There are 4 ways to get from Vienna to Sofia by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Sofia (SOF) VIE - SOF

$74 - $224

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Bus FlixBus  •  14 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Sofia N982

$45 - $160

2 alternative options

Bus Air Kona  •  14 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Wien Erdberg to Sofia Knyaginya Maria Luiza Station

$73 - $75

Drive  •  10 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Sofia 627.2 miles

$110 - $170

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg and arriving at Sofia. Services depart six times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14 h 35 min.

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The distance between Vienna and Sofia is 818 km. The road distance is 1003.5 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Sofia without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 30 min to get from Vienna to Sofia, including transfers.

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Vienna to Sofia bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Sofia is to fly which takes 4 h 30 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 14 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Vienna to Sofia bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Sofia station.

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Sofia is 1 h ahead of Vienna. It is currently 9:47 AM in Vienna and 10:47 AM in Sofia.

Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Sofia is 1004 km. It takes approximately 10 h 4 min to drive from Vienna to Sofia.

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  • Distance: 511 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 30 min

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Sofia, Bulgaria?

Austrian Airlines and Bulgaria Air fly from Vienna to Sofia 5 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Vienna to Sofia twice daily. Tickets cost $55 - $100 and the journey takes 14 h 35 min. Five other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Vienna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Sofia
Ave. Duration
14 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Wien to Sofia
Ave. Duration
14 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Racic Eurobus
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Wien Erdberg to Sofia
Ave. Duration
14 h 16 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
racicbg.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Wien to Sofia
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Vienna International Busterminal to Sofia
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Air Kona
Phone
00359 2 971 11 11
Email
tickets@airkona.com
Website
airkona.com
Bus from Wien Erdberg to Sofia Knyaginya Maria Luiza Station
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$71
Schedules at
airkona.com
Afrodita Trans
Phone
032 / 29 55 08
Website
afrodita-trans.com
Bus from Vienna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$72
Schedules at
afrodita-trans.com

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Bulgaria Air and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Sofia Airport.

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Book your Vienna to Sofia bus tickets online with FlixBus and Distribusion.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs .

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