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Recommended option

Line 49 tram, fly to Sofia, line 1 subway  •  5 h 19 min

  1. BUD - SOF

$35 - $275

Cheapest option

Bus EAAA  •  11 h 48 min

$34 - $46

5 alternative options

Line 49 tram, fly to Burgas  •  4 h 55 min

  1. BUD - BOJ

$134 - $496

Fly to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  8 h 41 min

  1. BUD - OTP

$38 - $320

Bus FlixBus  •  13 h 2 min

  1. N982

$47 - $77

Bus Tourbus Bulgaria  •  13 h 20 min

$51 - $66

Drive  •  7 h 55 min

  1. 479.5 miles

$85 - $130

What companies run services between Hungary and Bulgaria?

EAAA operates a bus from Budapest to Sofia once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 11 h 41 min.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Budapest to Burgas
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $900
Flights from Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Train operators
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
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Budapest to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Tourbus Bulgaria
Phone
00359 2 980 68 62
Email
touringbus@touring.bg
Website
touring.bg
Bus from Budapest to Sofia Serdika
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Schedules at
touring.bg

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Hungary and Bulgaria is 693 km. The road distance is 767 km.

The cheapest way to get from Hungary to Bulgaria is to bus which costs 9 000 Ft - 13 000 Ft and takes 11 h 48 min.

The quickest way to get from Hungary to Bulgaria is to line 49 tram and fly which takes 4 h 55 min and costs 36 000 Ft - 140 000 Ft.

No, there is no direct bus from Hungary to Bulgaria. However, there are services departing from Clark Ádám tér and arriving at Sofia Serdika via Budapest. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 20 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 19 min to get from Hungary to Bulgaria, including transfers.