There are 6 ways to get from Bulgaria to Greece by subway, plane, bus, train 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.

Recommended option

Line 1 subway, fly  •  5 h 15 min

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

$29 - $122

Cheapest option

Bus Tourist Service Holding AD  •  12 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Athens

$28 - $81

4 alternative options

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  12 h

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Athens

$28 - $70

Bus, train  •  12 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
  2. Take the train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Αθήνα Θεσσαλονίκη - Αθήνα

$39 - $61

Train  •  15 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Blagoevgrad 361
  2. Take the train from Blagoevgrad to Petrich
  3. Take the train from Ροδόπολις to Θεσσαλονίκη
  4. Take the train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Αθήνα

$48 - $70

Drive  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Athens 496.1 miles

$110 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bulgaria to Greece is to line 1 subway and fly which costs $28 - $130 and takes 5 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bulgaria to Greece is to line 1 subway and fly which costs $28 - $130 and takes 5 h 15 min.

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The distance between Bulgaria and Greece is 498 km. The road distance is 793.7 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 15 min to get from Bulgaria to Greece, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia and arriving at Athens. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 h.

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What companies run services between Bulgaria and Greece?

Union Ivkoni operates a bus from Sofia to Athens twice daily. Tickets cost $28 - $70 and the journey takes 12 h. Valeross also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Sofia to Athens via Central Station, Sofia, Blagoevgrad, Petrich, Ροδόπολις, and Θεσσαλονίκη in around 15 h 13 min.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $150
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $130
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Αθήνα
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Train from Ροδόπολις to Θεσσαλονίκη
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$6 - $8
First Class
$7 - $10
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Blagoevgrad to Petrich
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki station
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
10 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
valeross.com
Tourist Service Holding AD
Phone
02 981 13 33
Email
outgoing@tourist-service.com
Website
tourist-service.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$78
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com

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