There are 5 ways to get from Sarajevo to Sofia by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Sarajevo (SJJ) to Sofia (SOF) SJJ - SOF

$135 - $296

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Bus  •  15 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Sarajevo to Priboj
  2. Take the bus from Nova Varoš AS to Niš
  3. Take the bus from Niš to Sofia

$32 - $39

3 alternative options

Bus via Beograd  •  13 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Istočno Sarajevo to Zvornik
  2. Take the bus from Zvornik to Beograd
  3. Take the bus from Beograd to Pirot
  4. Take the bus from Pirot to Sofia

Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  18 h 40 min

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

$40 - $77

Drive  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Sarajevo to Sofia 385.1 miles

$60 - $90

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No, there is no direct bus from Sarajevo to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Istočno Sarajevo and arriving at Sofia via Zvornik, Beograd and Pirot. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 28 min.

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The distance between Sarajevo and Sofia is 422 km. The road distance is 616.2 km.

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The best way to get from Sarajevo to Sofia without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 28 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to get from Sarajevo to Sofia, including transfers.

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Sarajevo to Sofia bus services, operated by Drina Trans, depart from Istočno Sarajevo station.

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The best way to get from Sarajevo to Sofia is to fly which takes 4 h 44 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 13 h 28 min.

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There is no direct flight from Sarajevo Airport to Sofia Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Sarajevo to Sofia bus services, operated by Matpu, arrive at Sofia station.

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Sofia is 1 h ahead of Sarajevo. It is currently 8:24 PM in Sarajevo and 9:24 PM in Sofia.

Yes, the driving distance between Sarajevo to Sofia is 616 km. It takes approximately 8 h 27 min to drive from Sarajevo to Sofia.

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  • Distance: 263.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 44 min

What companies run services between Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Sofia, Bulgaria?

Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and four other airlines fly from Sarajevo to Sofia every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sarajevo to Sofia via Zvornik, Beograd, and Pirot in around 13 h 28 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sarajevo to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $800
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sarajevo to Sofia via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $370
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sarajevo to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $800
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sarajevo to Sofia via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $310
Bus operators
Drina Trans
Phone
+387 56 260-077
Website
drinatrans.com
Bus from Istočno Sarajevo to Zvornik
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
drinatrans.com
Bus from Zvornik to Beograd
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
drinatrans.com
Blenda Tours
Phone
+(381)(10)346969
Website
redvoznje.net
Bus from Beograd to Pirot
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
pks.rs
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Pirot to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
matpu.com
Bus from Niš to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
matpu.com
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
matpu.com
Nis Ekspres
Phone
+381 18 255 177
Email
marketing@nis-ekspres.rs
Website
nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Pirot to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Nova Varoš AS to Niš
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.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
Benko Tours 92
Phone
+(381)(20)311833
Website
redvoznje.net
Bus from Sarajevo to Priboj
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
benkotours92.com
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Sarajevo to Skopje
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
ms.mk
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com

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