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

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Fly  •  5h 4m

  1. Fly from Warsaw Chopin (WAW) to Sofia (SOF) WAW - SOF

$72 - $237

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  21h 45m

  1. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Budapest-Nyugati Ic
  2. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Sofia Serdika 591 / ...

$89 - $145

Bus  •  30h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Warszawa to Sofia

$90 - $290

Train  •  33h 58m

  1. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Wien Hbf Eic
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Novi Beograd D
  3. Take the train from Novi Beograd to Niš
  4. Take the train from Niš to Dimitrovgrad
  5. Take the train from Dimitrovgrad to Sofia

$126 - $211

Drive  •  16h 23m

  1. Drive from Warsaw to Sofia 1032.2 miles

$170 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Warsaw to Sofia is to fly which costs 260 zł - 900 zł and takes 5h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Warsaw to Sofia is to fly which costs 260 zł - 900 zł and takes 5h 4m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Warszawa and arriving at Sofia. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 30h 14m.

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No, there is no direct train from Warsaw to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Warszawa Centralna and arriving at Sofia via Wien Hbf, Novi Beograd, Niš and Dimitrovgrad. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33h 58m.

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The distance between Warsaw and Sofia is 1074 km. The road distance is 1651.5 km.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Sofia without a car is to train and bus which takes 21h 45m and costs 330 zł - 550 zł.

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It takes approximately 5h 4m to get from Warsaw to Sofia, including transfers.

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Warsaw to Sofia bus services, operated by Ecolines, depart from Warszawa station.

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Warsaw to Sofia train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), depart from Warszawa Centralna station.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Sofia is to fly which takes 5h 4m and costs 260 zł - 900 zł. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 330 zł - 1 100 zł and takes 30h 14m, you could also train, which costs 470 zł - 800 zł and takes 33h 58m.

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Map of how to get from Warsaw to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 671.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 4m

What companies run services between Warsaw, Poland and Sofia, Bulgaria?

LOT, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa fly from Warsaw to Sofia every 4 hours. Alternatively, Ecolines operates a bus from Warsaw to Sofia twice a week. Tickets cost $90 - $140 and the journey takes 30h 14m. Georg also services this route once a week.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Train operators
Polish Railways (PKP)

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability, and large families being entitled to discounts. Polish Railways offer a pre-booking service for travellers living outside of Poland - tickets and reservations can be booked in advance for trips inside Poland (up to 30 days in advance for domestic trains), and to/from other countries in the region (up to 60 days in advance).

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Warszawa Centralna to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
9h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
Intercity.pl
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Raileurope.com
Train from Warszawa Centralna to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 59m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Novi Beograd
Ave. Duration
11h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Train from Novi Beograd to Niš
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $20
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $12
1st Class Ticket
$12 - $20
Train from Niš to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$3 - $5
1st Class Ticket
$5 - $9
Train from Dimitrovgrad to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$1 - $3
1st Class Ticket
$3 - $5
Bus operators
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Sofia Serdika
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Warszawa to Sofia
Ave. Duration
27h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$230 - $290
Schedules at
georg-bg.com

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The quickest flight from Warsaw Chopin Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Warsaw to Sofia bus services, operated by Ecolines, arrive at Sofia station.

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Sofia is 1h ahead of Warsaw. It is currently 4:03 PM in Warsaw and 5:03 PM in Sofia.

Warsaw to Sofia train services, operated by Serbian Railways, arrive at Sofia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Warsaw to Sofia is 1651 km. It takes approximately 16h 23m to drive from Warsaw to Sofia.

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Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and LOT offer flights from Warsaw Chopin Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 1261+ hotels available in Sofia. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Warsaw Chopin Airport is to train which takes 20m and costs 3 zł - 21 zł.

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