There are 8 ways to get from Alba Iulia to Sofia 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 ETAP Group  •  13 h 17 min

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

$23 - $43

7 alternative options

Bus, train  •  13 h 44 min

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

$23 - $28

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

$33 - $59

Train  •  17 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Alba Iulia to Simeria AVE
  2. Take the train from Simeria to Craiova
  3. Take the train from Craiova to Calafat
  4. Take the train from Vidin to Sofia

$25 - $36

Train, night train  •  20 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Vintu de Jos to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D
  2. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Gorna Oryahovitsa
  3. Take the train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Sofia 463

$29 - $40

Drive  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Alba Iulia to Sofia 358.2 miles

$55 - $85

Fly from Cluj-Napoca  •  7 h 38 min

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

$106 - $275

Bus to Sibiu, fly  •  8 h 44 min

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

$106 - $476

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

You can take a bus from Alba Iulia to Sofia via Bucharest - Gară Filaret and Bucharest - Gară Filaret in around 13 h 17 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Alba Iulia to Sofia via Simeria, Craiova, Calafat, and Vidin in around 17 h 31 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 10 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
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 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
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 Craiova to Calafat
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Alba Iulia to Simeria
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Simeria to Craiova
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Vintu de Jos to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Vidin to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $9
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Gorna Oryahovitsa
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
S.C. Autotrans Calatori Filaret S.A.
Phone
021.335.32.90
Email
agentia.filaret@acfilaret.ro
Website
acfilaret.ro
Bus from Alba Iulia to Bucharest - Gară Filaret
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
acfilaret.ro
Bus from Alba Iulia to Craiova
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
acfilaret.ro
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Bucharest - Gară Filaret to Sofia - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Dacos
Phone
(0250) 747-41
Email
secretariat@dacos.com.ro
Website
dacos.com.ro
Bus from Alba Iulia to Autogara Militari
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
dacos.autogari.ro
Bus from Alba Iulia to Sibiu
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
dacos.autogari.ro
FlixBus
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
$23 - $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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Alba Iulia to Sofia?

The distance between Alba Iulia and Sofia is 375 km. The road distance is 573 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Alba Iulia to Sofia?

The cheapest way to get from Alba Iulia to Sofia is to bus and train which costs $23 - $29 and takes 13 h 44 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Alba Iulia to Sofia?

The quickest way to get from Alba Iulia to Sofia is to fly which takes 7 h 38 min and costs $100 - $280.

Is there a direct train between Alba Iulia and Sofia?

No, there is no direct train from Alba Iulia to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Alba Iulia and arriving at Sofia via Vintu de Jos, Gara Bucureşti Nord and Gorna Oryahovitsa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 2 min.

Is there a direct bus between Alba Iulia and Sofia?

No, there is no direct bus from Alba Iulia to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Alba Iulia and arriving at Sofia - Central Bus Station via Bucharest - Gară Filaret. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 17 min.

How long does it take to get from Alba Iulia to Sofia?

It takes approximately 13 h 17 min to get from Alba Iulia to Sofia, including transfers.