There are 9 ways to get from Sofia to Banja Luka 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.

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Bus Drina Trans  •  12 h

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Niš
  2. Take the bus from Niš to Zvornik
  3. Take the bus from Zvornik to Banja Luka

$40 - $59

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Bus via Belgrade  •  14 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Dimitrovgrad
  2. Take the bus from Dimitrovgrad to Belgrade
  3. Take the bus from Beograd to Banja Luka

Bus, train  •  17 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Niš
  2. Take the train from Crveni Krst to Novi Beograd
  3. Take the train from Novi Beograd to Okucani En
  4. Take the bus from Okucani to Banja Luka

Drive  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Banja Luka 449.6 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Sofia to Zagreb, bus  •  10 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Zagreb (ZAG) SOF - ZAG
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Banja Luka

$145 - $466

Fly Sofia to Banja Luka  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Banja Luka (BNX) SOF - BNX

$88 - $302

Bus, bus to Belgrade, fly to Banja Luka  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Niš
  2. Take the bus from Niš to Belgrade
  3. Fly from Belgrade (BEG) to Banja Luka (BNX) BEG - BNX

$69 - $132

Fly Sofia to Ljubljana, bus  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Ljubljana (LJU) SOF - LJU
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Banja Luka

$151 - $686

Fly Sofia to Belgrade, bus  •  11 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Belgrade (BEG) SOF - BEG
  2. Take the bus from Beograd to Zvornik
  3. Take the bus from Zvornik to Banja Luka

$106 - $216

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Banja Luka is to bus which costs $40 - $60 and takes 12 h.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Banja Luka is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 7 h 47 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Banja Luka is 544 km. The road distance is 719.3 km.

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It takes approximately 12 h to get from Sofia to Banja Luka, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sofia to Banja Luka. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Banja Luka via Niš and Zvornik. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h.

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What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina?

You can take a bus from Sofia to Banja Luka via Niš and Zvornik in around 12 h. Alternatively, Ryanair, Wizz Air and two other airlines fly from Sofia to Banja Luka 5 times a week.

Airlines
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Sofia to Zagreb via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $500
Flights from Sofia to Banja Luka via Athens, Belgrade
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Flights from Belgrade to Banja Luka
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $120
Flights from Sofia to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $280
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Sofia to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $700
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Zagreb via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Sofia to Zagreb via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Banja Luka via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Sofia to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Train operators
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Train from Crveni Krst to Novi Beograd
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $20
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $12
1st Class Ticket
$12 - $20
Bus operators
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Niš
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
matpu.com
Nis Ekspres
Phone
+381 18 255 177
Email
marketing@nis-ekspres.rs
Website
nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Sofia to Niš
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Sofia to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Niš to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
Drina Trans
Website
drinatrans.com
Bus from Niš to Zvornik
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Schedules at
drinatrans.com
Bus from Zvornik to Banja Luka
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
drinatrans.com
Bus from Beograd to Zvornik
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
drinatrans.com
Blenda Tours
Phone
+(381)(10)346969
Website
redvoznje.net
Bus from Dimitrovgrad to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
pks.rs
Lasta
Website
lasta.rs
Bus from Beograd to Banja Luka
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Schedules at
lasta.rs
Bus from Niš to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
lasta.rs
Pepeks Zagreb
Phone
098 417 140
Email
info@pepeks.hr
Website
pepeks.hr
Bus from Okucani to Banja Luka
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
pepeks.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Banja Luka
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
pepeks.hr
BS Tours
Phone
011 761-4693
Email
bstours@verat.net
Website
bstours.rs
Bus from Niš to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $30
Schedules at
bstours.rs

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