There are 6 ways to get from Kiev to Sofia by subway, plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Subway, fly  •  6 h

  1. Take the subway from Zoloti Vorota to Kharkivska
  2. Fly from Kiev (KBP) to Sofia (SOF) KBP - SOF

$84 - $174

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Bus Maximov Tours  •  32 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Kiev Central Bus Station to Odessa Kolontaivska
  2. Take the bus from Odessa Central Bus to Sofia Serdika Odessa-Varna-Sofia

$43 - $73

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Train, bus  •  34 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station to Bucharest - Gara de Nord Kyiv
  2. Take the bus from Bucharest to Sofia

$84 - $123

Train, night train  •  37 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station to Bucharest - Gara de Nord
  2. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Ruse
  3. Take the train from Ruse to Sofia 461

$75 - $104

Bus Chisinau Bus Station  •  38 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Kiev Central Bus Station to Chişinău
  2. Take the bus from Chişinău Southern Bus to Sofia

$50 - $122

Drive  •  16 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Kiev to Sofia 820 miles

$130 - $190

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kiev to Sofia is to bus which costs 1 200 ₴ - 2 100 ₴ and takes 32 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kiev to Sofia is to subway and fly which costs 2 300 ₴ - 4 900 ₴ and takes 6 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Kiev station to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station and arriving at Sofia via Gara Bucureşti Nord and Ruse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 h 27 min.

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

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The best way to get from Kiev to Sofia without a car is to bus which takes 32 h 29 min and costs 1 200 ₴ - 2 100 ₴.

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It takes approximately 6 h to get from Kiev to Sofia, including transfers.

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Kiev to Sofia train services, operated by Ukrainian Railways, arrive at Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station.

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The quickest flight from Kiev Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 15 min.

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Kiev to Sofia train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), arrive at Sofia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kiev to Sofia is 1312 km. It takes approximately 16 h 56 min to drive from Kiev to Sofia.

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Wind Rose, Ukraine International Airlines and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Kiev Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 1152+ hotels available in Sofia. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kiev to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 638.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h

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

You can take a bus from Kiev to Sofia via Demiivska, Kiev Central Bus Station, Odessa Kolontaivska, and Odessa Central Bus in around 32 h 29 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Kiev to Sofia via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $290
Wind Rose
Website
windrose.aero
Flights from Kiev to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Train operators
Kiev Metro
Phone
(044) 238-58-98
Email
d@metro.kiev.ua
Website
metro.kiev.ua
Subway from Zoloti Vorota to Kharkivska
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
metro.kiev.ua
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station to Bucharest - Gara de Nord
Ave. Duration
26 h 42 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Maximov Tours
Website
maximovtours.com
Bus from Odessa Central Bus to Sofia Serdika
Ave. Duration
24 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
maximovtours.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
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
ms.mk
Ukraine buses
Website
ticket.bus.com.ua
Bus from Kiev Central Bus Station to Chişinău
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Schedules at
ticket.bus.com.ua
Chisinau Bus Station
Phone
+373 22 542-185
Email
autogara@mtc.md
Website
autogara.md
Bus from Chişinău Southern Bus to Sofia
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Schedules at
autogara.md

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