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There are 4 ways to get from Patras to Bulgaria by bus, car, train or plane

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Bus KTEL Achaias  •  12 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Patras to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia

$108 - $135

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Bus Union Ivkoni  •  14 h

  1. Take the bus from Pátra to Sofia

$26 - $85

2 alternative options

Drive  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Patras to Sofia 478.8 miles

$110 - $170

Bus, train, fly  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Patra to Kiato
  2. Take the train from Kiato to Ano Liosia N.
  3. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Sofia (SOF) ATH - SOF

$37 - $153

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The cheapest way to get from Patras to Bulgaria is to bus and train and fly which costs 30€ - 140€ and takes 8 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Patras to Bulgaria is to drive which costs 100€ - 150€ and takes 7 h 56 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pátra and arriving at Sofia. Services depart twice a week, and operate Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 14 h.

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

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The best way to get from Patras to Bulgaria without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 46 min and costs 90€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 12 h 46 min to get from Patras to Bulgaria, including transfers.

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Patras to Bulgaria bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Pátra station.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Patras to Bulgaria is 766 km. It takes approximately 7 h 56 min to drive from Patras to Bulgaria.

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  • Distance: 362.3 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 46 min

What companies run services between Patras, Greece and Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Patras to Sofia via Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Sofia, and Central Station in around 12 h 46 min.

Airlines
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $150
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Kiato to Ano Liosia N.
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $19
Website
trainose.gr
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Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $9
1st Class Ticket
$8 - $10
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$13 - $16
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$16 - $19
Bus operators
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Union Ivkoni
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Patra to Kiato
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com

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Bulgaria Air, Ryanair and Aegean Airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Sofia Airport.

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