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There are 7 ways to get from Odessa to Sofia by plane, train, bus, rideshare or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Odesa  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Odesa (ODS) to Sofia (SOF) ODS - SOF

$131 - $161

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  14 h 20 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Odesa to Sofia 580.2 miles

$18

5 alternative options

Train to Chisinau, fly  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Odessa Gl. to Chisinau
  2. Fly from Chisinau (KIV) to Sofia (SOF) KIV - SOF

$108 - $182

Bus Ukraine buses  •  20 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Odessa Privoz to Bucharest
  2. Take the bus from Bucharest to Sofia

$31 - $66

Train  •  27 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Odessa Gl. to Izmail
  2. Take the train from Tulcea Oras to Medgidia R / ...
  3. Take the train from Medgidia to Bucuresti Nord Gara A Ir / ...
  4. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Sofia

$59 - $94

Bus Maximov Tours  •  24 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Odessa Central Bus to Sofia Serdika Odessa-Varna-Sofia

$30 - $55

Drive  •  12 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Odessa to Sofia 580.7 miles

$90 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Odessa to Sofia is to rideshare which costs 507 ₴ and takes 14 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Odessa to Sofia is to fly which costs 3 600 ₴ - 4 600 ₴ and takes 6 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Odessa Central Bus and arriving at Sofia Serdika. Services depart four times a week. The journey takes approximately 24 h 30 min.

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The distance between Odessa and Sofia is 721 km. The road distance is 929.1 km.

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The best way to get from Odessa to Sofia without a car is to bus which takes 20 h 44 min and costs 850 ₴ - 1 900 ₴.

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It takes approximately 6 h 15 min to get from Odessa to Sofia, including transfers.

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Odessa to Sofia bus services, operated by Ukraine buses, depart from Odessa Privoz station.

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The best way to get from Odessa to Sofia is to fly which takes 6 h 15 min and costs 3 600 ₴ - 4 600 ₴. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 850 ₴ - 1 900 ₴ and takes 20 h 44 min, you could also train, which costs 1 600 ₴ - 2 700 ₴ and takes 27 h 44 min.

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There is no direct flight from Odesa Airport to Sofia Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Odessa to Sofia bus services, operated by Makedonija Soobrakaj AD, arrive at Sofia station.

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Map of how to get from Odessa to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 450.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 15 min

What companies run services between Odessa, Ukraine and Sofia, Bulgaria?

Turkish Airlines, Tarom and two other airlines fly from Odessa to Sofia 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Odessa to Sofia via Bucharest and Bucharest in around 20 h 44 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Odesa to Sofia via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $340
Flights from Chisinau to Sofia via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $290
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Odesa to Sofia via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from Chisinau to Sofia via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Chisinau to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Chisinau to Sofia via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $320
Train operators
Ukrainian Railways (UZ)
Phone
+38 (044) 309-70-05
Email
booking@uz.gov.ua
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Odessa Gl. to Chisinau
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
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uz.gov.ua
Train from Odessa Gl. to Izmail
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Book at
uz.gov.ua
3rd Class
$3 - $5
2nd Class
$5 - $8
1st Class
$13 - $18
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Tulcea Oras to Medgidia
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Medgidia to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $17
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Bus operators
Ukraine buses
Website
ticket.bus.com.ua
Bus from Odessa Privoz to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$10 - $35
Schedules at
ticket.bus.com.ua
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Bucharest to Sofia
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
ms.mk
Maximov Tours
Website
maximovtours.com
Bus from Odessa Central Bus to Sofia Serdika
Ave. Duration
24 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
maximovtours.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Odesa to Sofia
Ave. Duration
14 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Odessa to Sofia is 929 km. It takes approximately 12 h 38 min to drive from Odessa to Sofia.

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Aircompany Atlasjet Ukraine, Tarom, Ukraine International Airlines and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Odesa Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 1200+ hotels available in Sofia. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Odessa and Sofia. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Odessa to Odesa Airport is to line 14 Trolleybus which takes 21 min and costs 3 ₴.

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