There are 6 ways to get from Sofia to Kiev by plane, bus, 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 Zhulhany  •  7 h 18 min

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

$112 - $312

Cheapest option

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 - $81

4 alternative options

Fly to Kiev  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Kiev (KBP) SOF - KBP

$85 - $175

Bus Maximov Tours  •  30 h 55 min

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

$63 - $76

Train, bus  •  35 h 21 min

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

$79 - $110

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 $60 - $80 and takes 30 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Kiev is to fly which takes 7 h 18 min and costs $110 - $320.

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The distance between Sofia and Kiev is 1022 km. The road distance is 1312 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 18 min to get from Sofia to Kiev, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sofia to Kiev. However, there are services departing from Sofia Serdika and arriving at Kiev via Odessa Kolontaivska. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h 55 min.

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

Wizz Air, Alitalia and LOT fly from Sofia to Kiev 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sofia to Kiev via Odessa Central Bus and Odessa Kolontaivska in around 30 h 55 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Kiev via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Sofia to Kiev via Munich
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Kiev via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $440
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 30 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $350
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Kiev Zhulhany via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Flights from Sofia to Kiev via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Kiev via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
10 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $280
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
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Kiev via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $380
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Sofia to Kiev via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Sofia to Kiev via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
El Al
Website
elal.com
Flights from Sofia to Kiev via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $800
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
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
$65 - $95
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
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
maximovtours.com
Günsel Group
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
$19 - $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
Bus from Ruse to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
autogaravn.com

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