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.

Recommended option

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

$69 - $223

Cheapest option

Bus EAAA  •  14 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna to Sofia N982

$34 - $64

6 alternative options

Fly Vienna to Varna  •  4 h 11 min

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

$119 - $365

Train to Bratislava, fly to Burgas  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Simmering to Bratislava hl.st.
  2. Fly from Bratislava (BTS) to Burgas (BOJ) BTS - BOJ

$124 - $673

Train to Munich, fly to Sofia  •  7 h 33 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 53 min

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

$76

Bus BG Razpisanie  •  16 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Wien to Sofia

$44 - $59

Drive  •  10 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Sofia 627.2 miles

$110 - $170

What companies run services between Austria and Bulgaria?

Austrian Airlines, Wizz Air and Bulgaria Air fly from Vienna to Varna twice daily. Alternatively, EAAA operates a bus from Vienna to Sofia twice daily. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 13 h 30 min. Three other operators also service this route.

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 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 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 10 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, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Flights from Vienna to Varna via Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Vienna to Varna
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Bratislava to Burgas
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bratislava to Burgas
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Munich to Sofia via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Simmering to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Bus operators
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Vienna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
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 to Sofia - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Sofia
Ave. Duration
14 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Wien to Sofia
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Wien Stadion to Sofia
Ave. Duration
15 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
radinavip.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Austria and Bulgaria is 1092 km. The road distance is 1004 km.

The cheapest way to get from Austria to Bulgaria is to bus which costs 28€ - 55€ and takes 14 h 42 min.

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

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