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About Nis

Nis, Serbia's third largest city, is located in the southeast of the country. The city in the Balkans is an important junction connecting the Middle East and Central Europe. Nis is one of the most important industrial centers in Serbia. There are many industrial activities in the city in areas such as electronics, construction materials, food processing, textiles, especially tobacco.

Temperate continental climate dominates the city. In winter, the temperature rarely drops below 1 degree Celsius and frost incidents are not seen much. Sweltering heat is not experienced much in the summer months. In the warmest month of July, the average temperature is measured around 22-23 degrees Celsius.

Long walk can be tiring in Nis; even though it is located in a small area, it is surrounded by a valley board. Urban transport is mainly provided by buses and taxis. The price of one way bus ticket is 60 Serbian Dinars. The train station and Constantine the Great International Airport are the doors of the city connecting it to other cities.

Mediana, the place where Emperor Constantine is born, is an ancient historical area dating back to the 4th century and it is an important destination that must be seen by those who come to Nis. Another important place to visit is the Skull Tower, which is called Cele Kula. This tower was built with the skulls of Serb soldiers who died in 1809 at the Battle of Cegar. Of the 952 skulls placed in the glass chapel, which was later largely separated from the castle, 58 of them are still buried in the walls of the tower today. The Rusalia Church, built by the Byzantines at the beginning of the 11th century, and the Nis Castle, built in the 18th century by the Ottomans on the remains of a Roman military camp, are also among the historical places that attract attention of tourists.

The Kazandzijsko neighborhood, which has a history of nearly 300 years and is mainly occupied by artisans, has lost much of its historical structure but is now being protected by the government and hosting very nice cafés and restaurants as one of the frequent destinations for tourists. Various festivals are organized throughout the year in Nis and the main theme is music mostly. Night life in the city is quite lively and there are many different places for those who want to have fun. Kalca shopping center is large enough to meet almost any need and equipped relevantly. But for those who prefer a more authentic shopping, underground bazaars can also be of interest.

In Nis, which has a very rich and delicious cuisine, you should try börek with cheese and minced meat, shopska salad, Plzeskavica known as Balkan burger and cevabi which is also very famous in Bosnia Herzegovina. Cheese and lamb are often used in meals. Those who consume alcoholic beverages can try Rakija, a local brandy made of fruits.

Nis, established on an area that has been home to different civilizations, is waiting its visitors with its tremendous historical background and remnants and structures. Moreover, Turkish citizens who want to visit the city for a short period do not need to obtain a visa.

Transportation to Nis City Center from Airport

Niš Airport, which is one of the popular airports of Serbia, is used by a great number of domestic and international visitors every year. The passengers landing at Niš Airport can travel to the center from Niš Constantine the Great Airport by using the shuttles of the travel agencies, renting a car or getting on a taxi from the taxi stand located a few meters away from the airport terminal.

Airport Shuttle

Airport shuttles are among the most preferred alternatives among the transfer vehicles offering service to the center from Niš Airport. These transportation vehicles offer a fast and economic transportation to the center from the airport. Thanks to these advantages, they are among the most commonly used options. These vehicles have the capacity of carrying up to 50 passengers. You can call +381 62 741 111 in order to make a reservation before your travel and choose a vehicle according to your needs. The cost of travelling by an airport shuttle may increase or decrease depending on the distance and total passenger number. Serbian Dinar is used for the payment.


You can get on one of the taxis waiting at the taxi stand and travel to the city center in a short time by coming to the taxi stand located approximately 50 meters away from the terminal of Niš Airport. The fare that you need to pay for travelling to the city center from the airport by taxi is about 250 Dinar. Generally, most of the taxis offering service in the city have taximeter. If you will travel to the direction of Niška Banja by getting on a taxi at the airport, you should keep in mind that you need to pay about 800 Dinar for this distance.

Car Rental

If you wish, you can rent a car at Niš Airport and take the road to the city center in a fast and comfortable way. AVIS, Greenmotion, Hertz, Enterprise, Inex Lux, Budget and Europcar are among the companies offering car rental services at the airport. For travelling to the city center from the airport by renting a car from AVIS, you can call 018/4525 202 before your travel and get information about the car rental procedure and make a reservation in advance in order not to lose time at the airport. You can call 018/258 478 for Budget and 011/7852720 for Europcar and complete your car rental process in a short time. In this way, you can receive your car without waiting too long at the airport and take the road to your destination. The car rental companies offering service at the airport generally open at early hours of the morning. You need certain documents like your driver’s license and passport in order to rent your car from one of these car rental companies. If you are planning to rent a car for your transportation, you can get in contact with one of these companies in advance and learn what you need to do in order to complete your car rental process in a short time when you arrive at the airport.

Last Updated: 26 Sep 2017

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