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There are 3 ways to get from Pirot to Sofia Airport (SOF) by bus, train or car

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Pirot to Sofia

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Line 5901 train, train

  1. Take the line 5901 train from Bozurat to Dimitrovgrad
  2. Take the train from Dimitrovgrad to Sofia
  3. Take the train from Sofia to Iskarsko Shose

Drive

  1. Drive from Pirot to Sofia Airport (SOF)
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International entry into Bulgaria from Serbia

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Serbia
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Bulgaria from Serbia

  • There are no current restrictions
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Bulgaria

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Considerations leaving from Serbia

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Bulgaria is currently allowed from Serbia.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Sofia Airport (SOF) is 02 807 87 57.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Sofia Airport (SOF) is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Sofia Airport (SOF) is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 02 807 87 57.

No, returning to Serbia from Bulgaria is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 27 Jun 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Pirot to Sofia Airport (SOF) is to line 5901 train and train which costs RSD 550 - RSD 900 and takes 3h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Pirot to Sofia Airport (SOF) is to drive which costs RSD 1200 - RSD 1900 and takes 1h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Pirot to Sofia Airport (SOF). However, there are services departing from Bozurat and arriving at Sofia Airport via Dimitrovgrad, Sofia and Sofia Iskarsko Shose. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 48m.

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The distance between Pirot and Sofia Airport (SOF) is 84 km. The road distance is 100 km.

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The best way to get from Pirot to Sofia Airport (SOF) without a car is to bus which takes 3h 25m and costs RSD 950 - RSD 1500.

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It takes approximately 3h 25m to get from Pirot to Sofia Airport (SOF), including transfers.

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Pirot to Sofia Airport (SOF) train services, operated by Serbian Railways (ŽS), depart from Bozurat station.

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The best way to get from Pirot to Sofia Airport (SOF) is to bus which takes 3h 25m and costs RSD 950 - RSD 1500. Alternatively, you can line 5901 train and train, which costs RSD 550 - RSD 900 and takes 3h 48m.

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Sofia Airport (SOF) is 1h ahead of Pirot. It is currently 11:36 PM in Pirot and 12:36 AM in Sofia Airport (SOF).

Pirot to Sofia Airport (SOF) train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), arrive at Iskarsko Shose station.

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Map of how to get from Pirot to Sofia Airport (SOF).
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  • Distance: 84.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 25m

What companies run services between Pirot, Serbia and Sofia Airport (SOF), Bulgaria?

Nis Ekspres operates a bus from Pirot to Sofia once daily. Tickets cost $4 and the journey takes 2h 25m. Matpu also services this route 5 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Pirot to Sofia Airport (SOF) via Dimitrovgrad, Sofia, Iskarsko Shose, and Sofia Iskarsko Shose in around 3h 48m.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Dimitrovgrad to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
$2 - $3
1st Class
$3 - $4
Train from Sofia to Iskarsko Shose
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
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Yes, the driving distance between Pirot to Sofia Airport (SOF) is 100 km. It takes approximately 1h 25m to drive from Pirot to Sofia Airport (SOF).

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