There are 7 ways to get from İzmir to Sofia by plane, train, bus 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  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Izmir (ADB) to Sofia (SOF) ADB - SOF

$112 - $352

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  16 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Alsancak to Aliağa
  2. Take the bus from Aliaga to Edirne
  3. Take the bus from Edirne to Sofia

$21 - $40

5 alternative options

Train, bus via Haskovo  •  17 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Alsancak to Aliağa
  2. Take the bus from Aliaga to Edirne
  3. Take the bus from Edirne to Haskovo
  4. Take the bus from Haskovo to Sofia

$28 - $50

Bus  •  18 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Izmir Otogar to Bursa Otogar
  2. Take the bus from Bursa to Sofia

$51 - $96

Train, bus via Ljubimec  •  19 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Alsancak to Aliağa
  2. Take the bus from Aliaga to Edirne
  3. Take the train from Ljubimec to Podujane Passenger

$26 - $47

Train, bus Matpu  •  22 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Basmane to Akhisar
  2. Take the bus from Akhisar to Istanbul
  3. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sofia

$37 - $56

Drive  •  10 h 48 min

  1. Drive from İzmir to Sofia 635.8 miles

$130 - $190

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from İzmir to Sofia is to train and bus which costs 100 ₺ - 200 ₺ and takes 16 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from İzmir to Sofia is to fly which costs 500 ₺ - 1.700 ₺ and takes 6 h 43 min.

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The distance between İzmir and Sofia is 575 km. The road distance is 1017.3 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 43 min to get from İzmir to Sofia, including transfers.

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What companies run services between İzmir, Turkey and Sofia, Bulgaria?

Turkish Airlines, Aegean Airlines and five other airlines fly from İzmir to Sofia hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from İzmir to Sofia via Izmir Otogar, Bursa Otogar, and Bursa in around 18 h 41 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Izmir to Sofia via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Izmir to Sofia via Ankara, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Izmir to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Izmir to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Train operators
Izban
Website
izban.com.tr
Train from Alsancak to Aliağa
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
izban.com.tr
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Basmane to Akhisar
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Aliaga to Edirne
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $26
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Edirne to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Edirne to Haskovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Union Ivkoni
Pamukkale
Phone
0 850 333 35 35
Email
info@pamukkale.com.tr
Website
pamukkale.com.tr
Bus from Izmir Otogar to Bursa Otogar
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
pamukkale.com.tr
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Bursa to Sofia
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
matpu.com

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