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There are 6 ways to get from Sofia Airport (SOF) to Smolyan by train, taxi, bus, shuttle or car

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Recommended option

Train, taxi  •  6h 3m

  1. Take the train from Iskarsko Shose to Plovdiv Re / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Asenovgrad to Smolyan

$51 - $69

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  7h 9m

  1. Take the train from Iskarsko Shose to Plovdiv Re / ...
  2. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Smolyan

$10 - $15

4 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Smolyan

$18 - $22

Shuttle, bus  •  6h 14m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Sofia Airport to Plovdiv
  2. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Smolyan

$79 - $94

Taxi  •  3h 5m

  1. Take a taxi from Sofia Airport (SOF) to Smolyan 240 km

$110 - $140

Drive  •  3h 5m

  1. Drive from Sofia Airport (SOF) to Smolyan 240 km

$24 - $35

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Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Bulgaria

Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in Bulgaria from May 25.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Bulgaria

Limited international flights leaving Bulgaria began to resume from May 8.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Bulgaria

Last updated: July 8 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sofia Airport (SOF) to Smolyan is to train and bus which costs $9 - $15 and takes 7h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia Airport (SOF) to Smolyan is to taxi which costs $110 - $140 and takes 3h 5m.

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The distance between Sofia Airport (SOF) and Smolyan is 164 km. The road distance is 240 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia Airport (SOF) to Smolyan without a car is to train and taxi which takes 6h 3m and costs $50 - $70.

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It takes approximately 6h 3m to get from Sofia Airport (SOF) to Smolyan, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia Airport (SOF) to Smolyan is 240 km. It takes approximately 3h 5m to drive from Sofia Airport (SOF) to Smolyan.

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There are 244+ hotels available in Smolyan. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Sofia Airport (SOF) to Smolyan.
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  • Distance: 164.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 3m

What companies run services between Sofia Airport (SOF), Bulgaria and Smolyan, Bulgaria?

BG Razpisanie operates a bus from Sofia to Smolyan 5 times a day. Tickets cost $11 - $14 and the journey takes 4h 30m.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Smolyan
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Smolyan
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Atlas Taxi
Phone
+359 89 345 5533
Email
info@atlastaxi.eu
Website
atlastaxi.eu
Shuttle from Sofia Airport to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Book at
Atlas Taxi
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Plovdiv to Smolyan
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Other operators
Taxi from Asenovgrad to Smolyan
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Sky Taxi
Phone
+359 8846 11111
Website
skytaxi.bg
As Taksi
Phone
+359 33 161 62
Website
couriers-bg.com

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