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There are 5 ways to get from Kiev to Sofia by subway, plane, bus, train or car

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Subway, fly  •  5h 40m

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

$84 - $174

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Bus  •  32h 34m

  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

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  34h 38m

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

$82 - $122

Train  •  37h 23m

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

$75 - $104

Drive  •  16h 56m

  1. Drive from Kiev to Sofia 820 miles

$130 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Kiev to Sofia is to bus which costs 1 200 ₴ - 2 100 ₴ and takes 32h 34m.

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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 5h 40m.

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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 Bucuresti Nord Gara A. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37h 23m.

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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 32h 34m and costs 1 200 ₴ - 2 100 ₴.

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It takes approximately 5h 40m 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 best way to get from Kiev to Sofia is to bus which takes 32h 34m and costs 1 200 ₴ - 2 100 ₴. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 2 100 ₴ - 3 000 ₴ and takes 37h 23m.

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The quickest flight from Boryspil Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Kiev to Sofia train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), arrive at Sofia station.

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Map of how to get from Kiev to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 638.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 40m

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, and Odessa Central Bus in around 32h 34m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kiev to Sofia via Bucuresti Nord Gara A in around 37h 23m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Boryspil to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Wind Rose
Website
windrose.aero
Flights from Boryspil to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Boryspil to Sofia via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $350
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Boryspil to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
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
26m
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
26h 38m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
Maximov Tours
Phone
+380930004636
Email
maxtours1991@gmail.com
Website
maximovtours.com
Bus from Odessa Central Bus to Sofia Serdika
Ave. Duration
24h 30m
Frequency
3 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
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
ms.mk

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

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Ryanair, Wind Rose, Turkish Airlines and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Boryspil Airport to Sofia Airport.

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