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

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Fly  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Vilnius (VNO) to Sofia (SOF) VNO - SOF

$86 - $212

Cheapest option

Train  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the train from Vilnius(LT) to Minsk-Passajirskii D
  2. Take the train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Kiev Pass D
  3. Take the train from Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station to Bucharest - Gara de Nord
  4. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Sofia

$83 - $122

2 alternative options

Bus  •  39 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Vilnius to Sofia

$110 - $170

Drive  •  22 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Vilnius to Sofia 1304.3 miles

$230 - $340

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The cheapest way to get from Vilnius to Sofia is to train which costs $80 - $130 and takes 2 days 7 h.

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The quickest way to get from Vilnius to Sofia is to fly which costs $85 - $220 and takes 7 h 11 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vilnius and arriving at Sofia. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 39 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Vilnius to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Vilnius(LT) and arriving at Sofia via Minsk-Passajirskii, Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station and Bucuresti Nord Gara A. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 7 h.

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The distance between Vilnius and Sofia is 1341 km. The road distance is 2086.9 km.

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The best way to get from Vilnius to Sofia without a car is to bus which takes 39 h 15 min and costs $110 - $170.

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It takes approximately 7 h 11 min to get from Vilnius to Sofia, including transfers.

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

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Vilnius to Sofia train services, operated by Lithuanian Railways (LG), depart from Vilnius(LT) station.

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The best way to get from Vilnius to Sofia is to fly which takes 7 h 11 min and costs $85 - $220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $170 and takes 39 h 15 min, you could also train, which costs $80 - $130 and takes 2 days 7 h.

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Map of how to get from Vilnius to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 838.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 11 min

What companies run services between Vilnius, Lithuania and Sofia, Bulgaria?

Austrian Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Vilnius to Sofia every 2 hours. Alternatively, Ecolines operates a bus from Vilnius to Sofia twice a week. Tickets cost $110 - $170 and the journey takes 39 h 15 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vilnius to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Vilnius to Sofia via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $410
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Vilnius to Sofia via London Luton
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vilnius to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Vilnius to Sofia via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $360
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Vilnius to Sofia via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Vilnius to Sofia via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $260
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Vilnius to Sofia via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $300
Train operators
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
Phone
(+370) 700 55111
Email
nuomone@litrail.lt
Website
litrail.lt
Train from Vilnius(LT) to Minsk-Passajirskii
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station to Bucharest - Gara de Nord
Ave. Duration
26 h 42 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators

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There is no direct flight from Vilnius Airport to Sofia Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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

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Vilnius to Sofia train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), arrive at Sofia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vilnius to Sofia is 2087 km. It takes approximately 22 h 14 min to drive from Vilnius to Sofia.

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Austrian Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines, Aeroflot Russian Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Vilnius 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 Vilnius to Vilnius Airport is to train which takes 7 min and costs $1 - $2.

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