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There are 6 ways to get from Croatia to Bulgaria by bus, car, plane or train

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Bus ATVO S.p.A.  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Autobusni kolodvor to Sofia Serdika Florentia Bus

$35 - $50

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Bus Yubim  •  13 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb - Motel Plitvice to Sofia

$132 - $162

Drive  •  8 h

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Sofia 489.6 miles

$95 - $140

Fly Zagreb to Sofia  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Sofia (SOF) ZAG - SOF

$130 - $333

Train to Ljubljana, fly to Sofia  •  8 h

  1. Take the train from Rijeka to Ljubljana
  2. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Sofia (SOF) LJU - SOF

$132 - $451

Fly Zagreb to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) ZAG - OTP
  2. Take the bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse

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The cheapest way to get from Croatia to Bulgaria is to bus which costs 220 kn - 320 kn and takes 11 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Croatia to Bulgaria is to fly which costs 800 kn - 2.200 kn and takes 7 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Autobusni kolodvor and arriving at Sofia Serdika. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 30 min.

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The distance between Croatia and Bulgaria is 752 km. The road distance is 783.3 km.

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The best way to get from Croatia to Bulgaria without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 30 min and costs 220 kn - 320 kn.

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The bus from Autobusni kolodvor to Sofia Serdika takes 11 h 30 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Croatia to Bulgaria bus services, operated by ATVO S.p.A., depart from Autobusni kolodvor station.

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The best way to get from Croatia to Bulgaria is to bus which takes 11 h 30 min and costs 220 kn - 320 kn. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 800 kn - 2.200 kn and takes 7 h 10 min.

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There is no direct flight from Zagreb Airport to Sofia Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Croatia to Bulgaria bus services, operated by ATVO S.p.A., arrive at Sofia Serdika station.

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Map of how to get from Croatia to Bulgaria.
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  • Distance: 470 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 30 min

What companies run services between Croatia and Bulgaria?

ATVO S.p.A. operates a bus from Zagreb to Sofia once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 11 h 30 min. Alternatively, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and nine other airlines fly from Velika Gorica to Sofia every 2 hours.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zagreb to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Ljubljana to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,100
Flights from Zagreb to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Zagreb to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Zagreb to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $500
Flights from Zagreb to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Sofia via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $380
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Zagreb to Sofia via Prague
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zagreb to Sofia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Ljubljana to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $220
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Zagreb to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Train operators
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Rijeka to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$15 - $21
Bus operators
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Autobusni kolodvor to Sofia Serdika
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
atvo.it
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Zagreb - Motel Plitvice to Sofia
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.
Phone
+359 (0) 877 34 47 47
Email
pegasus@pegasusbg.com
Website
pegasusbg.com
Bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com

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Bulgaria is 1 h ahead of Croatia. It is currently 3:20 PM in Croatia and 4:20 PM in Bulgaria.

Yes, the driving distance between Croatia to Bulgaria is 783 km. It takes approximately 8 h to drive from Croatia to Bulgaria.

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CSA, Bulgaria Air, Croatia Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Zagreb Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 123+ hotels available in Bulgaria. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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