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There are 8 ways to get from Prague to Bulgaria by plane, subway, bus, train, night train 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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Fly to Sofia, line 1 subway  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Sofia (SOF) PRG - SOF
  2. Take the line 1 subway from Sofia Mladost 1 to Sofia Serdika

$69 - $184

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Bus Union Ivkoni  •  20 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Brno, Brno Hotel Grand 856 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brno to Sofia

$43 - $75

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Fly to Varna  •  8 h

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Varna (VAR) PRG - VAR

$114 - $336

Fly to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) PRG - OTP
  2. Take the bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse

Bus Racic Eurobus  •  19 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Praha Holešovice to Sofia

$96

Bus Arda Tur  •  20 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Prague to Sofia

$46 - $141

Train, night train  •  35 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Wien Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D
  3. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Sofia

$147 - $221

Drive  •  12 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Prague to Sofia 805 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Prague to Bulgaria is to bus which costs 950 Kč - 1 700 Kč and takes 20 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Prague to Bulgaria is to fly and line 1 subway which costs 1 500 Kč - 4 200 Kč and takes 5 h 18 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Praha Holešovice and arriving at Sofia. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 19 h 20 min.

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The distance between Prague and Bulgaria is 1186 km. The road distance is 1288 km.

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The best way to get from Prague to Bulgaria without a car is to bus which takes 19 h 20 min and costs 2 136 Kč.

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It takes approximately 5 h 18 min to get from Prague to Bulgaria, including transfers.

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Prague to Bulgaria bus services, operated by Racic Eurobus, depart from Praha Holešovice station.

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The best way to get from Prague to Bulgaria is to fly which takes 8 h and costs 2 500 Kč - 8 000 Kč. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 2 136 Kč and takes 19 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Prague Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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Prague to Bulgaria bus services, operated by Racic Eurobus, arrive at Sofia station.

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Map of how to get from Prague to Bulgaria.
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  • Distance: 741.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 18 min

What companies run services between Prague, Czech Republic and Bulgaria?

Bulgaria Air, Norwegian Air Shuttle and 15 other airlines fly from Prague to Varna every 4 hours. Alternatively, Racic Eurobus operates a bus from Prague to Sofia 5 times a week. Tickets cost $96 and the journey takes 19 h 20 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Prague to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Prague to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Prague to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Prague to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Prague to Varna via Sofia
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Prague to Varna via Rome, Sofia
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Prague to Varna via Belgrade, Sofia
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
SunExpress Deutschland
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Prague to Varna via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Prague to Varna via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Prague to Varna via Belgrade, Sofia
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Prague to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Prague to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Prague to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Prague to Sofia via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Prague to Varna via Oslo
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Prague to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Prague to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $470
Train operators
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
cd.cz
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
19 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.
Phone
+359 (0) 877 34 47 47
Email
pegasus@pegasusbg.com
Website
pegasusbg.com
Bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com
Racic Eurobus
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Praha Holešovice to Sofia
Ave. Duration
19 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$96
Schedules at
racicbg.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Brno, Brno Hotel Grand
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Brno, AN u hotelu Grand
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
regiojet.com
Tour Bus
Website
tourbus.cz
Bus from Praha, ÚAN Florenc to Brno - Benešova
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $23
Schedules at
tourbus.cz
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Brno to Sofia
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Prague to Sofia
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Prague to Sofia
Ave. Duration
20 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$63
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Praha to Sofia
Ave. Duration
21 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $210
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Prague to Sofia
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Praha to Sofia
Ave. Duration
20 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Balkan Horn
Phone
+44 74 71405777
Email
office@balkanhorn.com
Website
balkanhorn.com
Bus from Prague to Sofia
Ave. Duration
20 h 12 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
balkanhorn.com

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Bulgaria is 1 h ahead of Prague. It is currently 5:06 PM in Prague and 6:06 PM in Bulgaria.

Yes, the driving distance between Prague to Bulgaria is 1288 km. It takes approximately 12 h 40 min to drive from Prague to Bulgaria.

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Bulgaria Air, Adria Airways and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Prague Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 120+ hotels available in Bulgaria. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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