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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, train  •  17h 15m

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

$18 - $39

3 alternative options

Bus  •  18h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Bursa
  2. Take the bus from Bursa Otogar to Izmir Otogar

$51 - $91

Drive  •  10h 47m

  1. Drive from Sofia to İzmir 638.6 miles

$130 - $190

Fly  •  7h 25m

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

$112 - $352

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to İzmir is to bus and train which costs $17 - $40 and takes 17h 15m.

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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 1021.7 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to İzmir without a car is to bus and train which takes 17h 15m and costs $17 - $40.

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It takes approximately 17h 15m 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 18h 15m and costs $50 - $95. 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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İzmir is 1h ahead of Sofia. It is currently 7:01 PM in Sofia and 8:01 PM in İzmir.

Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to İzmir is 1022 km. It takes approximately 10h 47m to drive from Sofia to İzmir.

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Bulgaria Air, Aegean Airlines, Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Izmir Airport.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to İzmir.
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  • Distance: 359.4 miles
  • Duration: 17h 15m

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

You can take a bus from Sofia to İzmir via Bursa Otogar and Izmir Otogar in around 18h 15m. Alternatively, Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and six 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
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Sofia to Izmir via Istanbul Ataturk, Ankara
Ave. Duration
7h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Izmir via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Izmir via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$65 - $220
Train operators
Izban
Website
izban.com.tr
Train from Aliağa to Alsancak
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Edirne to Aliaga
Ave. Duration
8h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $27
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Sofia to Bursa
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Pamukkale
Phone
0 850 333 35 35
Email
info@pamukkale.com.tr
Website
pamukkale.com.tr
Bus from Bursa Otogar to Izmir Otogar
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
pamukkale.com.tr

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There are 133+ hotels available in İzmir. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Sofia Airport is to line 84 shuttle which takes 34m and costs $1.

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