There are 5 ways to get from Piraeus to Sofia by train, plane, bus 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.

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Train, fly  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Piraeus to Athens International Airport
  2. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Sofia (SOF) ATH - SOF

$42 - $143

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Bus Tourist Service Holding AD  •  12 h

  1. Take the bus from Piraeus to Sofia

$28 - $80

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  13 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki Αθήνα - Θεσσαλονίκη
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof

$40 - $59

Bus KTEL Thessalonikis  •  13 h 29 min

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

$97 - $142

Drive  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Piraeus to Sofia 500.3 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Piraeus to Sofia is to train and bus which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 13 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Piraeus to Sofia is to train and fly which costs 35€ - 130€ and takes 4 h 57 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Piraeus and arriving at Sofia. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 h.

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The distance between Piraeus and Sofia is 529 km. The road distance is 800.5 km.

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The best way to get from Piraeus to Sofia without a car is to bus which takes 12 h and costs 24€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to get from Piraeus to Sofia, including transfers.

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Piraeus to Sofia bus services, operated by Tourist Service Holding AD, depart from Piraeus station.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Piraeus to Sofia bus services, operated by Tourist Service Holding AD, arrive at Sofia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Piraeus to Sofia is 801 km. It takes approximately 8 h 24 min to drive from Piraeus to Sofia.

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Map of how to get from Piraeus to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 330.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 57 min

What companies run services between Piraeus, Greece and Sofia, Bulgaria?

Tourist Service Holding AD operates a bus from Piraeus to Sofia twice daily. Tickets cost $78 and the journey takes 12 h. Union Ivkoni also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
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
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 Piraeus to Athens International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$23 - $35
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Tourist Service Holding AD
Phone
02 981 13 33
Email
outgoing@tourist-service.com
Website
tourist-service.com
Bus from Piraeus to Sofia
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$78
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Piraeus to Sofia
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Thessaloniki station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
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
$15
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
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
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
KTEL Attikis
Phone
210 88 08 000
Email
info@ktelattikis.gr
Website
ktelattikis.gr
Bus from Athens - KTEL Kifisou to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
ktelattikis.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 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr

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