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There are 4 ways to get from Kardzhali to Sofia by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Kardzhali to Sofia

$10 - $15

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Train  •  6h 38m

  1. Take the train from Kardzhali to Dimitrovgrad 40154
  2. Take the train from Dimitrovgrad to Sofia 1614

$8 - $10

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  2h 42m

  1. Take a taxi from Kardzhali to Sofia 170.4 miles

$130 - $170

Drive  •  2h 42m

  1. Drive from Kardzhali to Sofia 170.4 miles

$27 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Kardzhali to Sofia is to train which costs $8 - $10 and takes 6h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Kardzhali to Sofia is to taxi which costs $130 - $170 and takes 2h 42m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kardzhali and arriving at Sofia. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Kardzhali to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Kardzhali and arriving at Sofia via Dimitrovgrad. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 38m.

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The distance between Kardzhali and Sofia is 205 km. The road distance is 272.6 km.

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The best way to get from Kardzhali to Sofia without a car is to bus which takes 4h 20m and costs $10 - $15.

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The bus from Kardzhali to Sofia takes 4h 20m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Kardzhali to Sofia bus services, operated by Avtogari, depart from Kardzhali station.

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Kardzhali to Sofia train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), depart from Kardzhali station.

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The best way to get from Kardzhali to Sofia is to bus which takes 4h 20m and costs $10 - $15. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $8 - $10 and takes 6h 38m.

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  • Distance: 127.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 20m

What companies run services between Kardzhali, Bulgaria and Sofia, Bulgaria?

Avtogari operates a bus from Kardzhali to Sofia hourly. Tickets cost $10 - $15 and the journey takes 4h 20m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kardzhali to Sofia via Dimitrovgrad in around 6h 38m.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Kardzhali to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Train from Dimitrovgrad to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Kardzhali to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
avtogari.info
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Kardzhali to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Kardzhali to Sofia - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Other operators
Taxi from Kardzhali to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Korona Taxi
Phone
+359 36/161 48
Elit Taxi-Kardzhali
Phone
+359 36/161 72

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Kardzhali to Sofia bus services, operated by Avtogari, arrive at Sofia station.

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Kardzhali to Sofia train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), arrive at Sofia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kardzhali to Sofia is 273 km. It takes approximately 2h 42m to drive from Kardzhali to Sofia.

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