There are 7 ways to get from Croatia to Bulgaria 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Sofia  •  7 h 10 min

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

$130 - $333

Cheapest option

Bus ATVO S.p.A.  •  11 h 30 min

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

$35 - $50

5 alternative options

Fly to Varna  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Varna (VAR) ZAG - VAR

$140 - $205

Fly to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  9 h 2 min

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

$116 - $296

Bus Yubim  •  13 h 52 min

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

$135 - $165

Train  •  20 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb to Belgrade
  2. Take the train from Novi Beograd to Niš
  3. Take the train from Niš to Dimitrovgrad
  4. Take the train from Dimitrovgrad to Sofia 491

$40 - $74

Drive  •  8 h

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Sofia 489.6 miles

$95 - $140

What companies run services between Croatia and Bulgaria?

Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and 14 other airlines fly from Velika Gorica to Sofia hourly. Alternatively, 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.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zagreb to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Zagreb to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $600
Flights from Zagreb to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Zagreb to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Zagreb to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Zagreb to Varna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Zagreb to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $500
Flights from Zagreb to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $480
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Zagreb to Sofia via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Zagreb to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Sofia via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $380
Flights from Zagreb to Varna via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $330
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Zagreb to Sofia via Prague
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Flights from Zagreb to Bucharest Otopeni via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $330
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zagreb to Sofia via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zagreb to Sofia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Zagreb to Sofia via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,900
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zagreb to Varna via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
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
Train operators
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Train from Novi Beograd to Niš
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $20
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $12
1st Class Ticket
$13 - $20
Train from Niš to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$3 - $5
1st Class Ticket
$5 - $9
Train from Dimitrovgrad to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$2 - $3
1st Class Ticket
$3 - $6
Bus operators
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Croatia and Bulgaria is 752 km. The road distance is 783 km.

The cheapest way to get from Croatia to Bulgaria is to bus which costs 220 kn - 310 kn and takes 11 h 30 min.

The quickest way to get from Croatia to Bulgaria is to fly which takes 6 h 37 min and costs 850 kn - 1.300 kn.

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.

It takes approximately 7 h 10 min to get from Croatia to Bulgaria, including transfers.