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

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Fly, bus  •  3 h 32 min

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

$23 - $117

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Train  •  9 h 7 min

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

$17 - $20

2 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Varna

$18 - $27

Drive  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Balchik 355.8 miles

$55 - $85

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No, there is no direct bus from Sofia to Balchik. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Balchik via Varna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h.

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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 8 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 32 min to get from Sofia to Balchik, including transfers.

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Sofia to Balchik bus services, operated by Avtogari, depart from Sofia station.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Balchik is to bus which takes 8 h and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 9 h 7 min.

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Varna Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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

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Wizz Air and Bulgaria Air offer flights from Sofia Airport to Varna Airport.

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  • Distance: 250.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 32 min

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

Avtogari operates a bus from Sofia to Balchik hourly. Tickets cost $16 - $25 and the journey takes 7 h. ETAP Group also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, Bulgarian Railways (BDZh) operates a train from Sofia to Balchik twice daily. Tickets cost $13 - $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
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $200
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $25
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
$16 - $22
Schedules at
etapgroup.com

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There are 736+ 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 34 min and costs .

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