There are 7 ways to get from Sofia to Sarajevo by bus, train, night 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.

Recommended option

Bus  •  13 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Pirot
  2. Take the bus from Pirot to Belgrade
  3. Take the bus from Beograd to Zvornik
  4. Take the bus from Zvornik to Istočno Sarajevo

Cheapest option

Bus, train, night train  •  15 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Niš
  2. Take the train from Niš to Velika Plana 790
  3. Take the night train from Velika Plana to Beograd
  4. Take the bus from Beograd to Zvornik
  5. Take the bus from Zvornik to Istočno Sarajevo

$33 - $56

5 alternative options

Bus via Niš  •  13 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Niš
  2. Take the bus from Niš to Belgrade
  3. Take the bus from Beograd to Zvornik
  4. Take the bus from Zvornik to Istočno Sarajevo

$36 - $68

Bus #2  •  15 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Niš
  2. Take the bus from Niš to Požega
  3. Take the bus from Požega to Goražde - Most
  4. Take the bus from Goražde to Sarajevo

Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  20 h

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Skopje
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Sarajevo

$44 - $79

Drive  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Sarajevo 385.6 miles

$60 - $90

Fly  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Sarajevo (SJJ) SOF - SJJ

$135 - $297

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Sofia to Sarajevo. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Istočno Sarajevo via Pirot, Beograd and Zvornik. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 24 min.

More details

The distance between Sofia and Sarajevo is 422 km. The road distance is 617 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Sofia to Sarajevo without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 24 min and costs .

More details

It takes approximately 13 h 24 min to get from Sofia to Sarajevo, including transfers.

More details

Sofia to Sarajevo bus services, operated by Matpu, depart from Sofia station.

More details

The best way to get from Sofia to Sarajevo is to bus which takes 13 h 24 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 6 h 24 min.

Mode details

There is no direct flight from Sofia Airport to Sarajevo Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 45 min and has one stopover.

Search flights

Sofia to Sarajevo bus services, operated by Drina Trans, arrive at Istočno Sarajevo station.

More details

Sarajevo is 1 h behind Sofia. It is currently 12:58 AM in Sofia and 11:58 PM in Sarajevo.

Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Sarajevo is 617 km. It takes approximately 8 h 39 min to drive from Sofia to Sarajevo.

Get driving directions

Map of how to get from Sofia to Sarajevo.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 263.7 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 24 min

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina?

You can take a bus from Sofia to Sarajevo via Pirot, Belgrade, Beograd, and Zvornik in around 13 h 24 min. Alternatively, Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines and six other airlines fly from Sofia to Sarajevo every 4 hours.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Sarajevo via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Sarajevo via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $800
Flights from Sofia to Sarajevo via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $800
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Sarajevo via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $370
Train operators
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Train from Niš to Velika Plana
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $12
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$4 - $7
1st Class Ticket
$7 - $12
Bus operators
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Pirot
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Niš
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
matpu.com
Nis Ekspres
Phone
+381 18 255 177
Email
marketing@nis-ekspres.rs
Website
nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Sofia to Pirot
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Sofia to Niš
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Niš to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
Blenda Tours
Phone
+(381)(10)346969
Website
redvoznje.net
Bus from Pirot to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
pks.rs
Drina Trans
Phone
+387 56 260-077
Website
drinatrans.com
Bus from Beograd to Zvornik
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
drinatrans.com
Bus from Zvornik to Istočno Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
drinatrans.com
BS Tours
Phone
011 761-4693
Email
bstours@verat.net
Website
bstours.rs
Bus from Niš to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $29
Schedules at
bstours.rs
Autoprevoz Cacak
Phone
+381 32 322 461
Email
info@kavim-serbia.rs
Website
autoprevoz-cacak.rs
Bus from Niš to Požega
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
autoprevoz-cacak.rs
Bus from Požega to Goražde - Most
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
autoprevoz-cacak.rs
Biss-Tours
Phone
032 245 451
Email
info@biss-tours.ba
Website
biss-tours.ba
Bus from Goražde to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Schedules at
biss-tours.ba
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Skopje
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Sofia to Skopje
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Schedules at
ms.mk

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including 5 incredible day trips from Florence by train, The beginner’s guide to the 2018 World Nomad Games and Why you should take the train in the US - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

Turkish Airlines, Adria Airways, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Sofia Airport to Sarajevo Airport.

Search flights

There are 2129+ hotels available in Sarajevo. Prices start at $31 USD per night.

More details

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

More details