There are 5 ways to get from Košice to Sofia by plane, bus or car

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

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Fly from Kosice  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Kosice (KSC) to Sofia (SOF) KSC - SOF

$99 - $323

Cheapest option

Bus Eurolines HU  •  16 h

  1. Take the bus from Košice to Budapest, Budapest Népliget 912
  2. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Sofia Serdika 591 / ...

$61 - $101

3 alternative options

Fly from Budapest  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Sofia (SOF) BUD - SOF

$72 - $355

Bus Tourbus Bulgaria  •  19 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Košice to Banska Bystrica 702502
  2. Take the bus from Banská Bystrica to Sofia Serdika

$66 - $114

Drive  •  10 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Košice to Sofia 633.1 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Košice to Sofia is to bus which costs 50€ - 90€ and takes 16 h.

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The quickest way to get from Košice to Sofia is to fly which costs 80€ - 280€ and takes 6 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Košice to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Košice and arriving at Sofia Serdika via Budapest Népliget. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h.

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The distance between Košice and Sofia is 688 km. The road distance is 1013 km.

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The best way to get from Košice to Sofia without a car is to bus which takes 16 h and costs 50€ - 90€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 56 min to get from Košice to Sofia, including transfers.

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Košice to Sofia bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Košice station.

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The best way to get from Košice to Sofia is to fly which takes 6 h 56 min and costs 80€ - 280€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50€ - 90€ and takes 16 h.

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There is no direct flight from Kosice Airport to Sofia Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Košice to Sofia bus services, operated by Eurolines HU, arrive at Sofia Serdika station.

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Sofia is 1 h ahead of Košice. It is currently 7:00 PM in Košice and 8:00 PM in Sofia.

Yes, the driving distance between Košice to Sofia is 1013 km. It takes approximately 10 h 39 min to drive from Košice to Sofia.

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  • Distance: 429.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 56 min

What companies run services between Košice, Slovakia and Sofia, Bulgaria?

Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines and three other airlines fly from Košice to Sofia every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Košice to Sofia via Budapest, Budapest Népliget and Budapest Népliget in around 16 h.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Kosice to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Budapest to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Kosice to Sofia via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $330
Flights from Budapest to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Kosice to Sofia via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Kosice to Sofia via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Kosice to Sofia via Vienna, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Budapest to Sofia via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Košice to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Sofia Serdika
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
SAD Humenne
Phone
+421 57 7863 103
Email
sekretariat@sadhe.sk
Website
sadhe.sk
Bus from Košice to Banska Bystrica
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
sadhe.sk
Tourbus Bulgaria
Phone
00359 2 980 68 62
Email
touringbus@touring.bg
Website
touring.bg
Bus from Banská Bystrica to Sofia Serdika
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Schedules at
touring.bg

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