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There are 6 ways to get from Rijeka 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 to Ljubljana, fly  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Rijeka to Ljubljana
  2. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Sofia (SOF) LJU - SOF

$131 - $450

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Bus ATVO S.p.A.  •  14 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Rijeka to Zagreb 940
  2. Take the bus from Autobusni kolodvor to Sofia Serdika Florentia Bus

$46 - $75

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Bus to Trieste, fly  •  9 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Rijeka to Trieste Airport, Trieste Airport
  2. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Sofia (SOF) TRS - SOF

$73 - $272

Bus Georg  •  15 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Rijeka to Zagreb 940
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Sofia

$106 - $155

Train, bus  •  22 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Sušak Pećine to Zagreb
  2. Take the train from Zagreb to Belgrade
  3. Take the train from Novi Beograd to Crveni Krst
  4. Take the bus from Niš to Sofia

$56 - $92

Drive  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Rijeka to Sofia 589 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Rijeka to Sofia is to bus which costs 290 kn - 490 kn and takes 14 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rijeka to Sofia is to train and fly which costs 800 kn - 3.000 kn and takes 7 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rijeka to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Rijeka and arriving at Sofia Serdika via Autobusni kolodvor. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 30 min.

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The distance between Rijeka and Sofia is 768 km. The road distance is 942.3 km.

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The best way to get from Rijeka to Sofia without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 30 min and costs 290 kn - 490 kn.

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It takes approximately 7 h 46 min to get from Rijeka to Sofia, including transfers.

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Rijeka to Sofia bus services, operated by Arriva d.o.o., depart from Rijeka station.

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The quickest flight from Ljubljana Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Rijeka to Sofia bus services, operated by ATVO S.p.A., arrive at Sofia Serdika station.

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Sofia is 1 h ahead of Rijeka. It is currently 5:37 AM in Rijeka and 6:37 AM in Sofia.

Map of how to get from Rijeka to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 479.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 46 min

What companies run services between Rijeka, Croatia and Sofia, Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Rijeka to Sofia via Zagreb and Autobusni kolodvor in around 14 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Trieste to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from Trieste to Sofia via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Trieste to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $390
Flights from Trieste to Sofia via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Trieste to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $390
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Ljubljana to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,100
Train operators
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Rijeka to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$15 - $21
Train from Sušak Pećine to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$15 - $23
1st Class
$24 - $35
Train from Zagreb to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$35 - $50
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Train from Novi Beograd to Crveni Krst
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $20
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $11
1st Class Ticket
$12 - $20
Bus operators
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 Rijeka to Trieste Airport, Trieste Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rijeka to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Skreb
Phone
098606060
Email
info@bus60.hr
Website
bus60.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
bus60.hr
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
Autobusni Promet
Toping Trade
Phone
+387/(0)52-751-339
Email
toping@teol.net
Website
topingtrade.com
Bus from Rijeka to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
topingtrade.com
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Autobusni kolodvor to Sofia Serdika
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
atvo.it
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Zagreb to Sofia
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Niš to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
matpu.com
Nis Ekspres
Phone
+381 18 255 177
Email
marketing@nis-ekspres.rs
Website
nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Niš to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs

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Yes, the driving distance between Rijeka to Sofia is 942 km. It takes approximately 9 h 33 min to drive from Rijeka to Sofia.

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Austrian Airlines and Adria Airways offer flights from Ljubljana Airport to Sofia Airport.

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