There are 5 ways to get from Balchik to Sofia by bus, plane, train or car

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Bus, fly  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Balchik to Varna
  2. Fly from Varna (VAR) to Sofia (SOF) VAR - SOF

$24 - $117

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Train  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Varna to Sofia 2612 / ...

$16 - $20

3 alternative options

Bus Biomet  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Varna to Sofia

$19 - $24

Bus Avtogari  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Varna to Sofia

$18 - $27

Drive  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Balchik to Sofia 355.5 miles

$55 - $85

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No, there is no direct bus from Balchik to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Balchik and arriving at Sofia via Varna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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The distance between Balchik and Sofia is 401 km. The road distance is 568.8 km.

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The best way to get from Balchik to Sofia without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 11 min to get from Balchik to Sofia, including transfers.

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Balchik to Sofia bus services, operated by Biomet, depart from Varna station.

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The best way to get from Balchik to Sofia is to bus which takes 7 h 30 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 9 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Varna Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Balchik to Sofia bus services, operated by Biomet, arrive at Sofia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Balchik to Sofia is 569 km. It takes approximately 5 h 41 min to drive from Balchik to Sofia.

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Wizz Air and Bulgaria Air offer flights from Varna Airport to Sofia Airport.

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  • Distance: 250.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 11 min

What companies run services between Balchik, Bulgaria and Sofia, Bulgaria?

Biomet operates a bus from Balchik to Sofia every 2 hours. Tickets cost $16 - $19 and the journey takes 6 h. Alternatively, Bulgarian Railways (BDZh) operates a train from Balchik to Sofia 3 times a day. Tickets cost $13 - $15 and the journey takes 7 h 45 min.

Airlines
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Varna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Varna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $200
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Balchik to Varna
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Bus from Varna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Biomet
Phone
:+3599884551
Email
office@biomet.bg
Website
biomet.bg
Bus from Varna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $19
Schedules at
biomet.bg
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Varna to Sofia - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
etapgroup.com

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