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

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

LOT, Alitalia and seven other airlines fly from Sofia to Kiev 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sofia to Kiev via Odessa in around 27 h 15 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Kiev via Frankfurt
Avg. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Sofia to Kiev via Munich
Avg. Duration
9 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Kiev Zhulhany via Dortmund
Avg. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Sofia to Kiev Zhulhany via Larnaca
Avg. Duration
11 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $350
Flights from Sofia to Kiev Zhulhany via Hamburg
Avg. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Kiev via Vienna
Avg. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $440
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Kiev Zhulhany via Warsaw
Avg. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sofia to Kiev Zhulhany via Rome
Avg. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Alidaunia
Website
alidaunia.it
Flights from Sofia to Kiev Zhulhany via Athens
Avg. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Yan Air
Website
yanair.ua
Flights from Sofia to Kiev Zhulhany via Tel Aviv
Avg. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Kiev via Athens
Avg. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $380
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Kiev via Istanbul
Avg. Duration
10 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $350
El Al
Website
elal.com
Flights from Sofia to Kiev via Tel Aviv
Avg. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$550 - $800
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Sofia to Kiev via Ljubljana
Avg. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Ruse
Avg. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Ruse to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Avg. 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
Avg. Duration
27 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Bus operators
Service Tur
Phone
+35952758585
Website
servistur-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Odessa
Avg. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$63
Schedules at
servistur-bg.com
Günsel Group
Phone
0 800 30 30 10
Website
gunsel.ua
Bus from Odessa to Kiev
Avg. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
gunsel.ua
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Varna
Avg. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Varna
Avg. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
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
Avg. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Schedules at
autogaravn.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Sofia to Kiev?

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

What is the cheapest way to get from Sofia to Kiev?

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Kiev is to bus and train which costs $70 and takes 27 h 52 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Sofia to Kiev?

The quickest way to get from Sofia to Kiev is to fly which takes 8 h 10 min and costs $130.

Is there a direct train between Sofia and Kiev?

No, there is no direct train from Sofia to Kiev. 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 37 h 55 min.

Is there a direct bus between Sofia and Kiev?

No, there is no direct bus from Sofia to Kiev. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Kiev via Odessa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 15 min.

How long does it take to get from Sofia to Kiev?

It takes approximately 8 h 34 min to get from Sofia to Kiev, including transfers.