There are 6 ways to get from Sofia to Balchik by plane, bus, train or car

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

Fly, bus  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Varna (VAR) SOF - VAR
  2. Take the bus from Varna to Balchik

$23 - $117

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Shumen 2601 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Shumen to Varna

$16 - $23

4 alternative options

Bus ETAP Group  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Varna

$19 - $30

Bus Biomet  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Varna

$18 - $26

Train  •  9 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Varna 2613 / ...

$17 - $20

Drive  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Balchik 355.8 miles

$55 - $85

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Balchik is to train which costs $17 - $20 and takes 9 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Balchik is to fly and bus which costs $22 - $120 and takes 3 h 34 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Balchik is 401 km. The road distance is 569.2 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 34 min to get from Sofia to Balchik, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sofia station to Balchik. However, there are services departing from Sofia - Central Bus Station and arriving at Balchik via Varna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 46 min.

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What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Balchik, Bulgaria?

ETAP Group operates a bus from Sofia to Balchik every 3 hours. Tickets cost $17 - $26 and the journey takes 6 h 45 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Bulgarian Railways (BDZh) operates a train from Sofia to Balchik twice daily. Tickets cost $14 - $15 and the journey takes 7 h 37 min.

Airlines
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Varna
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Varna
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $200
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Shumen
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $13
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Varna
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $15
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Varna to Balchik
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Varna
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Bus from Shumen to Varna
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
avtogari.info
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Varna
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Varna
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Varna
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Shumen to Varna
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Biomet
Phone
:+3599884551
Email
office@biomet.bg
Website
biomet.bg
Bus from Sofia to Varna
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
biomet.bg
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Shumen to Varna
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Shumen to Varna
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
Razgrad Municipality Bus
Website
razgrad.bg
Bus from Shumen to Varna Zob
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
razgrad.bg

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