There are 6 ways to get from Budapest to Sofia Airport (SOF) by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Budapest  •  3h 53m

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

$31 - $271

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Train to Vienna, fly  •  6h 31m

  1. Take the train from Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Sofia (SOF) VIE - SOF

$77 - $288

Train to Bratislava, fly  •  6h 22m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
  2. Fly from Bratislava (BTS) to Sofia (SOF) BTS - SOF

$46 - $225

Bus  •  12h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Sofia N982

$43 - $52

Train, bus  •  19h 22m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Baile Herculane Ir
  2. Take the bus from Băile Herculane to Sofia 1950

$42 - $56

Drive  •  8h 6m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Sofia Airport (SOF) 783.6 km

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Sofia Airport (SOF) is to train and bus which costs 12 000 Ft - 17 000 Ft and takes 19h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Sofia Airport (SOF) is to fly which costs 9 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft and takes 3h 53m.

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The distance between Budapest and Sofia Airport (SOF) is 635 km. The road distance is 783.6 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Sofia Airport (SOF) without a car is to bus which takes 12h 44m and costs 12 000 Ft - 16 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 3h 53m to get from Budapest to Sofia Airport (SOF), including transfers.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Sofia Airport (SOF) is to fly which takes 3h 53m and costs 9 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12 000 Ft - 16 000 Ft and takes 12h 44m.

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

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Sofia Airport (SOF) is 1h ahead of Budapest. It is currently 1:38 PM in Budapest and 2:38 PM in Sofia Airport (SOF).

Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Sofia Airport (SOF) is 784 km. It takes approximately 8h 6m to drive from Budapest to Sofia Airport (SOF).

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

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  • Distance: 634.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 53m

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Sofia Airport (SOF), Bulgaria?

Wizz Air, LOT and Austrian Airlines fly from Budapest to Sofia Airport (SOF) twice daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Budapest to Sofia Airport (SOF) twice daily. Tickets cost $40 - $50 and the journey takes 11h 40m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Vienna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Bratislava to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $210
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Cairo Aviation
Website
cairoaviation.com.eg
Flights from Vienna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Vienna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $450
Train operators
Railjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
Railjet
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Baile Herculane
Ave. Duration
9h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Băile Herculane to Sofia
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There are 1243+ hotels available in Sofia Airport (SOF). Prices start at $100 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 350 Ft.

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