Ave. Duration
7h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70 kn - 140 kn
Schedules at
Bahn DB
2nd Class
70 kn - 95 kn
1st Class
110 kn - 140 kn
Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Phone
+386 129 13 332
Email
potnik.info@slo-zeleznice.si
Website
potniski.sz.si
Train from Ljubljana to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60 kn - 130 kn
Website
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Intercity 2nd Class Ticket
70 kn - 90 kn
Regional Train Ticket
60 kn - 80 kn
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
100 kn - 130 kn
Bus operators
Lasta
Website
lasta.rs
Bus from Niš to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
70 kn - 95 kn
Website
Lasta
Bus from Niš to Zemun
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70 kn - 90 kn
Website
Lasta
Kanis
Phone
381 18 517 272
Email
office@kanis.rs
Website
kanis.rs
Bus from Niš to Beograd
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
kanis.rs
Simplon Leskovac
Phone
+38162 8777 888
Email
simplonleskovac@gmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Niš to Beograd
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
facebook.com
BS Tours
Phone
011 761-4693
Email
bstours@verat.net
Website
bstours.rs
Bus from Niš to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
80 kn - 200 kn
Schedules at
bstours.rs
Bus from Belgrade to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
260 kn - 410 kn
Schedules at
bstours.rs
Auto Kodeks
Phone
+(381)(11)7420444
Email
auto.kodeks.pirot@gmail.com
Website
auto-kodeks.rs
Bus from Niš to Beograd
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85 kn - 100 kn
Schedules at
auto-kodeks.rs
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Belgrade bus station to Rijeka bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
210 kn - 260 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Pleso Prijevoz
Terra Travel d.o.o.
Phone
011 3287 412
Email
info@terratravel.rs
Website
terratravel.rs
Shuttle from Belgrade to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
455 kn
Schedules at
terratravel.rs
Book at
terratravel.rs

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The quickest flight from Belgrade Airport to Zagreb Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Niš to Rijeka bus services, operated by BS Tours, arrive at Rijeka station.

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Niš to Rijeka train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), arrive at Rijeka station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Niš to Rijeka is 784 km. It takes approximately 7h 24m to drive from Niš to Rijeka.

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Air Serbia offers flights from Belgrade Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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There are 125+ hotels available in Rijeka. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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The best way to get from Niš to Nis Airport is to bus which takes 8 min and costs RSD 24.

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