There are 6 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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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 Tourbus Bulgaria  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Sofia Serdika

$50 - $65

Bus FlixBus  •  13 h 3 min

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

$47 - $77

Drive  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Sofia 479.5 miles

$85 - $130

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Hungary to Bulgaria is to bus which costs 13 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft and takes 12 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hungary to Bulgaria is to line 49 tram and fly and line 1 subway which costs 9 500 Ft - 80 000 Ft and takes 5 h 13 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest and arriving at Sofia Serdika. Services depart once a week, and operate Thursday. The journey takes approximately 12 h 15 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 15 min and costs 13 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft.

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

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Hungary to Bulgaria bus services, operated by Tourbus Bulgaria, depart from Budapest station.

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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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Hungary to Bulgaria bus services, operated by Tourbus Bulgaria, arrive at Sofia Serdika station.

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Bulgaria is 1 h ahead of Hungary. It is currently 9:01 AM in Hungary and 10:01 AM 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, Austrian Airlines and Tarom offer flights from Budapest Airport to Sofia Airport.

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  • Distance: 433 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 13 min

What companies run services between Hungary and Bulgaria?

Tourbus Bulgaria operates a bus from Budapest to Sofia once a week. Tickets cost $50 - $65 and the journey takes 12 h 15 min.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Budapest to Sofia via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
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 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
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 Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Oradea to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $200
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
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
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
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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