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There are 5 ways to get from Sofia to Balchik by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly, bus  •  3h 40m

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

$41 - $139

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Train  •  9h 9m

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

$17 - $20

3 alternative options

Bus  •  7h 47m

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

$19 - $28

Night bus  •  7h 17m

  1. Take the night bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Varna Central Bus Station Sofia - V.Tarnovo - Varna 00:00 / ...

$17 - $21

Drive  •  5h 44m

  1. Drive from Sofia to Balchik 355.8 miles

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Balchik is to train which costs $16 - $20 and takes 9h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Balchik is to fly and bus which costs $40 - $140 and takes 3h 40m.

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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 7h 47m.

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

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The best way to get from Sofia to Balchik without a car is to bus which takes 7h 47m and costs $18 - $29.

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It takes approximately 3h 40m to get from Sofia to Balchik, including transfers.

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Sofia to Balchik bus services, operated by ETAP Group, arrive at Sofia - Central Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Balchik is to bus which takes 7h 47m and costs $18 - $29. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $16 - $20 and takes 9h 9m.

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Varna Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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Sofia to Balchik bus services, operated by ETAP Group, arrive at Varna station.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Balchik.
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  • Distance: 250.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 40m

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 6h 45m. Avtogari also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, Bulgarian Railways (BDZh) operates a train from Sofia to Balchik 3 times a day. Tickets cost $13 - $15 and the journey takes 7h 39m.

Airlines
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Varna
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Train operators
Bus operators
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Varna to Balchik
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Varna
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Schedules at
avtogari.info
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Varna
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Global Biomet
Phone
:+3599884551
Email
office@biomet.bg
Website
biomet.bg
Night bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Varna Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $19
Website
Global Biomet

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Balchik is 569 km. It takes approximately 5h 44m to drive from Sofia to Balchik.

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Bulgaria Air offers flights from Sofia Airport to Varna Airport.

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There are 682+ hotels available in Balchik. Prices start at $28 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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