There are 6 ways to get from Alba Iulia to Sofia 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.

Recommended option

Bus via Ruse  •  14 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Alba Iulia to Bucharest
  2. Take the bus from Bucharest to Ruse
  3. Take the bus from Ruse to Sofia - Central Bus Station

$29 - $46

Cheapest option

Train  •  16 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Alba Iulia to Craiova Ir
  2. Take the train from Craiova to Vidin
  3. Take the train from Vidin to Sofia

$22 - $32

4 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  15 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Alba Iulia to Bucuresti - Autogara Militari
  2. Take the bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Sofia 980

$32 - $58

Drive  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Alba Iulia to Sofia 358.2 miles

$55 - $85

Fly from Cluj-Napoca  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) to Sofia (SOF) CLJ - SOF

$106 - $271

Bus to Sibiu, fly  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Alba Iulia to Sibiu
  2. Fly from Sibiu (SBZ) to Sofia (SOF) SBZ - SOF

$106 - $475

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Alba Iulia to Sofia is to train which costs $21 - $35 and takes 16 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Alba Iulia to Sofia is to fly which costs $100 - $280 and takes 7 h 58 min.

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The distance between Alba Iulia and Sofia is 375 km. The road distance is 573.1 km.

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It takes approximately 14 h 32 min to get from Alba Iulia to Sofia, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Alba Iulia to Sofia station. However, there are services departing from Alba Iulia and arriving at Sofia - Central Bus Station via Bucharest and Ruse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Alba Iulia to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Alba Iulia and arriving at Sofia via Craiova and Vidin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 54 min.

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What companies run services between Alba Iulia, Romania and Sofia, Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Alba Iulia to Sofia via Bucharest and Ruse in around 14 h 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Alba Iulia to Sofia via Craiova and Vidin in around 16 h 54 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Sibiu to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $300
Flights from Sibiu to Sofia via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Flights from Sibiu to Sofia via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $260
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $330
Flights from Sibiu to Sofia via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sibiu to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$290 - $550
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $360
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Alba Iulia to Craiova
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Craiova to Vidin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Bucharest to Ruse
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Ruse to Sofia - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Biomet
Phone
:+3599884551
Email
office@biomet.bg
Website
biomet.bg
Bus from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
biomet.bg
Dacos
Phone
(0250) 747-41
Email
secretariat@dacos.com.ro
Website
dacos.com.ro
Bus from Alba Iulia to Autogara Militari
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Schedules at
dacos.autogari.ro
Bus from Alba Iulia to Sibiu
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
dacos.autogari.ro
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Sofia
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Fany
Phone
0741 607 941
Email
office@fany.ro
Website
fany.ro
Bus from Alba Iulia to Sibiu
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
fany.ro

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