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There are 5 ways to get from Sofia to Vienna by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  4 h 38 min

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

$74 - $224

Cheapest option

Bus KARAT-S  •  14 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to Wien Erdberg

$3

3 alternative options

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  13 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Vienna

$30 - $50

Train  •  27 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Vidin
  2. Take the train from Vidin to Craiova
  3. Take the train from Craiova to Simeria Ir / ...
  4. Take the train from Simeria to Lököshaza Ic
  5. Take the train from Lököshaza to Budapest-Keleti D / ...
  6. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Wien Hbf Rj / ...

$87 - $130

Drive  •  10 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Vienna 627.2 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Vienna is to bus which costs $3 and takes 14 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Vienna is to fly which costs $70 - $230 and takes 4 h 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia and arriving at Vienna. Services depart once daily, and operate Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 13 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sofia to Vienna. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Wien Hbf via Vidin, Craiova, Simeria, Lököshaza and Budapest-Keleti. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 31 min.

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

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The best way to get from Sofia to Vienna without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 53 min and costs $30 - $50.

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It takes approximately 4 h 38 min to get from Sofia to Vienna, including transfers.

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Sofia to Vienna bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Sofia station.

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Sofia to Vienna train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), depart from Sofia station.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Vienna is to fly which takes 4 h 38 min and costs $70 - $230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $50 and takes 13 h 53 min, you could also train, which costs $85 - $130 and takes 27 h 31 min.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 511 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 38 min

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

Austrian Airlines, Bulgaria Air and Tarom fly from Sofia to Vienna every 4 hours. Alternatively, Union Ivkoni operates a bus from Sofia to Vienna 4 times a week. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 13 h 53 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Sofia to Vienna via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Vidin
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Vidin to Craiova
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
bdz.bg
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Craiova to Simeria
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Simeria to Lököshaza
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Vienna
Ave. Duration
13 h 53 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Wien
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
KARAT-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Sofia Serdika to Wien Erdberg
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
karat-s.com

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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

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Vienna is 1 h behind Sofia. It is currently 12:36 PM in Sofia and 11:36 AM in Vienna.

Sofia to Vienna train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Wien Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Vienna is 1004 km. It takes approximately 10 h 16 min to drive from Sofia to Vienna.

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

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There are 2110+ hotels available in Vienna. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Sofia Airport is to line 84 shuttle which takes 34 min and costs $1.

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