There are 7 ways to get from Sofia to Kiev by plane, subway, bus, train, night bus, night train or car

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

Recommended option

Fly to Kiev, subway  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Kiev (KBP) SOF - KBP
  2. Take the subway from Kharkivska to Zoloti Vorota

$85 - $175

Cheapest option

Bus Maximov Tours  •  31 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to Odessa Central Bus Sofia-Varna-Odessa
  2. Take the bus from Odessa Kolontaivska to Kiev Central Bus Station

$45 - $73

5 alternative options

Fly to Kiev Zhulhany  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Kiev Zhulhany (IEV) SOF - IEV

$112 - $312

Bus Avtoekspres  •  31 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Varna
  2. Take the bus from Varna to Kiev

$63 - $82

Train, night bus  •  34 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Pleven 462
  2. Take the night bus from Pleven to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari
  3. Take the train from Bucharest - Gara de Nord to Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station

$81 - $120

Train, night train  •  36 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Ruse 462
  2. Take the night train from Ruse to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  3. Take the train from Bucharest - Gara de Nord to Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station

$74 - $106

Drive  •  16 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Kiev 820.2 miles

$130 - $190

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Kiev is to bus which costs $45 - $75 and takes 31 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Kiev is to fly and subway which costs $80 - $180 and takes 5 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sofia station to Kiev. However, there are services departing from Sofia - Central Bus Station and arriving at Kiev via Varna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sofia to Kiev station. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station via Ruse and Bucharest - Gara de Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 46 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Kiev is 1022 km. The road distance is 1312.4 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Kiev without a car is to bus which takes 31 h 12 min and costs $45 - $75.

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It takes approximately 5 h 36 min to get from Sofia to Kiev, including transfers.

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Sofia to Kiev bus services, operated by ETAP Group, arrive at Sofia - Central Bus Station.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Kiev.
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  • Distance: 638.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 36 min

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Kiev, Ukraine?

Wizz Air, LOT and five other airlines fly from Sofia to Kiev 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sofia to Kiev via Odessa Central Bus, Odessa Kolontaivska, Kiev Central Bus Station, and Demiivska in around 31 h 12 min.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Kiev Zhulhany via Budapest
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Sofia to Kiev Zhulhany via Larnaca
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $350
Flights from Sofia to Kiev Zhulhany via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $340
Flights from Sofia to Kiev Zhulhany via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Wind Rose
Website
windrose.aero
Flights from Sofia to Kiev
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Kiev via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $230
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Kiev Zhulhany via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sofia to Kiev Zhulhany via Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Sofia to Kiev Zhulhany via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Train operators
Kiev Metro
Phone
(044) 238-58-98
Email
d@metro.kiev.ua
Website
metro.kiev.ua
Subway from Kharkivska to Zoloti Vorota
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
metro.kiev.ua
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Pleven
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Ruse
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Ruse to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bdz.bg
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Bucharest - Gara de Nord to Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station
Ave. Duration
25 h 51 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Bus operators
Maximov Tours
Website
maximovtours.com
Bus from Sofia Serdika to Odessa Central Bus
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
maximovtours.com
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Varna
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Varna
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Union Ivkoni
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Varna to Kiev
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Pleven to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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