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There are 7 ways to get from Košice to Sofia by plane, shuttle, train, bus or car

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Fly from Kosice  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Kosice (KSC) to Sofia (SOF) KSC - SOF

$109 - $384

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Train  •  27 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Kosice to Budapest-Keleti Ic
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Ilia Ic
  3. Take the train from Ilia to Craiova D
  4. Take the train from Craiova to Vidin
  5. Take the train from Vidin to Sofia

$48 - $72

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Shuttle to Budapest, fly  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Košice to Budapest Airport
  2. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Sofia (SOF) BUD - SOF

$71 - $353

Train, bus  •  15 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Kosice to Budapest-Keleti Ic
  2. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Sofia Serdika 591 / ...

$54 - $95

Bus  •  16 h

  1. Take the bus from Košice to Budapest, Budapest Népliget 912
  2. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Sofia Serdika 591 / ...

$56 - $101

Shuttle, bus  •  28 h 1 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Košice to Kraków Eurobusways
  2. Take the bus from Kraków to Sofia

$116 - $322

Drive  •  10 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Košice to Sofia 633.1 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Košice to Sofia is to train which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 27 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Košice to Sofia is to fly which costs 90€ - 340€ and takes 7 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Košice to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Košice and arriving at Sofia Serdika via Budapest Népliget. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Košice to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Kosice and arriving at Sofia via Budapest-Keleti, Ilia, Craiova and Vidin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 33 min.

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The distance between Košice and Sofia is 688 km. The road distance is 1013 km.

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The best way to get from Košice to Sofia without a car is to train and bus which takes 15 h 59 min and costs 45€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 6 min to get from Košice to Sofia, including transfers.

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

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Košice to Sofia train services, operated by Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK), depart from Kosice station.

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The best way to get from Košice to Sofia is to fly which takes 7 h 6 min and costs 90€ - 340€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 90€ and takes 16 h, you could also train, which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 27 h 33 min.

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Map of how to get from Košice to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 429.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 6 min

What companies run services between Košice, Slovakia and Sofia, Bulgaria?

Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines and two other airlines fly from Košice to Sofia 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Košice to Sofia via Budapest, Budapest Népliget and Budapest Népliget in around 16 h.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Kosice to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Budapest to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Kosice to Sofia via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Kosice to Sofia via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Kosice to Sofia via Vienna, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Budapest to Sofia via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Train operators
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Ilia to Craiova
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Craiova to Vidin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Košice to Budapest Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Košice to Kraków
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Sofia Serdika
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
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 Košice to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Kraków to Sofia
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$180 - $240
Schedules at
georg-bg.com

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There is no direct flight from Kosice Airport to Sofia Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Košice to Sofia bus services, operated by Eurolines HU, arrive at Sofia Serdika station.

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Sofia is 1 h ahead of Košice. It is currently 11:42 PM in Košice and 12:42 AM in Sofia.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Košice to Sofia is 1013 km. It takes approximately 10 h 39 min to drive from Košice to Sofia.

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Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, LOT and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Kosice Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 1239+ hotels available in Sofia. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Košice to Kosice Airport is to line 23 bus which takes 22 min and costs .

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