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There are 6 ways to get from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  4 h 19 min

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

$105 - $186

Cheapest option

Train via Vidin  •  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 - $37

4 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

$124 - $233

Train  •  22 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Cluj Napoca to Videle Ir
  2. Take the train from Videle to Sofia

$34 - $46

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 19 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 19 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 19 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 19 min

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

Tarom, Wizz Air and three other airlines fly from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia via Hunedoara, Caransebeş, and Caransebeș in around 17 h 23 min.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $260
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia via Bari
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
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
Train from Cluj Napoca to Videle
Ave. Duration
12 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Videle to Sofia
Ave. Duration
8 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $15
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
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
alexandros.ro
Bus from Cluj-Napoca to Bistriţa
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
alexandros.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

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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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
6 times a week
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
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
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
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 - $150
Schedules at
georg-bg.com

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There is no direct flight from Cluj-Napoca Airport to Sofia Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Cluj-Napoca to Sofia bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Sofia station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cluj-Napoca to Sofia is 669 km. It takes approximately 10 h 5 min to drive from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia.

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Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, Blue Air and two other airlines offer flights from Cluj-Napoca Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 1224+ hotels available in Sofia. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cluj-Napoca to Cluj-Napoca Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs $4 - $5.

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