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

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Bus  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Kardzhali to Sofia

$10 - $16

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Train  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Kardzhali to Dimitrovgrad 40164
  2. Take the train from Dimitrovgrad to Sofia 8640 / ...

$8 - $10

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Taxi  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kardzhali to Sofia 170.4 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  2 h 42 min

  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 6 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kardzhali to Sofia is to taxi which costs $140 - $170 and takes 2 h 42 min.

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

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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 6 h 56 min.

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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 4 h 20 min and costs $10 - $16.

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The bus from Kardzhali to Sofia takes 4 h 20 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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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 4 h 20 min and costs $10 - $16. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $8 - $10 and takes 6 h 56 min.

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

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

Avtogari operates a bus from Kardzhali to Sofia every 3 hours. Tickets cost $10 - $16 and the journey takes 4 h 20 min. ETAP Group also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kardzhali to Sofia via Dimitrovgrad in around 6 h 56 min.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Kardzhali to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Dimitrovgrad to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Kardzhali to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
avtogari.info
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Kardzhali to Sofia - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
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Taxi from Kardzhali to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Elit Taxi-Kardzhali
Phone
+359 36/161 72
Korona Taxi
Phone
+359 36/161 48

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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 2 h 42 min to drive from Kardzhali to Sofia.

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