How to get from Kiev to Sofia

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Recommended option

Fly from Kiev Zhulhany  •  7 h 4 min

  1. IEV - SOF

$111 - $311

Cheapest option

Train, night train, bus  •  39 h 28 min

$54 - $85

4 alternative options

Fly from Kiev  •  7 h 59 min

  1. KBP - SOF

$84 - $174

Bus  •  31 h 20 min

  1. Odessa-Varna-Sofia

$60 - $79

Train, bus  •  36 h 20 min

  1. 463

$79 - $110

Drive  •  16 h 56 min

  1. 820 miles

$130 - $190

What companies run services between Kiev, Ukraine and Sofia, Bulgaria?

Wizz Air, LOT and two other airlines fly from Kiev to Sofia 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kiev to Sofia via Odessa Kolontaivska and Odessa Central Bus in around 31 h 20 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Kiev to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Kiev to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Kiev Zhulhany to Sofia via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Kiev Zhulhany to Sofia via Tallinn, Warsaw
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Kiev to Sofia via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Kiev to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $450
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Kiev Zhulhany to Sofia via Budapest
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Flights from Kiev Zhulhany to Sofia via Dortmund
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Kiev to Sofia via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $350
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Kiev Zhulhany to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Kiev to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Kiev to Sofia via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $290
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Kiev to Sofia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Train operators
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station to Bucharest - Gara de Nord
Ave. Duration
27 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Moldovan Railways (CFM)
Website
railway.md
Night train from Ungheni to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
9 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
railway.md
Bus operators
Günsel Group
Maximov Tours
Website
maximovtours.com
Bus from Odessa Central Bus to Sofia Serdika
Ave. Duration
24 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
maximovtours.com
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Bucharest to Ruse
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Bucharest to Sofia
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
ms.mk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kiev and Sofia is 1022 km. The road distance is 1312 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kiev to Sofia is to bus which costs 1 500 ₴ - 2 100 ₴ and takes 31 h 20 min.

The quickest way to get from Kiev to Sofia is to fly which takes 7 h 4 min and costs 2 900 ₴ - 8 500 ₴.

No, there is no direct bus from Kiev to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Kiev and arriving at Sofia Serdika via Odessa Central Bus. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 20 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 4 min to get from Kiev to Sofia, including transfers.