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There are 3 ways to get from Riga to Sofia by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Sofia (SOF) RIX - SOF

$106 - $217

2 alternative options

Bus  •  43 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Riga to Sofia

$120 - $190

Drive  •  25 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Riga to Sofia 1468.9 miles

$260 - $380

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The cheapest way to get from Riga to Sofia is to bus which costs $120 - $190 and takes 43 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Riga to Sofia is to fly which costs $100 - $220 and takes 8 h 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Riga and arriving at Sofia. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 43 h 30 min.

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The distance between Riga and Sofia is 1585 km. The road distance is 2350.2 km.

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The best way to get from Riga to Sofia without a car is to bus which takes 43 h 30 min and costs $120 - $190.

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It takes approximately 8 h 31 min to get from Riga to Sofia, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Riga to Sofia is to fly which takes 8 h 31 min and costs $100 - $220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $190 and takes 43 h 30 min.

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There is no direct flight from Riga Airport to Sofia Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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

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  • Distance: 990.8 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 31 min

What companies run services between Riga, Latvia and Sofia, Bulgaria?

Aeroflot Russian Airlines, Wizz Air and eight other airlines fly from Riga to Sofia hourly. Alternatively, Ecolines operates a bus from Riga to Sofia twice a week. Tickets cost $120 - $190 and the journey takes 43 h 30 min.

Airlines
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Riga to Sofia via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Riga to Sofia via London Luton
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Riga to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Riga to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Riga to Sofia via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $2,100
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Riga to Sofia via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $290
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Riga to Sofia via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $370
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Riga to Sofia via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $500
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Yes, the driving distance between Riga to Sofia is 2350 km. It takes approximately 25 h 7 min to drive from Riga to Sofia.

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Ukraine International Airlines, Ryanair, LOT and seven other airlines offer flights from Riga Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 1197+ hotels available in Sofia. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Riga to Riga Airport is to line 22 bus which takes 27 min and costs .

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