There are 8 ways to get from Sofia to Banja Luka by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Banja Luka  •  6 h 22 min

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

$84 - $298

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Bus, train  •  16 h 19 min

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

$31 - $51

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Fly to Zagreb, bus  •  10 h 34 min

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

$146 - $467

Fly to Sarajevo, train  •  12 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Sarajevo (SJJ) SOF - SJJ
  2. Take the train from Sarajevo to Banja Luka

$166 - $328

Bus ATVO S.p.A.  •  15 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to Autobusni kolodvor Florentia Bus
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Banja Luka

$47 - $65

Bus, train via Okucani  •  18 h 3 min

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

Bus via Skopje  •  27 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Kyustendil
  2. Take the bus from Kyustendil to Skopje
  3. Take the bus from Skopje to Sarajevo
  4. Take the bus from Sarajevo to Banja Luka

$37 - $113

Drive  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Banja Luka 449.6 miles

$70 - $110

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No, there is no direct bus from Sofia to Banja Luka. However, there are services departing from Sofia Serdika and arriving at Banja Luka via Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 39 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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The best way to get from Sofia to Banja Luka without a car is to bus which takes 15 h 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 22 min to get from Sofia to Banja Luka, including transfers.

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Sofia to Banja Luka bus services, operated by ATVO S.p.A., depart from Sofia Serdika station.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Banja Luka is to fly which takes 6 h 22 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 15 h 39 min.

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There is no direct flight from Sofia Airport to Banja Luka Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Sofia to Banja Luka bus services, operated by Pepeks Zagreb, arrive at Banja Luka station.

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Banja Luka is 1 h behind Sofia. It is currently 10:03 AM in Sofia and 9:03 AM in Banja Luka.

Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Banja Luka is 719 km. It takes approximately 7 h 47 min to drive from Sofia to Banja Luka.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Banja Luka.
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  • Distance: 340 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 22 min

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

Air Serbia and Ryanair fly from Sofia to Banja Luka 4 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sofia to Banja Luka via Autobusni kolodvor and Zagreb in around 15 h 39 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Sofia to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Sofia to Sarajevo via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $800
Flights from Sofia to Sarajevo via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Sofia to Sarajevo via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $800
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Sofia to Banja Luka via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Sofia to Zagreb via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $500
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
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Sarajevo via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $370
Train operators
Railways of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ŽFBH)
Phone
0038733657313
Email
info@zfbh.ba
Website
zfbh.ba
Train from Sarajevo to Banja Luka
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28
Website
zfbh.ba
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
Train from Niš to Novi Beograd
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $20
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $12
1st Class Ticket
$12 - $20
Bus operators
Pepeks Zagreb
Phone
098 417 140
Email
info@pepeks.hr
Website
pepeks.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Banja Luka
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
pepeks.hr
Bus from Okucani to Banja Luka
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
pepeks.hr
Toping Trade
Phone
+387/(0)52-751-339
Email
toping@teol.net
Website
topingtrade.com
Bus from Zagreb to Banja Luka
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
topingtrade.com
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Sofia Serdika to Autobusni kolodvor
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
atvo.it
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 - $12
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
Kyustendil Municipality Transport
Website
kustendil.bg
Bus from Sofia to Kyustendil
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
kustendil.bg
STRANDJA
Phone
05952/ 36 35
Email
park@strandja.bg
Website
strandja.bg
Bus from Sofia to Kyustendil
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
strandja.bg
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Kyustendil to Skopje
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Schedules at
ms.mk
Biss-Tours
Phone
032 245 451
Email
info@biss-tours.ba
Website
biss-tours.ba
Bus from Sarajevo to Banja Luka
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $35
Schedules at
biss-tours.ba

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Air Serbia and Ryanair offer flights from Sofia Airport to Banja Luka Airport.

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There are 277+ hotels available in Banja Luka. Prices start at $25 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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