There are 7 ways to get from Budapest to Bulgaria by plane, subway, 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 to Sofia, line 1 subway  •  4 h 55 min

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

$33 - $273

6 alternative options

Fly to Burgas  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Burgas (BOJ) BUD - BOJ

$132 - $494

Fly to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) BUD - OTP
  2. Take the bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse

$36 - $318

Bus EAAA  •  11 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Sofia

$34 - $46

Bus Tourbus Bulgaria  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Sofia Serdika

$50 - $65

Bus Group Ltd.  •  13 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Sofia Serdika

Drive  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Sofia 479.5 miles

$85 - $130

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Bulgaria is to bus which costs 9 000 Ft - 13 000 Ft and takes 11 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Bulgaria is to fly which costs 36 000 Ft - 140 000 Ft and takes 4 h 29 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Bulgaria is 743 km. The road distance is 767.2 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 55 min to get from Budapest to Bulgaria, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest and arriving at Sofia Serdika. Services depart once a week, and operate Thursday. The journey takes approximately 12 h 15 min.

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What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Bulgaria?

Wizz Air flies from Budapest to Burgas 3 times a week. Alternatively, EAAA operates a bus from Budapest to Sofia once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 11 h 41 min.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Budapest to Sofia via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Budapest to Burgas
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $900
Flights from Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Train operators
Bus operators
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Budapest to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Tourbus Bulgaria
Phone
00359 2 980 68 62
Email
touringbus@touring.bg
Website
touring.bg
Bus from Budapest to Sofia Serdika
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Schedules at
touring.bg
Group Ltd.
Phone
+359 2 980 63 36
Email
group@gbg.bg
Website
group-ood.com
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Sofia Serdika
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
group-ood.com

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