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There are 5 ways to get from Karlovo to Sofia Airport (SOF) by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train

  1. Take the train from Karlovo to Iskarsko Shose

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Karlovo Bus Station to Sofia Serdica Bus Station

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Karlovo to Sofia Airport (SOF)

Drive

  1. Drive from Karlovo to Sofia Airport (SOF)

Towncar

  1. Take a town car from Karlovo to Sofia Airport
Karlovo → Sofia Airport (SOF)
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Yes, travel within Bulgaria is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Sofia Airport (SOF) is 02 807 87 57.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Sofia Airport (SOF) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Sofia Airport (SOF) is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 02 807 87 57.

Last updated: 10 Oct 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Karlovo to Sofia Airport (SOF) is to train which costs $5 - $8 and takes 2h 12m.

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The fastest way to get from Karlovo to Sofia Airport (SOF) is to taxi. Taking this option will cost $90 - $110 and takes 1h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Karlovo to Sofia Airport (SOF). However, there are services departing from Karlovo and arriving at Sofia Airport via Sofia Iskarsko Shose. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 12m.

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The distance between Karlovo and Sofia Airport (SOF) is 114 km. The road distance is 185.9 km.

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The best way to get from Karlovo to Sofia Airport (SOF) without a car is to train which takes 2h 12m and costs $5 - $8.

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It takes approximately 2h 12m to get from Karlovo to Sofia Airport (SOF), including transfers.

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Karlovo to Sofia Airport (SOF) train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), depart from Karlovo station.

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The best way to get from Karlovo to Sofia Airport (SOF) is to train which takes 2h 12m and costs $5 - $8. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $12 - $17 and takes 2h 25m.

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Karlovo to Sofia Airport (SOF) train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), arrive at Iskarsko Shose station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Karlovo to Sofia Airport (SOF) is 186 km. It takes approximately 1h 55m to drive from Karlovo to Sofia Airport (SOF).

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  • Distance: 114.4 km
  • Duration: 2h 12m

What companies run services between Karlovo, Bulgaria and Sofia Airport (SOF), Bulgaria?

Bulgarian Railways (BDZh) operates a train from Karlovo to Iskarsko Shose 4 times a day. Tickets cost $4 - $7 and the journey takes 2h. Alternatively, Union Ivkoni operates a bus from Karlovo Bus Station to Sofia Serdica Bus Station twice daily. Tickets cost $5 - $8 and the journey takes 2h 15m.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Karlovo Bus Station to Sofia Serdica Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Union Ivkoni
Other operators
Taxi from Karlovo to Sofia Airport (SOF)
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Georgi Gilev-H.Gilev
Phone
+359 33 596 361
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Karlovo to Sofia Airport
Estimated price
$28

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