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There are 5 ways to get from Varna to Sofia by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Varna (VAR) to Sofia (SOF) VAR - SOF

$23 - $114

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Train  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Varna to Sofia 2612 / ...

$13 - $15

3 alternative options

Bus Biomet  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Varna to Sofia

$16 - $22

Bus Kaleia  •  9 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Byala to Sofia

Drive  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Varna to Sofia 328.2 miles

$50 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Varna to Sofia is to train which costs $13 - $15 and takes 7 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Varna to Sofia is to fly which costs $22 - $120 and takes 1 h 54 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Varna and arriving at Sofia. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Varna and arriving at Sofia. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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The distance between Varna and Sofia is 378 km. The road distance is 525.1 km.

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The best way to get from Varna to Sofia without a car is to bus which takes 6 h and costs $16 - $22.

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It takes approximately 1 h 54 min to get from Varna to Sofia, including transfers.

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Varna to Sofia bus services, operated by Biomet, depart from Varna station.

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Varna to Sofia train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), depart from Varna station.

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The best way to get from Varna to Sofia is to fly which takes 1 h 54 min and costs $22 - $120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $16 - $22 and takes 6 h, you could also train, which costs $13 - $15 and takes 7 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Varna to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 236.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 54 min

What companies run services between Varna, Bulgaria and Sofia, Bulgaria?

Bulgaria Air flies from Varna to Sofia 3 times a day. Alternatively, Biomet operates a bus from Varna to Sofia every 2 hours. Tickets cost $16 - $19 and the journey takes 6 h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Varna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Biomet
Phone
:+3599884551
Email
office@biomet.bg
Website
biomet.bg
Bus from Varna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $19
Schedules at
biomet.bg
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Varna to Sofia - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Varna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Byala to Sofia
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com

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The quickest flight from Varna Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Varna to Sofia bus services, operated by Biomet, arrive at Sofia station.

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Varna to Sofia train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), arrive at Sofia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Varna to Sofia is 525 km. It takes approximately 5 h 8 min to drive from Varna to Sofia.

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Bulgaria Air offers flights from Varna Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 1224+ hotels available in Sofia. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Varna to Varna Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs $2 - $4.

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