There are 5 ways to get from Patras to Bulgaria by bus, train, car or plane

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

Bus, train  •  14 h 6 min

  1. 600

$54 - $70

Cheapest option

Bus  •  17 h 17 min

$33 - $85

3 alternative options

Drive  •  7 h 56 min

  1. 478.8 miles

$110 - $170

Bus, train, fly to Sofia  •  8 h 45 min

  1. ATH - SOF

$39 - $133

Bus, train, fly to Bucharest Otopeni  •  12 h 37 min

  1. ATH - OTP

$51 - $168

What companies run services between Patras, Greece and Bulgaria?

EAAA operates a bus from Patras to Sofia 4 times a week. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 17 h 10 min. Union Ivkoni also services this route once a week.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Flights from Athens to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Athens to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $150
Flights from Athens to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $160
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $150
Flights from Athens to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Bucharest Otopeni via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Lianokladi to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$16 - $22
First Class
$21 - $28
Train from Kiáto to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$7 - $10
First Class
$9 - $12
Bus operators
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Patras to Lamia
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $24
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Bus from Pátra to Sofia
Ave. Duration
17 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
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
Union Ivkoni
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Patras to Kiáto
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
autogaravn.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Patras and Bulgaria is 580 km. The road distance is 766 km.

The cheapest way to get from Patras to Bulgaria is to bus which costs 27€ - 75€ and takes 17 h 17 min.

The quickest way to get from Patras to Bulgaria is to drive which takes 7 h 56 min and costs 95€ - 150€.

It takes approximately 14 h 6 min to get from Patras to Bulgaria, including transfers.