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There are 9 ways to get from Sofia to Debrecen by bus, train, car or plane

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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Bus FlixBus, train  •  12h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Kecskemét N982
  2. Take the train from Cegled to Debrecen Ic / ...

$48 - $79

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Bus Group Ltd., train  •  15h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to Budapest Népliget
  2. Take the train from Köbanya-Kispest to Debrecen Ic / ...

$10 - $16

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Bus  •  15h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Budapest Népliget M Varna - Berlin / ...
  2. Take the bus from Budapest Stádion Autóbusz Állomas to Debrecen Autóbusz-Állomás 1060

$48 - $96

Train, bus  •  23h 39m

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Vidin
  2. Take the bus from Vidin to Băile Herculane
  3. Take the train from Baile Herculane to Timisoara Nord R
  4. Take the train from Timisoara Nord to Oradea R / ...
  5. Take the train from Oradea to Debrecen R

$32 - $50

Train  •  27h 19m

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
  2. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Valea lui Mihai D

$42 - $61

Drive  •  9h 50m

  1. Drive from Sofia to Debrecen 520.1 miles

$90 - $140

Fly to Debrecen  •  9h 2m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Debrecen (DEB) SOF - DEB

$102 - $369

Fly to Oradea, bus  •  11h 1m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Oradea (OMR) SOF - OMR
  2. Take the bus from Oradea to Debrecen

Fly to Satu Mare, train  •  15h 4m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Satu Mare (SUJ) SOF - SUJ
  2. Take the train from Satmarel to Debrecen

$92 - $368

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Debrecen is to bus and train which costs $9 - $16 and takes 15h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Debrecen is to fly which costs $100 - $370 and takes 9h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sofia station to Debrecen. However, there are services departing from Sofia Central Bus Station and arriving at Debrecen Autóbusz-Állomás via Budapest Népliget Autóbusz Állomás and Budapest Stádion Autóbusz Állomas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 58m.

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No, there is no direct train from Sofia to Debrecen. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Debrecen via Bucuresti Nord Gara A and Valea lui Mihai. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 19m.

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The distance between Sofia and Debrecen is 554 km. The road distance is 832.2 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Debrecen without a car is to bus and train which takes 12h 58m and costs $45 - $80.

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It takes approximately 12h 58m to get from Sofia to Debrecen, including transfers.

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Sofia to Debrecen bus services, operated by Arda Tur, arrive at Sofia Central Bus Station.

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

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The best way to get from Sofia to Debrecen is to bus which takes 15h 58m and costs $45 - $100. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $40 - $65 and takes 27h 19m, you could also fly, which costs $100 - $370 and takes 9h 2m.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Debrecen.
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  • Distance: 346.1 miles
  • Duration: 12h 58m

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Debrecen, Hungary?

You can take a bus from Sofia to Debrecen via Budapest Népliget M, Budapest Népliget Autóbusz Állomás, and Budapest Stádion Autóbusz Állomas in around 15h 58m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Sofia to Debrecen via Bucuresti Nord Gara A and Valea lui Mihai in around 27h 19m.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Sofia to Oradea via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sofia to Oradea via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Sofia to Oradea via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Sofia to Satu Mare via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
10h 47m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $350
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Debrecen via Larnaca
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Sofia to Debrecen via London Luton
Ave. Duration
10h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Sofia to Debrecen via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Sofia to Debrecen via Dortmund
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Sofia to Oradea via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Sofia to Oradea via Vienna, Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Sofia to Oradea via Munich, Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Debrecen via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Sofia to Debrecen via Vienna, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Cegled to Debrecen
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Köbanya-Kispest to Debrecen
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Vidin
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Train from Sofia to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $17
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Baile Herculane to Timisoara Nord
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Timisoara Nord to Oradea
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Oradea to Debrecen
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Valea lui Mihai
Ave. Duration
14h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Satmarel to Debrecen
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Bus operators
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 Sofia to Kecskemét
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Sofia to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Vidin to Băile Herculane
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Group Ltd.
Phone
+359 2 980 63 36
Email
group@gbg.bg
Website
group-ood.com
Bus from Sofia Serdika to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
group-ood.com
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Budapest Népliget M
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$36
Website
Arda Tur
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Budapest Nepliget
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
Karat-S
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Sofia to Budapest
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Budapest
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Ecolines
GIG
Phone
+40722258311
Email
office@gigimpex.ro
Website
gigimpex.ro
Bus from Oradea to Debrecen
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
gigimpex.ro

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There is no direct flight from Sofia Airport to Debrecen Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h 15m and has one stopover.

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Sofia to Debrecen bus services, operated by Volanbusz, arrive at Debrecen Autóbusz-Állomás station.

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Debrecen is 1h behind Sofia. It is currently 4:17 PM in Sofia and 3:17 PM in Debrecen.

Sofia to Debrecen train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), arrive at Valea lui Mihai station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Debrecen is 832 km. It takes approximately 9h 50m to drive from Sofia to Debrecen.

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Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and Wizz Air offer flights from Sofia Airport to Debrecen Airport.

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There are 605+ hotels available in Debrecen. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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

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