There are 4 ways to get from Hungary to Sofia by tram, plane, bus or car

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Line 49 tram, fly  •  5 h

  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

3 alternative options

Bus Tourbus Bulgaria  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Sofia Serdika

$50 - $65

Bus FlixBus  •  12 h 55 min

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

$41 - $76

Drive  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Sofia 479.5 miles

$85 - $130

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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 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 12 h 15 min and costs .

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

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

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Sofia is 1 h ahead of Hungary. It is currently 12:39 PM in Hungary and 1:39 PM in Sofia.

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

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

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

What companies run services between Hungary and Sofia, 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
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
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
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
Train operators
BKK
Bus operators
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
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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