There are 6 ways to get from Belgrade to Sofia by bus, train, rideshare, 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.

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Bus Lasta  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Belgrade to Niš
  2. Take the bus from Niš to Sofia

$20 - $44

Cheapest option

Bus Blenda Tours  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Belgrade to Dimitrovgrad
  2. Take the bus from Dimitrovgrad to Sofia

$3

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Beograd centar to Niš 790 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Niš to Sofia

$18 - $35

Rideshare  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Beograd to Sofia 244.8 miles

$11 - $20

Drive  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Belgrade to Sofia 244.9 miles

$40 - $65

Fly  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Belgrade (BEG) to Sofia (SOF) BEG - SOF

$84 - $186

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The cheapest way to get from Belgrade to Sofia is to bus which costs RSD 285 and takes 8 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belgrade to Sofia is to fly which costs RSD 8500 - RSD 20000 and takes 4 h 19 min.

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The distance between Belgrade and Sofia is 328 km. The road distance is 391.8 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 25 min to get from Belgrade to Sofia, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Belgrade to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Belgrade and arriving at Sofia via Niš. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 25 min.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Belgrade and Sofia. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

Read Rome2rio's guide to Blablacar

Belgrade to Sofia bus services, operated by Lasta, arrive at Kuršumlija station.

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Map of how to get from Belgrade to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 205 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 25 min

What companies run services between Belgrade, Serbia and Sofia, Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Belgrade to Sofia via Niš in around 7 h 25 min. Alternatively, Air Serbia flies from Belgrade to Sofia 6 times a week.

Airlines
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Belgrade to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $280
Train operators
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Train from Beograd centar to Niš
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $19
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $11
1st Class Ticket
$12 - $19
Bus operators
Nis Ekspres
Phone
+381 18 255 177
Email
marketing@nis-ekspres.rs
Website
nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Belgrade to Niš
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Niš to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Dimitrovgrad to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
BS Tours
Phone
011 761-4693
Email
bstours@verat.net
Website
bstours.rs
Bus from Belgrade to Niš
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $29
Schedules at
bstours.rs
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Niš to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
matpu.com
Blenda Tours
Phone
+(381)(10)346969
Website
redvoznje.net
Bus from Belgrade to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
pks.rs
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Beograd to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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