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There are 5 ways to get from Hungary to Sofia by tram, plane, bus, shuttle or car

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Line 49 tram, fly  •  5h

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

$34 - $274

4 alternative options

Bus Eurolines HU  •  12h 9m

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

$41 - $76

Bus FlixBus  •  12h 55m

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

$41 - $76

Shuttle, bus  •  13h 47m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Belgrade Door to door Shuttle
  2. Take the bus from Belgrad Central Bus Station to Sofia Serdica Bus Station Belgrade - Varna

$74 - $94

Drive  •  7h 55m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Sofia 479.5 miles

$85 - $130

Questions & Answers

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

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

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The distance between Hungary and Sofia is 582 km. The road distance is 767.2 km.

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

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It takes approximately 5h to get from Hungary to Sofia, including transfers.

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

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Sofia is 1h ahead of Hungary. It is currently 5:53 PM in Hungary and 6:53 PM in Sofia.

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

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

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There are 1276+ hotels available in Sofia. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Hungary to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 363.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h

What companies run services between Hungary and Sofia, Bulgaria?

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

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Train operators
Bus operators
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Sofia Serdika
Ave. Duration
11h
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
11h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Terra Travel d.o.o.
Phone
011 3287 412
Email
info@terratravel.rs
Website
terratravel.rs
Shuttle from Budapest to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
terratravel.rs
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terratravel.rs
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Belgrad Central Bus Station to Sofia Serdica Bus Station
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Karat-S

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