There are 3 ways to get from Craiova to Sofia by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Craiova to Vidin
  2. Take the bus from Vidin to Sofia

$13 - $20

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Train  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Craiova to Vidin
  2. Take the train from Vidin to Sofia 7623

$11 - $15

1 alternative option

Drive  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Craiova to Sofia 183.4 miles

$29 - $45

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No, there is no direct train from Craiova to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Craiova and arriving at Sofia via Vidin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 50 min.

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The distance between Craiova and Sofia is 184 km. The road distance is 293.4 km.

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The best way to get from Craiova to Sofia without a car is to train and bus which takes 8 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 15 min to get from Craiova to Sofia, including transfers.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Craiova to Sofia is 293 km. It takes approximately 4 h 47 min to drive from Craiova to Sofia.

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There are 1173+ hotels available in Sofia. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Craiova to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 115.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 15 min

What companies run services between Craiova, Romania and Sofia, Bulgaria?

You can take a train from Craiova to Sofia via Vidin in around 8 h 50 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Vidin to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
avtogari.info

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