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

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Bus via Herceg Novi  •  16 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Dubrovnik to Herceg Novi
  2. Take the bus from Herceg Novi to Kumanovo
  3. Take the bus from Kumanovo to Sofia

$45 - $65

5 alternative options

Bus  •  18 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Dubrovnik to Skopje
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Sofia

$46 - $66

Bus Hafet Tours  •  20 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Dubrovnik to Tetovo
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Kriva Palanka
  3. Take the bus from Kriva Palanka to Sofia

$84 - $103

Drive  •  10 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Dubrovnik to Sofia 459.1 miles

$90 - $130

Bus to Tivat, fly  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Dubrovnik to Herceg Novi
  2. Fly from Tivat (TIV) to Sofia (SOF) TIV - SOF

$173 - $377

Fly from Dubrovnik  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Dubrovnik (DBV) to Sofia (SOF) DBV - SOF

$139 - $399

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No, there is no direct bus from Dubrovnik to Bulgaria. However, there are services departing from Dubrovnik and arriving at Sofia via Skopje. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 25 min.

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The distance between Dubrovnik and Bulgaria is 605 km. The road distance is 734.6 km.

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The best way to get from Dubrovnik to Bulgaria without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 57 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 16 h 57 min to get from Dubrovnik to Bulgaria, including transfers.

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Dubrovnik to Bulgaria bus services, operated by Makedonija Soobrakaj AD, depart from Dubrovnik station.

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The best way to get from Dubrovnik to Bulgaria is to bus which takes 16 h 57 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 7 h 36 min.

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There is no direct flight from Tivat Airport to Sofia Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Dubrovnik to Bulgaria bus services, operated by Makedonija Soobrakaj AD, arrive at Sofia station.

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Bulgaria is 1 h ahead of Dubrovnik. It is currently 10:32 PM in Dubrovnik and 11:32 PM in Bulgaria.

Yes, the driving distance between Dubrovnik to Bulgaria is 735 km. It takes approximately 10 h 17 min to drive from Dubrovnik to Bulgaria.

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  • Distance: 377.9 miles
  • Duration: 16 h 57 min

What companies run services between Dubrovnik, Croatia and Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Dubrovnik to Sofia via Herceg Novi, Kumanovo, Sofia, and Central Station in around 16 h 57 min. Alternatively, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and eight other airlines fly from Dubrovnik to Sofia every 4 hours.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Tivat to Sofia via Belgrade, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Dubrovnik to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Flights from Dubrovnik to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Tivat to Sofia via Belgrade, Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Dubrovnik to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $700
Flights from Dubrovnik to Sofia via Zagreb, Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $700
Montenegro Airlines
Website
montenegroairlines.com
Flights from Tivat to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Tivat to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Dubrovnik to Sofia via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Dubrovnik to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Bus operators
Royal Travel Cetinje
Phone
+382 69 294 654
Email
royaltravelcetinje@gmail.com
Website
royaltravelcetinje.me
Bus from Dubrovnik to Herceg Novi
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
royaltravelcetinje.me
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Herceg Novi to Kumanovo
Ave. Duration
9 h 48 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Dubrovnik to Skopje
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
ms.mk
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Kumanovo to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Schedules at
matpu.com
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
matpu.com
Hafet Tours
Phone
+389 44 371 066
Email
hafet-tours@hotmail.com
Website
hafet.getbybus.com
Bus from Dubrovnik to Skopje
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Schedules at
hafet.getbybus.com
Bus from Dubrovnik to Tetovo
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Schedules at
hafet.getbybus.com
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Kriva Palanka to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com
ATP Proleter
Website
mktransport.mk
Bus from Skopje to Kriva Palanka
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
mktransport.mk

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Montenegro Airlines, Alitalia, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from Tivat Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 122+ hotels available in Bulgaria. Prices start at $27 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik Airport is to shuttle which takes 29 min and costs .

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