There are 6 ways to get from Ioannina to Sofia by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Ioannina to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki KTEL to Sofia

$42 - $52

Cheapest option

Bus EAAA  •  14 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Ioannina to Sofia

$28 - $40

4 alternative options

Bus via Serres  •  10 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Ioannina to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Serres
  3. Take the bus from Serres to Sofia

$48 - $62

Bus, train  •  11 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Ioannina to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
  3. Take the train from Blagoevgrad to Sofia

$89 - $120

Drive  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Ioannina to Sofia 349.6 miles

$80 - $130

Fly  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Ioannina (IOA) to Sofia (SOF) IOA - SOF

$102 - $510

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ioannina to Sofia is to bus which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 14 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ioannina to Sofia is to drive which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 6 h 6 min.

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The distance between Ioannina and Sofia is 396 km. The road distance is 559.3 km.

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It takes approximately 9 h 30 min to get from Ioannina to Sofia, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ioannina and arriving at Sofia. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 14 h 15 min.

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What companies run services between Ioannina, Greece and Sofia, Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Ioannina to Sofia via Thessaloniki and Thessaloniki KTEL in around 9 h 30 min. Alternatively, Olympic Air, Aegean Airlines and six other airlines fly from Ioannina to Sofia every 4 hours.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Ioannina to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $490
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Ioannina to Sofia via Athens, Munich
Ave. Duration
9 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Ioannina to Sofia via Athens, Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Ioannina to Sofia via Athens, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
KTEL Ioanninon
Phone
26510 25014
Website
ktelioannina.gr
Bus from Ioannina to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
ktelioannina.gr
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Thessaloniki KTEL to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
KTEL Serron
Phone
23210-22822
Email
ktelserres@gmail.com
Website
ktelserron.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Serres
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ktelserron.gr
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Serres to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Bus from Ioannina to Sofia
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr

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