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There are 5 ways to get from Zagreb to Sofia by plane, shuttle, bus or car

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Fly from Zagreb  •  6h 40m

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Sofia (SOF) ZAG - SOF

$129 - $332

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Bus ATVO S.p.A.  •  11h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Autobusni kolodvor to Sofia Serdika Florentia Bus

$35 - $130

3 alternative options

Shuttle to Ljubljana, fly  •  6h 36m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Zagreb to Ljubljana Airport
  2. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Sofia (SOF) LJU - SOF

$144 - $667

Bus Autotransport Karlovac  •  14h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Belgrade
  2. Take the bus from Belgrad Central Bus Station to Sofia Serdica Bus Station Belgrade - Varna

$115 - $135

Drive  •  8h

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Sofia 489.6 miles

$95 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Zagreb to Sofia is to bus which costs 220 kn - 800 kn and takes 11h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Zagreb to Sofia is to shuttle and fly which costs 900 kn - 4.400 kn and takes 6h 36m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Autobusni kolodvor and arriving at Sofia Serdika. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11h 30m.

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The distance between Zagreb and Sofia is 680 km. The road distance is 783.3 km.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Sofia without a car is to bus which takes 11h 30m and costs 220 kn - 800 kn.

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It takes approximately 6h 40m to get from Zagreb to Sofia, including transfers.

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Zagreb to Sofia bus services, operated by ATVO S.p.A., depart from Autobusni kolodvor station.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Sofia is to fly which takes 6h 40m and costs 800 kn - 2.200 kn. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 220 kn - 800 kn and takes 11h 30m.

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There is no direct flight from Zagreb Airport to Sofia Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 20m and has one stopover.

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Zagreb to Sofia bus services, operated by ATVO S.p.A., arrive at Sofia Serdika station.

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Map of how to get from Zagreb to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 424.8 miles
  • Duration: 6h 40m

What companies run services between Zagreb, Croatia and Sofia, Bulgaria?

Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and eight other airlines fly from Zagreb to Sofia every 2 hours. Alternatively, ATVO S.p.A. operates a bus from Zagreb to Sofia once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 11h 30m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Zagreb to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zagreb to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Ljubljana to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,100
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Zagreb to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $500
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Sofia via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $380
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zagreb to Sofia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Zagreb to Sofia via Prague
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Ljubljana to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Bus operators
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Autobusni kolodvor to Sofia Serdika
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
atvo.it
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Zagreb to Sofia
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Zagreb - Motel Plitvice to Sofia
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Autotransport Karlovac
Phone
098 98 32 331
Email
irena.tihi@atsk.hr
Website
atsk.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
atsk.hr
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Belgrad Central Bus Station to Sofia Serdica Bus Station
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Karat-S

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Sofia is 1h ahead of Zagreb. It is currently 10:04 AM in Zagreb and 11:04 AM in Sofia.

Yes, the driving distance between Zagreb to Sofia is 783 km. It takes approximately 8h to drive from Zagreb to Sofia.

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Croatia Airlines, Air France, CSA and five other airlines offer flights from Zagreb Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 1276+ hotels available in Sofia. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Zagreb Airport is to line 290 shuttle which takes 31m and costs .

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