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There are 4 ways to get from Ljubljana to Sofia by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  4h 49m

  1. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Sofia (SOF) LJU - SOF

$121 - $434

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Bus  •  14h

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Sofia Florentia Bus

$30 - $170

2 alternative options

Train  •  24h 18m

  1. Take the train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Zagreb to Šid
  3. Take the train from Šid to Beograd central
  4. Take the train from Beograd centar to Niš
  5. Take the train from Niš to Dimitrovgrad
  6. Take the train from Dimitrovgrad to Sofia

$45 - $87

Drive  •  9h 12m

  1. Drive from Ljubljana to Sofia 576.1 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Ljubljana to Sofia is to train which costs 35€ - 80€ and takes 24h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Ljubljana to Sofia is to fly which costs 100€ - 380€ and takes 4h 49m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ljubljana and arriving at Sofia. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14h.

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No, there is no direct train from Ljubljana to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Ljubljana and arriving at Sofia via Zagreb, Šid, Beograd centar, Niš and Dimitrovgrad. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 18m.

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The distance between Ljubljana and Sofia is 793 km. The road distance is 921.7 km.

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Sofia without a car is to bus which takes 14h and costs 27€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 4h 49m to get from Ljubljana to Sofia, including transfers.

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Ljubljana to Sofia bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Ljubljana station.

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Ljubljana to Sofia train services, operated by Slovenian Railways (SŽ), depart from Ljubljana station.

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Sofia is to fly which takes 4h 49m and costs 100€ - 380€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 27€ - 140€ and takes 14h, you could also train, which costs 35€ - 80€ and takes 24h 18m.

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Map of how to get from Ljubljana to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 495.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 49m

What companies run services between Ljubljana, Slovenia and Sofia, Bulgaria?

Adria Airways and Austrian Airlines fly from Ljubljana to Sofia once daily. Alternatively, Union Ivkoni operates a bus from Ljubljana to Sofia once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 14h. Four other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Ljubljana to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,100
Train operators
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Train from Šid to Beograd central
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$3 - $6
1st Class Ticket
$5 - $9
1st class
$6
2nd class
$4
Train from Beograd centar to Niš
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $20
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $11
1st Class Ticket
$12 - $20
Train from Niš to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
3 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
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$1 - $3
1st Class Ticket
$3 - $5
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Belgrade to Niš
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $55
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Bus operators
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Trg Osvobodilne Lubiana to Sofia Serdika
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
atvo.it
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Ljubljana to Sofia
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Ljubljana to Sofia
Ave. Duration
14h 12m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Ljubljana Gas Station Barie to Sofia
Ave. Duration
14h 11m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
dary.bg

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The quickest flight from Ljubljana Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Ljubljana to Sofia bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Sofia station.

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Sofia is 1h ahead of Ljubljana. It is currently 11:38 AM in Ljubljana and 12:38 PM in Sofia.

Ljubljana to Sofia train services, operated by Serbian Railways, arrive at Sofia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ljubljana to Sofia is 922 km. It takes approximately 9h 12m to drive from Ljubljana to Sofia.

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Austrian Airlines and Adria Airways offer flights from Ljubljana Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 1261+ hotels available in Sofia. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Ljubljana Airport is to shuttle which takes 20m and costs 9€ - 40€.

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