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

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Fly  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Prague (PRG) SOF - PRG

$68 - $184

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Bus Union Ivkoni  •  19 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Brno
  2. Take the bus from Brno, AN u hotelu Grand to Prague, ÚAN Florenc RegioJet

$44 - $61

3 alternative options

Bus Arda Tur  •  20 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Prague

$45 - $150

Train  •  34 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Ruse 462
  2. Take the train from Ruse(BG) to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
  3. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Wien Hbf D
  4. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Praha hl.n. Rj / ...

$146 - $223

Drive  •  12 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Prague 805.4 miles

$140 - $210

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia and arriving at Prague. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 20 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sofia to Prague. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Praha hl.n. via Ruse(BG), Bucuresti Nord Gara A and Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 56 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Prague is 1067 km. The road distance is 1288.6 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Prague without a car is to bus which takes 19 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 4 min to get from Sofia to Prague, including transfers.

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Sofia to Prague bus services, operated by Arda Tur, depart from Sofia station.

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

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The best way to get from Sofia to Prague is to fly which takes 5 h 4 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 19 h 40 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 34 h 56 min.

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Prague Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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Sofia to Prague bus services, operated by Arda Tur, arrive at Prague station.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Prague.
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  • Distance: 666.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 4 min

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Prague, Czech Republic?

Bulgaria Air, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa fly from Sofia to Prague every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sofia to Prague via Brno and Brno, AN u hotelu Grand in around 19 h 40 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $490
Flights from Sofia to Prague via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $490
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Prague
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Ruse
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Ruse(BG) to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
bdz.bg
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Brno
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Prague
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Brno, AN u hotelu Grand to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Sofia to Prague
Ave. Duration
20 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$63
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Group Ltd.
Phone
+359 2 980 63 36
Email
group@gbg.bg
Website
group-ood.com
Bus from Sofia Serdika to Praha
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$54
Schedules at
group-ood.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Praha
Ave. Duration
21 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $210
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Racic Eurobus
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Sofia to Praha Holešovice
Ave. Duration
19 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$93
Schedules at
racicbg.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Sofia to Prague
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Praha
Ave. Duration
20 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Balkan Horn
Phone
+44 74 71405777
Email
office@balkanhorn.com
Website
balkanhorn.com
Bus from Sofia to Prague
Ave. Duration
20 h 12 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
balkanhorn.com
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Sofia to Prague
Ave. Duration
21 h 42 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
radinavip.com

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Prague is 1 h behind Sofia. It is currently 1:23 PM in Sofia and 12:23 PM in Prague.

Sofia to Prague train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Praha hl.n. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Prague is 1289 km. It takes approximately 12 h 53 min to drive from Sofia to Prague.

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Bulgaria Air, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Sofia Airport to Prague Airport.

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Book your Sofia to Prague bus tickets online with Distribusion.

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There are 3603+ hotels available in Prague. Prices start at $51 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 .

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