There are 8 ways to get from Austria to Bulgaria by plane, subway, train, bus or car

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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Fly Vienna to Sofia, line 1 subway  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Sofia (SOF) VIE - SOF
  2. Take the line 1 subway from Sofia Mladost 1 to Sofia Serdika

$75 - $225

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Bus Arda Tur  •  15 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Wien to Sofia

$52

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Fly Vienna to Varna  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Varna (VAR) VIE - VAR

$125 - $367

Fly Ljubljana to Sofia, line 1 subway  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Sofia (SOF) LJU - SOF
  2. Take the line 1 subway from Sofia Mladost 1 to Sofia Serdika

$124 - $512

Train to Munich, fly to Sofia  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Sofia (SOF) MUC - SOF

$130 - $365

Bus Air Kona  •  14 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Wien Erdberg to Sofia Knyaginya Maria Luiza Station

$76

Bus FlixBus  •  15 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Sofia N982

$58 - $103

Drive  •  10 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Sofia 627.2 miles

$110 - $170

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Austria to Bulgaria is to bus which costs 44€ and takes 15 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Austria to Bulgaria is to fly which costs 100€ - 320€ and takes 4 h 11 min.

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The distance between Austria and Bulgaria is 1092 km. The road distance is 1003.5 km.

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The best way to get from Austria to Bulgaria without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 54 min and costs 65€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 43 min to get from Austria to Bulgaria, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Austria to Bulgaria is to fly which takes 4 h 11 min and costs 100€ - 320€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 65€ and takes 14 h 54 min.

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Bulgaria is 1 h ahead of Austria. It is currently 8:23 PM in Austria and 9:23 PM in Bulgaria.

Yes, the driving distance between Austria to Bulgaria is 1004 km. It takes approximately 10 h 4 min to drive from Austria to Bulgaria.

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Bulgaria Air and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 120+ hotels available in Bulgaria. Prices start at $27 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Austria to Vienna Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs 11€.

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Map of how to get from Austria to Bulgaria.
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  • Distance: 682.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 43 min

What companies run services between Austria and Bulgaria?

Austrian Airlines, Wizz Air and Bulgaria Air fly from Vienna to Varna twice daily. Alternatively, Air Kona operates a bus from Vienna to Sofia once daily. Tickets cost $72 and the journey takes 13 h 30 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Vienna to Varna
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Ljubljana to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,100
Flights from Munich to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Varna
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Ljubljana to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from Munich to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Munich to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Vienna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Flights from Vienna to Varna via Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Ljubljana to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Munich to Sofia via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Vienna to Varna
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Train operators
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 Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Air Kona
Phone
00359 2 971 11 11
Email
tickets@airkona.com
Website
airkona.com
Bus from Wien Erdberg to Sofia Knyaginya Maria Luiza Station
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$72
Schedules at
airkona.com
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 Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Sofia
Ave. Duration
14 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Racic Eurobus
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Wien Erdberg to Sofia
Ave. Duration
14 h 16 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
racicbg.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Vienna International Busterminal to Sofia
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Wien to Sofia
Ave. Duration
14 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$48
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Afrodita Trans
Phone
032 / 29 55 08
Website
afrodita-trans.com
Bus from Vienna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$73
Schedules at
afrodita-trans.com

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