There are 5 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

$30 - $123

4 alternative options

Bus  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Athens

$36 - $76

Bus, train via Thessaloniki  •  11 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens 601

$42 - $59

Bus, train  •  12 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens 601

$44 - $62

Drive  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Athens 496.1 miles

$110 - $180

What companies run services between Bulgaria and Greece?

Valeross operates a bus from Sofia to Athens once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $75 and the journey takes 10 h 3 min. Two other operators also service this route.

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
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$19 - $130
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $150
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$29 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Bus operators
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
$35 - $75
Schedules at
valeross.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Athens
Ave. Duration
11 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
12 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $70
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $26
Schedules at
iliastravel.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 - $21
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
$45 - $60
Schedules at
georg-bg.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bulgaria and Greece is 498 km. The road distance is 794 km.

The cheapest way to get from Bulgaria to Greece is to line 1 subway and fly which costs $29 - $130 and takes 5 h 15 min.

The quickest way to get from Bulgaria to Greece is to line 1 subway and fly which takes 5 h 15 min and costs $29 - $130.

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