There are 7 ways to get from Sofia to İzmir by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, train  •  16 h 40 min

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

$20 - $39

6 alternative options

Bus, train via Haskovo  •  16 h 49 min

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

$27 - $49

Bus  •  18 h 15 min

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

$55 - $97

Train, bus  •  18 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Lyubimets 493
  2. Take the bus from Edirne to Aliaga
  3. Take the train from Aliağa to Alsancak

$25 - $46

Bus Matpu, train  •  22 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul to Akhisar
  3. Take the train from Akhisar to Basmane

$37 - $57

Drive  •  10 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to İzmir 638.6 miles

$130 - $190

Fly  •  7 h

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

$112 - $352

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

You can take a bus from Sofia to İzmir via Bursa, Bursa Otogar, and Izmir Otogar in around 18 h 15 min. Alternatively, Aegean Airlines, Turkish Airlines and five other airlines fly from Sofia to İzmir every 2 hours.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Izmir via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Sofia to Izmir via Istanbul, Ankara
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Izmir via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Izmir via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Train operators
Izban
Website
izban.com.tr
Train from Aliağa to Alsancak
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
izban.com.tr
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Akhisar to Basmane
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Sofia to Edirne
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Edirne to Aliaga
Ave. Duration
8 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Haskovo to Edirne
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Union Ivkoni
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Sofia to Bursa
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
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
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
pamukkale.com.tr
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
11 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
matpu.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Sofia and İzmir is 575 km. The road distance is 1022 km.

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to İzmir is to bus and train which costs $20 - $40 and takes 16 h 40 min.

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

It takes approximately 16 h 40 min to get from Sofia to İzmir, including transfers.