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

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Bus  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Meteora to Thessaloniki - Kapsis hotel
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki station to Sofia Thessaloniki - Haskovo

$57 - $63

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Bus via Trikala  •  12 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Trikala to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki KTEL to Sofia

$35 - $41

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  11 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
  3. Take the train from Blagoevgrad to Sofia

$46 - $80

Drive  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Meteora to Sofia 325.8 miles

$75 - $120

Drive, fly  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Meteora to Ioannina
  2. Fly from Ioannina (IOA) to Sofia (SOF) IOA - SOF

$103 - $515

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The cheapest way to get from Meteora to Sofia is to bus which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 12 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Meteora to Sofia is to drive which costs 65€ - 100€ and takes 5 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Meteora to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Meteora and arriving at Sofia via Thessaloniki station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 25 min.

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The distance between Meteora and Sofia is 360 km. The road distance is 521.2 km.

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The best way to get from Meteora to Sofia without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 25 min and costs 45€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 9 h 25 min to get from Meteora to Sofia, including transfers.

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Meteora to Sofia bus services, operated by Ammon Express, depart from Meteora station.

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There is no direct flight from Ioannina Airport to Sofia Airport. The quickest flight takes 7 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Meteora to Sofia is 521 km. It takes approximately 5 h 53 min to drive from Meteora to Sofia.

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Map of how to get from Meteora to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 224.9 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 25 min

What companies run services between Meteora, Thessaly, Greece and Sofia, Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Meteora to Sofia via Thessaloniki - Kapsis hotel and Thessaloniki station in around 9 h 25 min.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Ioannina to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
8 h 51 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $490
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Ioannina to Sofia via Athens, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Ioannina to Sofia via Athens, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $45
Website
trainose.gr
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2nd Class Ticket
$15 - $20
1st Class Ticket
$21 - $27
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$30 - $34
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$37 - $41
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Ammon Express
Phone
+30 2310 500225
Email
info@ammonexpress.gr
Website
ammonexpress.gr
Bus from Meteora to Thessaloniki - Kapsis hotel
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
ammonexpress.gr
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Thessaloniki station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Thessaloniki KTEL to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Sofia Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Website
Arda Tur
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $16
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
KTEL Trikala
Phone
(+30) 24310 73130
Email
info@ktel-trikala.gr
Website
ktel-trikala.gr
Bus from Trikala to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
ktel-trikala.gr

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Lufthansa, Olympic Air, Aegean Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Ioannina Airport to Sofia Airport.

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