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There are 7 ways to get from Hungary to Bulgaria by tram, plane, subway, bus or car

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Line 49 tram to Budapest, fly to Sofia, line 1 subway  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the line 49 tram from Kosztolányi Dezső tér to Kálvin tér M
  2. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Sofia (SOF) BUD - SOF
  3. Take the line 1 subway from Sofia Mladost 1 to Sofia Serdika

$35 - $275

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Line 49 tram to Budapest, fly to Burgas  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the line 49 tram from Kosztolányi Dezső tér to Kálvin tér M
  2. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Burgas (BOJ) BUD - BOJ

$134 - $496

Bus to Oradea, fly to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Debrecen to Oradea
  2. Fly from Oradea (OMR) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) OMR - OTP
  3. Take the bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse

Fly Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  8 h 11 min

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

Bus Eurolines HU  •  12 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Sofia Serdika 591 / ...

$41 - $76

Bus FlixBus  •  13 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Sofia N982

$42 - $77

Drive  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Sofia 479.5 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Hungary to Bulgaria is to bus which costs 11 000 Ft - 22 000 Ft and takes 12 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hungary to Bulgaria is to line 49 tram and fly which costs 37 000 Ft - 140 000 Ft and takes 4 h 47 min.

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The distance between Hungary and Bulgaria is 693 km. The road distance is 767.2 km.

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The best way to get from Hungary to Bulgaria without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 9 min and costs 11 000 Ft - 22 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 5 h 13 min to get from Hungary to Bulgaria, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Bulgaria is 1 h ahead of Hungary. It is currently 9:49 PM in Hungary and 10:49 PM in Bulgaria.

Yes, the driving distance between Hungary to Bulgaria is 767 km. It takes approximately 7 h 55 min to drive from Hungary to Bulgaria.

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Wizz Air and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 124+ hotels available in Bulgaria. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Hungary to Bulgaria.
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  • Distance: 433 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 13 min

What companies run services between Hungary and Bulgaria?

Eurolines HU operates a bus from Budapest to Sofia twice daily. Tickets cost $40 - $75 and the journey takes 11 h.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Oradea to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Budapest to Burgas
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $900
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Oradea to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $200
Train operators
Bus operators
GIG
Phone
+40722258311
Email
office@gigimpex.ro
Website
gigimpex.ro
Bus from Debrecen to Oradea
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
gigimpex.ro
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
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Sofia Serdika
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
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
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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