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There are 5 ways to get from Pristina to Sofia by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Pristina to Skopje
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Sofia

$20 - $27

Cheapest option

Train  •  11h 57m

  1. Take the train from Vasiljevac Stajaliste to Niš
  2. Take the train from Niš to Dimitrovgrad
  3. Take the train from Dimitrovgrad to Sofia

$6 - $12

3 alternative options

Train, bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  7h 27m

  1. Take the train from Pristina to Skopje Ic 891
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Sofia

$14 - $19

Train, bus Matpu  •  8h 22m

  1. Take the train from Pristina to Skopje Ic 891
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Sofia

$12 - $19

Drive  •  4h

  1. Drive from Pristina to Sofia 179 miles

$28 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Pristina to Sofia is to train which costs $6 - $12 and takes 11h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Pristina to Sofia is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 4h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pristina to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Pristina and arriving at Sofia via Skopje. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 45m.

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The distance between Pristina and Sofia is 176 km. The road distance is 286.5 km.

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The best way to get from Pristina to Sofia without a car is to bus which takes 6h 45m and costs $19 - $28.

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It takes approximately 6h 45m to get from Pristina to Sofia, including transfers.

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Pristina to Sofia bus services, operated by Makedonija Soobrakaj AD, depart from Pristina station.

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The best way to get from Pristina to Sofia is to bus which takes 6h 45m and costs $19 - $28. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $6 - $12 and takes 11h 57m.

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Pristina to Sofia bus services, operated by Makedonija Soobrakaj AD, arrive at Sofia station.

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Sofia is 1h ahead of Pristina. It is currently 5:33 PM in Pristina and 6:33 PM in Sofia.

Map of how to get from Pristina to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 110.2 miles
  • Duration: 6h 45m

What companies run services between Pristina, Kosovo and Sofia, Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Pristina to Sofia via Skopje in around 6h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Pristina to Sofia via Vasiljevac Stajaliste, Niš, and Dimitrovgrad in around 11h 57m.

Train operators
Trainkos
Phone
038 534 – 814
Email
info@trainkos.com
Website
trainkos.com
Train from Pristina to Skopje
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
trainkos.com
Serbian Railways (ŽS)
Phone
+381 11 360-28-99
Email
infozeleznicesrb@gmail.com
Website
serbianrailways.com
Train from Vasiljevac Stajaliste to Niš
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Niš to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Dimitrovgrad to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
bahn.de
Bus operators
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Pristina to Skopje
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
ms.mk
Aurora Tours
Phone
(020) 601 602
Email
auroratoursnp@gmail.com
Website
auroratours.rs
Bus from Pristina to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
auroratours.rs
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
matpu.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Pristina to Sofia is 286 km. It takes approximately 4h to drive from Pristina to Sofia.

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