There are 7 ways to get from Prague to Sofia by plane, bus, bus and ferry, train or car

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Fly from Prague  •  5h 6m

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Sofia (SOF) PRG - SOF

$66 - $173

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Bus  •  22h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Sofia Central Bus Station Berlin - Varna / ...

$40 - $120

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Bus to Dresden, fly  •  9h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Dresden central station
  2. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Sofia (SOF) DRS - SOF

$80 - $280

Bus and ferry  •  20h 31m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Prague to Sofia

Bus via Vienna  •  21h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Prague, Prague Main station to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg 060 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Vienna Central Bus Station VIB to Sofia Central Bus Station Dortmund - Varna / ...

$50 - $113

Train  •  29h 15m

  1. Take the train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Wien Hbf Rj
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Beograd Centar 345
  3. Take the train from Rakovica to Sofia

$136 - $198

Drive  •  12h 43m

  1. Drive from Prague to Sofia 1291.3 km

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Prague to Sofia is to bus which costs 950 Kč - 2 700 Kč and takes 22h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Prague to Sofia is to fly which costs 1 500 Kč - 4 100 Kč and takes 5h 6m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Prague and arriving at Sofia. Services depart twice a week, and operate Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 20h 31m.

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No, there is no direct train from Prague to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi and arriving at Sofia via Wien Hbf, Beograd centar and Rakovica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29h 15m.

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The distance between Prague and Sofia is 1067 km. The road distance is 1291.3 km.

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The best way to get from Prague to Sofia without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 20h 31m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 6m to get from Prague to Sofia, including transfers.

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Prague to Sofia bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Prague, Prague Main station.

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Prague to Sofia train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), depart from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi station.

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The best way to get from Prague to Sofia is to fly which takes 5h 6m and costs 1 500 Kč - 4 100 Kč. Alternatively, you can bus via Vienna, which costs 1 100 Kč - 2 700 Kč and takes 21h 25m, you could also train, which costs 3 100 Kč - 4 600 Kč and takes 29h 15m.

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  • Distance: 1066.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 6m

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

Bulgaria Air and Austrian Airlines fly from Prague to Sofia twice daily. Alternatively, Balkan Horn operates a vehicle from Prague to Sofia twice a week, and the journey takes 20h 31m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dresden to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Dresden to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Dresden to Sofia via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Prague to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dresden to Sofia via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $260
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Dresden to Sofia via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Train operators
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
Railjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
Railjet
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Beograd Centar
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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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 Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague, Prague Main station to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Sofia
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Balkan Horn
Phone
+44 74 71405777
Email
office@balkanhorn.com
Website
balkanhorn.com
Bus and ferry from Prague to Sofia
Ave. Duration
20h 31m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
balkanhorn.com
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Vienna Central Bus Station VIB to Sofia Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
Karat-S
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Wien to Sofia
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Prague to Sofia
Ave. Duration
20h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $120
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Sofia Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
22h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Website
Arda Tur
Racic Eurobus
Phone
+359-887-208-506
Email
racic_bg@yahoo.com
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Sofia Serdica
Ave. Duration
19h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Racic Eurobus
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Praha to Sofia
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $200
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Prague to Sofia
Ave. Duration
21h 43m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Schedules at
radinavip.com

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

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Prague to Sofia bus services, operated by Karat-S, arrive at Sofia Central Bus Station.

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Sofia is 1h ahead of Prague. It is currently 5:36 AM in Prague and 6:36 AM in Sofia.

Prague to Sofia train services, operated by Serbian Railways (ŽS), arrive at Sofia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Prague to Sofia is 1291 km. It takes approximately 12h 43m to drive from Prague to Sofia.

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

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Book your Prague to Sofia bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 1115+ hotels available in Sofia. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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