There are 5 ways to get from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia by 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.

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Fly  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) to Sofia (SOF) CLJ - SOF

$105 - $186

Cheapest option

Train  •  19 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Cluj Napoca to Craiova Ir
  2. Take the train from Craiova to Vidin
  3. Take the train from Vidin to Sofia

$26 - $38

3 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  17 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Cluj-Napoca to Hunedoara
  2. Take the bus from Hunedoara to Caransebeş
  3. Take the bus from Caransebeș to Sofia

$38 - $60

Bus Georg  •  17 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Cluj-Napoca to Bistriţa 001
  2. Take the bus from Bistriţa to Sofia

$125 - $243

Drive  •  10 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia 418.3 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia is to train which costs $26 - $40 and takes 19 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia is to fly which costs $100 - $190 and takes 4 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Cluj-Napoca and arriving at Sofia via Hunedoara and Caransebeș. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Cluj Napoca and arriving at Sofia via Craiova and Vidin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 45 min.

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The distance between Cluj-Napoca and Sofia is 453 km. The road distance is 669.2 km.

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The best way to get from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia without a car is to bus which takes 17 h 23 min and costs $35 - $60.

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It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to get from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia, including transfers.

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Cluj-Napoca to Sofia bus services, operated by Cornul, depart from Cluj-Napoca station.

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Cluj-Napoca to Sofia train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), depart from Cluj Napoca station.

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The best way to get from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia is to fly which takes 4 h 34 min and costs $100 - $190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $60 and takes 17 h 23 min, you could also train, which costs $26 - $40 and takes 19 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 283.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 34 min

What companies run services between Cluj-Napoca, Romania and Sofia, Bulgaria?

Tarom, Lufthansa and five other airlines fly from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia via Hunedoara, Caransebeş, and Caransebeș in around 17 h 23 min.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $300
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $330
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$290 - $550
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $360
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Cluj Napoca to Craiova
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Craiova to Vidin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Cornul
Phone
0254 / 230 540
Email
cornul_prest@yahoo.com
Website
cornulprest.ro
Bus from Cluj-Napoca to Hunedoara
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
cornulprest.ro
Alexandros Tur
Phone
0722 23 89 69
Email
alexandros_tur@yahoo.com
Website
alexandros.ro
Bus from Cluj-Napoca to Hunedoara
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
alexandros.ro
Bus from Cluj-Napoca to Bistriţa
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
alexandros.ro
Alexa Trans
Phone
0263 215 521
Email
alexa.trans@yahoo.com
Website
alexatrans.ro
Bus from Cluj-Napoca to Hunedoara
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
alexatrans.ro
AXI Tours
Phone
021-300.75.35
Website
axitours.com
Bus from Hunedoara to Caransebeş
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
axitours.com
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Caransebeș to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Fany
Phone
0741 607 941
Email
office@fany.ro
Website
fany.ro
Bus from Cluj-Napoca to Bistriţa
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
fany.ro
Tabita Tour
Phone
+4-0263-21.55.00
Website
tabitatour.ro
Bus from Cluj-Napoca to Bistriţa
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $85
Schedules at
tabitatour.autogari.ro
Sami Trans
Phone
+4-0332-804.020
Website
sami.ro
Bus from Cluj-Napoca to Bistriţa
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
sami.ro
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Bistriţa to Sofia
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Schedules at
georg-bg.com

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