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There are 4 ways to get from Sofia to İzmir by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  16h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Edirne
  2. Take the bus from Edirne to Izmir

172 ₺ - 268 ₺

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  18h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Plovdiv 570
  2. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Edirne
  3. Take the bus from Edirne to Aliaga
  4. Take the train from Aliağa to Alsancak

153 ₺ - 571 ₺

2 alternative options

Drive  •  10h 39m

  1. Drive from Sofia to İzmir 648.8 miles

750 ₺ - 1.100 ₺

Fly  •  7h 25m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Izmir (ADB) SOF - ADB

659 ₺ - 2.009 ₺

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to İzmir is to bus which costs $30 - $50 and takes 16h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to İzmir is to fly which costs $110 - $360 and takes 7h 25m.

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The distance between Sofia and İzmir is 575 km. The road distance is 1038.1 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to İzmir without a car is to bus which takes 16h 31m and costs $30 - $50.

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It takes approximately 16h 31m to get from Sofia to İzmir, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Sofia to İzmir is to bus which takes 16h 31m and costs $30 - $50. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $110 - $360 and takes 7h 25m.

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There is no direct flight from Sofia Airport to Izmir Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 20m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to İzmir is 1038 km. It takes approximately 10h 39m to drive from Sofia to İzmir.

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SunExpress, Azerbaijan Airlines, Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Izmir Airport.

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There are 157+ hotels available in İzmir. Prices start at 149 ₺ per night.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to İzmir.
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  • Distance: 359.4 miles
  • Duration: 16h 31m

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and İzmir, Turkey?

You can take a bus from Sofia to İzmir via Edirne and Izmir in around 16h 31m. Alternatively, Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and nine other airlines fly from Sofia to İzmir hourly.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Izmir via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 3.500 ₺
Flights from Sofia to Izmir via Istanbul Ataturk, Ankara
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 3.500 ₺
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Izmir via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
750 ₺ - 2.700 ₺
Azerbaijan Airlines
Website
azal.az
Flights from Sofia to Izmir via Baku Heydar Aliyev
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 2.800 ₺
Train operators
Izban
Website
izban.com.tr
Train from Aliağa to Alsancak
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6 ₺
Schedules at
izban.com.tr
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Sofia to Edirne
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
60 ₺ - 90 ₺
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Edirne to Izmir
Ave. Duration
9h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85 ₺ - 150 ₺
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Plovdiv to Edirne
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
35 ₺ - 60 ₺
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Edirne to Aliaga
Ave. Duration
8h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80 ₺ - 150 ₺
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30 ₺ - 50 ₺
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Hebros Bus Ltd.
Phone
032 65 78 11
Email
office@hebrosbus.com
Website
hebrosbus.com
Bus from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
30 ₺ - 50 ₺
Schedules at
hebrosbus.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40 ₺ - 70 ₺
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Municipality of Stara Zagora
Website
starazagora.bg
Bus from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
35 ₺ - 55 ₺
Schedules at
starazagora.bg
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30 ₺ - 40 ₺
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35 ₺ - 45 ₺
Schedules at
valeross.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
250 ₺ - 360 ₺
Website
Eurolines FR

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