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

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Fly  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Sofia (SOF) BUD - SOF

$32 - $272

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Bus Eurolines HU  •  12 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Sofia Serdika 591 / ...

$41 - $76

Bus Tourbus Bulgaria  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Sofia Serdika

$45 - $65

Train  •  26 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Gara A Ic
  2. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Ruse(BG)
  3. Take the train from Ruse to Sofia 461

$48 - $69

Drive  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Sofia 479.5 miles

$85 - $130

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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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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Keleti and arriving at Sofia via Bucuresti Nord Gara A and Ruse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 40 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Sofia is 631 km. The road distance is 767.2 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Sofia without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 13 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 42 min to get from Budapest to Sofia, including transfers.

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Budapest to Sofia bus services, operated by Eurolines HU, depart from Budapest Népliget station.

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Budapest to Sofia train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), depart from Budapest-Keleti station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Sofia is to fly which takes 4 h 42 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 13 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 26 h 40 min.

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Budapest to Sofia bus services, operated by Eurolines HU, arrive at Sofia Serdika station.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 394.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 42 min

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Sofia, Bulgaria?

Wizz Air, Austrian Airlines and Tarom fly from Budapest to Sofia twice daily. Alternatively, Eurolines HU operates a bus from Budapest to Sofia twice daily. Tickets cost $40 - $75 and the journey takes 11 h.

Airlines
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
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
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Budapest to Sofia via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Sofia Serdika
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
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
$45 - $65
Schedules at
touring.bg

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Sofia is 1 h ahead of Budapest. It is currently 9:00 PM in Budapest and 10:00 PM in Sofia.

Budapest to Sofia train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), arrive at Sofia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Sofia is 767 km. It takes approximately 7 h 55 min to drive from Budapest to Sofia.

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Wizz Air, Austrian Airlines and Tarom offer flights from Budapest Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 1173+ hotels available in Sofia. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 33 min and costs .

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