There are 8 ways to get from Košice to Sofia by plane, bus, shuttle, train 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Kosice  •  6 h 56 min

  1. KSC - SOF

$99 - $323

Cheapest option

Bus  •  16 h 5 min

  1. 912 / ...
  2. N982 / ...

$45 - $101

6 alternative options

Fly from Budapest  •  7 h 9 min

  1. BUD - SOF

$72 - $355

Shuttle, bus  •  16 h 41 min

  1. Eurobusways

Train, bus FlixBus  •  16 h 43 min

  1. Ic
  2. N982

$98 - $149

Train, bus Tourbus Bulgaria  •  17 h 7 min

  1. Ic

$103 - $139

Train  •  26 h 46 min

  1. Ic
  2. D / ...
  3. 491

$119 - $188

Drive  •  10 h 39 min

  1. 633.1 miles

$120 - $190

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

Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines and five other airlines fly from Košice to Sofia every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Košice to Sofia via Budapest, Budapest Népliget in around 16 h 5 min.

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
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Kosice to Sofia via Burgas
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Train operators
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Novi Beograd
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Train from Novi Beograd to Niš
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $20
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $12
1st Class Ticket
$13 - $20
Train from Niš to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$3 - $5
1st Class Ticket
$5 - $9
Train from Dimitrovgrad to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$2 - $3
1st Class Ticket
$3 - $6
Bus operators
FlixBus
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Košice AS to Budapest Népliget aut.áll.
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest to Sofia
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Racic Eurobus
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Sofia
Ave. Duration
10 h 34 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
racicbg.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Budapest to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Ecolines
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Košice to Budapest Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Group Ltd.
Phone
+359 2 980 63 36
Email
group@gbg.bg
Website
group-ood.com
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Sofia Serdika
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
group-ood.com
Tourbus Bulgaria
Phone
00359 2 980 68 62
Email
touringbus@touring.bg
Website
touring.bg
Bus from Budapest to Sofia Serdika
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Schedules at
touring.bg

Want to know more about travelling around Bulgaria

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

Questions & Answers

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

The cheapest way to get from Košice to Sofia is to bus which costs 35€ - 90€ and takes 16 h 5 min.

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

No, there is no direct train from Košice to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Kosice and arriving at Sofia via Budapest-Keleti, Novi Beograd, Niš and Dimitrovgrad. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 46 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Košice to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Košice and arriving at Sofia via Budapest, Budapest Népliget. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 5 min.

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